Forest Dreaming

“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”

~Jack Kerouac
‘The Dharma Bums’

A Great Sky

THE JOURNEY

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again
painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.
Sometimes everything
has to be
enscribed across
the heavens
so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.
Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that
first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart…

David Whyte

What Were We Built For?

‘If we were built, what were we built for? … Why do we have this amazing collection of sinews, senses, and sensibilities? Were we really designed in order to recline on the couch, extending our wrists perpendicular to the floor so we can flick through the television’s offerings? Were we really designed in order to shop some more so the economy can grow some more? Or were we designed to experience the great epiphanies that come from contact with each other and with the natural world?’

~Bill McKibben

Libra Full Moon with a Partial Eclipse

Sacred Moon

Chaos reigns

Istanbul bombing, Brussels bombing…
The entire world seems to be stirred up and on edge.
What we need right now is calm and peace.
Turn off your phone and computer.
Find a quiet place and sit.  

Breathe in the quiet.
Reconnect with the stillness within you.
Breathe out prayers for peace

And visions of a loving world.

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Rest in Earth’s Embrace

Fairy Frost
Fairy Frost

Connect with the earth underneath your body,
she is right here supporting you always.

Allow your awareness to grow roots deep down into the earth.
Feel this vast, peaceful quality underneath you: Solid love. Care. Nourishment.

Now imagine a point inside the earth, 
below your body.

Let yourself be breathed from this point inside the earth,
from this immense depth of knowing.

Breathe in and up into the body; the qualities of the earth.
Breathe out and down; resting into Her embrace.

 
~Chameli Devi Ardagh
Awakening Women

We Are of Water

Water Reflects our World

We are of water,
and water is of us.

When water is threatened,
all living things are threatened.

What we do to water,
we do to ourselves.

Water is sacred,
a human right.

Water is our unifier
because we are all made of water.

~Ruben Saufkie, Sr. 
Water Clan, Hopi Indian Runners