I met with the key yogi here at the farm about doing residence training here. He said things looked good on his end and he would send my application to the director who is in China. I feel this is a good place to connect with earth and meditate on this deep issue of global importance. He told me, rightly, that what I encountered in #NoDAPL is the human condition and to step away from the story, and start to study yoga and its deep understanding of human nature. I agree, but he said do it gardening and doing work outside. I agree, it sounds like heaven. God will speak through the earth, not the computer. This is a word cloud from my book. The blue around the flame is the water, the theme of the second book of poems I am writing now. Let’s make peace, and use modern and ancient knowledge and wisdom to bring earth into balance.