Streaming Beggars

Streaming Beggars

About Jeannie Zandi

Jeannie Zandi (M.A. Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University) is a revolutionary of the  Heart and the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love.  She has traveled widely in the US and Canada, bringing an embodied teaching of living from the Unknown.  Jeannie practiced as a psychotherapist in Colorado and New Mexico, and now works with people predominantly through her retreats.  She resides in Taos, New Mexico.

 

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One Response to Streaming Beggars

  1. Am I the first to comment on this marvelous poem? I’ve tracked Jeannie’s postings over the years, and always find something of depth and value. This poem especially resonates with me because of the open-door ranches we sponsored in the sixties-seventies in Sonoma County before t e punitive use of the health and building codes bulldozed us out of existence. (more about that here: http://www.badabamama.com).
    Another of Jeannie’s postings I have treasured:
    ….this silly king marching around thinking that he has birthed the world and birthed a life. Ha! It’s simply telling and noticing the truth: that we never ever were in charge or making any of this happen. Let’s look inside and find this one who’s making your life happen. I can’t find anyone either. And yet, I’m going to make it happen. So it’s simply noticing in every moment our foolishness, that we could ever have stolen the crown, this little me, and thought we had anything to do with anything. We are here for the ride. The mind will argue and will find plenty of evidence in its self-created world of not-enough-ness; surrounded by enough-ness, it will create and point to the evidence of the not-enoughness in its own little created world. And underneath that always, everything is unfolding, moving, and you watch. So you can just kiss that sweet, chattering, over-responsible mind, just kiss it until it’s so crazy, you know like when you have a child that’s getting very serious about something, a thousand and kisses over its face and head and it forgets what it was so serious about — this is the treatment we can give the mind. “Cutie pie thanks for your suggestions, lovie duck, thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of survival. Mama’s here now sweetheart, take your nap.”
    -=-=-=-
    Now taking the hint and resting as it is… (thank you, Candice O’Denver!)

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