November 2002
The Presence of Spirit

This message from Spirit will remain here through the middle of December.
Please return the week before Christmas for a special Christmas message.

A message from the realm of Spirit for this late autumn and early winter, as the solstice approaches and the darkness comes with its time for dream and vision:

Spirit longs to be heard again in this world, to sing and dance with you, to play with you and work with you, laugh with you and cry with you. Spirit longs to heal you and love you once again.Spirit misses you. We belong to one family, one beautiful community. Earth is our home as it yours. We used to share it but we have been banished from your perception. We are here: remember us, see us, and know us once again.

Spirit loves music, song, dance and story. People ask how they can experience a greater connection to spirit. Sing to us, dance with us, tell each other the story of your experiences with us.

Spirit is everywhere. The spirit of water dwells in rivers, lakes, stream and sea but is also present in a glass of clear water, in your bathtub. People sing in the shower, a vestige of an ancient tradition of singing to the water spirits. Water spirits sing; you hear their song in the flow of a stream, the ripple of a wave. Sing back.

The spirit of fire dwells in the flame of a candle, the warmth of the hearth. Fire loves to dance. Dance with it and feel its energy warm you and give you life.

The spirits of air love your story. They love to speak to you, to whisper in the wind. Tell your story to the sky. Tell your pain and joy. The stars listen; the sun absorbs what you say and melts away the pain.

And the earth spirit loves to be with you, to be still, to hold you in deep silence. Earth embraces you and says to you: I am here.

Why? Why sing and dance with spirit when there is so much suffering, so much uncertainty? Because then you remember to affirm life in the midst of death. You remember to affirm life on this earth as precious and desirable. Because then you connect with spirit, and you need your connection with spirit to guide you, to help you find your way in such a world, to bring change, to bring peace and love into the world.

So sing, dance, make music, tell your stories. Your song need have no special words. Just as a mother loves her childís first words, and every little scribble, so spirit loves all your expressions. All your self-judgments simply separate you from us. When you awake restless and anxious in the morning sing to Spirit, to God or Goddess, the Holy Spirit, the Great Spirit, the Spirit of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Tree, Star, Animal, Bird: whatever and whoever calls you. Donít forget. Donít ignore the call. We are lonely for you.

A Morning Song of Spirit

Welcome dawn, and welcome sun
Welcome light from the night
Welcome day born from night
Welcome breath
Welcome body
Welcome self
Oh welcome birth and welcome earth.
Welcome light from the night
Welcome waking in this world.
Welcome life.
Bless me water, fire and air, sky and earth.
Welcome song from the silence
Welcome movement from the stillness
Bless me, tree
And bless me stone.
I sing my song to you
Oh Mother Earth and Father Sky
Bless my heart
Give me love
Guide my steps
Through this day.

A song for spirit, sung by Donna just before dawn, October 12, 2002
Dedicated especially to Osel Chenma, Goddess of the Dawn and to the water spirits of La Cueva.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

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