It is amazing how the gods support our intentions.  My intention was to write a second email about sacred conversations.  I want a lot of you to register for my teleseminar, The Elements of Sacred Conversations. Why? Because the two 90-minute sessions will give you a foundation for and an imagination of the real capacity for what you long to receive and long to give when you open your heart to another human being – a sacred conversation filled with wonder, reverence, honor, surprise.

So the evidence that the gods support this Inner Eastertide work (work being efforts of willed attention and activity toward a desired result and the development of new knowledge,  new skills and new organs of perception) was an email that led to a link that led to a link that referenced this poem.

This poem demonstrates a courageous vulnerability, a courageous self-declaration, and a real kiss between the macrocosm and the microcosm, between the universal I and the individual I.

A poem is a sacred conversation between the poet and the reader.

The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of the dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in a lake
I am a flame of four colors
I am a deer standing away in the dusk
I am a field of sumac and pomme blanche
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky
I am the hunger of a young wolf
I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive
I stand in good relation to the Gods
I stand in good relation to the earth
I stand in good relation to everything that is beautiful…
You see, I am alive, I am alive

Navarre Scott Momaday

There are 22 declarations that begin with “I am” in this poem.  And they all go beyond the ordinary! The declarations demand you forget yourself, you listen openly to the poet and you empathize with his feelings. Through empathic and poetic listening, you find a new sense of life, of meaning, of the poet and of yourself.

Before reading further, I suggest you return to the poem and speak it out loud twice. Once to hear the poet and once to hear yourself. How does it feel to speak these words, to say “I am…” over and over again? How does it feel to say “I stand in good relation to…”?

Your Sacred Conversations
Who do you have sacred conversations with? Who embraces you while you strive and struggle to state your declarations – whatever they may be. “I am…” “I want to become…” “Help me know myself and take my stand.” Who sees and hears the interweave between the spiritual being and the earthly being you are and you are becoming?  Who loves you enough to courageously silence their self conversations long enough to let you live, die and be reborn within their soul?

Whose declarations of “I am” do you embrace with your sacred listening?

Sacred conversations are filled with courage. Like other acts of courage, sometimes they just happen through grace.  I want them to happen through intention. If we intend to have sacred conversations, we will have more of them. Sacred conversations create a better world.

The content and consequence of a sacred conversation is filled with creative mystery, but there are attributes that can be known and skills that can be practiced. I offer my teleseminar on “The Elements of Sacred Conversation” to support you and your sacred conversations.

Sign up for my teleseminar on “The Elements of Sacred Conversation.”  Here’s the information:
Two 90 minute sessions.
Sunday, April 25 (TOMORROW!) at 8PM Eastern (5PM Pacific)
Sunday, May 2 at 4PM Eastern (1PM Pacific)
Cost: $27 (plus your long distance charges for the call)
Sessions are recorded and available for download (so you can sign up even if you can’t be on the calls).

Sign up at http://www.store.lynnjericho.com/The-Elements-of-Sacred-Conversation-IYSC10.htm

Forward this email to those in your life who have the courageous love to share the blessings of sacred conversations with you.

With a listening heart,