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Widening Circles

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham

The butterflies are out in full force now.
Camouflaged when wings closed.
Exploding into a work of art when open.
Taking flight with ease, finesse and delight.
Dancing, floating, circling and embracing flowers.
Celebrating their journey from caterpillar to fruition.
Not regretting or remembering the struggle that got them to butterfly, knowing it was necessary to bring the journey to completion.
Letting go to fly lightly, widening circles.

I live my life in widening circles, Rainer Maria Rilke
“I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I will give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?”

We live linearly but life is circular, seasonal, a woven tapestry with each thread necessary to create the masterpiece. Dance with delight whether caterpillar, in the middle of metamorphosis or butterfly in flight. Widen your circle each day.

Take the Leap

“Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.” – Mason Cooley

“Leap, and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs

Open the windows and let fresh air into your thoughts
Breathe in the moment deeply, separate from tasks, identities and responsibilities
Be fully present today

Untangle, unwind, release
Ask questions
Be open to different answers than your own
The answers that already exist within you now, beyond the noise

No more wading in the shallow waters of scarcity and limitations
Take the leap into the deep end of abundance and gratitude
Run off the dock, take flight, chase the ball

Explore and wander
Keep growing, learning, creating, imagining, unlearning, dreaming, questioning, stretching, receiving, trusting, believing, embracing, loving
Evolve, unfold, become, expand, transform
See the miracle in the moment, see the miracle within you right now

“God is always bigger than you imagined or expected or even hoped.” – Richard Rohr

Canvas and Paint

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

What will you paint on the blank canvas of this day?
What will you allow to be painted on the canvas of your soul?

Create
Sow
Express
Expand
Diverge
Converge
Submerge

Beyond the surface of doing to the depth of presence and being.
Open heart, quiet mind.

Unlearn
Relearn
Grow

Be the canvas and the paint.

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts

Prune to Bloom

Allow the dry and dead to fall away so growth can take its place and space;
If it lingers, prune it so flowers can bloom, the fruit of new beginnings;
Prune to bloom.
New fruit.
Candid in May

May Flower by Emily Dickinson

Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
Covert in April,
Candid in May,

Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin
In every human soul.

Bold little beauty,
Bedecked with thee,
Nature forswears
Antiquity.

 

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