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February 7, 2018
Certain wild places appear in your dreams—
sing to you in the middle of the night,
speak your name in between tasks,
so that finally you listen. It is then
you remember how to make a pathway
to meet what calls. Coming with only your faith—
arriving, to find you are noticed.
Fiddleheads unfurl in sunlight.
Mycelial networks quicken
with footfall. Violet butterflies sip
from mud where you press palms
to feel warmth moving in earth again. 
This is an ordinary transfiguration.
A simple alchemy.  You have whispered
a thousand prayers to get here. You have traveled
a long way in body or soul, to come with hands
outstretched in offering, in longing. When the waves
rush over the rocks, when the tidal pull whips
the silverlight waters into a froth at your feet,
you know that mercy is everywhere.
Your soul is a door, but a doorway to what? 
This, the place asks you gently and then relentlessly,
until you empty your pockets of the tangled
fishing lines of lineage and the stories
you thought you must carry—until
you turn yourself inside out to be revealed.


~What wild places call you—within and without?
~How is your soul a doorway? And where does it lead?

©Laura Weaver 2018 (excerpted from the upcoming book Luminous

*first published on soul

NOTE ON THE BOOK LUMINOUS–I am in the home stretch! The cover and inside are designed and publication and soft launch will happen in March! I’m so excited. And if you are still interested in contributing the Go Fund Me for the last stretch–please DO (I’m close to my goal but not quite there yet)! Thank you for everyone for your incredible support.  I am so excited to share this book with you.

One Comment leave one →
  1. John Guffey permalink
    February 7, 2018 2:56 pm

    “A thousand prayers to get here…”

    And here we are. Much wonder.

    Blessings. Gratitude.

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