Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shaman's Journey

I journeyed last night.

The shaman’s drum kept pounding and with
Each concussion wave
The candle flame died and was reborn.

Now full
Now slight
Gone but for a wisp
A remnant and now,
At once, a flame again
Bright bright
Bright bright
Bright bright

I was the flame
What a joy to burn and shine
I wisped into near non-existence
What a joy to disperse
As I evanesced
Out and in to being.

It felt like dancing.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I know you know that Aikido is often described as being "a lot like dancing." Your journey reminds me very much of something that Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, said:

"Eight forces sustain creation:
movement and stillness,solidification and dispersal,extension and contraction,unification and division."

It sounds to me like you were dancing the dance of creation itself.