The Return

For whatever you lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves that we find in the sea.

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.

Return to Love by Susie Ro beautifully embodies the feeling of returning to our true nature.

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:

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