of our own breath
is life and spirit.
Breath moves through the body,
soothing, creating, healing.
As we breathe out, energy flows
through the sinews of our whole being,
becoming one with the Holy Spirit.
Writer’s Note: As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the effects creating the need for us to distance from one another and wear protective masks, lest the air that we breathe infect us with a virus that will deprive us of breath. At the same time, social unrest has stoked anger and rage, fueling violence and setting in motion change that although overdue, feels like a forest fire out of control, dividing us at a time when we need to be united. The color of our skin and our politics may differ, yet we are All One, made of flesh and bones. Our breath, joins with the breath of others, traveling through space and time. Breath is our life force, connecting us with ourselves, with each other, with our ancestors throughout the ages, and with Christ through the Holy Spirit which lives and breathes within us All.