The earthly seasons mirror the seasons of our spiritual journey…
Each season is essential to fully experience the deep healing, wonder, and awe of God. Winter pulls us inwards and offers an opportunity to see the shadows that keep the God-given seeds from blossoming in our hearts. Spring is creating fertile soil for the new seeds to sprout. Summer gifts us with the light to rapidly grow towards the sun. Fall is a time of celebration to welcome the community and share the abundance within your sacred garden.
This poem is inspired by the transition from winter to spring. Surrendering to the seasonal ebbs and flows, contractions and releases, God's love and light flow into our hearts, nourishing us and inspiring our true selves to flourish.
|Artwork by the author Shailie Dubois|
Thaw the winter chills,
Melt away the shadows,
Wash the settled dust.
With this soil,
Plant a garden in my heart,
Awaken your gifted seeds,
Blossom my truest self.
With this being,
|Art by Alisa Wilcher|
Shailie Dubois has a degree in Psychology. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Shamanism Program at the Canadian Centre for Shamanic Studies. She practices Intuitive Prayer Healing, a combination of her studies in psychological well-being, Christianity, Bhakti yoga, shamanic healing, energy healing, prayer therapy, aromatherapy, music, art and a lifetime of dreaming. Her mission is to inspire community rooted in the service of God. She is called to bring people together through artistic expression, sharing stories and songs, and providing sacred space to get lost in and find 'home.' Connect with Shailie on her blog here, or on her Intuitive Prayer Healing Facebook page.
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