This post rejoices in the healing medicine of creative expression.
I must confess to defining creativity broadly. Absolutely every decision we make, every movement comes from the universe within us – in response to the cosmos outside us. Whatever we do is creating something that wasn’t there a moment before. Whether typing on the keyboard, as I’m doing now, or deciding to sigh, as I just did, to recognizing I’m thirsty, as I just did. Think about the miracle of aliveness! How do the bacteria inside our bodies, to which we are beholden, though we tend to forget that, make the decisions and coordinate their actions to keep us alive? How do the microscopic cells which birth, die and birth again, how do those miniscule beings allow us to do anything that we do??? Truly, isn’t that humbling to think about? Our lives really are nothing but creative energy, moment to moment to moment…AWE some.
Below I express my appreciation for our native souls with poetic words and mixed-media image.
All our Relations
born of this planet spinning in this galaxy,
belongs to Earth’s family.
We are all indigenous,
though thought forms,
dominating, expanding empires,
have separated billions of us
from our native roots.
May we grieve this horrific loss,
this trauma of separation
from the ground of our being.
May we be forgiven
for projecting that pain onto others.
May we heal our alienation from Earth
and come together
as extended family
where reverence abounds,
inclusion in the circle of life
guides every decision.