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A recollection from my shamanic session on Mother’s Day with Elena Salazar, Intuitive Coach and Body Worker.

the moon is rising in the “V” of the tree
Vulnerability
where i am open and raw at the heart

soft white orb glows
fills up the chest of my thunder struck tree
houses the soft child
nested in the trunk

pearl essence dots the cells
and tiny moons multiply

the umbilical girl is tucked inside hugging her heart

the white radiance warms and lights the darks spots
the hard holes that hold
the teeth with cavities

the bark of the shelled-out tree is tough and strong
the trunk, it’s vibrant roots travel down, down
intuitively find the Mother womb, the Source
she welcomes and obliges
we are her children, she is our Mother
this is what is meant to be.

umbilical pumps the blood to the root
keeps us alive
and the moon light
softens the gaze
eases the blow of outer life
magnifies but heals
radiates truth, magnificence

soft child curls to red heart, her comforting gift
rests in the shade of morning glory
night bird flight.

then grey ball of guilt catches in throat
swells and blocks the flow but dams are necessary on this river ride
to measure out the flow

we get stuck and ask why, why
cry out in pain, misery, ego-self, dwarfed into material being…

the moon sings out, drink, drink
drink my moon milk

i serve moon milk to grey ball, shadow and child
this all takes time which
holds us in question, makes us do our homework

all the shame in the world won’t set you free
but love surely will if you are patient

know the moon milk is Mother’s milk, it nurtures

shaman sucks through a straw and calls the grey ball home, from where it came
all the grey ones inside disburse one by one

then the eddy breaks
and the cork that stopped me bobs down the river
go home, past life, go home hard memory misinterpreted, stuck in my body

shaman spews musk perfume, she taps my body
her rattles shiver me clear, fairy bells awaken my dream spirit

i sing my throat for sacred preparation
like a marriage, my throat must get ready
i tone it clear, sing it through
tap my heart, remind myself

i am tree embodied by Mother, rooted in Grand Mother
blessed by Grand Father, Given Guardians
i am shine
i am child nestled, but more than that
i am strong like tree
even though, like bark i am exposed to the elements, mortal and fallable

yet i am true
i can know who i am
i can root, take my time
know myself and own it
like the eyes of a tree i see the moon rising
and it is me.

Art by Carmen Leon

Art by Carmen Leon

 

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Here is a journey to do anytime you are not feeling at your best. This guided meditation is intended to clear your mind and recalibrate yourself to a higher healing vibration.

I remind myself we did not come here to be perfect. Afterall, as far as mistakes go, there is no perfect person on this earth! Perhaps we came here as faulty so we can experience humility, recovery, compassion and forgiveness. And yet sometimes we can feel so bad when we fall short. Being human is hard. Maybe we are just out of tune. Try this out as a remedy. Since it is not really a poem but written as a visualization, I have included an audio, which is more conducive than reading words. If you do this on your own you can use a singing bowl as an aid in the sound vibration, or you could try toning with your voice, or just hear it in your head. This is a great way to start or finish your day on the right note.

journey series: a rain drop

imagine the purist rain forest, or the highest mist of a mountain top

find yourself there and take a look around. feel the moisture in the air, take in the colors, feel the presence of this rich and vast place

a single rain drop emerges on this pristine plane

this drop is from the Source, it is pure, beautiful, brilliant and embodies truth and infinite love

it has been energized by its journey from earth to sea to cloud to rain drop

this drop has a deep wisdom and represents the highest divinity

take your time to experience it there in front of you. Take in being in the presence of this sacred drop. View the shape

see any colors it has, notice the size or any other characteristics

allow it to fully form in front of you and prepare to invite

the crystalline drop to you

it is there to heal anything you may need at this time. For example if you need a healing or attention on a part of your body, you can infuse the drop with that intention, if you need more serenity or release from something, send that message to the drop so it can adjust to give you the very thing your mind, body, thoughts or emotions need to transcend.

in this moment place the healing rain drop in the center of your body

you can imagine your body like a lake and see the drop gently splash down

making waves

feel this drop commune with your body, see it as a ripple in a lake, emanating from your center and expanding out

this drop has a certain vibration, a resonant sound

listen with your inner ear to hear the tone, allow yourself to equalize and raise your own tone to a higher vibration

allow the waves in your body to resonate with the higher vibration of this drop

the drop makes waves in concentric circles from the center of your body radiating out from your solar plexus cleansing and refreshing

clearing out

the circles expand to your lower body, then above radiating through your heart and chest, purifying, restoring and bringing you to your highest manifestation

the vibration sweeps lower to the trunk of your body, down your legs and imbues freshness, restorative power and higher intention in the space around your legs, below your feet and beyond

the ripples extend upward to your throat, neck and head permeating you with a higher vibration of truth, beauty and insight

this resonance extends out to the energy field that surrounds your body bringing you to a higher experience purifying and expanding your ability to love and be loved

this wave continues to flow through every part of you

expands your heart, clarifies your true voice, inspires your creativity, infuses wisdom and opens your insight to higher visions

every cell in your body imprints with the higher vibration of this sacred drop

this drop sends out vibrations of divine purity

resilience, fluidity

compassion, tolerance

this drop purifies, cleanses, heals and brings you to your best

you are ignited with a sense of your deeper, true self. See the purity and rightness in loving yourself entirely
wholly embracing and loving yourself on the highest level
this precious gift allows you to bring a higher love, a strong love filled with self-honor and respect to every interaction

this higher feeling sweeps through your system, through your energetic field and recalibrates

resets your previous energetic field, your frame of mind

feel these waves remove obstacles

heal your mind, change your thoughts

let it remind you of your inner divinity and allow that perfection to come to the forefront of you

allow these waves of higher thinking, higher love and insight to become you

Now, see that energy …..wave out beyond yourself and extend to others

to influence everything you touch today in a higher light

You have this resonance within you now, to keep always. You can re-experience this anytime throughout your day

You can allow this drop, as a precious gift, to ripple out and re-purify anytime you have troubling thoughts, or need to re-connect with your highest good

you are the wave of inner divinity, resonate with it, be it

live it today

and let yourself sparkle and shine in the drop of essence that you really are.

MoonPath by Diane Lee Moomey. See more of her incredible art at http://dianeleemoomeyart.com/

MoonPath by Diane Lee Moomey. See more of her incredible art at http://dianeleemoomeyart.com/

 

 

today is about consciousness

my lack of it

my fear of it

my desperation to be it

my struggle to embrace it, yet reject it

to run from it, like cool shade from hot sun

shade that grows like a monster or shrinks like a coward

staring consciousness in the mouth and swimming with it

delighting in it

tentatively allowing it to unfold me

uncrimp me

turn me into flowing

instead of road blocks of angst.

today is the blanket of consciousness around me

the sun card

that can absorb me

only as much

as i am willing

to let go

Sun Card

I used this journey one night when I had trouble sleeping. Moving backwards in time and being held in the protective and loving embrace of every mother before gave me the gift of sweet sleep. Reflecting on the journey afterwards, a visual of the matryoshka doll emerged.

like butterfly wings that gently gather

then flutter to dust off the tenacious detail and pricks of the day

i fold into myself

then curl me inside the wings of the mother to release

to the dream of assurance, compassion, and peace

i am held in this refuge by mother

when next i see the arms of the one who birthed her

circle and embrace my holder, my mother

then the one who comes even before her swaddles us both

followed by cradler nested in the grand mother before

and she who is held

inside the arms of Mother Heartbeat holds her daughters against her great body

we are embraced, we all

seraph embraces angel tied to butterfly, wound to womb

then Grandmother Wisdom emerges to enclose we all

in protection, understanding and infinite love

mother womb inside mother womb

all down the lineage we are held, one another inside ourselves

and she, Great Grandmother Sky

is held in the heart of our Great Cosmic Mother

and within all these mothers’ arms i am attached

we are invisibly connected

in indivisible

sacred embrace

leaving me to float in Mother Moon’s halo

of grand sleeping dreams

MoonPath by Diane Lee Moomey. See more of her incredible art at http://dianeleemoomeyart.com/

MoonPath by Diane Lee Moomey. See more of her incredible art at http://dianeleemoomeyart.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Visualizing a journey back to the Great Mother Protector is a great stress reliever and soothes the inner child, even the adult! You can imagine it any want you want, here is just an idea.

my scared and tired

of jaws so tight

melt me into your waterbed bosom

hold me in your pulse

wrap me away from the outside

protect me, pull me from all of “that” out there

flood me away so i see from afar

my connection, my belonging

in the safety of your embrace,

curled like a child in your palm, detach from the false

allow myself so small and you so big

with you, i can look back and see

the illusion of it all, release what i thought was real

loose jaw, suckle within your aura

and in the den of your womb

i can take a breath

plug into the very Source, the truth of what we all are

and find refuge from the world

Goddess Art, Courtesy of Janice Rocke

Goddess Art, Courtesy of Janice Rocke

Meditating is no easy task for me but I’ve found the mantra “here I sit” and the visualization of seeing myself just sitting there really aids me in my endeavor toward stillness. This is to be used in times of feeling frenetic, scattered or uncentered.

sit: party of one

here i sit
pounding
balloon of breath
unmoving
a boulder
here i sit, i repeat to myself
here i sit

wavering
fight at the chance to move
a sword fight
between still and flight

distraction detector alert
any sound
to carry me from:
sit

but wait
remember
nothing but: here i sit
steady
solid in my transparency
heavy in lightness
think: here i sit

defy brain
rule my mood
dissolve my to-do list
sit
here
with this self

sit
with ancestors who birthed me
with echos trying to reach me
with the inner voice who wants to teach me
shut the door to outside

come in where the water is good
where the plants are green
where real nourishment feeds

and sit here
in quiet
with all my selves
stopped and mute

at least
for this moment, i sit

Blooming Meditation by Robin Urton See more of her art at http://www.robinurton.com/

Blooming Meditation by Robin Urton
See more of her art at http://www.robinurton.com/

a journey poem to clear your mind, re-commune with your divine center. i do offer personalized journey sessions by phone. if you are interested you are welcome to email me.

elixir lake

follow nature’s ancient spiral
to your Center
spiral into seashell curve
to meet your Center
where you rest, you rest

clear your mind to a serene lake
still and fresh
so quiet
lambent surface reflects sky
eyes dancing on looking-glass water

proud forest surrounds
and borders this sacred place
imparting vibrant green and vitality, protection

there you find yourself
standing at lake shore
early morning, fresh
dew rising, dawn burst
soft sun streaks light through trees and mist

take it in
this peaceful serenity
take in the quiet
breathe in first day’s air
until you become as peaceful as this serene lake
wholly commune

perceive in the water, the trees and the leaf
an intelligence, an aliveness
a sense of a guiding presence
every life form standing tall for you

form emerges and spirit guide appears
a benevolent presence, brings a message
you need only ask with a gesture, with your heart
or reach of mind

message materializes
in the owl wing, the pine needle, the song of words
or whisper of spirit touch
your message, received

sacred note
beckoned by your request
the reply is yours
to hold in your heart

to remember we can ask anytime
and commune in our hearts
never revoked from us

you are still and serene as the lake
this sacred place is only your mind’s eye away
to find serenity at any time

small bottle is your vessel
you now find in your hand
to collect an offering from this mystic lake, alive with divinity
invites you to fill your bottle with its sacred elixir

serenity
peace
harmony
wisdom
love

elixir, a magic liquid, effervescent and sparkling
essence of sanctuary, this pristine lake
this elixir to walk with you in outer world
as a salve to anoint yourself
with peace and center-calm

heart filled with gratitude
offer a prayer of thanks
a drop onto your crown brings radiance and peace
cascades and bathes you in serenity

anoint your chest and heart
feel your heart swell with the peace and harmony of love
a Drop to your belly radiates wholeness, ease
elixir infuses bones, travels to strengthen your legs, your feet

you now, are the holy lake itself
your body and mind the placid, still body of water
surrounding forest your guides, grandmothers and great grandfathers
One
One brings you back
to open
see the world from the perspective of you as the serene, calm all-knowing lake
walk the world in a new way
your magic potion
tucked inside

Deep River Dream by Robin Urton See more of her work at:  http://www.robinurton.com/

Deep River Dream by Robin Urton
See more of her work at:
http://www.robinurton.com/

A poem from a visualization to be used anytime your organs (or any part of) your body have been stressed, ill or weak and need revitalization.

slipping into greenest garden
i rest my body
and plant my base to earth

roots descend from my trunk
reach into Mother Gaia
tender shoots reach to suckle
rich moist earth, to nourish

new-born stems take root, grows upward
into me
each shoot finds an organ, a place
which blooms fresh new life

flower buds of heart and liver
spleen is fox glove, pancreas a blooming rose
tulip kidney, hydrangea lungs, lilac thyroid

whole interior blossoms flowers
nutrient-rich roots bring vitality
rainbow bouquet, made up of all shapes and sizes
fragrant, beautiful and radiant

my organs, my parts, a flower garden
daffodils and nasturtium of happy life drinking sunshine
robust with hydration and the blood of life

i attend each flower
careful gardener, i am
call up from source specific nourishment each flower needs

tissue rebuilt, vitality restored as nutrients and life flow
to each flower springing in me
each part thrives with life-giving properties

so happy, each part, the humming joy of vitality
smiles upon their petals
while they metabolize disease
process toxins
cleanse blood
each flower restored, and restoring

my body, a brilliant community garden
full of life force, oxygenated, hydrated, nourished

i am walking garden
with smiling flowers for organs
for body parts, for wherever they need to be

i carry my garden body to its secret flower bed
anytime it calls out
for a time of the highest rejuvenation and revitalization
that a blooming garden can provide

 

Bee Flowers by Loretta Ferris

Bee Flowers by Loretta Ferris

The visualization this poem is taken from is a guided journey to ease the grief of the bereaved.

journey for loss

loss that drops me falling
fortress of self, dissolved
scorched, bleeding

the wind she summons…
my ghost body rises
to follow wise guide to sacred place

where they are all there: ancestors, guides,
guardian angels welcome encircled trees
surround, stand guard shoulder to breezy shoulder

brave fern tips rise to heavens
and the ground, radiant stars witness
beckoned, i enter.

quilt of kaleidoscope presented to me
wrapped around my shadow form
this quilt to color with memories, the

patchwork i sew from my mind —
re-collection — drop the sorrow from
my head and bleed the pictures into squares

chant: drain the head and fill the quilt
memory quilt, comfort quilt, give each square
a moment, a picture from the past

these will last forever, stitched in the time
of this blanket. drops fall from my mind fill in squares
seal each patch with tears to drain the sorrow

patches as holograms of memories, living,
alive, stitch my Loved One’s name
along the borders

carefully, beloved name along every edge
living quilt wraps around my grieving body
restores my eyes

to life, wrapped with love
and memories weave around me
fill me up as they empty me, my head

free an anguished heart this blanket of memories
comforts me, is blessed by the ancestors, kissed
by the angels, a gift from my guides

nodding in approval as i stand before them weaving
the blanket and coloring the squares hugging
blanket blessed by angels, which becomes my body

my body as memory eternal spirit as divine,
my head released from strain
my heart
the soul of this quilt, knit with tender wings

rain happy thoughts along the borders
reinforce the stitches with smiles my
Loved One pictured in every patch

funny memories tickle my leg
warm memories radiate my skin
all this within me forever, elders give blessings

moon sets low, seals the making
heart gives thanks to the sacred, to the sight
to guides and angels

for this gift i promise to keep it close
remember, when grief takes over, to move
thoughts from the brain to color the quilt, a mosaic

of beloved life to comfort my heart
escorted home we are returned
to body, my quilt and me

Loved One is Eternal, the quilt is
my comfort to stop the bleeding
it is my Loved One who is with me forever

photo courtesy of Sue Munroe. See more of her work at http://susanmunroephoto.com

photo courtesy of Sue Munroe. See more of her work at http://susanmunroephoto.com

a special thanks to Brother Karekin for edits and encouragement!

Dear Readers, this is the first of what I hope will be a series of poems inspired from meditations I have written over the years. The visualization this poem is taken from is a guided journey to relax, and to visually and sensually be filled with quantum Divinity.

mists of avalon

deep into Mother
I am heavy

roots rain down
brain releases grip
to neutral, non physical

mist is sacred
essence of the divine
billows, loose shapes

shades of color-mist floats to me
infuses my trunk
hydrates bones
mists my pelvis
loves my belly, saturates my dry heart
cools red throat
and clears my head

I am mist

I swirl with it, healing, relaxing
soft cool lightness
mist surrounds me, I am blessed

and it expands, as I do
out and out
I am wide like Mother
Big like Earth

morning dew of the Divine, I am
each drop, love eternal
hydrated with magical mist

swept with auras of love to give back
and back

I am expanded and healthy
sacred cloud I am embraced by you in a precious way
may I consciously hold you
float inside you and know who I am

energetic particles vibrating
I open heart and mind to Divine Mother, Grand Father
and say soft prayers to myself
to be shared by all

see the Universe receiving
self-healing with intention
as I send golden light and everlasting love to
Everything
to the dark parts
the heavy, the tiny…

this mist condenses now, collapses deep inside
fuses into my cells
becoming Divine drops that I am

I am the mist
see it inside
showering me

remember I am
ethereal and grand, small but flowing
All in One, we are

come back into the world and remember
I am the holder

Art courtesy of Ann Bauden see more of her work at  http://www.annbaudenartistdesigner.com/

“Angels” courtesy of artist   Ann Bauden
see more of her work at
http://www.annbaudenartistdesigner.com/

 

 

 

 

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