A new feature of poetry; my post follows. – Love, Celia
From Ann Glover O’Dell’s Midwifing the Soul:
Praise to Thee, O Lord, Creator of the Universe,
Who brings forth from your earth womb all life.
Praise to Thee, O God, Sustainer of the Universe,
who gives life the abundance Thou designed for it.
Praise to Thee who places godhood
in the center of our being.
Blow Holy Spirit, Wayward Wind,
with all thy special power
come stir again the old desire
in us who yearn to flower.
Rain into us the fullness
of the morning dew
made into streams
that penetrate our roots.
Make green the carpet of our days
that we, lured into verdancy,
might sprout new buds
and bloom as never even
once upon a time we dreamed.
Press down upon us sunshine
of the vision in your mind
of who we were and are and yet to be,
always within the firm embrace
of thy mysterious trinity.
From Celia’s Images in a Reflecting Pool:
There is a way of living by intuition and a way of living by rational choice (the latter usually called just “reason”). The two are not mutually exclusive, of course. But I have found that life is freer, more natural, happier, when I am brave enough to let intuition rule. And it does take some bravery.
It takes a certain willingness to follow intuition. Maybe there will always be a question in my mind about whether I am being rational. But time and again events prove the correctness of following yet another hunch.
Do we have “free will”? I once read someone’s remark to the effect that we act as if we do when we cross the street, so why not assume that we do?