Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creating Sacred Space

A Woman's Medicine arises 
from the West arm of the Wheel
A ceremonial incense
Fragrantly purifying
helping us to cleanse, calm and heal...

"We curl our scented arms 
in a welcoming embrace
Conferring strength
imparting Wisdom
evoking Clarity
Reconnecting you with Grace
Stripping away 
accumulated negativity
Cleansing psychic litter 
from your space
We announce 
clearing the air
Smudging 
without leaving a trace

Savory as desert sunshine
our Wisdom steams
from the Lodge's blessed stones
opening pores from soul to skin
singing health and youthfulness
into your bones

Humble panacea 
You might find me
on any given day
darkening Elders' roots
sharing a steaming cup of tea,
preserving meats or stuffing birds.
Perhaps tending the ill with infamous 
Four Thieves oil, or
strengthening soup.
I am always 
preparing the People
ready to celebrate their Way

Carrying intentions on the Winds
from your Heart
to Creator
to the Ancestors
to All Our Relations
and back again 
carrying Creator's love 
home to your heart.

For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant, etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?


2 comments:

  1. You got it Jan! I'm still working on the write up for this one. Mole is done in the meantime, and I'll let you know when I finish and post this one. Thanks for playing!


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