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Reaching for beauty

I just spent 10 days in California traveling on business. It was a very demanding trip and I have to say I really do not like Silicon Valley. It is an ugly place that has a major addiction to the frontal lobe and the pursuit of money. Part of being a druid though is the commitment to finding inspiration in all places and situations. We are obligated to hearing and acknowledging the song. We don’t have to love all aspects of Nature but we most certainly have to respect them. The gods of intellect and trade are part of Nature and we need to negotiate respectful relationship with them. It was a real challenge this time around :>)

When we are in difficult places the need to center, ground and listen becomes more vital to finding the relationships that bring inspiration. It is times like this when I wonder if Listening is all the spiritual knowledge/teaching/theology we ever need. Presence is vital. Presence is built upon rooting in the mud and blood. And from there we need to listen before any action is taken.

No matter what I think of California, I have to admit the gods of travel are a wonder. The jet that flew me across this continent in a matter of hours is sheer magic. Leaving the ground and dancing with the sky gods is always a source of deep inspiration for me. So in honor of them I offer up this poem:

I am the hawk who flies seven miles high
I am the talon that grips the branch
I am the branch that shades the ground
I am the ground where my ancestors sleep
I am the sleep that brings the dream
I am the dream that calls the song
I am the song from which all life flows
…into and out of being

Thoughts on the wind,
Snowhawke /|\

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