Soul-making in the belly of the whale

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In the big scheme

nothing good ever happens

without descent.

What fecundity would there be

What mischief would ensue

without the cyclical journeys of Persphone or Erishkegal

descents marking the Shabbos of the surface of the earth?

In human development

the first task is ascent

the second is descent.

Leaving one’s ego to fend for itself

The soul-making work goes on

deep in the belly of the whale

without trappings or sun.

In the big scheme

nothing good ever happens

without descent.

escape
Ascent, only possible after descent. Collage done in May 2009

Submitted for One Single Impression prompt: descent. Thanks to my friend Sue of Sunflower Roots for hosting this week’s prompt. Visit OSI for a smorgasbord of impressions about each week’s prompt…this one about descent.

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