blessing, body, Buddhism, earth

Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach Dear ones, This week I feel called to offer an update to my previous blessing post. I feel continually moved and troubled by all that is arising in the world including the social, racial, and… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

ancestors, antiracism, earth, main, mindfulness, poetry

Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

A cry for help and refuge heard and responded to by beloved ancestors and Earth image by @kasturi09 Dear ones. We are listening. We see you. We love you. You carry so much. We see world wars in your eyes alone. Where did you learn how to hold so much that is not yours? Can… Continue reading Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

ancestors, earth, love, main, mindfulness, poetry

A Love Language Decolonization poem

photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem

earth, main, mindfulness, poetry, radicalcare

allow yourself to be held (poem)

image by @peter_mc_greats Allow yourself to be held by this moment and know that those who allow themselves to feel offer space for healing. Feel what joins you here, all the refuges close by, the earth within and around you. Dear one, you are where love ends and begins again with every breath. Surely you… Continue reading allow yourself to be held (poem)

ancestors, Buddhism, earth, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness

connecting with ancestors

photo by marietjie hemming I like to think our ancestors are rooting us on through life. There is a mindfulness practice from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh¬†called Touching the earth that I learned while on retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery many years ago where we place our palms in front of our chests in the… Continue reading connecting with ancestors

blackness, dream, earth, family, love, poetry, prose poem

imagine freedom

this poem is inspired by this painting by rick mobbs. hold your breath and kiss me until joy travels through every orifice of your body. . ......... . ...... ..................................... . imagine us together forever. tuck yourself under the shade of the chocolate tree in our imagination, carve our initials s and e into the… Continue reading imagine freedom