spring season

Pete Seeger’s song ‘Turn turn turn’ had been playing in my head since yesterday. I finally remembered to listen to it this morning and felt deeply touched by the lyrics:

To everything there is a season
And a time to every purpose under heaven…

A time to kill, a time to heal…

A time of love, a time of hate…

A time of war, a time of peace…

A time of peace, I swear it’s not too late…”

I remembered Thich Nhat Hanh’s poem – Please Call Me by My True Names. I was reminded of his teaching – ‘how we cannot separate ourselves from the world around us, even those who do harm.’

It is my turn to experience creation exactly as it is, from exactly where I am.

My wish/prayer at the Pisces New Moon – May I feel oneness with even those who do harm. For I can only heal myself. May I welcome and embrace the part of me that does harm, may I be able to give it a voice and listen to it for it is a part of my wholeness, it is part of the wholeness of life. May I welcome and embrace the inner conflicts.

Oneness does not come easily in this realm of separation and limitation. Maybe, just maybe, it is a tiny bit easier in the Pisces season – season of healing, season of unconditional and universal love – Pisces being the sign of imagination, art and empathy, collective consciousness, and forgiveness.

Please join me if this resonates. Please make your own wish/prayer for the world at this New Moon.

Here is a link to Pete Seeger’s song – Turn turn turn. You can also listen to the poem – Please call me by my true names – in Thay’s voice in the link above.