You are Holy Ground - a poem by Debora Seidman

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You are Holy Ground - a poem by Debora Seidman

Post by Welles » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:38 pm

You are Holy Ground — by Debora Seidman

When earthquakes shatter your foundation
You are holy ground.

When nuclear war gets played with like a game
You are holy ground.

When the wildfires come, and the hurricanes,
and you know that climate change is already here:
You are holy ground.

When fear arises and stops your breath
and you can’t take another step,
You let it rise, and let it go
and know again—
You are holy ground.

Over and over in these changing times,
when an old paradigm is dying
You let the old paradigms die within you as well.

You call out the lie of your weakness,
your powerlessness, your shame
You step into the wider truth, the deeper truth,
the ever present, unchanging truth
of who you are and why you came.

You remember the call:
to be in service to the earth’s
Great time of change.

You want to remember
and help others remember.
You know that fear cloaks
the light you are.

To come back home,
you walk.
Every step you take
is planted on the earth.
You remember
the promise you made.

Right now, when it feels impossible
is the time to remember
without a doubt—
who you are:
you are
holy ground.

You are holy ground.
You are
holy ground
already,
even now.

With every breath you take:
Remember.

We are holy ground. Now, always, still.

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Re: You are Holy Ground - a poem by Debora Seidman

Post by Sandy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:04 am

Why do I think it would be helpful to read this poem to myself every morning. :) Thank you, Welles! This poem gives me a sense of peace in these trying times.
Thank you!
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle ~

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Re: You are Holy Ground - a poem by Debora Seidman

Post by Seeker13 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:09 pm

Thank you Welles

It is perfect.

Kim
And Spirit whispered, "There are no limits."

We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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