We are whole people. We don’t get to decide which parts of us show up where or bifurcate our personalities based on the social preferences of one environment or another. We aren’t just our goals, or our failures, or families, or our preferred futures. We aren’t creatures of habit, products of our wounds, made of greatest mistakes. We’re more than our ego, our pet causes or our encyclopedic knowledge could relay. To be human is to be truly greater than the sum of our parts. We express ourselves in interlocking phrases: heart, mind, soul, body, loves and culture. These variations of our central selves affect and are affected by each other, and when they speak the same language, we are open to transformation, new ways of being, flightpaths to the eternal.
The THIRTYSIXWORDS GYRE illustrates how these different aspects (what we call MERONYMS) of who we are interlock and interact. Our HEART is interpreted by and interprets the world through the constructs of our MIND. Our SOULS for patterns and techniques, personality traits that appear through our BODIES into the world around us. Those SOULS become producers and products of what we LOVE further and affirming and translating out into life the wordless impluses of our deep HEART. And all around us our actions create a CULTURE: a place where the drivers of our HEART, the thoughts and feelings of our MIND, the personality traits of our SOUL, the magnetic pull of our LOVES and the actions of our BODY after others lives, structures and stories within our lifetimes and after. The journey of transformation to wholeness is to bring the spinning GYRE of these interacting parts of the whole into interlocking clarity through an awareness of and surrender to the presence of all-encompassing, radical Divine Love.