Some time ago, I signed up to receive emails from Lisa Irish, author of Grieving – The Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss. I have enjoyed her words so much that I want to share a few, with her permission.
Her August email quickly attracted my attention with a picture of two swans with their tiny cygnets, because I’ve been watching a family of mute swans in a nearby wetlands area.
Return, Relax, Remember
Lisa’s August email began with those words (also used in her July email):
“Return, Relax, Remember. These themes remain as our August days stretch, stretch we hope, forever! But something has changed, a coolness arrived one morning and now it’s time to savor the final days of summer. Return, relax, remember…my heart opens to this prayer of hope and healing. I let go of expectation and fall into the rhythm of the words. I receive the invitation…return…relax…remember…how would it be if we truly trusted our inner wisdom?
In my case, there are actual memories that I’m trying to retrieve, moments that I might tune into and learn from. It’s been a challenging process; the various childhood traumas have obscured other moments of connection and love. But that’s just my path, what about you? As you sit with this invitation: return…relax…remember…what images come forward? As you give yourself permission to stare out at a horizon, a lake’s edge, or a quiet neighborhood scene, what feelings come forward? What thoughts poke around in your mind and heart?
The Gift of Connection
If it’s alright, I may start sharing some of the fruits of this prayer with you. Our exchange has become integral to my experience of the Divine. I’m gratefully reminded of the mystery every time I start writing to you. When some of you respond, I receive the gift of our connection and the gift of you—your unique light on this earth.”
Lisa Irish – Author of Grieving – The Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss released on Amazon/Barnes and Noble, April 3, 2018, Skylight Paths Publishing.
See the Nature’s Snapshot post on my Mute Swan neighbors HERE