Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Holy Spirit--Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The image is of Holy Spirit, Espirito Santo to whom I am praying with you in my arms, to cause the winds to calm, to lay down this fire to rest. From our family of old believers, we were taught as children that Espirito Santo, also called The Holy Ghost is considered a feminine Force by many. She is most often represented as a white dove, often with a crown of flame atop Her head or in Her heart or flying through flames. She also is representative of a certain kind of wind, el viento, that cools the fires of vices and harms, but that in another use, supports the winged, ignites love and true peace. She is considered an inseparable part of the Godhead of the mandala of The Trinity-- Creator God, God of Love within Herself, and yet The Third Corner holder of The Entirety. I see also in some of the ancient representations dating back to the CE, profound correspondence with the symbol of the phoenix who goes down into ashes in flame and rises from ashes in flames. Descent. Life/death/life Force.
from Clarissa Pinkola Estes, writing about the great fires raging in northern Colorado, about 50 miles from where I live. She asks for prayers for all who are involved, including the residents in the area, the firefighters, and all who are coming to help. An area larger than Washington, D. C., has now been burned.