collaborative strength and solidarity
allowing pain to strengthen and heal you is to share the connection and strength of solidarity with other human suffering
by singing together from our woundedness meaning is given to our and others stories by becoming a corroborative voice lifting all up
beloved fellow voices in the mercy choir let us join together singing our prophetic laments and soothing psalms
remembering the most precious gift we can give another is our presence and attention here and now belonging together in in authentic healing communities
Herb Stone here&now working poetry May 5, 2021
images: Savasana Chakra Garden by Kimberly Russick, photo of Savasana Class unattributed
Authors note: Savasana is a healing Hatha Yoga posture of deep relaxation between sleep and wakefulness. It is also called the corpse pose. By entering this deep meditative state of nidra consciousness we can reach higher stages of well being that relieve stress and result in wholeness and healing. Savasana is usually taught and practiced as the last posture in yoga classes and with the guidance of the instructor can be transformative.
poem: the Wren Songs and the Wiggle Bottoms
my dependable companions appear each morning this Spring outside the patio doors where I write upon arising early
the mother wren and her companion, aka the Wren Songs, her song of three to four notes filling the air
the rabbit couple, aka the Wiggle Bottoms, darting and rollicking on the lawn before the ‘lil woods
mom Wren Song begins her busy day of feeding her nestlings atop the hook pole, insect in beak, with a swoop to the nest inside the old grill
the Wiggle Bottoms appear to burrow in the hedgerow at the property line, they gyrate, kicking and jumping, then suddenly flop down nibbling the clover
these my trusty companions close by each day their company delightful singing, feeding, darting, nibbling
Herb Stone here&now working poetry April 29, 2021
Sooner than expected, my new book is ready to view and order on Amazon.
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Thank you friends for all your support, and I hope you will enjoy the book written from my heart as an offering of radical grace and love for the healing of the world and all beings as True selves belonging together in authentic community💓🙏🏽
poem: prepare to be interrupted by God today
take a break from the 10,000,000 things that distract us
see the Universal Cosmic Christ by whatever name in the stranger, other, oppressed
especially those making us the most uncomfortable in our privilege
allow the truth, beauty, and goodness that surround us to act in mercy, radical grace, and radical love
turn so that hearts are opened minds transformed and spirits lifted up
and so this shall be the new way that God is always with us all in the mutuality of giving and receiving
Herb Stone here&now working poetry April 20, 2021