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a few things I try to say to the children, without words

I am not here to surrender to mediocrity

I am not here to deny the many ways of being
or anyone else’s pain

I know the water flows around obstacles
and I know it can get stagnant sometimes, need the heat to raise it up, to move
up and over,
or the earth to swallow it up

I am here to love deeply, to love beyond my means, recklessly and then like the sun loves,
into the void, no favorites, only orbit

I have no bottom, I am not separate from hell or heaven, they are in me, they are in this world

I am learning to dance with every part of myself
to leave nothing to shame
to declare my love from the inner recess to the stars, light years pound out of my heart
make me visible to the nebulae I love

I am not leading, I am experiencing
earthworm chrysalis snake skin
and the pond where the geese rest on their journey

I am not mothering a child, but I am raising a way of being, nurturing inside myself
a liberated self
knowing one day it will cast aside everything I have known as me

I am a beautiful detritus-to-be,
a candle wick in the molten wax
just smitten with fire
as it changes everything in me
convincing me that everything, with a breath,
can change

summer solstice tarot and I-ching reading

summer solstice tarot and I-ching readings say:

to be a good conduit of the divine, humble yourself (you are not special), while accepting your callings and gifts (you are each special).

rest and resource your body.

keep finding the work that can be done in authentic relationships.

build up everyone you can honestly uplift. and if you can’t, make the choice not to bring others down, especially others oriented on freedom…turn your attention to the places you are connected and respected.

keep growing.

wake up again and again. and again.