Love Note to April

“The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.” Unknown

I confess that April is probably my most favorite month.  There are so many reasons to love this 31 day period.  It is Poetry month and I receive a Poem-A-Day from Village Books.  I collect poems like some people collect rocks.  They feel good on my tongue, in the labyrinth of my mind and speak to my heart. Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Rumi, Rilke and Jan Phillips are my spiritual advisors.  What is your favorite poem or poet?

It is an intense gardening month.  I get to dig in the dirt and watch the luscious veggie starts try to outgrow the pests in my organic raised beds.  The flower and herb gardens are coming back to life, the trees blooming.  Gardening is a sacred experience.

It is my birthday month – and I’m always so grateful for another year of life.  It is the Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley – after three decades  this still evokes awe and wonder for me.

This April (April 16th) my partner and I will be going to Brazil for two weeks of healing work with John of God.  We will be spending Holy Week(s) in the small village of Abadiania where we will experience the healing power of love for two weeks.  We keep running into folks who have been there and they all say it is a life-transforming experience.  I’m ready, eager and open.

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