The River cleanses me,
washes it all away.
Once again, I'm an innocent child at play.
The cold water awakens me,
to this gift that is life,
As I glide through her,
I forget my struggle and my strife.
So I pray to the waters,
I bow down in deep awe,
I thank you for your gifts,
You bring life to one and all,
May we respect and adore you,
May we be mindful of what we do,
So that our children's children can enjoy the waters too!
She who embodies all that is beneath, hidden, repressed
Teach me to accept and surrender to the darkness
Show me how to not cling to passing emotions, feelings, fears, and the changeability of the mind
Teach me how to find the light
Even in the darkest of nights
How to hold on to hope when all seems lost, and I'm afraid, confused, and helpless
Please, caress my soul with your deep wisdom
I pray to you Dark mother
Help me discern that which needs the sword and that which needs patience and love
Teach me to turn within for answers, instead of seeking the opinions of others
I pray to you
I pray for my family, now and for generations to come
May we heal our karmic wounds
May we evolve and live in peace, love, joy, and acceptance
and as we heal our wounds, may we inspire others to do the same,
and in doing so, Heal the Earth
I am but a child in my heart
Wanting to love, and be loved
Shying away from hurt and pain
longing for comfort in my mother's arms
Expressing myself freely
Naturally moving towards what brings me joy
Accepting others differences, without even thinking twice
For aren't we all humans, together here on earth?
Let us be childlike again
Innocent and trusting
Joyful and ever present to moments as they arise
My Dreams are real
I can feel them, touch them
The doubts creep in, but I'm learning to mistrust them
Having a vision, following through
the most challenging and rewarding thing to do
So I take baby steps, one by one
I walk towards my future
Past and future are one
For time is a spiral
and its all-ready real
Choosing my thoughts wisely,
I go by feel
I do what feels good!
I do what feels right!
Following my quiet yearnings,
Dreaming not only in the night!
I seek your council
Teach me in the ways of stillness
Retreat Quiet Non-doing
Stillness comes naturally now
To do lists lose their usual appeal
I meet resistance if my mind tries to plot, plan, and strive
Dark Moon, you teach me
That I am already there
I am HERE
in my heart, in my spirit
Beauty and harmony and perfection already exist
My dreams have already come true- In the spiral of time I meet them now,
and I am content
Step into your power
But also be weak
Shine your beautiful light,
But first in the darkness you must seek,
Follow your heart
By quieting your mind,
Be utterly confused,
Then walk a straight line.
Life is a paradox,
There is dark, there is light.
Be with what is,
to expand with what might. . . .
Do not speak to me of transcendence,
I am of this Earth,
I have come here to dance with the light and shadow,
to laugh and to cry,
to grow through my struggles,
to love despite hate.
I am of this Earth,
I am here to feel and to heal,
to bring balance
to be humble,
to be kind.
Wrinkles around my eyes
(From time spent outside, smiling in the sun!)
Silver hairs around my crown,
Yet surrounded by a culture where the signs of age and wisdom are
erased, avoided, and surgically removed
What does this say about our culture? What we honor, and value?
I say we respect, uplift and admire the signs of wisdom
Let's honor those who have come before us,
Let's redefine beauty,
Embrace smile lines and hair silver like the moon. . .
and not in the name of fashion or trends,
but in the name of
(just for starters)
It's just that the pace is slow,
cuz I can't hurry myself to grow-
I'm learning to be patient,
to be kind,
as I leave my old stories behind
I'm slithering snake,
awakening to my power.
I'm flying eagle,
no longer a coward.
I'm galloping horse,
wild and free-
I am you, and you are me.
I'm turned on by life,
by this blessed existence
Our time is limited,
so lets be persistent!
Follow your bliss,
literally, what turns you on?
Makes your body tingle?
Fills your heart with song?
What fills you with joy?
What makes you smile?
Now go do that!
We've only got a while!