|Inside the Soul of Speaking Truth|
Red Moon in the Making
CJFaivre, 2018, 30X30 Acrylic on Canvas
Most of us spend many moons learning to let go of what holds us back before we enter the space where we get a glimpse of what we can offer others. Over time, we spend more time in this space learning about the gifts of our own being.
To Speak Truth requires we know this space. I know this space as the 'heart of my soul'. The story of my life is here. I sit in the dark womb of this space with intention. In the dark my fingers are my eyes, and I read the stories of the life I have lived. They are marked on a red timeline in the heiroglyphics of my heart's own language. Here I learn to read the Truth of my stories.
Stories of my relatives are here, my ancestors, marked as thumprints of gold, they paint the walls of this sacred space. Touching these marks, I can read the Truth their stories have for me. A luminous cross of blessing is suspended in this space, and the wind of the Spirit blows through this space, refreshing both my life and my spirit.
Tonight, as I sit in my soul space, on the eve of June's Full Moon, the Red Moon shines down on our country as citizens are marching, standing up, kneeling, lying down and crying out for life, for justice and for peace. I am grateful for my timeline of remembering, and for the history of my ancestors, and for the blessing and life-giving breath of Great Spirit. May I learn from my history and the history of others. May we each visit the hearts of our souls and learn the gifts we have to offer and be willing Speak Truth.