La Vida

Considering Reparations – TheHumanist.com

Dear Traveller,

Considering Reparations – TheHumanist.com
— Read on thehumanist.com/commentary/considering-reparations

Yours on the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

La Vida

LEAF-Farmer’s Market (Community Outreach)

Dear Traveller,

I will be wandering to a farmer’s market to assist my community with helping those in need! I hope to see you there!

Yours upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

La Vida

Native Identity—Not a Trendy Accessory – TheHumanist.com

Native Identity—Not a Trendy Accessory – TheHumanist.com
— Read on thehumanist.com/commentary/native-identity-not-a-trendy-accessory

La Vida, Self Creation

Secular Meditation in the Park!

Join me at Secular Meditation in the Park! http://meetu.ps/e/GXWBw/ZGMf/a
— Read on meetu.ps/e/GXWBw/ZGMf/a

La Vida

Happy Summer Solstice!

Dear Traveller,

Hello! A very happy SUMMER SOLSTICE to you! How are you doing this marvelous evening? As an explosion of summer blasts us w/melodies of gold & emerald, I’m hoping that your lives imbibe the daily boon of Being!

Mamá Gaia’s cosmic dance allows us to arrive into the seasons with the newness of NOW, our blooms becoming fruit. Let us close our eyes & follow our breathes in & out for a moment or two; soothing ourselves with the freshness of NOWNESS.

NOW is the time to glide along the aerials sung by summer heat & allow past and future to dissipate. With the turmoil of the world as it is, it becomes that much more urgent to carve out sacredness and clothes ourselves with the luminousness of Now! Let us Awaken to the rhythm of the Cosmos & unshackle the chains of the human world trying to confuse, divide, & nullify us. The hungry ghosts of the world stage perform their dance of death in order to continue keeping you from being fully present & engaged in the deeper play of our universe. A song of sumptuous silence unfolds from the pristine Ground of groundlessness moment to moment. From this natural magic flows the seeming alpha and omega of our lives. This spiral entwines itself throughout our day to day; always supporting w/o ever asking for gratitude or even recognition. Our unity here today is an expression & celebration of the unconditioned excellence of eternity; granting us the opportunity to step outside of both the troubles threatening and the gifts blessing. When we arrive back into our ordinary lives; let us remember that as Humanists we stand for truth, beauty, & COMPASSION. We believe in loving-kindness for ALL beings, we believe in leading sustainable lives on a healthy planet, where profit isn’t put ahead of our right to breathe. We believe in working for the liberation of all the oppressed,disadvantaged, & downtrodden because we know them to be as US! We believe in a judicious and holistic use of rational and non-rational thought to help us solve our human-created challenges with human minds and bodies as one. In our oneness will we discover what true communion is with our experience, thusly tasting grace everlasting in these fleeting moments.

In closing-I wish to express my appreciation for you, sisters & brothers, on this numinous day rejoicing in Nature. Let us witness the sentience which begins and returns back to her bosom. Now more than ever is the time to fight for what we hold & know to be sacrosanct. Our yearning to harmonize with the everyday magic of our cosmos is what makes us strong, for as the singer Bjork once said, “All is full of LOVE” 😊 Thank you.

Yours upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

La Vida

Trauma-Informed Secular Meditation

Dear Traveller,

I’m proud to offer Trauma-Informed Secular Meditation for all comers in Lakewood Park Lakewood, OH! We will begin @12:30 & end @ 1:30! The price is $15 or service trade. (Discount available for Cleveland Humanist Alliance members) I hope to see you there!

Yours Upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

La Vida

Humanism-A Way of Life


Dear Traveller,
What is Humanism? A naturalistic Way of life dedicated to the cultivation of Human & other sentient beings in the here and now via our compassion, creativity, & reason. A Way of seeing how over 14 billion years of cosmic evolution sings its glory to & through us.
We witness the  promise & principles of Humanistic thought throughout all human eras & cultures such as ancient China, Greece, India & parts of Africa , weaving its threads within and without religious, spiritual, & secular traditions. Principles of justice, harmony, ardor for Nature, compassion, reason, doubt, & a relentless pursuit of bettering the human condition. The kaleidoscope  of history reveals these truths, be it the humanity and doubt of Lao Tzu or Rosseau concerning the social order of their respective eras, or the insight of a Steven Pinker concerning our remarkable progress in this new age. Humanism  is entirely concerned with the here & now sees the magic of reality as devoid of any supernatural origin. The various gods & spirits we create merely mirror the raw, formative power of Nature; power no different in origin than the way the eagle builds its nest in the mountains, or the spider weaving its web in the garden. Yes, marvel at how subtle & mysterious this “everyday ” happening is. What is this vastness?  Driving along the road of mystery through the vehicles of the sciences, arts, & humanities; Humanism seeks to cultivate that natural power in accord with our environment & serves as a restoration of natural divinity & dignity. We see as sacred both the spiral dance of the Milky Way and a leaf falling from its branch. We see as sacred as lending an ear and/or hand to any Traveller walking this sojourn.The transience of life affords us not only the opportunity to appreciate how wonderful Being itself is, but also allows us a chance to meet  suffering head-on & work to transform it.

In my meditation & clergy work, I’ve been fortunate to witness what is golden & green & what is savagely Crimson. Quarks, gluons, & hope seem to be what holds the human being together, & it is my calling to help us through our respective journies.

In conclusion, I’d be delighted to offer this life-affirming Way of life as a practical way of creating meaning & honoring humanity’s place within our Kosmos. The Dao says “The Human being follows the earth, earth follows the Kosmos, The Kosmos follows the Way, the way follows what is Natural”. I hope that what I’ve offered is enough to help you get lost in the wonder of it all. Thank you.
Yours upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman