Up early slurrrping Jasmine Pearl – ahhh, Tea Mind. Heart brimming with gratitude for growing up in a small eastern Washington town, and for still knowing and being known by many childhood friends. Belonging.
Dedicated to Jerry Moberg, who remembers my father and brought joy/pain into the present moment for me by simply saying so. Thank you, Jerry. Namaste’, Shell-
ps Now I can forgive you for dumping me in High School for Katie from Othello. Whew. What a relief. Forgiveness.
A Friendship Blessing
May you be blessed with good friends,
May you learn to be a good friend to yourself,
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where
there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness.
May this change you.
May it transfigure that which is negative, distant or cold
May you be brought into the real passion, kinship and
affinity of belonging.
May you treasure your friends.
May you be good to them, and may you be there for them;
may they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth
and light that you need for your journey.
May you never be isolated.
May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with
your anam cara.