Bodypsalm for Intuitives

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on February 3rd, 2015 by Celeste
Shadowplay by Dobee Snowber

Shadow Play
by Dobee Snowber

there are worlds beyond the one
you live in
beneath you in the magma
beside you in the wind
inside you in dreams

layers exist within the archaeology
of your heart’s knowing
sometimes it only takes a drop
of truth which resonates
to remember there is another way

where the answer to issues
is not another meeting
or change of direction, drive or data
but a turning to the inward pool of
I N T U I T I V I A
an intuitive’s call

the researcher may look for data
but there is a data of the body
spiritsongs of the cells
beckoning the child in you
to come alive

there is a physical core one needs to stand
but an internal core
will light you through the shadows
break you into humility
and glow beyond
what is known

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Bodypsalm for Remembering back your Passion

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on November 14th, 2014 by Celeste

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“Burst 1 by Dobee Snowber”

Remember back the body
flames in the belly
calling one to live
as each day is the first and the last
Your life is a precious
entity of cells and blood
quirks and sentences of glory

Remember back the passion
don’t let the awe
slip from your fingers
toes, hips, pelvis and voice
Draw back into presence your own calling
for what you are meant to do and be
on this glorious planet
coupled with the paradox of terror and beauty

It is not only the earth
which needs greening
but your own precious soul
sometimes lost in the meetings, emails or laundry.

Door revised 1 by Dobee Snowber

“Door Revised 1” by Dobee Snowber

Remember back all of you
messy and unprecictable
veins pulsing with a hopefulness
to thirst for more.
Hunger is your spiritual director
Coming in all forms –
discontent or agitation

Press on to what is nudging you
breathing you back into
inhabiting your own body

The calling of your life
lies at the door
waiting for you.

Bodypsalm for Lingering in the Questions

Posted in BODYPSALMS on October 18th, 2014 by Celeste
Artwork by Dobee Snowber

“Something about Fish and Bicycles”  Dobee Snowber

There is the pace of external circumstances
and then the pace of your internal life
running through you
at a different speed
calling you to attention
to linger in a time
where you catch the twilight
pouring into your window
and ride the heartbeat
of your own path

What would it mean to stop
the madness of rushing
or answering every email
in record time or finding the answer
to all the questions

What ever happened
to remaining in the questions
going for a bicycle ride
without a destination
swimming for the sake of swimming
questioning for the sake of questioning
and loving the process
of just breathing and living
without the answers?

Honor the tiny shifts
in a life where magic unfolds
incrementally and slowly
take kindness to your heart
and choose to relish in
L I N G E R I N G
in the questions.

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Bodypsalm for Lifelines

Posted in BODYPSALMS on September 19th, 2014 by Celeste

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“Hanging by a Thread” by Dobee Snowber

Follow the threads of your life

which announce joy

a deep resonance

for who you were meant to be

when every bone, tissue, cell and fibre

of your being

says YES all over again

to why you are here

what you are meant for

It can be simple as a gesture of love

or a glance at a falling leaf

or a pen to page

or limb to dance

Follow the small and large visions

placed in your heart

burning in your skin

the subtle impulses

and bold pulls of what you are called to

Let your deep gladness make friends

with the world’s ache

and never forget what calls you to joy

These are the lifelines

not the deadlines which seduce

but the lines which wait for you

as a patient lover

always hoping you will be drawn

back to the passion

of your dreams

Each thread is a line, a curve, a map

to your delicious life

that wants to be lived

through you.

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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 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

 

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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 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.