Friday, February 1, 2013


Radio Show commentary &
Possible Human, Possible Society Study Commentary

“Confluence” is the gentle word, used often to describe the flowing together of the two rivers, the Potomac and the Shenandoah, just off the road from our retreat center. Confluence is also an apt word to describe the gentle coming together of the various threads, representing New Horizons, now, slowly but surely beginning to emerge as a pattern of renewal at our Harpers Ferry Retreat Center.
Confluence of the two rivers
at Harpers Ferry
Our long-overdue (but maybe timely just as it should be) remodeling project, the profound findings, surfacing almost daily out of our Possible Human, Possible Society Study, our new radio show (The Possible Society In Motion Show) and our various Small “Zones of Peace” Projects and programs, all but ready for presentation, are co-mingling so vibrantly these day that it is hard to keep up with all that is blossoming, here, while snow still covers the ground and bitter winds whip around corners.

Not far from our door, however, you can experience the magic of the mountains at the joining of the streams; the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, coming together in Harpers Ferry. A sight “Worth a journey across the seas.” offered Thomas Jefferson, beholding the majesty of it all. And, here, nestled snug away in these mountains, the old magic, with a new twist, of New Horizons’ Harpers Ferry Retreat Center, is reaching for its own brand of magic; the renewal of this prized piece of land and its dwellings,  lifting open arms to the awakening of a new day dawning.
This “habitat for healing” that has struggled to come through a “dark night” of its soul brought about by my loss of eyesight (but never my vision) seems to be, now, beginning to see light at the end of a very long tunnel; a cavernous passageway that seemed without end. But like the seemingly bottomless Blue Hole of my father-guided childhood explorations, the lake does have a bottom and the tunnel a light at its end.

What has changed for us? It seems hard to pinpoint. Yet it appears that we are simply one single facet of that brave new world, now, also emerging out of its own dark night.
Do we know for sure what the future may hold? Not a chance.

But it appears that, with the  light that seems to now be beaming on the various strands that make up who and what New Horizons was, is and is becoming -- and -- the hints of magic before our very eyes, almost daily up here on our portion of this mountain,  just keep looking our way. My bet is that before long, you will be able to discover the many interlocking pieces of our gift becoming easier and easier for you to fit together and be able to use.  
Also, if you haven’t tried it yet, tune into our Possible Human, Possible Society Show where, flesh is now being added to the bare bones that have, heretofore, been shared on this site. And, where, if all goes as anticipated, you, too, may soon be sharing your hopes, dreams and visions on the air with us.

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