Sunday, May 30, 2010

spirit washing

Give away the things you don't need
Let it all go and you'll soon see
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash your spirit clean
Go and pray upon a mountain
Go and pray beside the ocean
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash Your spirit clean
Be grateful for the struggle
Be thankful for the lessons
And you'll wash your spirit clean

From "Walela" - Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Coolidge, Laura Satterfield.

I kept hearing these lyrics today as I stood in the pouring rain by the pond during my dance practice... yes, after the tragedy in the Gulf Of Mexico and carrying so much inner grief, it was time to wash my spirit clean...

A dance prayer for WATER... remembering that the amount of water on our planet remains constant from the time of the creation of this planet until this moment - not one drop more or one drop less... The water here at the pond could have originated around the other side of the planet... offering a blessing to this water here, blessing to water everywhere... especially for the Gulf of Mexico...

May the hemorrhaging of Mother Earth stop so the healing may begin...

I loved how a mallard duck swooped into the lake catching me by surprise - it seemed to drop in vertically from the sky...

Lokaha Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings everywhere be happy and free from suffering and may our thoughts and actions contribute to that happiness and freedom from suffering for all beings...May we also remember we are within that circle of all beings...
Music: Rain
Filmed by Brooke
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  1. We are wet, green, wet, growing, wet even in our grieving.

    love the music selection for today

  2. I love all of the rituals that you do. It's so important to pay our respects to mother earth and our ancestors in one way or another. It's beautiful that you've found such a graceful way to do this.