Purification Practice

Three days of somatic awareness
Feeding self miso soup, good books, zafu sitting, Qi Gong, rest and kinhin.

190701 Miso in Oryoki Bowl

Slowly re-entering this morning, I am alive with soft gaze, curiosity, stamina and delight.

Such a moment to be alive.

Trusting on Summer Solstice

“But I am afraid to trust,” he says.

“Begin by trusting what is freely given,” she replies.

“But I don’t understand,” he says.

“Pretend as though you do,” she says gently smiling.
“Pretend you trust the spacious skies
This air that gives you life
The hawk that sees you and tips its’ wings
The pinon branches waving to you in the wind
The silence that lovingly surrounds you in the night
The summer sun arising once again.”

“Pretend,” she said quietly as he wept,
“You can trust your tears
on this longest day of the year.”

The Night of Her Fullness

Seven people said they had been up since 3am.
Each felt they had been singled out…

That something was wrong with them
That somehow they had chosen the wrong food to eat
The wrong nightly activity before bed
The wrong thoughts to think
Even the wrong place to live.

But they had simply forgotten
To give themselves permission
To go outside at 3am
Under the dark bright skies
And take refuge with the Woman in the Moon.

To bow to her fullness, her strength, her magnetizing light
To bow to their own aligned internal tides
And find meaning in the mysteries of existence.

A learning moment…

Just learned that the audio I included in the blog I just-just sent is not included in the email you received.

This link should take you directly to the blog site so you can listen! https://wp.me/patYLo-8p

And, indeed! One never knows what will happen next! ( – ;

Deep bow to this morning all day!
Ann-Marie

An evolving image

We are not who we have been.
We are who we are becoming.
And sometimes it looks messy!

La Posada: A Fred Harvey Hotel • Winslow, Arizona 190601

Let the Alchemy Begin!

A gentle smile never goes out of style–
Nor does a listening ear or an understanding nod,
A helpful hand, a knowing wink,
A deep bow of respect.

These connections generate a life worth living.

Today may we dust off that which is not us
To utilize the ingredients of who we truly are.

Let the alchemy begin!

Deep listening

Listen for the answers you have not yet asked. Live within them. Be penetrated. Be guided. Let them deliver you to your next step.

Full Moon in BackLand, May 17, 2019