A dear friend sent some material for a new book he is writing to me this morning for my comment. It is inspired by the poems of Yeats and today focused on the Song of the Wandering Aengus & the notion of the hero’s or heroin’s journey. He shared his own personal experience of feeling “a fire in my head” which prompted a memory of my Reiki initiation when I had such a feeling of coming home, my thirst quenched, remembering being a person who worked with healing in another life. That day I experienced literally coming home to myself after society, circumstances & survival had taken me off on another path for many years.
I had returned. It was a life changing, pivotal moment. Nothing that came after would ever be quite the same. Many years later I find myself living a life I could not have imagined back then.
Poems and songs are a great source of inspiration and connection. I share with you here a beautiful song by Susie Ro called Return to Love. A bit like me it’s a slow starter, so give it a few minutes, sit back, breathe and enjoy.
Being in nature has always made it easier for me to connect with myself. The poem below by E E Cummings called Maggie and Milly and Molly and May takes place at the beach, one of my favourite places to get back to myself.
Tony Cuckson’s book, A Journey With Mr Yeats: 10 Poems to Companion YOUR Greatness, in the making can be seen here: https://m.facebook.com/Tony-Cuckson-532760926763949/
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