Monthly Archives: June 2005

crumbly beauty

by Leonie Dawson on June 30, 2005

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“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the
ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of
angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you
from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to
unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its

~ Macrina Wiederkehr

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yes, i’ve been quiet.
i need to be.
there are things ruffling and lingering and sticking to my chest
a cold that won’t go away.
it’s all a blessing,
just a little uncomfortable in the process.

whatever it may be,
i feel sure that it is all perfectly as it needs to be.
that i am exactly where i am supposed to be.
all this stickyness is propelling me forward
into a world and a future and a promise and a destiny

and that is so precious,
so beautiful,
so needed.

everything is a blessing.

the blessings moon

by Leonie Dawson on June 29, 2005

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“Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.”
~ Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
“Call of the Dervish”

at the start of the year,
i wrote this blog entry
on my cousin’s birthday.
dobbo and i grown up together, and fallen out of contact for a few years.
we both had been looking for each other,
and on his birthday, i made the wish we would reconnect.

it only took six months for my wish to be heard.
today i got an email from dobbo.

the blessings moon is shining.

just put your wishes out there to the universe
and in time,
they will come.

Imagine A Woman

by Leonie Dawson on June 28, 2005

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Imagine A Woman
by Patricia Lynn Reilly

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.
A woman who honors her experiences and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.
Imagine a woman who believes she is good.
A woman who trusts and respects herself.
Who listens to her needs and desires, and meets them with tenderness and grace.
Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.
Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and to her wisest voice.
Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs her own spirituality and allows it to inform her daily life.
Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a woman who honors the face of the Goddess in her changing face.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life.
Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine yourself as this woman.