Flowering

"The sound of salaams rising as waves diminish down in prayer, hoping for some trace of the one whose trace does not appear.If anyone asks you to say who you are, say without hesitation, Soul within soul within soul.There is a pearl diver who does not know how to swim.No matter. Pearls are handed him... Continue Reading →

Moon Breath

"Flowers every nightBlossom in the sky;Peace in the Infinite,At peace am I.Sighs a hundredfoldFrom my heart arise;My heart, dark and cold,Flames with my sighs." ~ Maulana Rumi, translated by A.J. Arberry

Journaling with Maulana Rumi

Reading the Maulana's poems grounds me, provides comfort, and also opens doors to contemplation. They are a source of awe, wisdom, and inspiration that ever inform; that centuries after he lived his words are relevant today I find breathtakingly marvelous! I've been wondering: if he lived today, what would come forth? Following the thread from... Continue Reading →

When Great Trees Fall

"When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly,... Continue Reading →

Full Aquarian Moon Blessings

  "May the beauty of your life become more visible to you, that you may glimpse your wild divinity. May the wonders of the earth call you forth from all your small, secret prisons and set your feet free in the pastures of possibilities. May the light of dawn anoint your eyes that you may... Continue Reading →

Buttercup Moon: Confluence

This full moon was a Buttercup Moon here in the forest; the green a vibrant backdrop beneath prolific buttercups, nodding their shining heads, waxing poetic in glowing terms, and ceaselessly smiling at everything.  I read somewhere that 'one sign of spiritual enlightenment is smiling at everything for no apparent reason'; following this mode of thought... Continue Reading →

Summer Sun

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." ~ Maud Hart Lovelace Summer days, spinning around, blooming. Here we are at the precipice of another celestial event, solstice: the one that happens in summer. That moment when the sun is in its zenith above... Continue Reading →

Springing Up

What you need:: Magazines, and art supplies (read about them here). Candles, music, a bouquet or a posy of flowers, tea, and company, as well as any other additions you dream up to setting your space, to be with creative practice are optionally limitless! "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"... Continue Reading →

Wonder

"The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world." - John Burroughs What you need: a 20-30 minute space in which to creatively respond, paper and art supplies, a candle, music, fellowship should you choose... Continue Reading →

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