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2012 - Awakenings, Entering the New Year with Courage and Love

By Robin Bennett
Posted in Blog
On July 02, 2013

Wishing everyone the courage to

Be Who You Came Here to Be

Your Beautiful Self.

As we move into the new year we call 2012,

may you know peace, beauty, love,

and Evergreen Blessings of Health and Joy


The Times We’re Living In

On the other side of all this deathing

An intensive labor is going on

It is easy to see the deathing,

But not so easy to see what is birthing

Beneath the surface of the world,

Getting ready to emerge

Like a newborn crowning.


On the other side of all this deathing

As old ways of domination and violation

Fight to hold sway,

A great birthing has begun,

The birth of a new way of being in the world

A way of re-connection and shared power,

A way of cooperation and love.


Those of us who see it

Must hold the vision

And speak it,

Not only to those we know

But to those with whom we have casual encounters,

Our cab driver, neighbor, or waitress at the cafe,

The friend of a friend we meet at a party.



Reading the news, surfing the net, watching T.V.

It may seem impossible to imagine

That a world based in love is in the process of being born.

And it is in the imagining

When new possibilities are perceived,

That new realities can be conceived.


We are in labor with our own rebirth and

We are midwives guiding the world’s rebirth

It is a long and hard labor

And sometimes it’s frightening

Until we remember we are birthing our full humanity,

Our humanness

And our humaneness


We are flowering out of the mud of our darkest time of separation

Evolving from the time of me to the time of we

This time is difficult, yes, but it is also juicy and joyous.

It is not easy to soar through mud

But mud is rich and fertile

And out of mud

The lotus blooms.

© Robin Rose Bennett 2011


Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.