The Head of the year
The moon is dark tonight, a new
moon for a new year.
It is hollow and hungers to be full.
It is the black zero of beginning.
Now you must void yourself
of injuries, insults, incursions.
Go with empty hands to those
you have hurt and make amends.
It is not too late. It is early
and about to grow. Now
is the time to do what you
know you must and have feared
to begin. Your face is dark
too as you turn inward to face
yourself. the hidden twin of all you must grow to be.
Forgive the dead year.
Forgive yourself. What will be wants
to push through your fingers.
The light you seek hides
in your belly. The light you
crave longs to stream from
your eyes. You are the moon
that will wax in new goodness.
—Marge Piercy; novelist and poet
When I write to you, it is the Divinity within me singing to the Divinity within you.
We all have Divinity within us. We never lose it.
Life is Divine; my life and yours.
Divinity is the shimmer in the sky, it is the colors of the trees.
My Divinity bows to the Divinity in you. —Barbara Mattio
“We still don’t know how to put morality ahead of politics,
science and economics. We are still incapable of understanding
that the only genuine backbone of all our actions—if they are to
be moral—is responsibility. Responsibility to something higher
than my family, my country, my company, my success.
Responsibility to the order of Being, where all our actions are
indelibly recorded and where, and only where, they will be
” All celestial harmony is
a mirror of Divinity
is a mirror of all
the miracles of God.”
—St. Hildegard of Bingen
Kwan Yin is a Buddhist goddess. She is the goddess of compassion. She is only one of
the images of the Divine in our world. We all have our favorites. She is one of mine because
compassion is so important and needed in our world. Namaste, Barbara