Bodypsalm for Winter Solstice

Posted in BODYPSALMS on December 21st, 2011 by Celeste


Behold the slow turning of light
the reversal of sun
presence in winter sky
has precise timing
in relation to earth, moon, stars
and all you inhabit.

You have a sky within you
waiting to be found
the still expanse –
listen, touch and dwell
to the great silence
return to the season of darkness

Solstice beckons you to receive
the embrace of stars planted
in your cells and tissues
and all you love

Know the sun comes closer
dancing you through
shadow and luminosity
bend into the light
even partially
for the hidden is growing within you
through the spinning
of your own heart.

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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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