Bodypsalm for Creating in the Cracks of Life

Posted in BODYPSALMS, LINKS on May 14th, 2015 by Celeste

Art Work by Dobee Snowber

Full Size Render by Dobee Snowber

Living boldly cannot be contained
presence asks to be listened to
drawn, danced, desired
in the cracks of life
if one waits to create ~
time will be finite

Seize the moment
for each second calls forth new colors
textures and poems, songs and stories
to break forth from the splits
in our busy schedules
of comings and goings, pick ups and drop offs,
emails and calls & important agendas

Create in the now
in small beauties
where ten minutes can transform a day
a turn of the heart towards art
is all it takes to see
again for the first time
and hear symphonies in birdsong
movements in waterfall

The pulsing body within you
asks for new hues in your life
break open the oranges and purples
celebrate green and yellows
let scars be imprints of soul
interruptions be compositions of wonder

Create in the cracks
and here lies words and worlds
the autobiography of clouds
formations of spirit
split into
one more possibility.

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Bodypsalm for the Holidays

Posted in BODYPSALMS on December 18th, 2010 by Celeste

ari's ptg 5

Painting by Ari Mensurian

Remember each day is a hol(y)day
a place to recall presence
no day is more special than another
but you can breathe into each day differently
remember the simple things – a deep breath into all your cells,
the gorgeous limb of one branch, a place of connection
between a friend or a stranger.

The art of life comes to you everyday, unfolding from its skin
and asks for a greeting.
welcome the unexpected
and have compassion on the expected.
Live with bold colors from a place of still silence.

Come back to quiet
may the inside of your body be a zen garden
nap daily, for sleep is the sustenance of surrender
remember beauty walks before you
take incremental steps, even backward steps towards wonder.

Know you will not get everything done, said,
written, wrapped, made or thought of
celebrate incompletion and know that can be enough
make peace with the cracks and interruptions
for they are echoes of the divine.

Greet the ordinary with fresh eyes,
here is the fragrance of a day set apart
know you are held in a wider embrace
let the natural world hold you and give in to the weather
here you are called back to release.

Bare beauty on the back of December
and lend yourself to rest
sip small beginnings of calling yourself and
those around you to the juice of joy
and drink from your own deep well
and spill when necessary.


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