Gazing up in sun salutation, With 'Canon in D' streaming Into this inner sanctuary, the Sun in its March morning salutation, through the window before me—releases— Drip, drip, drip, The rhythm of Pachelbel announcing, Beat by beat, Note by note. Yes!
Snow melt and moisture Earth opening to thaw. Soil teeming with worm and insect, Veins of connections in their hatchings. We will soon throw open windows, Invite in through the once shuttered door, And receive the breath of a new Season in her glory. Her resplendent self in The yellows, peaches, and pinks of Daffodils and Jonquils, Welcoming birth in all the furry and feathered ones.
It is all our spirits have longed for And our creative selves seek. The release of the lion and the promise Of the lamb, this month named for Mars, god of War, with our only wish being for peace. Too many have left us in this fight with Nature, her anger rising with our ignorance. Our lack of faith in the covenant to care And sustain her. The gift we were entrusted In our birth.
I know Father Sun you are just teasing me today. Flirting with my desires, but We are weary with The depths of death and decay. As they become a memory, We will do what, as humans, we must. We will rise to greet the dawn, The promise of a new day, a new season. A new moment. A new covenant.
This blog started while walking El Camino de Santiago in Spain. Upon returning I decided to keep writing, offering my reflections on the day-to-day life journey. River Spirit is the name of our home on the Rum River and life for me entails one step after the other in this physical form, moving to wholeness. The lens I look through is influenced by my years as grief counselor, the artist journey of mixing water and paint on paper, studies in meditation and mindfulness, and my own unique life experiences of study, travel and exploration.
Since retiring from my role as grief counselor and no longer counseling individuals, I find that my reflections on the journey of a soul continue to be a way of service and might be helpful for those who are trying to navigate life with its many transitions and opportunities for transformation.
I walk this journey with my husband, Leo, our two adult children and 4 grandchildren. They keep it real and greatly increase my opportunities for laugh and play.
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