Re: WOW you gotta see this (do you have real player?) RANGOLI online video!
Posted by Maureen on September 27, 2002 at 04:08:39:
In reply to: WOW you gotta see this (do you have real player?) RANGOLI online video! posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 26, 2002 at 13:12:53:I am just totally knocked out by all of the pieces to this.
Ultimately, there is a piece that is beautiful. There is the
cooperative effort. There is the making sacred spaces. And more and
more pieces. But what truly struck me is the metaphor. There is
such a deep lesson to grasp...a value laden in living life as if we
are creating Rangoli. The women representing people with none greater
or lessor and the individual materials laid and where they are laid
being as important as any individual involved. The acknowledgement
that the process is about the process though it yields a
product...acknowledgement that the product is not the end but
instead, that it is still just part of the process that always leads
back to the beginning of the process. That the beginning of the
creation is also the beginning of the destruction that is necessary
for the beginning of the creation anew. That the moment the sun
comes up it is beginning to go down and in going down it is beginning
to rise again. And there are things to do and be done and thing that
will occur and will be done at various stages of the cycle. And at
some point during this cycle of our day, is our own Rangoli and that
is only part of the greater Rangoli...our own individual Rangoli is
just a dot that makes up the line that makes up the shape that makes
up the motif that is part of the pattern that is repeated throughout
the greater Rangoli that we cannot even and need not even wrap our
The oldest woman got up each morning to prepare the space. That was
extremely interesting to me. The role befall her because of what?
Her investment in the continuation of the practice? The first step
is always the critical one. The beginning is necessary. So why does
it befall the certain person...the oldest woman. My imagining is
that if someone does not embody the responsibility for the beginning
that continuity would be loss. But I would be interested in what the
significance is that the oldest woman holds this piece.
There is something in this about work and the reverence for work and
tasks as well. There is something in this about a lot of things.
I hope the narrative information is in the ebook. I would like to
read through what was said and take the information in that way as
Excellent piece...excellent pieces...all of the pieces that are
represented by the video piece.
Is Josh going to make the video available...distribute it is some way
that we can access?
I am so going to integrate Rangoli into my therapeutic workshops.
Clearly the way to get it is to do it and be part of it. So I am
looking forward to being able to share this tool with other folks.
So great a gift it has been to follow the story of this particular
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