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Walk On

by Jyoti (click on this link to listen to the musical version)

Good morning, Grandfather.

I entered this life a ways back

and put skin on to walk two-legged on this Creation–

and what a glorious time it was.

It taught me about breath

and about sensing and feeling

and caring through my heart.

And I walked on around that Red Road,

looking and trying to understand more

about the mystery and the secrets She holds.

And You spoke to me through the wind,

and You sang to me through the birds.

And you brought challenges forth

so that I might listen to the message

You bring me more sincerely.

And I kept walking down this road.

And I came ’round a bend

and the middle of that curve in the road

And I began to find a secret

in the Spirit of my Self…

And still I walked on,

sometimes blind and deaf,

and sometimes with pain.

But I fought with my fears

and I embraced my unknowingness–

and still I walked on.

And my children and my family stood with me

and we came to know each other in those later years

more than we had before–

for some of our falseness had fallen away–

and still I walked on.

And I kept walking on this road towards You,

towards that other world that grew closer to me

with each step.

And as the door of the Great Spirit world came closer

my fear loomed up inside sometimes…

But something called me forth–

the Morning Star rose with each day–

and my prayer became a centering–and still I walked on,

until I began to hear the Song of the Mother,

and Her arms embraced me so,

that instead of walking She carried me right to the door.

And as the door opened, I heard her Song,

And Her Song lifted me up,

so I could soar.

from: Graceful Passages (CD and book set)

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By: Morgan Farley

(found in Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin)

I am clearing a space-

here, where the trees stand back.

I am making a circle so open

the moon will fall in love

and stroke these grasses with her silver.

I am setting stones in the four directions,

stones that have called my name

from mountaintops and riverbeds,

canyons and mesas.

Here I will stand with my hands empty,

mind gaping under the moon.

I know there is another way to live.

When I find it, the angels

will cry out in rapture,

each cell of my body

will be a rose, a star.

If something seized my life tonight,

if a sudden wind swept through me,

changing everything,

I would not resist.

I am ready for whatever comes.

But I think it will be

something small, an animal

padding out from the shadows,

or a word spoken so softly

I hear it inside.

It is dark out here, and cold.

The moon is stone.

I am alone with my longing.

Nothing is happening

but the next breath,

and the next…

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Big Sur and misc 015(Tan Bark Trail. Big Sur, CA)


Breathe in deep.

Hold it.

Let it out.

Loosen your shoulders.


Close your eyes.

And, you’ll be surprised

at how many voices you’ll hear,

whispering sweet encouragement

into your ear.

Be still,

be calm,

and listen.

You’ll find

there’s nowhere you can’t go,

no challenge you can’t master,

and no reason whatsoever

that you can’t have it all.

Kissey, kissey, you can do it –

The Universe- Mike Dooley

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