Awareness of Union
an excerpt from Live Beautifully: A Book to Sit With, by Doris Wedige
Reflections on joining the Dance...
My whole body smiles as I gaze up at a young oak tree against a pale blue morning sky. The leaves flutter in a joyful dance. So many beautiful shades of green backlit by the rising sun. What mesmerizes me is the movement. The Dance of Life. Bon fires have the same effect on me. The same dance, just a different form.
As I look around my backyard I see that the cattails have joined in the Dance… My rooster crows from his coop like a square dance caller announcing the beginning of a new dance. “Rise and shine everyone!” he seems to say, “Wake up and join the Dance!”
The birds chatter and my kitties’ ears dance a dance all their own in union with it all. A flock of sand hill cranes just took flight off in the distance. Their ancient calls stir a knowing deep within me that I cannot name.
Oh, how sweet is the promise of a new day, another chance to participate fully in the Dance of Life.
I intend to join more fully in the Dance.