In Native American cultures, The Great Spirit is a deity intertwined with the fabric of the Universe itself on the large scale and yet personally engaged with the web of living things and the world on an earthly scale. I am creating a spiritual practice by borrowing a little from the Buddhists and the practice of mindfulness, but mostly from the strong connection I feel for the worship of Earth as taught us by our first nations. For those who hunger for the connection of a spiritual practice from someone who is learning to braid her own.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why coyote sings



We are created by the song of the Universe, we are created by sound--
words to a lovely Singing Alive song, and an alternative way to consider why coyote sings to the moon.

If coyote was born to sing to the Universe, 
a message about Prairie's reach
It's easy to value each yip and yap 
all background howls,
each bark and witchy screech.

Each voice of course tells the story beyond 
what constrains a science lens.
A canine-perfect cacophony of sorts 
so the Universe understands.

First verse over, it's time to pause
so coyote keeps quite still.
Dialogue with one's maker requires
a polite reciprocal trill.

It takes time to receive the messages, 
found in purposeful songs without words . . .
more time to receive spirit wisdom 
on frequencies meant to be heard.


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