Nestled in our nature…’tis our entelechy….to become……

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nestled in nature...entelechy...

 

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’tis the entelechy of an acorn to become an oak tree…
’tis the entelechy of each one of us to become……..

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nurturing our nature,
nestled in our nature,
nestled in nature

 

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Jean Houston wrote:
[We need] “to attempt to tap into a symbolic or archetypal expression of the entelechy principle operating in our lives.

Entelechy is all about the possibilities encoded in each of us.

For example it is the entelechy of an acorn to be an oak tree, of a baby to be a grown-up, of a popcorn kernel to be a fully popped entity, and of you and me to be God only knows what.

It is possible to call upon the entelechy principle within us in such a way that it becomes personal, friendly, and even helpful.

This entelechy principle can be expressed symbolically as a god or a guide.

We feel its presence as the inspiration or motivation that helps us get life moving again after times of stress or stagnation.

There are many ways to engage the symbolic forms of the entelechy principle…”

[Jean Houston, THE HERO AND THE GODDESS: THE ODYSSEY AS MYSTERY AND INITIATION, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 62.]  source: http://www.bizcharts.com/stoa_del_sol/imaginal/imaginal1b.html

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nurturing the precious spirit of becoming,
nurturing the tender process of becoming…….

sometimes, on our own…

nurturing becoming...entelechy...on our own

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other times,
in community with others

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in the process of becoming...entelechy...

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gently supporting and nurturing each other along

nurturing each other along...entelechy...becoming....

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nurturing
the beauty, the magic, the mystery
of becoming……

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nurturing...becoming...entelechy...magic and mystery

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may each and every one of us…
nurture our entelechy,

nurturing the precious mystery of ……
“becoming……”

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nurturing the mystery of...becoming...

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Added September28: A simply beautiful song….“You are the face of God” by Karen Drucker….heard and sung at a truly wonderful Jean Houston workshop, The Regenisis of Women, that I went to this weekend...blessings to all of you…and blessings to all beings on Earth….thank you so much….

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A link to another amazing Karen Drucker song:  Woman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4UTqvXeyl8
For those who may have forgotten the melody of to another lovely song that we sang…. “All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you…”    (song starts 30 seconds into youtube video)  …blessings…….

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5 Responses to Nestled in our nature…’tis our entelechy….to become……

  1. pman777 says:

    Wonderful tie-in between the entelechy principle and your beautifully composed photos!

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    • thanks, Peter…I think it’s a powerful principle, and one to be remembered.
      thanks also for your patience as I was soooo intrigued by creating and taking those photos…along with the hundreds of other photos, too…that was so much fun!

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  2. Robin says:

    I love this post, Kathy. I’ve never heard the word “entelechy” before. I learned something new and enjoyed your images and the words you shared as well. 🙂

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    • Thank you Robin…I’m so happy to hear that the ideas resonated with you! I had fun setting up and taking photos of that sculpted face on that bark background. ( I got “her” at a little craft fair in the town we were staying in )…and of including “her” in ideas of “becoming…..” I was going to call here “Sophesia” but I see that the name “Sophia” means “wisdom” in Greek…so… “Sophia” she is! 🙂
      I’d never heard of that term “entelechy” before going to a few Jean Houston workshops in the past few years. She does lots with that idea. I think that Socrates and Aristotle may have used that term too.

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