…While the fathers feared
The coming of the day when the grey God,
Aweary of Earth’s Kingship, would go back
To his first far-off home, the young men’s dreams
Were always of Orányan, and their pale days
Lagged by. . . Such were the various thoughts of men
In Ífè, when on a clay, unheralded,
Orányan with a host appeared before
Her peaceful gates. None could deny his entrance:
The hero strode again the streets he saved
From the Olúbo’s grass-clad men, and came
Before his father to demand the crown
Of Odudúwa.

Myths of Ífè

It is in everyone’s power very well to know that no life is possible without some love, and that no joy is possible except that which flows from love. Such however as is the love, such is the life, and such the joy: if you were to remove loves, or what is the same thing, desires-for these are of love-thought would instantly cease, and you would become like a dead person, as has been shown me to the life.

Arcana Coelestia by Emanuel Swedenborg

Child of God, you were created to create the good, the beautiful, and the holy. Do not lose sight of this.

Helen Schucman

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January 24, 2017