And so we are now on wings –  
as we gather in this space
in person, by phone, in spirit
to begin.

To start our individual, shared journey
of awakening, of discovery, of openness
to the promise and potential
of what lies before us
and within us.

We feel exhilaration
in the newness of a fresh start.
We breathe in the sweet air,
we take in our surroundings,
we feel the earth and each other
supporting every step.

We feel fear, too,
moving ahead into what we cannot see
and do not know.
But step we must –
step we are called to
one foot in front of the other
trusting, trusting, trusting.

For we sense in our very beings
the Way to self, to what is real
is freeing and boundless
and stretches into the distance
with all we are meant to
learn and see and know.

All we need do is let go –
to let go of this life,
of the familiar,
of the busyness,
of the chains that bind us
to a way of thinking or being
to simply walk, wonder, and listen.

And stretch wide our hearts and minds
to be fully open to our truth.

Sono luce (I am light – and so are you!),



Copyright 2018 Angela Martin

Guest post by Angela Martin, a seeker of truth, beauty and goodness, and writer and award-winning author who writes on her contemplative journey in the second half of life. Angela is co-leading the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage with Nancy Murray, September 14-23, 2018.