My Easter story begins with the Great San Francisco Egg Hunt of 2010. It was held in the windy backyard of my dear friend Victoria Gun Goddess. She had gone to great lengths to create a traditional experience for the children of an alternative world – the San Francisco Underground Art Community. We had a small but wildly uninhibited group of fashionable kids in attendance, and they scoured for dyed eggs tucked away behind west coast shrubs and repurposed junk. One of these darlings was my four-year-old goddaughter, the amazing Bo Wyatt.
When the eggs were all rounded up I returned with Bo and her parents to Bernal Heights. A few other friends showed up to chat and drink wine around the kitchen table. Bo had been playing alone in her room for some time when she rushed in to make an announcement. She was visibly electrified by a stroke of brilliance and with arms spread wide she invited us to share in her immense idea,
“I know! she said, “Let’s pretend this is ALL REAL!”
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Is there some way you long to emerge into the world? Some way you feel compelled to reveal your truth? To share your unique combination of gifts? Who inside you is longing to shine?
If this last question evoked an answer for you, consider taking a moment to jot it down, because the words that came are powerful in their creative exactness. I’ll give you an exercise to go with them shortly, but first, let’s appreciate your power of emergence. The cosmic understanding will enhance your experience of the exercise.
Panel on the Procession Way from Markduk Temple to Akitu Temple, Ancient Babylon
Did you know that the earliest known New Year’s festivities date back to ancient Babylon? Unearthed clay tablets tell us they do, making the current celebration at least a 4000-year-old tradition. For the ancient Babylonians, however, the New Year wasn’t marked by a revelatory countdown to midnight with some individuals utilizing the occasion as an opportunity for self-motivation. For these ancient peoples, it was a massive celebration of another year of victory over the forces of chaos.
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Dear Deep Truth Lover,
It’s been quite some time since I posted to this “occasional blog,” so to make up for my slack I’ve invited a colleague to share his unique, inspirational videos with you. If you have any questions for him, please feel free to write them in the comments and he’ll do his best to answer.