The Healing Effect


“Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information.”   ~  Idries Shah

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”  ~ Carl Sagan

“Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”  ~  Bill Hicks

Our current political season, this carnival ride of immense intensity, has me lodged somewhere between outrage and sadness. When things get this chaotic it cannot in any way be anything less than evolution emerging from cultural habit. Novelty. Novelties can be seen as trivial things, little things you might use for entertainment purposes only. I’m not talking about those. Not today. Listen, I am a Clinton supporter. I like her. I’ll vote for her. Other than that I feel like crap this morning. Something respiratory, conspiring to make my body ache and my mind go all mushy and stuff. Ugh. Rosie the cat is as per usual at my side, to the right, asleep on the bed. I could go back to bed as well but I have to go back to work in three hours. Two days off await me when the time clock strikes bye bye. In my imagination I would begin tomorrow with a fat green chile cheese omelet, three eggs please, followed by a steaming cup of bitter strong Cafe Bustello, with a short snifter of brandy along side. A nice green fatty wouldn’t hurt. And a sunrise. That is essential. Then a long morning nap, followed by some kind soul who stops by with a bowl of chicken soup, a DVD of some absorbing movie, and then they wish me a good day as they go away. I don’t ask too much, do I? Imagination is fun, and even the brief exercise in imagination I just presented can have a healing effect. That’s all I really want today: the healing effect.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.



One thought on “The Healing Effect

  1. I am on the other side of the world but a Trump presidency has global implications.

    I saw a Facebook video of a Trump rally in Florida and it wasn’t so much the post itself but the hate and fear fuelled comments of his supporters that made me disheartened. America is not my country. I know many people feel disenfranchised by the political process over there but surely people can see that handing the reins to a tyrannical megalomaniac is not going to solve this. Trump lives for on thing – Power. Trump listens to one person – Trump. The only reason he’s listening now is to develop a strategy to win more power. He’ll stop listening once he gets what he wants.

    The last stanza of The Great Invocation goes:

    From the centre which we call the race of men
    Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
    And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

    This is my mantra. This is my prayer.

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