Category Archives: Earth poetry

Thunder flesh

Thunder crashed throughout the nightenergy from the sky shook my bedflesh felt energy’s tangible power © Meisaan Chan

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5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times

A deep happiness! This is my first published spirituality article: “5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times,” by Meisaan Chan. The article integrates simple relaxation meditations with body somatics (what I call “embodied meditations”), which has been an increasingly critical tool … Continue reading

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Refusing to be stopped

“It’s so dark, I say to God.“Leading is my specialty,” God says to me © Meisaan Chan

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Morning surrender

Morning sun rises above maple treejewels scattered among the greensurrender to the diamond rising (c) Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the three vines who wanted to reach the sun

There once were three vines that wanted to reach the sun. The first vine dreamed all day and all night about reaching the sun, and it spent all its energy in the dreaming that it didn’t grow much at all. … Continue reading

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Why stillness matters

We see the movement of what is faster;when we speed ahead, we do not seeall that moves around us;when we are still, we suddenly seethe slightest bending leafthe slightest bending heartthe breath of the soul © Meisaan Chan

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The importance of one drop

Compassion is easy when there are no obstacles to compassionThe more obstacles, the harder compassion is, and yet the more necessary –the desert knows this.Fertility is easy in a rain forest!But for the desert to be fertile,it knows the importance … Continue reading

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Expand your horizons

Expand your horizons, says the Lord,push beyond the stars and you will findthe beyond-horizons and the beyond-stars;you will find the expanse © Meisaan Chan

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A conversation between the plant and the Lord

Root me in your heart, says the plantYes, but tell me why, says the Lord Most soil is too hard, says the plantYes, many hearts are, says the Lord Most soil doesn’t have space to breathe, says the plantYes, many … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Focus

Pull up the distractions like weedsto find the flower of your focus Pull weeds, find focusweeds grow, pull again © Meisaan Chan

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