Reflections from the Spring Equinox retreat from some participants.
Reflection on Metta and Dana by Mike den Haan
The grand tree,
open to all visitors,
its trunk injured by
lightning long ago.
Many long branches,
held in place,
to hold, invite, embrace.
Pine needles and sap.
Lichen and bark.
Source for woodpecker.
Mark for bear.
Nest for robin.
The elder, tree
beckons to consider a truth:
Our souls join.
From a Deep Pool by Daniel Lefebvre
Sound of flowing water, gentle breathing
As baby’s breath, opening the heart echo
To the wordless fragrance of life,
Silently touching tenderly only with your eyes
Aaah…. Such kind eyes, sparkling at times with Crow’s feet, Whisper a generous patience and acceptance
A lightness of being radiating out
Perspiring a posture of receiving all
Open your heart to a soulful melody
To desire for oneness, for peace of mind
Banish any thought that disturbs the mirror image
Of a deep pool reservoir, overflowing with Hagia Sophia *
Absorb the essence of God’s Love for self and all beings Breathe; be open to the movement of the Spirit
* presence of the Divine Feminine