One photo plus 100 words tells you where I find myself right now. Inspired by Susannah. Wishing you encouragement, wherever you find yourself right now. xoS
Taproot. Taproot. Taproot. Packing. Owning that travel is my new normal. Gray, rainy summer days. RC cars. Hammocks. Smoothies. The Great British Baking Show (love). Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (meh). Becoming Wise (so, so good). Missing the West. Edge Medicine. A gathering of swans. Wondering if it is all – always – transition? New ways of being. Living into the image. Hibiscus tea. Craving Beggar’s Bitters – best cocktail ever. Needing glasses. Resisting making an appointment with the eye doctor. Feeling the need to clean out everything. Clearing the way for the beginning of the beginning. Longing for fall. Forever, longing for fall.
These dream boards have a stripped-down feel and yet also a vibrant decadence about them. I find I need less and less images to answer the questions posed by each individual moon, and that the images I do choose have a boldness that I lacked when I first started this practice. (Evidence to be found here and here.)
The image of the swan has an interesting story. Upon returning from my last spiritual direction intensive, I chose an Animal Medicine card to help ground me as I attempted to integrate all that happened while I was away. The Swan revealed itself, bearing a message of awakening the true beauty and power of self. About a week later, I found the image pictured above in my collage stash and also remembered listening to David Whyte expound on a poem by Rilke called “The Swan”. (You can find the poem here and the commentary here – I swear I could listen to that man read the phone book.) I won’t butcher Whyte’s nor Rilke’s eloquence, but suffice to say the essence of their words feels like an grace-filled answer to this moon’s questions:
What dreams are ready to burst into flower? Who are you when you’re in full bloom? How do you wish to bloom? xoS