Every morning before I wake, when the rich blackness of night begins to give way to the golden-grey hues of tomorrow, when the earth begins to hum with its new and hopeful promise, a little bird, who’s name I do not yet know, comes to the bougainvillea bush outside my open window to sing his morning song. He is tiny. I’ve seen him jump from twig to twig between the thorns and fuschia blossoms, his little beak piping a cheerful tropical tune. He sings and he chirps and he varies his song and every morning, without fail, he gives my heart a smile.
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My Wednesday Wish for you?
I wish you connection with nature this week. No matter where you live or how much cement colors your world, you are always connected to our grand and gracious earth. And while we forget, we must also remember, to sow her seeds of love, to birth them as our own.
1. Find a patch of grass, no matter how small. Take your shoes off, nylons or socks, too. And walk barefoot on the green. Feel the earth humming beneath you. Let her take your negative emotions, your fears, your tight and painful spots. Watch the ugly flow from your feet, the earth absorbing it all, giving you back your natural state of peace.
2. Find a tree. Sit beside it, your back against hers. Imagine what she would say if you could hear her talk. Would she give you advice? Would she tell you a story? Be the tree. Love the tree. Hug her if you have the courage. Feel your connection to the earth through your new friend, the tree.
3. Find a bird. Let your eyes fly with her as far as you can. Imagine what she feels, the wind, the joy, the freedom that she is able to express with her wings. What does she wish for you? What gifts does she give you without saying a word? Where do you feel her presence? In your heart? In your mind? In your wings, tucked too tightly against your back? Feel a sadness emerge and its urge to be colored back to hope. Let the bird show you how. Look to its wisdom.
Nature is always available to share her wise and loving gifts. If we look with soft eyes and an open heart, her magic can become our own.
p.s. see the biggest rock in the picture above? It's a wishing rock. See its white ring? I took the picture for you. I thought you might need a wish of your own this week:) If you can't see it well, click on it to make it larger.