Tuesday, October 03, 2006

In the Flow with The Divine Feminine

I often receive wonderful, humorous "insight stories" (almost like Zen koans) from my dear virtual friend Violette Ruffley. Here's her latest, which had me laughing out loud. Being spiritual is good; being spiritual and prepared is better; being spiritual, prepared, and allowing ourselves to be receptively guided is ideal. Remember, it's humor, so enjoy in that context:

The River

Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a raging, violent river. Needing to get on the other side, the first man prayed, "God, please give me the strength to cross the river."

Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about two hours, having almost drowned twice.

After witnessing that, the second man prayed, "God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river."

Poof! God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs and he was able to row across in about an hour, after almost capsizing once.

Seeing what happened to the first two men, the third man prayed, "God, please give me the strength, the tools and the intelligence to cross the river."

Poof! He was turned into a woman. She checked the map, hiked one hundred yards upstream and walked across the bridge.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog. I was just looking up poems by Matisha, and found your blog through your post about his Song of Home site. I also love that site, and your description of it. You have a beautiful way with words.

One of my two shiny new blogs, "Soul Whisperers~Kiss of the Spirit Womyn" is a space for spiritual prose (odes and poems) written by womyn in all phases of life ~ maiden, mother, and crone ~ about this awful, beautiful dance called life.

I'm currently croning.

If you can contribute a poem or ode of your own, please send it into the comment area, and I will post it.

One of my desires is to foster a mutually responsive support system between spiritual womyn of the blogger Web. I don't see it that much and it saddens me. We aren't weaving the Web.

I will be back to visit and read more of your wordsmithing.

Amara Rose said...

Hi Octagramma (superb name, Changing Woman!),

Thanks for your kind words! I'd be deLighted to post a poem on The Soul Whisperers. but I do not see a comments section on your blog, or any other way to contact you. If you send me a direct e-mail I promise not to share it with anyone...I am vehemently anti-spam (and pro health food :->)

Blessed Be,