This past week for Spirituality Night, one of my community mates asked that we all reflect on what our spirituality means to us. After spending some time in quite meditation, we then expressed our spirituality in some creative form. I chose to write a poem. Since this is my debut on the poetry scene, I thought I would share it on my blog before I go and try to get it published. (Just kidding.)
Here’s what I came up with. I’ll just say that I think it would partner quite nicely with an interpretive dance….
I sit quietly
I feel the wind all around me
I feel the Spirit all around me
O Great Spirit, breathe your life-giving element into me
Awaken my senses
Enliven my own spirit with
I am aware of my shortcomings
I feel them gather in my lungs
I breathe out that poisonous air
I release myself.
I lift my feet
The Great Spirit’s breath carries me away
May I be free like the leaf
Free to dance
Free to fall
Free to live
Free to be.
I inhale and I exhale, breathing the Breath of Life.