Prayer of an emerging self

August 20, 2011

Marvelous Creator of the butterfly,
set loose in me the energy of new creation.
Move me out of self, out of self, out of self, out of self,
into chrysalis and beyond.

Seed my imagination.
Lift up my wings.
Drawn by unknown scents and different destinies,
let me rise, rise, rise
out of the depths of chrysalis crisis.
Even out of death in all its forms.

– from One Hundred Cranes: Praying with the Chorus of Creation by William L. Fitzgerald

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One Response to “Prayer of an emerging self”

  1. Suze said

    Brings to mind the words of Terence McKenna, ‘We are closing distance with the most profound event a planetary ecology can encounter: The freeing of life from the dark chrysalis of matter.’

    Very evocative.

    Also, I saw one of the most beautiful large yellow-orange and black butterflies, yesterday.

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