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BY ZUZA ENGLER

​Happy Ishtar

Never mind the bunny with a candy basket. Easter is a celebration of the passage from bondage to freedom, from darkness to light, from crucifixion to resurrection. What a potent wake up call for every day of our lives. Around this time, a long long time ago and every year, Ishtar, the ancient Sumerian goddess descends into the underworld to reclaim a forgotten treasure.

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Up Down

Despite reassurances from Madison Ave. that it’s always possible to upgrade to a better life, our existence here seems to be an up-down situation.

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Feeling as Doorway to Presence

Join the counter-culture. We were feeling, moving bodies first, a long long time ago, and thinkers last. Let's turn and re-turn toward the mysterious process of real time body-ing, breathing, unfolding, opening, sensing, trusting ... bowing in the vast holy field of presence to which feeling is one doorway.


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Somatic Awakening

When it was my turn to move, I started slowly, with fast shallow breath and small, darting movements close to the ground. Initially this expression was a purely physical exploration with no emotional or cognitive content. But suddenly I felt as if some greater process had taken over and now I was moved by the fear, the same fear I had experienced as a young child facing yet another eye surgery in a strange and terrifying hospital...

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