...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


biodynamic rhythms & cosmic paintings

Our friend Larri told me about this calendar.
She said it really makes a difference... out of all of her attempts
at starting her own seeds, this helped the most.

I really don't know much about biodynamics,
but the calendar is breaking some basic things down for me.

While I'm still mostly confused (!),
 I am learning that essentially: the positions of moon and earth and sun
can influence things for better or worse,
depending on what your aim is. 
All of the symbols in the calendar are intriguing, but as a novice
all I worry about are the days and what's 'favorable.' 
It also tells you when it's just definitely not a good time to plant anything,
which doesn't happen often, but it's good to be aware of.
Today is a favorable 'leaf' day --
and since it's also approximately the right time for starting some leafy seedlings,
that's what I'll do -- start spinach, parsley, kale, collards, cabbage... 
It's not that you can't plant something that's a root (i.e. carrot) on a leaf day,
but the idea is that you'll have better resistance to 'problems' / diseases / pests
and overall more vigorous and productive plants
if you plant them on a favorable day.

Yes, all plants have leaves and roots and flowers and many have fruits...
But each plant that we grow, we grow for an intended purpose.
Tomatoes are the 'fruit' of the plant.  We don't grow tomatoes for the leaves. 
So, plant tomatoes on a fruit day.
Make sense? 
Who knows how much evidence there is for this method,
but some organic farmers swear by it, and I'm willing to give it a go. 
Besides, I really like the idea of working with the moon
and harmonizing with whatever cosmic rhythms are occuring,
however unbeknowst to me.
I trust that they are there... working towards the greater good.

More light in the world.

Oh I could go on and on and on
 about the web of life and
 energy and the great mysteries
and consciousness,
but I'll spare you.

Let's just say it's a very good thing I never got into recreational drugs
because I can trip out so easily just by reading a calendar!!!

Speaking of tripping out...
in daydreams and imaginings...

I've been on a real cosmic jag lately from looking
at the truly amazing aboriginal artwork of

Alma Nungarrayi Granites:

Her paintings
make me feel like they're letting me in
on the secrets of the universe...


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