Alchemy Prayer

On this new moon I pray to you
For paradigm alchemy
From swirling dust to cosmic love
Please help my eyes to see

We’ve come so far from heaven’s stars
This dream that dreams with open eyes
Unconscious play goes on and on
The world’s adrift and so am I

Wake us from this senseless state
To know our power within
To make the change you wish of us
And Heaven to Earth we’ll bring

Let separation melt away
And the joy of life emerge
With all our senses knowing truth
We’ll rise above our hurts

The past will fade; the now so pure
When good nature reigns supreme
This is what I pray for us
That love will set us free

Chosen

Chosen

Though I’d not known of her before
She came to ask a favor for

Her homeland lay in deep despair
She sought a space for healing prayer

My soul came forth; agreed that day
For I deeply felt the need to pray

Much had changed in this new land
Hidden purpose, beyond my plan

We gathered close, seven seats
Joined in God, our twin heart beats

Direction came: Reach forth into
This circle where God’s power moved

Cold fire filled my once numb limbs
I felt the help my hands could bring

Lord, I feel you through my arms
Power to heal such tragic harms

A reply came strongly; I was blessed
A deep-held knowing, a nod of yes

You’re here despite my lack of worth?
I’ve been derailed since my very birth!

A voice came forth, grace from sin
An exchange ensued deep within

These lips have lied a thousand times…
     All men whisper tales, truths disguised
     Your penance paid when your spirit cried

But my hands have thieved from men of trust…
     No man is free of deeds unjust
     Forgive yourself, an act you must

I’ve harmed this body, no longer pure…
     No man escapes the world’s allure
     Your heart is mine, of this I’m sure

Thank you, God, for choosing me…
     My dear, you see what they do not see
     It’s clear to you; You belong to Me

Dissolved

The core of Earth runs through my veins
Its rivers through my womb
And when this fire burns away
Dear Earth becomes my tomb

The air I breathe dissolves my mind
The winds of change refresh
And once the leaves blow away
The past leaves through my breath

The moon, she glows within my heart
Our rhythms in perfect phase
Cycling through the ebb and flow
Of life’s unending ways

For all my wants, the land provides
Nourishing and sweet
Its seasons carry me back home
Full circle and complete

I am Light

I am overjoyed at this life, this dream
37 years may as well be 37 days
For I know nothing of this world
I stand in awe
Childlike wonder
Letting it all just be

This morning, the sunlight
Played in my shower
The mist put on a show for me
Dancing in subtle swirls and rainbows
I let it engulf me and I became
This mystical mix of fire and water

Outside the birds, they sing to me
Melodies filling the air
The space that holds this all together
I see their home, thick ropes for roots
Digging down to the Earth
Strong, safe, life-giving

And so I drink in this space
Space that reaches so high,
We can’t hold onto it
I expand and the birds remind me
I am the air, but I am also grounded
I am synced with my Mother, Earth

I don’t know what makes this work, but
I know that I am You as much as I am Me
I am as much ground as I am sea
I am Fire.
I am Space.
I am Light.

Living

Part of me died in India
It was there that I said farewell
My skin left fresh and bare
Beneath that hardened shell

She did not go so peacefully
She went with a cry and a moan
And while I miss her dearly
My spirit yearns to grow

And part of me is dying here
So many layers to shed
It matters not where I live
But how I live instead