Our human bodies are composed of approximately 70% water. The majority of our make up is of the same natural force that carves grand canyons, swallows islands whole and storms upon the sands of lands across the world. The pure nature of water is to relentlessly move, and from this–great mysterious things happen. Water is so effortless in its being that even in the opposite state of being kept still–the serene beauty of a small pond, or refreshing quality of a clear placid pool–beacons us just by its very existence.
We should flow and be free with our watery nature. For when we connect with its movement, we are happier humans. (more…)
In our society, it’s perceived that it is of great cost to give anything away. We hoard our hearts and beliefs as if others are out there to take all we have worked so hard to keep and understand.We clutch our good qualities like coveted coins.
Yet, when we see simple acts of generosity, like the ladling of soup to the poor, it’s easy to instantly feel our own tendencies of also wanting to give. All of us would be better off if we learned how to dip from that pool of generosity more often than not. To give your very best efforts and energy to others is not to empty yourself of all that you consider essential and important–leaving you dry and weak. It is rather the making of space for a more powerful, more abundant, nourishing substance. So that over time, the bowl of your soul will feel full again, and you will be ready to dip and ladle out the love and generosity you’ve been brewing once more.
To the great mother, father, sister, brother, child spirit within
I honor this day, the opportunity to live, laugh, learn, and love
I honor the blessing of a one world family with whom I have you to share and find universal truth
I honor the sun, the moon, the stars
I honor air, earth, water, fire, and ether from which we are all made
May I bring peace and harmony to all living and non-living things in this world and in others
I honor the space inside that is the same in all other beings
I honor the space inside that is of love, light, peace, and of truth
I honor the space inside in which the whole universe dwells
When I am in that space, and all others are in that space
We are a oneness