Today I have the house to myself, as Scott teaches all day. I am alone, but not lonely.
Today the weather has finally cooled. The birds seem a little more active, a little more cheerful. The bees are buzzing around our birdbath, stopping every once in a while to drink deeply.
Today is a day for meditation, for quiet reflection, for me to drink deeply from the pool of silence that surrounds me.
Today is a day for journaling, for for giving silent voice to thoughts buried deep within me.
Today is a day for a stroll around the hill, to observe our deer as they search among the oaks for acorns and the last of the season’s blackberries. The big stags are gone; the does are probably all pregnant.
Today is a time for remembering what it means to be The Earth Mage, for standing barefoot on the earth and connecting with The Earth Mother, for drumming on my drum until its beat, my heart beat, and the pulse of the Mother are one.
Today is a day for walking in beauty.
What will you do today?
Sun Song’s Prayer (from The Storyteller’s Bracelet)
(From the Navajo)
In beauty I walk.
With beauty before me I walk.
With beauty behind me I walk.
With beauty above me I walk.
With beauty around me I walk.
It has become beauty again.
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me.
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…