WALKING SUN-WISE POETRY COLLECTION

What we actually need is not a tensionless state 
but rather the striving and struggling for some goal
worthy of us (each and the group)
….the call of a potential meaning, waiting to be fulfilled, by you.
~Viktor Frankl

Full Circle: On Action-Based Insight, Healing, Transformation and Reconciliation for the Individual, the People and the Earth

In order to have healthy individuals and healthy cultures, six fundamental human needs are essential: basic needs including physiological, safety and security; psychological needs including belonging, love and esteem; self-actualization needs includes creativity, novelty through intellectual curiosity, and transcendence. The characters and “Districts” in this poetry collections represent different aspects of transformation of Self, World, and Earth through symbiotic evolution and adaption.

Conceptual cultural themes, suggest general motivations responsible a social group’s particular way of living. We are quickly evolving from smaller ‘World’ groupings to a more global community. Identity is a significant issue both from an individual to a group perspective. The health of our identity and sense of belonging effects Self, World and Earth.

the poems

The poems currently included this collection tend towards a dialogue in the form of free verse and stream of consciousness style.

…to pluck, till time and times are done,
the silver apples of the moon,
the golden apples of the sun 

~ William Butler Yeats 

DISTRICT I ~ INNOCENT in the EASTERN SPRING
DISTRICT II ~ SCOUT in the SPRING GARDEN
DISTRICT III ~ FRODO in SOUTHERN SUMMER
DISTRICT IV ~ The ORPHAN WEAVES the COCOON
DISTRICT V ~ The APPRENTICE at WESTERN WELLSPRING

Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark…
~ Dante Alighieri

DISTRICT VI ~ The CREATOR at the ATELIER
DISTRICT VII ~ TURQUOISE GIRL on BEAR PATH
DISTRICT VIII ~ ROOTED SAGE on TURTLE ISLAND
DISTRICT IX ~ ORION in the SWEETGRASS
DISTRICT X ~ THE MATRIX 

“in the largest conversation you can have with the world” 
~ David Whyte

The titles and poems follow a path bringing 5 sub-themes into consideration:

1 ~ Geographical, symbiotic evolution of Self, World, Natural Earth
2 ~ Mythopoetic archetypes
3 ~ Eco-soul centric stages on the sun-wise turning, 4 directions
4 ~ Maslow’s hierarchy of basic needs
5 ~ Consciousness, the omnipresence rim of the wheel—free will and moral responsibility

Healthy cultures start with healthy individuals

Healthy individuals need a solid foundation of core values, world views, identity understanding and acceptance with strong voices to support active participation in Earth and World evolution.

Supporting self-autonomy, independence includes nurturing free, original and even eccentric thinking and voicing of these thoughts through art, poetry and other meaningful genres. Meeting the needs of the individual is essential to encourage a global space of diversity and integration.

Rather than viewing transformation as a hierarchy, I present them as a matrix—an overlapping, interconnecting system. This is a dynamic process shifting and growing over time and space. The understanding of both individual and cultural competency is essential for truth and reconciliation.

We must learn to live together or perish together as fools.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

~ namasté, Leah J. 🕊

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