Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Tranquil Breeze Guided Meditation

June 20, 2022

Close your eyes and feel the breeze gently brush against your skin as you sway along with the Aspen Trees in this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of her poem, 'Aspen Trees".

Aspen Trees by Julie Potiker


When we arrived, the grey trunks were welcoming,

their black eyes and symbols beckoning us to witness

thousands of delicate naked arms swaying in the wind.


Now, a blink in time later, the branches are bedecked

in shimmering green vestments

millions of sequins dancing in the sun.


Above the gentle roar of the river,

birds wearing spangled dresses

are communicating in their precious bird language.


I wish I could discern what type of bird belongs to each trill

but even if I set my curiosity upon learning to discern

what bird belongs to which sounds

(and I might),

their stories will remain

a secret. 

A majestic secret

filling my heart with wonder

and what feels like


Aspen Trees, by Julie Potiker.

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