Now is the Time
A poem from the night sky and short film. It's time to let your gifts be seen!
I created this video with my husband after I got my first drum.
As 2019 comes to an end and 2020 begins I'm sensing an urgency to commit to my soul work on a new level. After a night walk came the poem below. I felt called to do just that and this video is a reaction to that call.
A poem for our times
If you’ve ever found yourself under a starlit sky and heard her ask for your help,
Now is the time to stand up and share her light.
If you’ve ever felt the wisdom within the trees you breathe,
Now is the time to grow roots so deep that you can stand strong for the entire forest.
If you’ve ever been carried by the river’s current,
Now is the time to let go of your agenda and honor her flow.
If you’ve ever been filled up by the warmth of the sun,
Now is the time to resurrect your spirit and begin again.
This is not a question or an option but the call of our times and now is the time.
If there’s a calling in your heart, a way to love in a bigger way, now is the time to answer.
Watch the healers, the artists, the teachers, and the mothers.
The ones who have learned to love beyond themselves,
Rebelling against the lie that we are weak.
Watch the risk takers.
The ones who know the dreams in their heart are worth more than the comfort in their lives.
The ones who are willing to put it all on the line because they know
They can create a better world.
Watch the dancers, singers, poets, and painters.
The ones who have learned a thing or two about bringing joy to face the darkness
As they bridge the seen and unseen.
This is a birth not a funeral. Just beyond the destruction is a wake up call. A new era.
To the North, the South, the East and the West: may our illusion of separateness be healed.
May the wounds we’ve left on this land today
Become a reminder to the generations of tomorrow.
May all of the pain we’ve felt and everything we’ve lost not be in vein,
But instead tip the scales towards a new way of being.
I’ll stand here and play my drum until the Earth feels my support.
I’ll use my voice until things start to change and then I’ll learn to speak louder.
I’ll call circles until we can all stand hand in hand as one tribe howling at the moon.
To all of the love warriors. Let this be your battle cry.
For peace, justice, and compassion.
For love unconditional.
Lay down your weapons and begin today because now is the time.
Music: Howling at the Moon by D Fine Us
Video: shot and edited by Michael Maney