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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.

Rebecca's Memoir - Chapter 3

The first instruction was to quit my caretaking job on the mountain.  This did not appeal to me as Mt. Mansfield had provided such a refuge, but I followed it anyway and packed my things to head for a new refuge, part two of the instructions, my family’s cabin in Maine.   I spent the month of August in Maine, completely alone and in silence.  This was a cherished place of childhood where...
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Rebecca's Memoir - Chapter 4

That North Star led me back to my dear friends in Vermont where I took a farming job up the road from our house.  It was here that I met my first teacher.  It came not as one person, but as a group of people who welcomed me into their meditation circle.  I joined them for a brief time, learning their chosen technique of meditation.  And it certainly was a technique!  It was...
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Rebecca's Memoir ~ Chapter 5

Though I didn’t know it, agreeing to travel with my Aunt Maria would put me on a direct path to my teacher, Sarita.  At first, all I knew was that the purpose of Maria’s trip was to intensify her apprenticeship with a man named don Miguel Ruiz.  Since she was a dancer, I made the assumption that Miguel was a dancer as well.  I even went so far as to daydream of somehow...
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True Love

True Love
True Love ridesOn the whispers of old winds, Down long-forgotten roads of forever, Through candlelit towns And snow-covered castles. Oh, my Prince,I must bury you now In this cracked earthof my heart. For in its chambers There sleeps a new love. Your death bringsHer awakening.
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Rebecca's Journey

Rebecca's Journey
Life for me has been a series of awakenings, each leading me towards the next. We all experience these awakenings. I see them as invitations of truth knocking at my door. Although it is not always convenient or comfortable to let them in, when I do, I give myself the greatest gift of moving forward in my spiritual evolution. One of those knockings came to me atop a mountain in Vermont.  It was...
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Surrender

Surrender
I can no longer linger here, For the tide is pulling me Away from this island of illusion. I awake in dark, holding myself. I awake in light, falling through wind. Surrender looks not to where she might land, But whispers to Infinity, sweet nothings.
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Dissolution

Dissolution
Softened by the heat of the sun, I flow down this mountain side. Yearning for my re-union with You, I surrender to your heat, your fire; And it lifts me, that I soar invisible, Only to fall once again upon this Earth as rain wearing away her soils. Dissolve me from this earthbound grasp, That I may become one with You, That I may reach beyond this vessel of my experience, Beyond feast...
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Whispering Circles

Whispering Circles
A forest deer greets the morning sun. Today her blood will spill; the hunt has begun. But death or birth, who is to say. Life's just passing through. In the wind, she rides once again, Whispering circles down to you. From her heart, a Siren's song of truth That carried the seed that she planted in you. "Open your eyes", she said, "and gaze through me, Through me and into you." For in...
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Invitation

Invitation
We're two hearts beating, Two souls meeting, In the breath of a love unknown. We could dance in this moment; It could be forever. Our love only sleeps for its pleasure. So lay down your laws Or forget your cause; This love is constant in surrender. Resurrect softly, my Love,  And shed your bones at the door. Love shall be your maker.
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