After writing Friday’s post, I went about enjoying a weekend of fun with my children. A weekend in which I actually had minimal resources but discovered abundance and treasures I do not yet have words for….and I will share our adventures with you next Monday complete with a slide show of photos….so tune in next Monday for that….
For now, it’s just a poignant reminder to me to continue to stand in Faith, concentrate on all that I *do* have, and allow God and the Universe to guide me and work magic along the way…truly *magnificent*!
I was one of the few in the universe who wasn’t familiar with the Sufi poet Rumi’s works…..I believe it was a few months ago that I discovered his poems and became fascinated. I’ve never read such things…opens my heart, my hope, makes me want to dance, sing, think, just be…all at the same time:) So, I have two small treats for you today. This weekend I found a book by Rumi, so I have one poem from Rumi along with one of my favorite very chill Van Morrison songs “Days Like This”……two different mediums that only just begin to describe to you the joys from this past weekend with my children…..
“Birdwings” by Rumi
Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror
up to where you’re bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting
the two is beautifully balanced and coordinated
May you have…
a “Day Like This”….
When all of what the lyrics express ring true to you.
When you allow your heart to remain open even if you’ve been hurt.
When you stand strongly in Faith
and allow for unfolding in your day, your week, your month, your life…
When you experience such a day..
A “day like this”..
May you give praise….straight from your heart.
May you allow you Spirit to soar.
May you allow the beauty, love, joy, peace, magic…
of each moment
to wrap around you,
enliven each of your senses,
So that you soon realize
you are the air, the sun’s ray’s, the moon’s beams…
you are the beauty, love, joy, peace, magic
you are abundance