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" One touch of nature

makes all the world kin "

William Shakespeare

New Year Blessings!

December 31st, 2017

Wishing everyone deep peace, joy and healing wisdom for the New Year and beyond!

THE HOUSE OF BELONGING

I awoke
this morning
in the gold light
turning this way
and that

thinking for
a moment
it was one
day
like any other.

But
the veil had gone
from my
darkened heart
and
I thought

it must have been the quiet
candlelight
that filled my room,

it must have been
the first
easy rhythm
with which I breathed
myself to sleep,

it must have been
the prayer I said
speaking to the otherness
of the night.

And
I thought
this is the good day
you could
meet your love,

this is the black day
someone close
to you could die.

This is the day
you realize
how easily the thread
is broken
between this world
and the next

and I found myself
sitting up
in the quiet pathway
of light,

the tawny
close-grained cedar
burning round
me like fire
and all the angels of this housely
heaven ascending
through the first
roof of light
the sun has made.

This is the bright home
in which I live,
this is where
I ask
my friends
to come,
this is where I want
to love all the things
it has taken me so long
to learn to love.

This is the temple
of my adult aloneness
and I belong
to that aloneness
as I belong to my life.

There is no house
like the house of belonging.
– David Whyte
©1996

10 Responses to “New Year Blessings!”

  1. Thank you Philip and all the best of life’s magic for you and your loved ones. Looking forward for the next tea times and planning to come to hear you and R.Hutton in February on 21st century magic. Blessings from France.

  2. Good Morning Philip and all, thank you for your inspiration this new morning. I was part of a group last night in a friends, lovely warm and suitably decorated home for the true season. The emphasis was Ho-pono pono. We were invited to share what we might need to say sorry for, and aims for the coming year. Then a Buddhist led meditation, finishing with a circle dance. We rounded off with a warming and tasty bowl of soup. Very emotional and loving evening, with the energy of Spirit most evident. How blessed we are to have each other As always, much love, Margaret.

  3. Many thanks Philip for your wishes and your always inspiring thoughts. I look forward to keeping walking along the druid path in 2018. With many blessings to you and your wife Stephanie from Switzerland :o)

  4. Love this poem. Life and everything it offers to us to experience while we are here.
    Nature is my religion and the earth is my church

    Dar Jada

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