Bodypsalm for grace

Posted in LINKS on November 2nd, 2013 by Celeste

himilayas

Know there is a flow

working within the vessels

of your life and blood

through each spiritual artery and vein

which has a current all to its own

 

you cannot stop the life stream

only enhance its surge

listen for the sound

of grace inhabiting

the map of your path

 

let what is unseen carry you

in its crest and

give into the wave

of the ebb and flow

of your own pulse

 

who knows where your journey will lead

or what you may discover

you are in a new chapter

 of your own autobiography

rewriting your own narrative

every moment you take a breath

 

himilayas

Let the air breathe you

and allow the mist of the unpredictable

to caress your own plans

widen your embrace

of what is possible

it is in the impossible

where grace

will have her way

and find you once again

with an open heart

to touch the sky

and inhabit your dreams

 himilaya praise rev

 

Bodypsalm to dare to be real

Posted in LINKS on January 16th, 2013 by Celeste

“Another Ames” Art Work by Dobee Snowber

Life is not what it seems
appearances are radically different
than what I S
you hear it said over and over again
it is what it is
what is more important
is
you are here
alive
fresh with the naked
vitality of being awake
to the glorious impossible
wrapped in the skin
of a new bud
fresh fallen snow
a glance of love
the boldness of honesty

Dare to be Real
to be who you truly want to be
the time is NOW
for announcing your true heart
n o compromise
in the ground of green earth
n o accommodation
for what you know is not true
stay near to the timbrel of your own voice

Find what truly animates
your deepest yearning
and know the closer you live
to your own pulse
the more exquisite you are
for here is your rare beauty
with all your imperfections
let the opposites be present
celebrate blue and orange!

The time is NOW
to live with all your
colors, hues and shades
of the uniqueness of you
Show up for your life
and let the real B E!

Bodypsalm for Christmas

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on December 19th, 2012 by Celeste

Be dressed in the presence
of Christ within you
however you believe
or articulate your place on earth
and connection to the numinous
may this season of craziness
where everything one values
is turned upside down –
return to what matters

R E T R E A T

into the space

of incarnation
where word became flesh
and dwelt among you
and in you

the light within you
is greater than any shadow
even though you and I as babes
were formed in the dark of the womb
we are born into light

May this season
uncover tiny spaces
to be clothed once again
in the wider knowing
you shine from the inside out
and are held from the inside out

in emptying is fullness
and small gestures of kindness
and your presence
is Christmas gone wild

here is the fierce beauty
romancing you
to peace.

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Bodypsalm for the fruitful dark

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on November 2nd, 2012 by Celeste

Daphne –  Strategies for Surviving Series (2012) by Dobee Snowber

Dare to live in the fruitful dark
where what you know
as wisdom and truth
is still entering  your bones
seeping into your pores
but  monkey mind
prevents the deep release
to accept what is

The fruitful dark
knows no time schedules
has its own winter
where the riotous roots of joy
are being steeped underground
hibernating in the folds of your body

You are more afraid of your projections
than what is truly real
feel each inch of sorrow
make friends with broken dreams
and wait for the larger dream
for your soul’s purpose
to be brought forth

Darkness and light are lovers
companions for the journey
become intimate with the night
and know your only task
is to stay with and
a b i d e
in the fruitful dark.

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Bodypsalm for Transformation

Posted in LINKS on May 22nd, 2012 by Celeste

Art Work by Dobee Snowber

You have more attachment to the idea
of how you think your life should proceed
or how you perceive
the relationship, project, family, or vocation
to be lived out
than you comprehend.

Observe what inspires you
can also inhibit you
in sustaining a flexible stance
to the art of shifting and shedding
changing and transforming
what your life is calling forth.

Have the vision
and LET Go!
No matter how many times
you cook a pasta dish
it comes out a little different each time
so will your own plans
for your life.

Be astonished
by your own journey!
Don’t judge
the appearance of things
it is only the surface of the dream.

The texture of deep nature
can be disguised
and requires the elements of
time, space, patience and compassion
to soften into the life
that wants to be lived in you.

It is time to
let your inner critic
take a vacation
and give monkey mind a rest.

~ GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT~

How would you see your own life
if you didn’t make a judgment?
What if the inner critic diminished and
let life play out as it will?

M e t a m o r p h o s i s
is in the pattern of everything.
If the caterpillar judged the form it was in
how could a crawling creature
dare to become a butterfly?

Each stage is necessary
you are right where you belong
stay there long enough
for the natural evolution
of your own inner guidance to emerge.

There is a dance in gui/dance
and it comprises many movements
the contraction and release of creation
of the natural world
and your inner world
they are connected.

Both work hand in hand
foot to foot
to both stabilize and shake
your own plans and path.

Wait for the arrival
of quiet gratitude
to replace the anxiousness in your throat
and the soft belly of transformation
will rise through the bones of dormancy
and the muscles of the possible will awaken

H E R E
is the sanctuary of small miracles
and this is your life.

Bodypsalm for Alchemy of a Life

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on March 31st, 2012 by Celeste

You are being shaped into a rare color
greens, ultramarines, golds, and ambers
the shards of your own life
are sculpting you through the raw
elements of change, loss, and surprise
you are being tussled for a purpose
being rounded for beauty

Don’t look for symmetry
let asymmetry guide you
only in brokenness does the light
illuminate to brilliance radiating
inside you as alchemy

Look how you love the shapes and hues of
weathered sea glass
and throw back to the sea
ones which are not ready
as wind, water, salt and waves
create new pieces out of broken glass
you are being recreated
for luminosity and lightness

The practice of attending
has its own slowness
and relentless tenderness
softening you from the inside out –
be the compassion
on all the changes you incur
and let the colors of your heart
transform into shades of lavender and green

May creation have its way with you
through all that is unpredictable
and rest in the tides
of a waterway
guiding you to the shoreline
of a new life.

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Bodypsalm for Lemon & Ginger

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on December 7th, 2011 by Celeste
Artwork by Dobee Snowber

Artwork “Cameo” by Dobee Snowber

give in to the weight of your body
let slowness seep into you
tiredness wash over you
till the call of rest
clothes you in a garment of releasing
into sweet fragility

the deadlines will wait
sip lifelines as your tonic
sink into cushions, couches,  beds –
everything that is supple and soft

hot lemon and ginger
is not only for your cold and flu
but to warm the soul
feeding your being with the fluids of grace

give in to not concentrating and accomplishing
taste the silence of an afternoon at home
where the one bird on the rooftop
speaks in a voice
that only stopping can comprehend

you are called to not only
restore your physical immune system
but the immune system of spirit
where the still small voice
within you is clear and radiant
once again.

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Bodypsalm for the place of in-between

Posted in LINKS on October 22nd, 2011 by Celeste

you live in the place
where you are home
and not at home – in this world
and not of this world. This is the state of
being human, for we come from somewhere,
we live in the where, and we don’t know
where we are going

we are in the state of travelling
the province of traversing,
whether you step on a plane
or go on a trip, our lives are a continual
trip from one point to another
and this is not pointless

for it is the place of in-between
where the ripeness lies

the heart lies open to be discovered
over and over again
peeled back as the fresh apple

you are being called to be peeled back
be under the skin and let the skin off
and celebrate the spaces in your life
where you are caught in between

between health and unhealthy
between singleness and coupledom
between employment and unemployment
between peace and hesitation

it is all the journey
and this is what we were made for
we are constantly wanting to arrive
yet arrival happened as soon as
you departed from your mother’s womb
and you have also been departing
since you arrived

therefore:
embrace the trip of your own
exquisite life, as only you know.

Bodypsalm for celebrating your sexuality

Posted in LINKS on June 8th, 2010 by Celeste

Dory by Dobee Snowber

You are a juicy orange
papaya split in half
mango on fire
wrapped in the luxuriousness
of a wo/man with flesh and heart
tender and strong
waiting to be honored
by your own deep soul.

It is the life-force
energy of life itself – eros of day
the pulsing blood of vibrancy
running through your cells
enlivening the fabric of your being
which is the ground of your sexuality.

Here is the template
to embrace your own temple
the widening one of love
living in your solar plexus
connected to the creation of the universe.

It is not the breasts, chests,
vagina, penis that holds your sexuality
but what rises within you
and works in harmony
with your dear body

You can so easily confuse the
outer as the source of beauty
and the entrance to sexual aliveness
when you are being awakened
from a much deeper center
and your sensual knowledge
calls you home
to the delight of presence
the wind on your chest
the expanse in your back
the thrill of naked feet in sand
places of release
invite you to sense from the inside out

Belief by Dobee Snowber

now is the time
to love back your body to itself
live in a state of open
where the cords of fire
will rip through your body
and you will know
the deep gift of your own vitality
feeding the heart of sexuality
where all of life is a bedroom
to be awake to each moment
loving each breath

in this place  is an ancient shrine
located deep within your own crevices
calling you forth to your own juice
the desire is already within you
it only needs to be honored
for its pure nature
it is what calls you to the divine
to  yourself and to the other

and it is not your hips or pelvis
which is sexy, but how you let
the energy of life soar and dance
through your pelvis to say yes
to its own truth

here is your ground
here is your flight.

Bodypsalm for the Subtle

Posted in LINKS on May 24th, 2010 by Celeste

There is a vast universe
awaiting in the subtle
qualities of texture and hints
of an afternoon breeze
and the marks on your hand
the unfolding of an hour of silence
scents of wild roses in spring
morning shadows dancing on the wall
mist and fog become a welcome adagio
to the space between mountains
crossing your path with a slice of tenderness

Dare to take notice to the infinite
wrapped in the inconsequential
the tiny moments that emerge
let emptying be a spiritual practice
the listening of rain
an act of ecstatic hearing
a rush of fresh air in the lungs
a tango of breath

Meet the dried branch
with a new hospitality
every object has its wonder
in the essence of imperfection
Celebrate the natural order
the essence of things
and lie down in the meadow
of your own worries
and let the stillness of night
speak to your heart.

Know there is another way
working beneath the grand schemes of your life
uncontainable as the mist at sea
guiding you in a new season
where what is perceived as small
has capacity to move mountains