Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Loving Breath Meditation

September 25, 2023

Use this guided meditation to breath in love for yourself and others. Julie Potiker completes the meditation with the poem, "Monarch", by James Crews.

Monarch by James Crews

The butterfly does not break free triumphant.

Once it claws through the chrysalis,

it stands there shivering, new wings aching

as they slowly fill with blood. It must keep

its tiny eyes shut tight at first against

the brightness and shimmer of a world

it has never seen before––not like this.

It must listen until a deeper voice whispers:

The flowers are waiting. Leave the skin

of the old life far behind. Open your eyes

and give in to the blue air that will carry you

everywhere you need to go.

-Monarch by James Crews

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