Green Tomatoes and Groundhogs

In our lives we choose what to struggle with and what to let go of.

A groundhog has shown up here, burrowed under the deck and is happily munching on the phlox and green tomatoes.

We’ve sprinkled some powder repellent around to deter him, but I think we’ll be picking the tomatoes ahead of ripeness and use the green (ain’t nothin’ like fried green tomatoes!) to fry and see if they’ll ripen inside.

Male and Female within

In our lives, we often here that one thing is a feminine trait and another is a masculine trait

Or that he’s all man

She’s all woman

What if we are both?

What if we are a union of ‘male’ and ‘female’?

Long ago, in Indian spiritual thought the feminine, Shakti, was considered the feminine principle and the embodiment of all energy, (Kind of the opposite of what we think now.) and Shiva, the male principle, was considered the embodiment of all consciousness.

It was only when the two were United that the world was brought forth fully.

A world of only energy or things with no consciousness can not exist.

A world of only consciousness with no energy or things can not exist.

It is these two elements that we must unite within ourselves in order to manifest fully as humans.