When I grow still,
Settling into the
Gentle flow of the moment,
I steady my gaze
Into this, not that—a picture
Of a dream that is not yet formed,
Doubts resting in holy time, Mental lists easing their demands.
I find my being in-between times,
when snow is met with rain, as
Pisces ruler of the oceans
Meets Neptune god of the seas, and the skies
thunder and tremble. I imagine
A new world that has grown beyond
Illusion into the truth of compassion, empathy,
And attuned to spirit.
It is time to learn to dance in her flow
and set roots so as not to be swept away.
Moving with the tides, respecting
Boundaries, watching, holding space
for this new vision arising.
An opening of the door to the heart,
You are. I am. THAT.
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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