At the highest point on the tree, you stretch, reaching for the sun.
Your pink petals elegant in their grace, you stand alone.
Bravest of all, for leaves have yet to come to offer shade
Branches bare except for furry buds that will soon
follow in imitation of your daring first move.
Intrepid flower of Spring, I feel like you in my yearning for the Sun!
you forced your way
through Her body
breaking layers of rock
penetrating Her surface
exposing Her under layers…
as a symbol
of raw power
so much still hidden
layer after layer
of what might be
your roots hold fast to the Earth drawing strength.
Your white hair
shimmers against the sun and speaks to me of wisdom.
you rise through granite, claiming this space, standing ground.
Your gnarled branches reach out
across the rocks
holding Her close to you.
Old Wise One,
If I lay in your arms
will I be one with you?
if I rest curled in your roots,
will I know wisdom too?
for just this moment,
may I be with you?
Old Woman, you stand with your feet at the water’s edge,
Your old skin gnarled and rough,
With heavy thighs marked by signs that people left.
What was their need that they left their names
And jagged hearts for me to see?
It must have been hard for you
Feeling the sharp point of the knife
Making cuts on your skin.
But in your most holy sacred place
You embraced their gifts and made them a part of you.
Old Tattooed Woman, your bark
Holds memories of those who were here before me
Their names marking your skin.
See? Your arms are wide and strong
Offering shade for those held in your embrace.
I wish to be like you and take in what hurts
And weather the pain by toughening up
Like you, I will be made strong by life’s pointed edges,
Made wiser by honoring what is,
And made holy by embracing what comes.
one single feather
left behind as you flew from my sight
great blue, with your heavy graceful wings
lifting up to fly
leaving the grace of your wisdom with me
you stand alone as do I
strong and grounded in two realms
of Sky and Land
we explore and do many things together you and I
dreaming into reality
all that can be
we depend on no one
the gifts of earth and water
provide for our needs
the fire of our majestic spirit
takes us aloft as we seek sustenance
our mighty wings lifting us onward
your gift on my altar
one single feather
a reminder of who we are – together
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I am a child of the Earth.
I live and breathe, walk and dance upon Her face.
She is my source and I learn from Her each day. This I know…
Life begins in the dark as Desire.
Deep in that dark place life begins to form, taking root and becoming…..
As life stirs…… deep in the Mother’s Belly,
there is a gentle quickening, movement
that alerts us to a “knowing”
of the presence of something yet to come.
As the Earth prepares Herself with warmth,
the rains and waters come and flood the land,
nourishing the soil in which She is creating new life.
Earth and Water and Fire
come together and Form continues to take shape.
One last thing is needed.
Just as new form emerges,
She breathes Air upon it.
Her Breath, giving Life to all that She has nurtured.
Earth and Water and Fire and Air
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breathing life into all, we open to Her gift ~ a partnership in co-creating all that you can be ~
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