Friday, May 28, 2010

Spider Woman Speaks.......

It doesn't matter what you call me.
I've had a lot of names.
Bring your offerings if you wish.
I’ll give them to the Bird People,
to the Mouse People.

Listen,
I’ll tell you something.
Because you came here
with empty hands.
Your spirit has become woven into bad things.
It’ s time to weave a new story now.

Walk out into the desert
and sit beneath a cholla.
Notice the shapes of things:
A hawk against the sky,
the shape of the sky,
the shapes of shadows,
the shape
of your own shadows,

and cracks in the land
like a spider web,
full of light.

Take a deep breath
of the stories that live here.
Stories that wrap themselves
around old bones and pottery shards,
stories that howl at the moon,
fly with russet wings,
hide in the arroyo.
You say you can't see it.

Well, take a look around!

You don't need to climb a mountain
to get the big picture.
All of its snaking rivers
and twining roots
are inside of you.

All those threads
come right out of your hands
and out of your hearts
all those threads go on forever.

Into the Earth
and into each other,
into all your stories,
into everyone you'll ever know
into all those who came before you
and all those who will come after you

O, Mitakuye Oyasin.

5 comments:

GYPSYWOMAN said...

incredibly beautiful - and very true! thanks so much for sharing!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, my word verification while ago: crymeto = cry, me too!

Valerianna said...

HO! Thanks. wonderful. I found your blog a while ago.... and see that we are only a few degrees of separation.... I just came back from a plant spirit session with Jewell. I did the Priestess Path years ago and now am a facilitator there. I am going Saturday and Sunday to facilitate the final weekend. I think somewhere in my memory I've heard ALisa speak of you... ? I know there are more connections... and I work with myth.... come visit! www.ravenwoodforest.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Thanks Gypsy for your kind words........don't know why I felt like sharing this.

I'll check out your blog, Valerianna. Wow.......Jewell was such an important ally, inspiration, teacher and healer for me. I'd love to work with her again, and it sounds like it would be inspiring to meet you as well. Thankyou....

honor woodard said...

Wonderful! I'm so glad I found your blog today.