Ripples from the Center

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Copyright 2012. Original poetry, art, writing & photography by Julie SuZaNNe BröKKeN

Sunday, October 30, 2011

AUTUMN SONG IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT


A Reflective Meditation Inspired by a Spontaneous Journey to Thee Beloved Three Sisters Volcanoes and the High Desert Grasslands that Embrace Them in the Petroglyph National Monument, West of Albuquerque, New Mexico 
*The photography on this site is my original work unless otherwise noted. 


“…wherever your journey takes you, 
there are new gods waiting there, 
with divine patience ~ and laughter.”  
                                        ~ Susan M. Watkins

Original Photographs & Poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN © 2011
available for purchase... at the end of this entry...
Timelessness ripples across the ancient 
seas of these high desert plains...

calls to me with its chorus of sky and cloudness…
earth, grasslands, Sandia Mountain~ness…
and the sisterhood of three
ancient volcanoes...

illuminative, poignant,
imaginative...

its expansiveness opens me

speaks…

to this one tree road~ness, 
to this expectant heart,
raindrops witnessing 
elemental 
grace…

always grace, more grace to say, to pray, 
to sing as a gypsy traveler on her way
to the Center of the World...


Sister Sirens Three, anciently wise
gift their resonant
voices...

beckon me to venture 
behind the veil... 


to journey into their humming quietude
to breathe, listen, ponder,
transcend... 

  
I remember.          I remember
their transformative fire, 
their unbridled
bliss...


as they whisper, "Embrace your past, 
bless it, cherish it, let it go…"


"Call your future self up 
as she births from 
inside this 
land."


“You can fly even as you walk earthbound...
light as white butterfly wings,
gentle rain clouds
floating."


"Know that you are part of this 
sacred land made of 
stardust."

Their precious basalt words ripple up 
through the soles of my feet ~
spark out of my eyes.


 I join Wind as he sings his
 chilly revelatory 
refrains…

listening inversely to his cold yet comforting 
laughter, standing atop this volcano sister
at the Center of the World,
 and I, too, 
laugh...


letting bliss ripple through
every breath, footstep,
gesture, thought,
smile...
atom.


I treasure these gifts of loving-kindness, 
carry them within me ~ give them away 
like a daily potlatch ceremony,
strew them all about
like joyful
seeds...


abundant in this life that we too often forget is 
but a dream ~ this magic show that is 
the sky we dance in, this earth
we are blessed to 
walk upon... 


this stardust that lights our way 
as we add


our own inner brightness to this
 precious radiant
wonderland!

Beauty sings...
our very essences...


into more vibrant
illuminating
ways... 


of being the loving, happy souls
we are born
to be!

  I have learned this and offer it up to you. 
~ Life itself is the proper ceremony!~

my dream truck... just need to paint a 
flying heart on the tailgate!  GRiN!
With a knowing WiNK, and a blessed Namast√© I travel
onward and upward knowing that Grace rains down 
in abundance day and night, rain or shine! 
As we let go and open our bodies, minds,
hearts and souls, Grace's everyday
sweetness and miracles
show up in ordinary
extraordinary
ways...

with sepia tone alteration
Beauty in all things and blessings dear hearts... 
blisses & kisses in abundance as we 
ripple more beauty, more laughter,
 love, always more love from 
the Center of Our Beings, 
the Center of this
Precious
World!
xox
o

©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

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My deepest gratitude, Julie  

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