Earth Lullabye by Trevor Thomson

 The Earth Lullabye came forth from an experience of great fear on the first night of the fast.    

That first late afternoon brought a gentle rain that seemed to wash deep down into the depths of the soul.  Falling to sleep that night my thoughts were filled with gratitude and peace.  I woke up feeling the presence of other with great fear.  So much so, that I stilled my breath  to be as quiet as possible, for I knew someone or something was with me.  Terror filled my mind, as I heard the sound of crunching, right next to me.  Again, I held my breath so I could remain silent and free from being discovered by whatever "it" was.  I heard the crunching sound again and suddenly it hit me.  I knew what that terror noise was coming from.  Every time I took a breath, my chest would move against the tarp that lay just underneath me.  Every breath caused that "terrible" sound.  I realized that my breathing was causing the noise and so I was fearful of my own breath.  Giving a sigh of relief, I gave thanks to the Creator and to the Great Mother for holding me in my foolishness and beauty.  This melody came to my head and so I sang it softly, over and over again until I drifted back to sleep into the place of the Sacred.  

10,000 blessings,

 

Trevor Thomson 

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Don't ask yourself what the world needs,
ask yourself what makes you come alive,
and then go do that.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.

 

Howard Thurman