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A Meditation with Lilacs


The wind touches my skin,

Asking if I can,

for a moment,

be still.

How can I connect with anything,

 if I don’t notice the delicate lilac flowers, blossoming?

How can I feel

This green life pulsing toward the sun

if I cannot be present inside

the time given to me?

The lilacs bow in the wind and take flight, even

As they sprout from branches,

Even

as they root down into

The earth.

In each moment,

each second,

Nature shows me that within

Each second

Connection is ours to claim

 and in the next moment

also, to let go.

The sound of the chime

Reminds me

That the presence of the invisible wind

Curls inside my lungs,

Rushing to meet me in each deep breath

With answers

And questions

Cupped in its hands.


  • It seems life, if we aren't careful (and sometimes even if we are), can run away with us. Opening myself to nature's offerings gives me a way to not only replenish that which is empty inside of me, but also connect to the Divine. Being in nature, being with horses, witnessing myself in each moment, allows me to focus on the importance of our relationship to the heart of life. Some days the poetry of horses shakes me out of the "To-do" list that lures me away. Some days it's Nature - birds, the moon, the sunlight through the grass after a rainstorm. I believe that every time we choose to engage our hearts and spirits with these grand presences, we are enlivened. If we allow it, these life touchstones can be an anchor when chaos comes calling. I'm constantly learning to not underestimate the beauty and power of slowing down and paying attention. It's here that we reconnect with the world, and ourselves.


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Guest
Aug 18, 2023

Thank you! I found this with my little mare. As I can´t ride anymore and she isn´t a horse happy to just stand around, she is ridden by others. Now I hear she is good in avoiding to work. When I say, no, she isn´t, probably they just didn´t give the right cues, all I get is blank stare, Seems that the idea, that a horse is always following the cues of the rider is not widley known....

Ursula,

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Cynthia McCormack
Cynthia McCormack
Jul 14, 2023

So very beautifully said!! 💜

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Guest
Jul 10, 2023

So true!

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sandy
Jul 09, 2023

I am reading Untethered Soul by Michael Singer for the second time. ( I considered it to be “ my bible” ten years ago after making a major life change). your beautiful poem is like having dessert after I just finished the last chapter! Crissi you are so beautiful from the inside out. 🙏💖

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Guest
Jul 06, 2023

I love this! I would also love to know more about Top. We have a 16 year old QH, whose previous job was a ranch horse, dragging calves, etc. We tease that his first answer is always a definitive "NO". He's coming closer to yes being his answer of choice for most things, but it's taken a long dang time.

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Guest
Jul 03, 2023

Such beautiful and thoughtful words. I shared with friends and they were equally taken with your poetry.

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Guest
Jul 03, 2023

Love Love Love this..... Thank you!

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Guest
Jul 01, 2023

So beautiful, so true . A perfect poem and a,great way of thinking about things. Thank you so much for sharing Crissi.

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crissimcdonald
Admin
Jul 02, 2023
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Thank you very much!

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Guest
Jul 01, 2023

Sweet and poignant. Thank you, Crissi.

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crissimcdonald
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Jul 02, 2023
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You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to watch it. :)

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Guest
Jul 01, 2023

Well said! Thank you for sharing in the moment.

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crissimcdonald
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Jul 02, 2023
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Thank you!

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