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“One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.”

*
Though the human body is born complete in one moment,
the birth of the human heart is an ongoing process.
 Everything that happens to you
has the potential to deepen you.
It brings to birth within you
new territories of
the human heart.
*
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back.
 From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing
that will never again let you linger in the lowlands
 of complacency and partial fulfillment.
The eternal makes you urgent.
You are loath to let compromise
or the threat of danger hold you back
 from striving toward
the summit of fulfillment.”
*
John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
I looove John O’Donohue’s book ANAM CARA.
Suites of sensory and sensuous truth.
*
*
MY BODY
IS A DIVINING ROD
OF
TRUTH.
MY BODY
IS
ELECTRIC.
MY BODY KNOWS
THE LIGHT
AND
THE DARKNESS
OF YOU
AND
OF ME.
MY BODY
DOES NOT LIE.
MY BODY IS
THE SHEATH OF MY SOUL.
MY BODY
KNOWS
BEFORE
MY MIND
PERMITS.
MY BODY
KNOWS
WHOSE
 SOUL
IT DESIRES
AND
WANTS TO EXPLORE-
 TOUCH, 
 HEAR, SEE
AND
TASTE-
BOUNDLESSLY.
MY BODY
KNOWS
WHEN
MY LOVE
CEASES
AND
STOPS
WELCOMING,
INVITING,
OPENS UP TO.
MY BODY
KNOWS
THE
 TRUTH
OF
ME
BEFORE
 I
DO.
MY BODY
ALWAYS, ALWAYS
KNOWS
WHO
I
CAN
DANCE
WITH
AND
NOT
FOR.
MY BODY DANCES
WITH
THE
DEPTH,
WONDER
JOY,
FIERCENESS,
VULNERABILITY,
RAPTURE,
HAPPINESS.
MYSTERY,
AND THE
TENDER
OPEN
UNKNOWN
MAJESTIC
HUMANITY
OF
YOU.
MY BODY TELLS ME THE TRUTH.
MY BODY KNOWS YOU
BEFORE
I
DO.
LISTEN.
MY BODY
IS
 A
RARE
IMPROVISATIONAL
MUSICAL
INSTRUMENT
SOUNDING
SENSUOUS
EARTH,
HEAVEN.
RIVERS
AND
SEAS.
LISTEN.
MY BODY
SEES
YOU.
*
*
DailyOM
January 4, 2012
Physical Intuitiveness
The Body Is Natural
*
So much of the human experience
is removed from nature
 that we tend to forget that
we are products of the natural world.
 At the moment of birth,
we are perfectly attuned to nature.
Our feelings are an authentic response
to the stimulus we encounter.
We interact with our environment viscerally,
desiring only what is necessary for our survival.
And, if we are lucky, we take in nourishment
in the form of pure mother’s milk.
 As months and years pass, however,
we discover the sights, sounds, and scents
of the synthetic world.
Though these often momentarily dazzle us,
the dim memory of our naturalness remains.
When we embrace the notion that human beings
are inherently natural,
 bringing it to the forefront of our day-to-day experiences,
 we achieve a new level of wellness
that boasts nature at its very core.
*We innately understand that our bodies
are not composed of plastics
 or man-made chemicals
and
that there is no legitimate reason
to consume or expose ourselves
bodily to such substances.
This knowledge is reinforced each time
we find ourselves energized
 by sweet, fresh air and warm sunlight
or awed
 by the majesty of
Mother Nature’s beauty.
We feel the strength of our connection to nature
 when fresh food that is close to the earth
 sustains us more effectively than artificial supplements
and
 when the pleasures of exercise
outweigh the pains of exertion.
The human body has been blessed
with the same physical intuitiveness
 that all nonhuman living beings
employ instinctively.
 But because our lives are no longer
bound up in nature’s rhythms,
 we must actively seek to reconnect
with this formerly innate skill.
The process of rediscovering our place in the natural world
can be exciting and inspiring,
 since nothing more is required of us
than to delight in nature’s wonders,
to derive nourishment from natural foods,
 and to drink deeply
of all the wisdom that plants and animals have to share.
Your own naturalness will reveal itself to you
when you look beyond your beliefs,
your lifestyle choices, and the attitudes you hold.
When these constructs are stripped away,
you will see a body and mind
that never gave up its relationship
to the essence of the natural world
from which consciousness sprang.
*
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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE