I stand back to get perspective on my lifelong collections of things. I visit each group and pay it attention. Then I pick something up, feel it and ask myself “what is worth keeping?”
From this I will grow a new heart that will be the life-force of my new life.
This is vitally important for the health of my heart depends on the seeds of the heart I plant. How well I plant and nourish my new heart will also in turn symbiotically nourish my local soul tribe and beloved. I must be mindful now more than ever.
May I be blessed with clarity and compassion as I release the old and birth a new self.
“I’m going to plant a heart in the earth
water it with love from a vein
I’m going to praise it with the push of muscle
and care for it in the sound of all dimensions
I’m going to leave a heart in the earth
so it may grow and flower
a heart that throbs with longing
that adores everything green
that will be strength and nourishment for birds
that will be the sap of plants and mountains.”
-Rosario Murillo, Earth Prayers From Around the World
Lens: Photos taken at Prana del Mar Yoga Retreat Center the home of my annual Thanksgiving Gratitude and Manifestation Yoga Retreats.