Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Loving Kindness Meditation with poem "Come to Dust"

October 17, 2021

Bring kindness and peace to yourself and others through this loving-kindness meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Come to Dust", by Ursula K. Le Guin

Come to Dust – by Ursula K. Le Guin

Spirit, rehearse the journeys of the body

that are to come, the motions

of the matter that held you.

Rise up in the smoke of palo santo.

Fall to the earth in the falling rain.

Sink in, sink down to the farthest roots.

Mount slowly in the rising sap

to the branches, the crown, the leaf-tips.

Come down to earth as leaves in autumn

to lie in the patient rot of winter.

Rise again in spring's green fountains.

Drift in sunlight with the sacred pollen

to fall in blessing.

All earth's dust has been life, held soul, is holy.

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