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HERE I RETURN by Brigid Clare Oak

This moment, this breath, is Holy Ground...

Although I work efficiently and hard, can multitask when necessary, and somehow have had energy enough to raise three children, I am a woman who deeply appreciates, and needs, stillness and quiet. This gentle space is where I return again and again for refreshment, renewal, and re-connection with the Blessed Source and Center of All That Is. 

Here I Return
by Brigid Clare Oak

Just to be with You
Just to breathe with You
Thou Who Art Being
Thou Who Art Breath
You Are the Word
Speaking in the Silence
and the Great Movement
found most profoundly
Present in the stillness of the soul.
This moment,
this breath,
is Holy Ground;
Where I curl gently inward
as a small seed to be planted,
or a womb-warmed babe,
so graciously granted
a place deep within
Your Divine Tenderness.
Here I return
day after day,
soft in the Love
that whisks me away
from all words,
into the praise
of Sacred Gaze,
and the prayer
of my beating heart.
How I crave
these moments apart;
away from the noise
and glare of distraction;
alone in intimate inaction…
Just to be with You
Just to breathe with You
Thou Who Art Being
Thou Who Art Breath.



Brigid Clare Oak lives a quiet life of poetry, prayer, and presence. She is a liturgist, vocalist, and composer of spiritual songs, and works also in the field of elder care and companioning. Brigid is mother to three beloved children; two grown sons and a teenage daughter. Together they enjoy copious amounts of tea, laughter, and love. 









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