Friday, February 25, 2011

Coming Into Fifty

"What the heart gives away is never gone ...
It is kept in the hearts of others."
- Robin St. John

Life is changing.
The Earth moves beneath my feet,
teaching me to walk.
The wind is blowing in my ear,
creating deep listening.
The sun is burning upon my head,
teaching me the stories of the stars.
The ocean takes me in her body of waves,
allowing me to sink deeper
into the source of who I am.


When I was young I wondered what my elder self would say about my life. Now that fifty years is upon me, I have a small glimpse what is elemental to my life:

This is certainly not how I thought it would be.

Allowing sorrow
deepens the mind in the roots of joy.
Singing to the moon and sun,
opens the wings of the beloved.
Diving into the dirt and the sea,
brings me closer to my friends and family.
And love given
is Never wasted.

Dear reader, you are why I write and sing in the winter sun today. I am glad to be here with you, on the sacred earth, in the sanctity of silent space. Today, I pray that your heart deepens in its essential wisdom and the joy of creation.

May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You,
All Love Surround You,
And the Pure Light Within You,
Guide Your Way On

From an Old Irish Blessing


(c) Rick Sievers, 2011. All Rights Reserved