On circles and spirals #100sharesproject 13/100

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The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals.

John Hartford

Sunday 1 May 2016

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Whether out in the garden or taking note of the moon, cycles are everywhere.  My art is filled with circles and my life is filled with cycles.  I enjoy peace when I pay attention to these rhythms.

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Daily, I move back and forth between dark and light.  Between empty and full.  Between being awake and asleep.

Weekly, I move in a bigger arc between Engagement and Rest.  Paying attention to how I spend my time between people and task.  Between work and play and making sure that there is a day of rest.

Monthly and yearly, I pull out to a larger view.  The global view, from 30,000 feet.  I make sure that maintenance in the bigger circles is taking place and that goals and dreams are on course.

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I think that’s why the ocean speaks to me.  The rhythmic movement of the water is a tangible reminder of the ebb and flow of my life.  A heartbeat.  The small crashing waves are like the tiny movements within hours and minutes.  The tide moves in and out daily.  And over months and years an entire shoreline can change.

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Today was a beautiful day of rest.  We tended heart and soul, engaged in our spiritual rhythms and invested in important relationships.

What a privilege to start the entire cycle over again tomorrow.

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BE in your life,

Betsy

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About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
 
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • rhythm and ritual are calling to me.
    and I am answering
    call and response. response and call.
    back and forth.

    today is rest …. and action also as I put parameters around all the things that I want to do, plan, make a way.

    • rhythm and ritual
      call and response
      response and call

      I read this and I am reminded of holy things. The sacred happens in ritual. Life is filled with rhythms…ebb and flow….cycles. Engagement with each other is a glorious call and response.

      thank you for today’s Sabbath meditations