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Nature dances with the Great Song. The rhythms of nature pulsate and flow with the rhythm of the Great Song that sings all life into being. As humans, we are kin to nature and like nature, we too can dance with the Great Song.

For our ancestors who worked the earth, this rhythm was easier to hear. Their work and lives ebbed and flowed with the turning of the seasons. But today most of us live at a distance from nature. We live secure from the elements in climate-controlled buildings. Our gardens, lawns and parks are landscaped, planned and devoid of the wildness inherent in freely-growing nature. For us, we must seek the rhythm of the Great Song.

Find again the rhythm of the Great Song, and hear within It your heart singing.

Fortunately, this rhythm is easy to find for it is in everything. Our ancestors celebrated this rhythm in the turning of the seasons, a dance that flowed through the course of a year. The moon flows with this rhythm, emptying, filling and emptying again in the span of 28 days. Perhaps easiest to track is the sun’s celebration of this rhythm. For the sun dances its turning once every 24 hours, from sunset, through sunrise, to sunset again.

Let the sun sing you back into the Great Song. A few moments each day honor the sun in its dancing. Witness the sun in its setting; acknowledge its darkest hour at midnight and welcome it back in its rising. Take a breath and bask in its fullness at noon, and wish it a peaceful night as it sets. Feel the rhythm of the sun in its dancing, and discover the rhythm of the Great Song within you.

Find again the rhythm of the Great Song, and hear within It your heart singing.

Full Splendor
by Jennifer L. Jacoby

Gently
the forest sighs
releasing the last echoes
of summer

Shivering slightly
in renewed nakedness
the wood watches
as the heat of longer days
fades with the sunset

We breathe peacefully
together
the forest and I
embracing the freedom
of our skin

For we know
the fire will rise
once again

Peace and long life… Jennifer

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Sacred wells abound. Bubbling up through the earth to pool, their waters are the gift of the Great Mother. Like the blood flowing in your veins, their waters are pools of life force, of vitality, of cleansing. In their wisdom, these waters slake thirst, cleanse bodies and renew life.

For millennia people sought the wisdom of the waters. They made offerings of silver and gold, listened for visions and drank the waters to awaken healing. Honoring the gift and its guardian, they saw within the well the waters of the womb of the Great Mother, the flowing source of all life.

Find again the lost wellspring of your life; drink in its waters and welcome the gift of renewal.

Over time and with the modernization of life, people began to lose their connection to the sacred wells. Wells were claimed as private property, then bought and sold. Some were forgotten or their locations lost, while others were abandoned. Yet the waters continue to flow. The Great Mother still offers her loving gift of watery renewal. Our bodies, our souls still thirst for Her waters, for the flowing source of life.

Find again the lost wellspring of your life; drink in its waters and welcome the gift of renewal.


The One
by Jennifer L. Jacoby

Deep within you
springs the well
A sacred font
from which all flows
Spiraling
like water over stone
Dancing
the blessed joy
of love

Peace and long life… Jennifer

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