the dark & complex root stream of fear

If the Earth is a woman
I have always been her lover.

Watching the little fish swim
in the dark rivers of her heart
touching the hidden flowers
of her lips beneath the rough bark
of cliffs above the sea.

If the Earth is a woman
I have tasted of her salt
and of her honey too
and seen her face beneath
the moonlit mirrored ice
before she melted in the liquid
warmth of spring.

If the Earth is a woman
we have known each other,
will know again
until not even the wind
can separate our dust.

If you hear music…dance!
If you don’t hear music… sing!

If you walk barefoot
along the path of the heart,
your singing will not awaken
the sleepers nor will your
dancing disturb the self-righteous

But the birds will follow you
and take from your hand
some crumbs and
sing to you their truth.

….John Squadra

coming to the roots is sinking deep in the mire of our own fears, our own truths, our own sleepy lives…..this subtle bodywork is a listening for our entrenched fragmentation & considering where to find the clues…..

Do what you fear. What do you fear most? If I don’t do what I fear, I feel like I am not living on my edge, not living in my spirit. My spirit wants to live in the unknown. If I get too comfortable, in a house, with the heat, I lose my self-reliance. I lose the courage to get myself where I want to be. It is over the course of many, many  experiences, of pushing your boundaries, that you build skills, expand  your comfort zone, build your ability to pursue dreams. The times when I have felt really alive have all been times when I have been a little cold, a little hungry……..Jennifer Hahn

in need of the thing that is most difficult to name……

I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.
Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low,
Of some song sung to rest the tired dead,
A song to fall like water on my head,
And over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow.

…..Elizabeth Bishop

2 thoughts on “the dark & complex root stream of fear

  1. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt – “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Each day, we should do at least one thing for another that they can never repay, and every day we should do at least one thing that scares us. Lovely, Blue. ~ Love, Bobbie

    • Love this great little appeal…..reminds us that chipping away at fear dissipates its power……our body doesn’t seize up as quickly……have a beautiful Sunday Bobbie…..

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