But there’s some spirit I used to know
That’s been drowned out by the radio
~ Arcade Fire, “7 Kettles”
In the name of turning off all the radios and listening for spirit, I am going on retreat for a few days. In the name of trusting process and having any hope of trusting myself, I am going to sit in front of a blank wall with my eyes open. In the name of love for myself and those closest to me, I am going to rest.
And in the name of gratitude for the generosity that surrounds me, I offer this blessing:
If your radio is on, may the sounds you hear bring inspiration, rhythm, and release. If you aren’t sure of your footing, may you find a way to stand still. If you are still standing on a cliff-edge, may you sit down and see the view clearly. If you are spinning, may you settle. If you are afraid, may you know that you are held. Spirit never sleeps.