Guest post by Nikki Jefford First, I lost my father; then my beloved cousin who was like a little sister and my dearest friend. The hits kept coming. Changes in the publishing world sent my
A feeling I know A feeling I have had before, Arriving at the border Of the unknown, Where the air is charged And the sun casts Black shadows, Where the sky surrounds And the earth
The world is all Love. It's here, without asking to be recognized, taken care of, classified, divided, or polluted. It simply is as it is, with no ulterior motives. The world is unconditional - and
Up, up, up the winding mountain road to enter the gates to sacred space and swallows flitting across the charged azure blue sky. She meditates on a grassy terrace. He does Tai Chi. She does
When walking in the forest, I am enchanted by the trees and feel a kinship with them not unlike the kinship I feel with fellow human beings. I may come across a particularly wonderful tree
Blessed sunrise on sacred mountain warms the soul with gladness Light the candle and lay out stones at lakeside in honor of communion This place an altar of earth and sun and spirit Brings the
I came to see the largest stone circle in the world and found destiny asking me if I wanted to dance again like I did in the long summer of a century lost. Holding palms upward to the silent sky, the gift is accepted and the sun lays down behind the far hill to rest.
Laying on my back, it's blue sky instead of buildings, clouds instead of city, treetops instead of passing people. I don't need to see the grass under my grateful back to luxuriate in its gentle, gracious, gliding green.
The early light that heralds the coming sun so gently pulses, and this majestic emanation causes the jaw to drop and an “Ah” to utter. The outer beauty of the world and the inner beauty of the soul are harmonized – majesty within and without.