Beautiful ones of the North,
Spirits, Guardians, Allies, Ancestors,
Elders and Story Keepers;
Winter winds proclaiming … You are enough!
Thank you for teaching us of surrender;
of not being attached to outcome;
of peace and stillness,
of prayerfulness and abundance.
Thank you Elk for showing us
how to go the distance.
Thank you Buffalo for teaching us
of abundance and generosity.
Thank you for the silence between the heart beats …
For roots that grow deeper.
For teaching us how to surrender so deeply
that Spring simply shows up
because we let go enough.
Moving across the water now
The drums call in the distance
Sage burns at the threshold between Ashe and Oak
Spirits of the North…
to look for the Open Door.
By Kedar Brown Dec. 21, 2007