The Spring Equinox came and went. Did the Three Adepts gather and feast as we have in years past? Er, no. Sister Corona Virus has made an appearance and now we find ourselves on complete lock down. She has a message for us, you know. One that I hope to keep tuning in to as we move through this time period. I'm listening, Sister Corona.
No, instead of dinner with the group, my darling husband and I prepared and ate the feast we'd planned: Spring salad with fennel and dill, samosas, basmati rice, channa masala and naan. Oh, and baked pears for dessert. Afterwards, we made a simple despacho and buried it in our yard. (Under a Buddha statue no less!)
Further, I went on to spend the Equinox window singing hymns with my friends online in a magical and beautiful way. For ourselves. For Sister Corona. For all of us. May the peace of our Mother shine in full radiance as we Spring Clean our homes, declutter our drawers and closets and purify our daily routines into something sustainable that will serve us for many years to come.
Sincere prayers for front line medical workers, retail workers and those financially freaking out right now. May calm and peace permeate the streets, may we lean into each other and explore deepening levels of kindness, worldwide. May vitality and healing prevail.
A friend shared this with me the other day. One the sutras of the Vijnana Bhairava, a classic tantric text of Kashmir Shaivism, says:
You are stunned, powerless.
You thought you knew
What was going on.
Now you realize you don’t have a clue.
You are stopped in your tracks.
Everything within your skin is shaking.
Enter this shaking.
Look around inside with wonder.
Unmind your mind.
All the walls have fallen down--
Go ahead and dissolve.
The One Who Has Always Been,
Who has seen much worse than this,
Is still here.
May it be so.
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