Category: Sacred Breath

The Un-Doing of Breathing

We often feel that breathing is simply automatic with the ability to consciously “control it” for periods of time.  Like other processes in our body we take for granted and most often just forget about them. Until we recognize that our body innately knows…

Soul Musings/Day 28: Breathing With Your Feet

  Standing with eyes closed we may feel our feet clutching the ground beneath us. They have forgotten to trust that the earth will support them. This disconnect starts much higher in the tension that holds our breath captive above the heart. No wonder…

Soul Musings/Day 24: Birth of the Breath

  Once upon a time there was an element called Air Born from the merging of powers Collaborating on behalf of a lonely planet Deemed ready to birth life in a myriad of forms As the spirit of the Universe Breathed Air softly upon…

Soul Musings/Day 23: Sharing the Breath

“What a marvelous cooperative arrangement – plants and animals each inhaling each other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.”–Carl Sagan, “Cosmos” The act of “inspiration” supports our embodied aliveness. The…

Soul Musings/Day 22: Trees Are My Temples

Without trees the human experience would be bereft For what would we breathe if not the exhale of the giant sequoia The relentless sun would beat down upon us Without a sanctuary of shade to rest in There would be no sweet fruit to…