Birthing Paradox

there is hope
in the dynamics of death,
and the miracle of re-birth.

in labor pain
followed by the joy of life.

in caterpillars eating mindlessly,
weaving a web of transformation
and a cocoon of possibility

in humanity.
consuming voraciously,
to fill its immature desires,

while seeking more,
a deep call,
Within the mystery of the heart

Ah, the heart of humanity,
born to reflect
the glory of it’s maker,
the beauty of love

the call to birth a new
consciousness in our midst.

Pat Irr, osf


True Medicine:  There is the hope that what must die is the immaturity of humanity in order that the metamorphosis will yield new life.   The birthing of  consciousness requires the labor pains of our day.


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