It is a cool, bright evening — the sun still shines heading for its transition to another day. I light the sage and its pungent fragrance billows around me. Its movement in the breeze is a perfect metaphor for Love… Standing at the magnificent cedar, I take a small strip of its curled bark and put it to my nose…
I thank the tree and light the bark, letting it burn out in my hand until it drops to the earth. The earth…. one entity, one unit of harmonious glory — creation is within, without, around and through, above and below. It is Imagination, it is a most majestic orb.
I dig a hole and place the bark’s ashes inside and cover it — for it is not just here in this place now, it is part of the soil carrying my prayer through its Oneness to every direction.
I call to Creator for all to hear — the trees, the grass and flowers, the tiniest insects on each stem – the microbes living in the depths of the seas, the ominous whales moving, effortlessly, through the waves. The winds, the rains, the songs, the words, and every sound from every species – indeed, every cry from the smallest bird with wings so thin, to the wisest raptor – the greatest ones. I hear the baby’s heartbeat and the raging storm, as thunder cracks and lightning dances on the horizon. Every being, every eye, every realm…Knows this power.
All is the mystical energy we are – the essence we were created from, created by, created for the greatness of all that is. And, as the sage continues to rise up the tree trunk, it carries this energy that is unlimited and unstoppable to everything that is happening within this moment in the Universe.
I pray in that knowing – I claim this for the Calling that has come through the Ages and brought us together. I pray we recognize everything that is before us and know it is from our Creator. We remember the open doors are not opened by us, but opened by the Great Spirit. We choose to walk through these doors, each one with purpose, no doubt, no fear – and just for us. It is our Calling, and it takes our gratitude and thanksgiving to realize it to the fullest.
We are protected, we are so very loved and cherished, we are part of the greatest mission of all time. It is NOW that the Universe has chosen to bring all the elements together, from deep darkness to brilliant light, working in synchronicity… toward Creation’s purpose. It is a mission for the brave to walk by faith.
I think again on the sage’s smoke making its way to “someplace” we don’t know, but we don’t have to know everything, because we believe in the path it takes.
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