My threshold was honored with a Shaman
Clearing the air with white sage and prayer
Thousands of years of spiritual union and ritual
Affirming my place in the universe and my lesson.
The Great Spirit said:
Ridiculous as the Pharisees praying in the square
Stay clear of those full of themselves, yet empty
Let not fireworks or betrayal make a fool of you
Stay true to the sacred way; ignore false piety.
You say the sky is blue; they say it’s not
Not being true causes harm
Reading between the gaslight lines
Sickness is not an ailment, it’s an alarm!
Taken for granted reflects on the ungrateful
One who awakens love with pure intention
Never cajoles, connives, lies, cheats, or steals
You deserve one’s full attention.
Your heart eternally embraces love
Once purpose served; numbered days
Stand firm in your beliefs,
Those without a moral compass will run away.
Smudging changes the ions in the air
It doesn’t matter Cherokee or Christian
My ancestors are shining
Reminding me of who I am.
I am already feeling freer
Truth’s light pushes out darkness every time
Testing their values match their actions
I’m am open to someone with a new story line.
~ Just L (December 1, 2018)