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Heart Blooming

Spring Equinox 2013


Hope this turn of the seasons brings you many blessings of balance, harmony and beauty!

On a personal note, I’ve been feeling stressed lately, not sure why. Nothing new. Maybe just an accumulation over these past years of two challenging ‘jobs’ – eldercare for my elderly mother; and book publicity (not a natural thing for an introvert). So I sat and chanted and sang to my heart this morning on the Equinox, hoping to get back in balance.

Here’s the little poem that my heart gave me:

“Spring forward!” they say,
“Hurry up and bloom!”

But my heart says,
“Whoa, slow down.

Can’t rush the river along,
Can’t push the daisys to bloom


Slow breathing,

Welcoming rain and sunshine,

Slow unfurling,

This is the way to bloom.”

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2 Responses

  • Bev Valentine
    Mar 21, 2013

    Easter is always a time (for me) of contraction and deepening, much like the process a bulb goes through before blossoming. Presently, I’m recovering from a fracture of the tibia and torn cartilage, causing me to reflect on where I have awakened and how and where a sense of the sacred shows itself in my life, as well as where and how I have completely forgotten what is sacred.
    A teacher of mine quoted St. Francis de Sales, “What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience,” something I can truly attest to!
    I’m called to enjoy and appreciate whatever brings me back to my breath, my body, my heart.
    Love, Bev

    Bev Valentine Mar 21, 2013
    • Rahima Warren
      Mar 21, 2013

      Dear Bev,
      Good questions to reflect on. Flowers often remind me of the sacredness of life. Wishing you deep reflections, swift healing, and blooming at the pace that is right for you.

      Rahima Warren Mar 21, 2013

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