The creek is pouring down the mountainside today. We always hear the creek. Even in the summer when it becomes a small stream, we can hear it from our home. The odd day in the summer I hear the highway traffic from far below us, but usually I just hear the creek flowing. We’ve had a couple of days of rain and now the creek is FLOWING! From somewhere up high on the mountain the waters come together and find the dip in the land near our home to make the journey to the ocean. It’s relentless. Always flowing. I can’t see the source, but I know the flow.
Deep inside each of us is a mountain spring with flowing waters, waters that want to move through us and out to the ocean around us. Sometimes that Source of Love within us flows freely, sometimes it’s dry as a summer creek bed. Sometimes, to let the water flow freely, boulders or old trees have to be pushed out of the way or come bounding down the creek causing their own bit of havoc. Same for us, sometimes we have old ways, thoughts, memories, tapes that need to be washed away so the Water from the Spring of Love can flow through us.
I have a song that I sing sometimes before I meditate, or as I walk the mountain road listening to the creek beneath me. It goes something like this…..
My heart is open to you.
My heart is open to you.
My heart is open to you,
Open to You, open to You
Remove the boulders, remove the barriers, remove the debris,
So your Love flows through me,
So your Joy flows through me,
So your Peace flows through me,
So your Wisdom flows through me.
So YOU flow through me
Have some fun with it. Make up your own tune, play with the words to make them your own. Let’s sing new life into us, into those around us, into the world.
My heart is open to you….
Love and prayers from a singing Mystic in Motion
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7 thoughts on “Creek Time”
Thanks Anne. “Right on” describes your message. Joan Sent from my iPhone
thanks Joan. let’s keep on!!
What a beautiful image and thought.
thanks Lynda. i do love my creek!
Anne, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. I feel challenged to allow the Water from the Spring of Love to flow more freely through me, to wash away the thought patterns, tapes etc. , that can have such a pull.
Once we start to entertain these negative thoughts we can quickly go on a downhill spiral. Thanks, Anne.
i’ve found it so true Barbara. on good days i can feel the vortex of negative emotions or thoughts and not go down them. i’d much rather hold a positive truth in my mind and act on it.
Waterfalls, rapids, eddys, haystacks … beaches, cliffs …. vortex, ….doesn’t matter how big the creek is (small, tiny, huge , big…) the waterhas it all