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The empty alleluia

The geese are goneDucks, tooThe sky empties of soundexcept the alleluia, which rings out © Meisaan Chan

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Co-regulation

When I struggle to surrenderthe fallen autumn leaves teach methere is nothing to fear in returning to eternity © Meisaan Chan

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Healing rain

Healing raincaresses all my relationsand meunified © Meisaan Chan

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The four elements as spiritual mentors

The four elements, clearly, are older than prayer.Learn from them, your mentors Aligning your prayer to the elements is knowing your placeand the beginning of your relationship to them © Meisaan Chan

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Tree spirituality: fighting with sisters

Even in full sunlight, a tree’s leaves are still in shade,each leaf casting shadow over its sister leaf’s light;even when attached to the same branch, they get in each other’s way –They could start fightingor they could see that they … Continue reading

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The takers

Your mere existence takes resources, says the earth,and then you continue to takeand take and take and take and take –and then you pray for yet more things! –when really, you ought to be praying for your conversion © Meisaan … Continue reading

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A cardinal’s call stabs at the air

A cardinal’s call stabs at the airblue shining skywind blows right through © Meisaan Chan

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Before the winter solstice

The dark has arrived again, my early winter guest;unprepared, I run to make a bed for her.Lovingly, she unpacks her bags,not in any hurry © Meisaan Chan

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Wind storm

Maple tree, full crown of dry leavestossed wildly throughout the nightand even when sun comes, the wild tossing doesn’t stop– so weary, so weary! © Meisaan Chan

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Companions

All the earth needs a companion:the horizon to the skythe trees to the windthe hawk to the cliffthe bee to the flowerme to you:sacredness © Meisaan Chan

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