Calling Wisdom

Mary Magdalene WEB

Beyond health and beauty I loved her,

And I chose to have her rather than the light,

because her radiance never ceases.

Yet all good things together came to me with her

and countless riches at her hands;

I rejoiced in them all, because Wisdom is their leader,

though I had not known that she is their mother.

Wisdom Chapter 7

Where is the place that I put my sorrow?

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Where is the place that I put my sorrow?

It no longer ebbs and flows with the moon or blood, but rises unbidden

In the early morning.

It caught me unaware as I walked out of a dream.

There it was.

A gossamer woven through my connective tissue

Holding, unyielding, unbidden, unseen until

I called upon compassion, counted the flowers of my blessings

The sorrow rose,

To be held.

Bathed in love, the threads loosen, open, dissolve

Into the one heart.

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The importance of small acts

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Today is a day of small acts. I’m grounding and settling myself through the domestic routines of  laundry, tidying and sorting. Perhaps it is a daring, political act to value and enjoy these simple tasks. Our culture delights in creating dopamine fueled jolts of excitement, but if I don’t value the everyday, the ordinary, who will? May particles of love and blessings saturate all that I touch today.