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Saturday, May 11, 2013

listen...


From a poem by W.S. Graham:



"Listen. Put on morning.
Waken into falling light."

and


"Listen. Put on lightbreak.
Waken into miracle."





May the light of your soul guide you

by John O'Donohue

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.






This new spring light, spring green, is breaking my heart, cracking it open, shattering me. Of course it will be like this after a long winter. I find it to be beautiful and exhausting and too much to keep in my mind all at once - the way the remnants of last year's leaves still hold light, and the way the new growth is broken open and into by the light. Lightbreak, that miracle.

There's a poem by James Wright, which ends,


"Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom."



But I'm feeling more as though if I stepped out of my body, I would break
into these dried leaves
holding themselves against the new green 
leaning into the light 
tired and brittle. 








"May your soul calm, console and renew you."




May the light of spring refresh you. May you break into blossom. May you break into light.





May you waken into miracle.





"May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises."



3 comments:

  1. This is glorious Shawna. Just as St. Benedict says, 'Listen with the ear of your heart," I see, you see with the eye of your heart. Thank you for your words, and for these readings.

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  2. thank you for this beautiful post
    wonderful things to consider
    your blessing that you have offered

    May the light of spring refresh you. May you break into blossom. May you break into light.

    May you waken into miracle.

    lovely to meet you ~

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  3. And I'm blessed by your comments. Thanks Stephen and Tammie Lee.

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