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Trauma-Informed Secular Meditation in Lakewood Park! $15

Dear Traveller,

I’m excited to host another session of Trauma-Informed Secular Meditation in Lakewood Park! We will begin with a brief Trauma Talk, followed by sitting and walking Meditation. Finally, we will end with a short Q&A & rescheduling! I look forward to seeing you there!

Yours upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

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Community Outreach-LEAF

Dear Traveller,

I had the privilege of partnering with LEAF & Cleveland Humanist Alliance in our mission to aid the hungry, farmers, & the community at large. Despite the feeling of being in a furnace 😜, we had a blast being fully present to people in need! I will be wandering through each Thursday until October, so come on down!

Yours upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

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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

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Cleveland Women’s March!

Join me at Cleveland Women’s March
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Weddings!

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Traveling the Pristine Ground

Dear Travellers,   
  There is a river running from the root of a symphony singing our Kosmos to & through the exit of our next breath. This is the current that conducts our daily flow whether we can taste its deliverance or not.  Oftentimes, it saddens me to see that the miraculous nature of  existence is often dismissed as mundane because of how we take it for granted. (Many times, I am saddened by how often I fall into this folly too 😅)

   I ask you to consider the way the sun spreads its honeycomb of gold, surely stolen from Midas himself, across a field on fire with flowers. Why not consider the dance of a cat winding itself like wire around your ankle. What if you considerered how the breathless phenomena that we call love, no matter the language, transcends our limitations? Daily “nothing’s” such as these emanate from the cosmic seascape flowing below our conscious knowing, even though Its song conducts the movement of our embodied souls.

Calling it Being, Nirvana, Pretty-$@%#^ sweet, etc will do NOTHING to capture  the bounty Of the boundless pouring through us. All that is left for us to do is to gape in awe and gasp our ignorance. Right NOW is the flow we know pouring from leaf, thunderstorm, penitent man, murdered tribe, & asteroid collison. All joy, sorrow, & neither spring  from a ground so immaculate that it is beyond conception, yet not beyond our witnessing. It seems to me that to be continuously  conceived by what we cannot readily perceive is to be clothed in the nakedness of Mystery.

For a briefness of years, I’ve wandered this orbital plane while watching & feeling the swirling of people and planet. This witnessing has ingrained in me the truth of my own ignorance, while simultaneously opening me to to the deeper reaches of awe. This joy is so profound that it has even illumined my life amidst the shadowed reaches of my most destitute moments.

My fellow travelers, the zest that crests through us is right HERE, right NOW. I know it the way I know the cracks in concrete and the finality of my breath as it comes ’round again. I know it the way that there is not really an “I”, only blue sky bleeding through spider webs sprung like silhouettes to capture the light of the day. Walk with me and FEEL the glory that glides right by our face, without a trace .

  We are travelled by the river of reality running its course through our bones & dreams; which means we can feel and taste the truth that sight won’t speak. Through my body runs your stories, dreams, & songs; and I am honored to bear witness to how fleeting and forever you are. Thank you.

With You upon the Way,

An Unknown Kraftsman

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Life Rhythm and Ritual Celebrations

Dear Traveller, 

As we make our Way through these Kosmos, we must find ways to mark & honor our voyage through life. It is an honor and a privilege to be able help you bear witness to your joys and sorrows found in the here and now. From nuptials to memorials, I will be there for you!