Nature is the Antithesis of Illness

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I try to keep the energy of my home clean and clear as best I can; clutter, emotional drama, too many colors and textures, unfinished projects and piles of “stuff” all lend density and heaviness to the vibe.

Flowers are insta-clearing agents for me.

They are extremely vital to my well-being and I adore arranging carefully chosen blooms.

Candles and especially the scent and smoke of sweetgrass help hoover out the sneaky slimeyness (sp?) bound to find entry sooner or later.

Sometimes Emma stands rigid on my bed barking at the empty corner of the room protecting me from things only she can see.

My tolerance for staying put indoors is two days which really is pushing it.

I get weird.

My brain curls into armadillo-mode and starves.

Even with all the consciousness I put into “keeping house”

The moment I close the door behind me bound for the plaza or some other adventure

I become light;

Brain unfurls into an un-armored friend and I move from my heart into the world.

Thoughts of pain and weakness and struggle,

Boredom and isolation and severed threads to Spirit

Fly off me like flinty scales

As I lean in to the fresh innocence of a day.

I have a friend in Texas waiting anxiously for what may be the ravages of a full blown hurricane.

Nature has many costumes in her armoire from ferocious to tender.

She demands we must bow to her risking everything if we don’t.

The fact Mother Nature is so much larger than us seems to allow the petty contractions I experience in my physical self to shrink in the light of Her pure and untainted energy.

Suddenly, I don’t feel the identity of “sick or pained or weary woman.”

A slow tear slides down my cheek in undefended humility and gratitude.

I roll on.

Free.

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6 Responses to “Nature is the Antithesis of Illness”

  1. Adele Rosen on August 25th, 2017

    Wow

  2. Shanti on August 25th, 2017

    Thank you!

  3. Becky Patterson on August 25th, 2017

    I love your observations of Indian week. I actually feel pity for their ” throwing their pearls before the swine” because that’s what the pedestrians reminded me of. I also felt a SATURATION of so much turquoise art I was blind. Your writing is so poetic. You are rolling by in your chariot seeing everything through your editing eyes of detail. ????????????????????????????

  4. Becky Patterson on August 25th, 2017

    I love your observations of Indian week. I actually feel pity for their ” throwing their pearls before the swine” because that’s what the pedestrians reminded me of. I also felt a SATURATION of so much turquoise art I was blind. Your writing is so poetic. You are rolling by in your chariot seeing everything through your editing eyes of detail. ????????????????????????????

  5. Dominique Mazeaud on August 26th, 2017

    Another inspired piece to start my day. Thank you.

  6. Ellen Fox on August 26th, 2017

    Yes, another inspired piece. Thank you.

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