'Celebration' Chapter

Celebration

Celebration is the bringing forth into awareness of any event. To appreciate. To appreciate is to draw out or accentuate. To focus on. What you celebrate you draw out. If you celebrate a person, you draw them out of their shell. If you celebrate an event, you draw it into public awareness. What we celebrate we call into life. What do you celebrate?

Celebration has lost the spirit, the instinct, the intuitive wisdom it once conveyed to us. Celebration has become “commercialized”. Industrialized. We have lost our celebration, our awareness of meaning. But broken celebration still has the mark of the instinct that makes us celebrate things.

“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.” Richard Bach (American Writer, author of ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’, b.1936)

“Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.” Francis Lucille

Bring Forth Into Awareness

What is celebration? To mark the significance of. However, that is also done at a funeral. Celebrating a persons life. This is true. I see a funeral as a final birthday, which is actually a common attitude in animist cultures… Seek More

First Celebrations

The first celebrations were ceremonies inspired by mans experience of nature. The idea of a party as we know it today would have seemed strange, pointless even. There is still a culture in Africa to this day that lives much… Seek More

Commercialized Celebration

Now we celebrate fads, celebrity hedonisms and psychosis. Vulgar force excercised to secure resources at the cost of life, in the name of “freedom”. Anything else we celebrate? Sports? Oh, yes. We celebrate mans most basic abilities. Which could be… Seek More

To Draw Out

Today we are talking about celebration. We are talking about celebration in a general spiritual sense. I will start by asking, what is celebration? Is it partying? The original and core meaning of that term is to form groups, and… Seek More

Darker Celebrations

At one time, earlier in human development, there were darker celebrations. We have now determined that only things we decide are positive are worthy of celebration, which really means that we celebrate nothing. The road of life goes two ways.… Seek More

Connecting With Life

Celebration is also about connecting, because connecting brings strength and understanding. Not knowledge, but genuine understanding. I used to try to stage birthday parties for my son that included the whole family. I already knew my family would not understand,… Seek More

Serious Celebration

Some people say I am too serious. But even if my play is serious, my dance (so to speak) is spooky. I am also celebrating, and drawing something out of you too. Is your life poorer for having walked with… Seek More

What Do You Celebrate?

My wife celebrates by building. She is like a kid with legos. Whatever happens, she is going to make something out of it, and she often does. Then she laughs at it, and goes on to make something else. What… Seek More