July 9 – Community

Community

At sunrise there is movement in the trees, followed by birds calling out to each other.
Just after sunset there is movement in the meadows as the deer step out of the shadows.
+++++++In these moments of peace
++++++++++++There is a coming together of all things.

Considerations:

+++++Comfort in the presence of others.
+++++Protection of the young within the ranks.
+++++Each looking to the elders for guidance.

Declarations:

+++++When surrounded my like minds and aligned hearts, I thrive.
+++++I seek out those who encourage me to be my best self.
+++++Working with others, I achieve great things.



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July 8 – Magnificense

Magnificense

Over the land, spirals of hawks ride the thermals.
In the sea, pods of dolphins break the water’s surface.
+++++++So much beauty and grace while
++++++++++++Going about their daily tasks.

Considerations:

+++++With no wasted motion, nature glides through the day.
+++++The work of living, a work of art.
+++++Every move, choreographed to life.

Declarations:

+++++There is beauty surrounding me.
+++++No task too small to warrant elegance.
+++++I declare this day glorious!



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July 4 – Daring

Daring

There is something in the air this time of year.
Or is it, rather, something within stirred by the warm breezes?
+++++++Even the timid
++++++++++++Stand strong.

Considerations:

+++++The sounds of powerful living resound in the woods.
+++++Each thing at its most audacious.
+++++In the heat of high noon, each thing declares its certainty.

Declarations:

+++++What fire runs through my veins?
+++++I respond to the howl of my wild self.
+++++I have the strength to defend what matters the most.



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July 3 – Intermission

Intermission

As summer evenings fade, the cicadas sing of the day’s heat.
Then high in the canopy of the pines the Whippoorwills
+++++++Celebrate the end of the day
++++++++++++With their call to the night.

Considerations:

+++++With a last rustle and breath, sleep embraces the world.
+++++Long after sundown, a cool breeze refreshes.
+++++There is a precious peace in the moments before beginning again.

Declarations:

+++++What song will I sing come my night time?
+++++Have I given myself the chance to pause and reflect?
+++++Every now and then, a moment suspended between what was and what will be.



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July 2 – Authority

Authority

Deep in the woods, away from the brilliant sun,
There is a silence that is filled with wisdom.
+++++++The old trees know
++++++++++++The ways of time.

Considerations:

+++++Age in nature is measured by what has been learned.
+++++What has been learned in nature is measured by survival.
+++++Survival in nature is measured by what is passed on to the next generation.

Declarations:

+++++Every one of my days and what I choose to do with them. Who I am becoming.
+++++I will be still and listen to the wise one within me.
+++++What is the world teaching me today?



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July 1 – Influence

Influence

In the season of each thing maturing to its zenith,
There is power in the way everything connects to everything.
+++++++It is no longer possible
++++++++++++To maintain separateness.

Considerations:

+++++Coming together, nature achieves its supremacy.
+++++In the bright sun of summer, each thing becomes visible.
+++++Bursting with life, the forest becomes a community.

Declarations:

+++++Today I will consider the echo of everything I do.
+++++I shape my world by my action … and my inaction.
+++++Who/what do I turn to for guidance? Have I recently?



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