Today I discovered this advice from Maria Sabina, Mexican healer and poet:
“Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars. Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain. Stand strong with your bare feet on the ground and with everything that comes from it. Be smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with your forehead. Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier. Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember … you are the medicine.”
[see three of the Pinterest pins I’ve made, for sections of this poem, below]
What a beautiful phrase: You are the medicine.
It’s easy to heal yourself with love when things are all going smoothly.
For me, that’s when it’s warm weather (about 7 months of the year here), the fruit trees are blooming or fruiting, the great blue herons are flying overhead, and I’m outside under the comforting sky.
- it’s cold (18″ of snow dropped on us this morning)
- the dogs are barking out of control
- my teens are arguing
- I burned the dinner, and
- wordpress just ate my whole post (because somehow I failed to save anything I wrote in the past hour – ugh)
… that’s when it’s a little harder to focus on how love will heal me.
But of course, that’s when love transforms most powerfully. I don’t need healing love so much when I’m blissed out in the garden on a sunny summery 75-degree day!
So I post this today to help us on those days when we need more love, more healing. Because sometimes the waterfalls and sunshine, the rivers and bare feet, are still months away… but the ability to dance, laugh, and sing, is only a breath away…