Bodypsalm for Marriage

Posted in BODYPSALMS on August 8th, 2014 by Celeste

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You are becoming a union of two bodysouls

 a marriage of two solitudes

who remain alone and together

both unique and magnificent

in your individual ways, gifts, personalities, and wills

who flourish in the act of being together

both lovingly and consciously

a duo of longings where flesh and spirit meet.

You are a bouquet of many colors

writing new sentences in the world

for what it means to be whole

in the cup of romance

and companions in this co-creation

writing partnership, which sings in dusk and dawn.

May you know the delight

of each syllable in your lives

as you join in making stories of wonder.

May the wind guide you on this passage

where the deeper love between you

has more expanse than you know.

You have been preparing for this union for decades

and NOW is your time to surrender daily

to the beauty between you

where one and one makes more than two

and you dance together as equal partners.

R e m e m b e r

as you navigate your new journey

you will be sustained on the sails of joy.

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Bodypsalm for Creativity

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on February 16th, 2014 by Celeste
Art by Dobee Snowber

“Intermix”  by Dobee Snowber

Art is a faithful lover
wooing us back each time
the missletoe of life
begging for a kiss
calling forth our attention.

Art always waits to be
caressed, loved into being
imagination is the great foreplay
union with the creative force
asks no more than this ~

make me
play with me
put my skin on
dwell in my terrain
a playground for the body and spirit
fingers and hips
words and notes

Be kissed with the star of creation
let go of any expectations
where I will take you
and prance with abandon
I can be trusted
and will not disappoint
always wait for you
as a patient lover
seeking to be born
over and over again
through your flesh
in your cells
with your tissues.

by Dobee Snowber

“Call it inbetween” by Dobee Snowber

You never know
what I will bring
and when the surprises
of disruption and birth
will be announced in your life

This is not a clean
straightforward path
but a spiral geography
turning from one curve to another
radical spurts of joy
spiced with tears
will moisten
the raw canvas of creation.

So take your pen and paintbrush
hands, feet, voice, and belly
and let me slow dance with you
to form the visible – the audible
from the invisible
and know this~
the act of creating
e n d u r e s.

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Bodypsalm for Home

Posted in BODYPSALMS on July 3rd, 2013 by Celeste

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Photos by Wendy Wagner of Rebecca Lux-Parks & Celeste Snowber

Know this is not your home
but you live in-between
the stars, moon and sea
where you resonate
near edges and borders
shore of rocks and waves
land and river
the space with those
you practice love

Home is not a house
condo, villa or studio
but how you dwell
in each place of your life
there are as many spaces
as there are vegetables
and plant species.

Take comfort in unrest
and know we are all made
for something more
between particles and stardust
the living One is within
your chest and breast
and lives in the ache
of your longing to belong.

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The world is temporary
but the love you know and feel
for daffodils and dance
children and creativity
friends and fauna
music and manna
endure

Love breaks form
as you were made from dust
You carry the universe
within you
the mark of great longing.

Don’t be fooled
by quenching with false waters
Retire into the life
created from the inside out
an eternal home
a heaven within.

Know the earth
is inside and outside you
here is the space for taking care
of your precious essence.
Make peace with your desire
and be brave
to know you are enough
a home unto  yourself.

Bodypsalm for Gardenias

Posted in BODYPSALMS on April 9th, 2013 by Celeste

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Photos by Wendy Wagner

Return to the fragrance
of the interior palace
where a hundred gardenias
live inside your chest

You are not only breathing
but being breathed
by the aroma of sweetness
where petals of sorrow
t r a n s f o r m
to the sounds and smells of
s p a c i o u s n e s s

All along there is another listening
guiding you from within
decongest your hearing
and listen to the inner ear
where a deeper stillness
calls you back
to the garden

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where you smell, touch and hear
the pulse of creation
beating within you
and you are named back
to your heartsong
and dare to live
in your own
e x t r a v a g a n c e.

Bodypsalm for the Swimmer’s Life

Posted in BODYPSALMS on March 18th, 2013 by Celeste

Ascension-Twin VeilsArtwork “Ascension: Twin Veils” by Dobee Snowber

Release to each stroke
as a practice for life
let liquid suspend you
float into time
be renewed
in the water of existence
where floating
is a spiritual practice
and the rhythm of swimming
is the way
of daily baptism
where your concerns lie
in the past
plunge your limbs into the present
speed or slowness
does not matter
in the great pool
you are buoyed by lightness
muscles and joints are working
without strain
here is the metaphor
for traversing your path
with effortlessness
simplicity of backstroke
the sky is your focus
and repetition
is a hymn
to beginnings
of a gliding life
splashing into mystery
the body stretching
to the next moment.

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 Solitude

Posted in BODYPSALMS on November 26th, 2012 by Celeste

Burst 2 – Behind Closed Door Series  Artwork by Dobee Snowber


 Sip the sweetness

of your own solitude

a communion with yourself

in the season given to you

 a mist sings over your limbs

softening your joints

releasing fluid between your bones

here is the oil to tenderize

demands and responsibilities

 what some may perceieve

as loneliness is the invitation

for a rare union –

 the fragrance of silence

bringing space in the spine

undergirding each turning

in the fall of your life

revealing heart’s yearning.

 Be embraced

through   a l o n e n e s s

the door to the inside

and secret passage

to the Beloved

and entrance to the home

of being loved

& being love.

 Retreat

in the nest

of your inner habitat

and find your deep nature

greeting you.

 

 

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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 breakups and breakthroughs

Posted in BODYPSALMS on September 28th, 2012 by Celeste

from Strategies for Surviving series by Dobee Snowber

Release yourself to this new life

Invite in more deeply those you love

Build more community out of those you know

Be sustained by color

Know what you have

Take comfort where it comes for you

Be true to your core

Be at peace – all things work together

Let your angels guide you.

Know you are not alone

Cherish the ones you love

Be all your vibrancy and all your bigness

Live wildly with tenderness

Celebrate your own sensuousness

Drink in oceans of love

Know this is a different country you are coming to

Keep rooting yourself in the earth and reaching for spirit

both run through you

Don’t worry about all the details

Live as the arbutus tree

let your skin shed in its season

and let each season b e

Let the grief pass through you – it will pass

Return each day to your center

and live from the greater LOVE within you.

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Bodypsalm for small rebirths

Posted in BODYPSALMS on July 2nd, 2012 by Celeste


You have been struggling in the mud

through the soil of your own life

whether it is disappointment, loss, letting go

or the passage of loved ones to the next realm

simultaneously

You are blooming over an eternal season

shooting up from the swamp of circumstance

and petals rising

pristine and clear

from the leaves of your own heart

You keep waiting for the Big Rebirth

but in reality it is a series

of small rebirths

tiny flowers

claiming the space within you

Take note

behold small beauties

of how you glisten

and loosen to what grows

inside your new garden

You are becoming a lotus

in due time

but the lotus cannot see itself

you too cannot always see

the extravagant arising

Take heart

for here in the muck

are the seeds

for your new life.