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DIARY OF A MOTHERING WORKER
Everybody knows that feeling when every-
thing comes together. You can t explain what
clicks, but you know when it happens. You lift
off like you have wide, sure wings and they are
in control, and all that exists is this moment
when you are not even touching ground. Some-
Right then, there is no doubt that each thing
that happened had to, with the exact timing and
order as it occurred, or else the magic of con-
fluence and consequence would never have swept
you off your feet. Such a moment of transcendence
can t be predicted, planned or pretended, though
you can conscientiously prepare.
What got me here? I had been wondering about
a way ahead and was unable to force the process.
I learned that my brain couldn t dominate it.
Turns out, the next step is only lighter than
air when mind, heart, body and spirit come of
their own free will to the crossroad and, without
too much dialogue, all turn toward the same
direction, feeling ready, knowing what is right.
Mind has no chance of convincing the others.
Arguing with heart is like dictating terms to rolling
thunder. Not listening to it is as inhumane as caging
a bird because it sings. Body doesn t listen to anyone.
Logic echoes thinly against body s faith in visceral
sensation. After all, who feels it knows. Spirit arrives
where it should, when it should, how it should. Its
modus operandi is trust. Spirit can t be made into
form far less told what to do. Imposing hard rules
only alienates them all from each other and from you.
Responding to me, mind said to take control. Spirit
said to trust in the best outcome for all. Heart said
that nothing is forever. Body said, it was beautiful
then, now there is only the present and it feels good.
Listening, I still didn t know the way ahead, but I
knew what direction I was facing.
There, at the crossroad, someone had lit a fire. So,
I turned thoughts to intentions to words to flames
and then to smoke to seal a deal I didn t want undone.
You already know what happened next. Quiet. Still-
ness. Effortlessness. Somehow.
Everybody knows the frustration of searching in
the dark or choosing unnecessarily difficult options.
The fear when wondering how long it will take for
things to make sense or settle down. Everybody knows
the futility of being at odds with yourself or without
Everybody knows that the Z axis, time, cuts right
through the middle of your pattern, teaching you
about causality and correlation until it eventually
marks the spot where you now realise you ve arrived.
What s clear is that people appeared in my life, like
guardian angels, bringing pieces of something I had
never seen whole. I fitted the pieces together as best
as I could. When the last piece arrived I felt certain,
in the valley of bone between my breasts, that they
would all fall into place.
You know when you start something not knowing
how it will end, but as you get closer you realise you
had the whole idea, not yet formed, since you began?
When you finish, it looks exactly how you knew it
should even though you didn t know that it would.
I looked back at the process, tidied together what
I learned, breathed joy in and joy out, and took a
single step ahead that can only be described as soar-
ing.Wings lifted, I was only a vibration in mid-air, a
consciousness without scope, nothing but now, exactly
where I was supposed to be and precisely on time.
Harmony of mind, heart, body and spirit
Marvin Gaye s children have settled claims against
a music company owned by Sony over Robin
Thicke s Grammy-nominated hit song Blurred
The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a
copyright infringement case against Thicke because
Blurred Lines has similarities to Gaye s Got to Give
A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Nona
Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye s dismissal
of their lawsuit against EMI, which is owned by
Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Documents say the
Gayes and Sony have an agreement and claims against
Sony can t be brought again. A representative for
the Gaye family said the terms of the settlement
Duelling lawsuits between the Gaye family and
Thicke remain active.
Thicke and his collaborators T.I. and Pharrell
Williams asked a federal judge in August to rule they
didn t copy Got to Give It Up for Blurred Lines,
which is nominated for record of the year and other
awards at the January 26 Grammy Awards. Their
song has sold 6.6 million tracks and was last year s
biggest hit. It spent 12 weeks on top of the Billboard
Hot 100 chart. (AP)
Gaye's children, Sony
settle on Blurred Lines
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