New Moon, October 26, 2011
The Day I Die -- Rumi
On the day I die,
When I am being carried toward the grave,
Don't say: He's gone. He's gone.
Death has nothing to do with going away.
The Sun sets and the Moon sets,
But they are not gone.
Death is a coming together.
The tomb looks like a prison,
But it is really release into union.
The human seed goes down in the ground
Like a bucket into the well where Joseph
It grows and comes up full
Of some unimagined beauty.
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Cathy Pagano is the author of a new book, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, then got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and along the way became a certified Life Coach. As an astrologer and storyteller, she weaves the Cosmic Stories written in the stars and from The Bard's Grove, comments on emerging archetypal themes in movies.
Cathy works with the tools of the imagination - dreams, alchemy, myths, astrology, symbolic language, storytelling, ritual - to awaken the Soul's wisdom.
I believe that Americans are called to a higher consciousness at this point in our history. We are called on to live up to our ideals and create the country our forefathers imagined. Inner consciousness needs to be acted upon for social justice.
Cathy believes that our writers and artists must take up our responsibility to create art that inspires, teaches and heals our humanity.
Cathy writes about political, psychological/spiritual, and cultural issues.
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