Arise and Rest

Good Morning!

The sun is shining brightly this morning and after the snowfall of Monday night the world looks crisp and beautiful. Now, as we were digging out yesterday I imagine most of us were not thinking of the beauty, just the shoveling that needed to be done, but today we can soak in the wonder of creation that surrounds us. At least that is where I am this morning. There is something amazing about being in a part of the world where we are blessed with the many faces of creation in the changing seasons. Each one holds times of wonder and can open up the  mystery of the Universe, touching souls with insight and pure joy! This is the cycle of life itself and we are connected to the rhythm of the Earth. In their book “ The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons – The Circle of Life”  Joyce Rupp and Marcina Wiederkehr share a piece called “I Arise Today”. And I share it with you now.

 

I Arise Today

I arise today with spring in my eyes:

Clear circling air

Shining inspiration

Wings of hope

Unfolding buds

Happy roots

Blossoms of joy

Necessary storms.

This is my inheritance in this vibrant new season.

I arise today in the wings of spring

I arise today with summer in my heart:

Fire of enthusiasm

Burning sun

Abundant life

Playful spirit

Nesting birds

Lush meadows

Growing gardens.

This is my inheritance in this vibrant new season.

I arise today in the arms of summer.

I arise today with autumn in my soul:

Waters of wisdom

Graceful aging

Transforming colours

Crunching leaves

Fruitful harvest

Sweet surrender

Life-giving death.

This is my inheritance in this vibrant new season.

I arise today in the breath of autumn

I arise today with winter in my being:

Resting earth

Gracious darkness

Dreaming seeds

Barren trees

Frosty breath

Glowing fireplaces

Empty spaces.

This is my inheritance in this vibrant new season.

I arise today in the heart of winter

 

 

May we indeed arise and rest in the heart of winter.

 

Blessings

Valerie

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