The Call to Deeper Practice

The call to deeper practice comes, and I respond before I catch myself.
All that I am is drawn inside as if pulled by the strongest tide, a current flowing in only one direction.
What does this practice look like?
Slow movement paired with breath, attunement, trust, surrender.
I listen within. Called forth, I let go into the unknown.
Thy will be done, Lord, but at this depth, I cannot see the difference between my will and Yours.
There is only breath, the sound of one word, “Yes,” repeating with each heartbeat.
Yes I still have an individual identity.
Yes there are still thoughts and preferences,
yet these pale to insignificance before the door I’ve opened.
I step inside the realm of Spirit and let myself be changed.

It is Enough

It is enough right now
to taste one moment of
peace. Of course I want
more, but at least the
door is open.
It is enough to draw a
conscious breath and
let my hands relax,
fingers releasing their
tight grasp on things
outside of my control.
It is enough to shed a
layer of stress as if
taking off a jacket or a
pair of too tight shoes.
Ease of being has to
start somewhere.
This breath is my
first step.
~ Danna Faulds. Taken from From Root to Bloom