This morning I pulled two cards from two different spirit card decks. The first one was from Jamie Sams' and David Carson's "Medicine Cards," Crow. It spoke of how Crow lives in the void and sees both the physical world and the spiritual world, as humanity interprets them, as illusion. Crow's medicine reminds us to speak our truth and know our life's purpose, and of the potential of shape-shifting old realities to cultivate a world of peace.
The second card was from "Osho Zen Tarot," and was a reminder that 'we are the world.' It spoke of how "when we recognize the common source of our humanity, the common origins of our dreams and longings, our hopes and fears, we are able to see that we are all joined together in the great miracle of existence." Osho writes, "When thousands and thousands of people around the earth are celebrating, singing, dancing, ecstatic, drunk with the divine, there is no possibility of global suicide... Life has been given to you to create, and to rejoice, and to celebrate... Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal."
I liked the reminder this morning of the importance of following one's heart and also the importance to celebrate the beauty of Mama Earth... and the expression that inspires me the most is in the form of dance, as taught by my butoh mentor, Momo.
Today, the wind was blustery and at the bluff overlooking the Olympic Mountains a flock of crows were flying in a way that I could only describe as 'play' and seemed to be an expression of 'crow celebration' for the joy of being alive. I loved seeing them soar, fold their wings and then dip and dive... Their dance with the strong gusts of wind was contagious.
Today's dance practice was inspired by Crow, the wind, and a celebration of Mama Earth and the Great Mystery...
Thank you for reading / viewing this blog. I hope it may inspire you in some way... If you feel inspired to share how you celebrate the beauty and the mystery of Mama Earth, I would enjoy hearing from you.
There is a film in the black space below:
Music: Philip Glass
Filmed by Brooke
Visit my butoh mentor's inspiring blog here: Maureen 'Momo' Freehill