Pearls of Wisdom ~ Jan ’15
Allow your emotions to dive into the sea of wisdom while collecting another pearl.
As we come to the completion of another holiday season, a time when we are meant to celebrate the birth of Christ, love, joy and camaraderie, it can be for some, a time of sadness, a time that is bittersweet as we experience our alone-ness when it reminds us of the loss of a loved one.
This December Deirdre de Prospero, one of the loved members of our holistic community transitioned back to God. She saw the world through kaleidoscope eyes, a refl ection of her vibration, her heart. She left many with the imprint of her sunny smile, her love of children as a doula, and her transparency in speaking her truth; a legacy to all of us. The following Native American Prayer was read at her Memorial Service. The service and the prayer became my inspiration for January’s Pearls of Wisdom. May it soften, lighten, and brighten your way.
“Native American Prayer”
I’m Not Here
Do not stand by my grave and weep
For I’m not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond’s glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
Author: Native American Prayer