On 9/11, we pray
A spiritual teacher’s meditation and affirmation for this anniversary of fear and terror
GUEST COLUMN: RONDA LARUE — 9/11 is, and was, a big wake up call to witness the internal machinations of fear, and its multi-faced projections. And as with all tragedies, it is a call to dive deeper under the ruble of suffering, shock, and reaction to reclaim an ecology of the heart.
Spinning on a Prayer…
In our greatest imaginings
who could dream a world such as this?
Who among us can,
conceive of something as voluptuous
as the gentle commingling of earth to air
that brings an early morning dew?
Or something as delicate
as the spider’s intricate web
cloaked in wet droplets
and standing perfectly fragile
– yet intact and strong -
as it’s caressed by the morning’s first hues;
…a weaver spins her vast universe
within a thousand spectra of color,
and so casting a rainbow of infinite Chance!
Or the glimmering of her shining prisms
that catch the notice of two out walking,
each to his own path.
Stopping: eye meets eye.
Soul sees Heart;
…an impression of something each once knew.
Two from the One emerges, a panoramic palate,
and so spilling a harvest of infinite Choice.
And still, a ceaseless and patient dawn
rises from the endless darkness of night.
This intricate and delicate world
spinning silently on a prayer!
Perfectly fragile – yet intact and strong;
…yielding and accepting
to that which we offer every moment,
each new day,
by way of our touch,
our prayer, and our song . . .
May you be a Dreamer
in the imaginings of a peaceful Heart,
And so may your dreaming come true.