Friday, January 15, 2010
Rocked by The Mother
Waking everyday to feast my eyes on the Caribbean and being rocked to sleep by the wind in the palms each night reinforced this path that I am on. Some fundamental part of me is nurtured by nature and I have drifted away from Her. I follow the trail of tasks and projects that feed my body and other important longings - to serve the community, to connect with friends and family, to do meaningful work - but I sometimes end up feeling lost in the wilderness.
I don't have to fly away to a tropical island to find my way back. Sure it helps to have uninterrupted days of endless ocean, warm sun and three dimensional stars. But I can be rocked by Mother Earth right here, and let that rhythm help me find my center again.
I opened the book "Heart Steps - Prayers and Declarations for a Creative Life" by Julia Cameron today - looking for inspiration. These are her words.
All of Life is My Mentor
I honor the wisdom of life. I learn from Life in all its forms. The tree teaches me. The sparrow and the wren sing my songs. I am open to the lessons Life brings to me from the earth. I learn from the wind, from the sun, from the small flowers, and from the stars. I walk without arrogance. I learn from all I encounter. I open my mind and my heart to the guidance and love that come from the natural world.