From being somebody

From being somebody
And relishing it so much
To step or be kicked out
Into the big wide world
To be after all a nobody
It seemed such a loss
When actually it was
The max gain possible
Our spiritual freedom
Self-realization for one
Realization of God for all
While manifesting this life
The present moment now
With all its past and future
Everything in divine love
It embraces you and me
Unifies our very hearts
Carrying no one but all
This current of spirit
Life, light and sound
The flow of the river
The ocean of love.

Dare take the plunge
To be some nobody
No more somebody
As ways and rock fall
From a mountain high
Have no legs but wings
To fly up far out and free.

“The Far Side where Opposites Unite” — and the circles close

TetraNa/Pro & Reg – double 8-string guitar, bass, voice — November 2021 — 6:39 — as loop on a separate tab

The fundamental nature of gifts

“That is the fundamental nature of gifts: they move, and their value increases with their passage… The more something is shared, the greater its value becomes. This is hard to grasp for societies steeped in notions of private property, where others are, by definition, excluded from sharing. Practices such as posting land against trespass, for example, are expected and accepted in a property economy but are unacceptable in an economy where land is seen as a gift to all.” — p. 27

“Many of our ancient teachings counsel that whatever we have been given is supposed to be given away again. From the viewpoint of a private property economy, the ‘gift’ is deemed to be ‘free’ because we obtain it free of charge, at no cost. But in the gift economy, gifts are not free. The essence of the gift is that it creates a set of relationships. The currency of a gift economy is, at its root, reciprocity. In Western thinking, private land is understood to be a ‘bundle of rights,’ whereas in a gift economy property has a ‘bundle of responsibilities’ attached.” — p. 28

From Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

From being some nobody

From being somebody
Sunset beauty with a fiery glow — December 2021 — Grächwil, Switzerland