In the early morning hours,
before the sun rises and my people wake,
I like to sit quietly in front of my altar and connect.
Connect to the well of wisdom that resides deep inside me,
to a source as an ancient as time,
to the universal web that leaves no loose ends and
In this seat of silent contemplation,
I understand that I am not alone
that what I say and do matters
that I have what I need to take the next step.
It is this certainty – this knowing
that steadies my resolve when I am shaken and reminds me
to trust in what I cannot see but know is there.
~ Kim Bushore-Maki