Oh my soul
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
remembered at last
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.