Today I’m doing a little housecleaning in the Spirit Room, readying it for Litha – the Summer Solstice, which will soon be occurring on June 21st. As I vacuumed and dusted and rearranged and altered my altars yet again, my eyes fell upon the following framed poem, which was written especially for me a year ago by a Deaf friend. It gave me much comfort then, and it continues to do so today.
To My Friend Ocean
It may be illogical to you
But logical to me.
That is my thought process
Which is part of
The Art of Awakening
The definition of who we are.
Being a deaf person
Do not define who you are
They are not a part of who you are.
Those are error messages
What you have in your mind.
They are not part of who you are.
Such error messages
you conceived when you were a child.
You have to learn to confront those error messages
it is the only way!
The experiences you have
with the Sweat Lodge
with the Firewalking
are the hints of who you are.
You do not need to be a minister.
The genuine self does not need it.
The genuine self does not demand it.
Only when you are fully present in your self
You are Goddess in Dwelling Self.
Your authentic self reflects you.