Oh my soul

Oh my soulresilient nature
I love you like the day-shy stars
visible only in darkness
the absence of light itself
making holy space
a sacred container
for light to shine forth
its beauty all the more radiant
like a soul ablaze
longed for
revealed and
remembered at last

 

learning resiliency in natureThe call of the soul for the remembering of who we are in our deep nature is a hallmark of our human era. It is a call for our waking up and remembering our wholeness and innate belonging.

Paul Hawkins, quoting the essence of Emerson, spoke of it this way:

“Ralph Waldo asked what we would do if the stars came out once in a thousand years. No one would sleep that night, obviously. The world would create religions overnight. We would be ecstatic, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night and we watch TV.”

That we live in continuous presence with spirit and soul can make us drowsy to their presence, in the way we only pay attention to the water if it tastes bad or the air when it is polluted.

Why wait for your soul to ache or suffer to listen to it’s calling however. Give it some attention now. A simple remembering may change your moment and day. A gratitude can help call you home.

What is it your soul is asking you to remember?

Larry Glover is a speaker, writer, retreat facilitator, resiliency coach and wilderness guide. You can learn more about opportunities to engage with him at larryglover.com and at leadfeather.org. We still have space in the upcoming Wilderness Soul Renewal Retreat and in a Canyon de Chelly cultural immersion journey.

About Larry Glover

A lover of wild nature, author, speaker, retreat facilitator & wilderness guide, revealing all the while we are more like the forest—than we are different.

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