Re Fuse

There is in the heart of acceptance, the beat of refusal.

To refuse is to decline anything that continually goes against your well being.

To say yes to wellness might mean saying no to the extra glass of wine or the third cup of coffee or the chocolate bar that is languishing in your fridge.

To say yes to wellness might mean saying no to the same old argument that you keep having with yourself, or with your partner or your children or your parents or your friends.

To say yes to wellness might mean saying no to the many hours you spend on social media poring over an endless feed of other people’s lives feeling dissatisfied about your own.

To say yes to wellness might mean saying no to the business that you started that is draining you of your good intentions and your bank balance.

To say yes to wellness might mean saying no to the many long hours you spend at work trying to climb higher forfeiting the chance to catch up with your family instead.

To say yes to wellness might mean facing the fear of insignificance knowing that your presence is more than enough to overcome your absence.

To say yes to wellness might mean facing the different ways we have willingly and unknowingly sabotaged ourselves.

When we find the courage to refuse, we start the journey to {re fuse} our lives in the many ways where we return to the world fuller and more embodied.

And in returning to ourselves we get another chance to move into the bigger arc and the fuller circle of our life.

Source: Stocksnap.io Olympus Digital Camera Photographer: Javi Corpa

Stand

The act of standing

On shifting ground

Takes two legs planted
Firmly
Slightly defiantly
Slightly humble
Arms relaxed
Stomach held in
Chest held out
Shoulders squared
Chin up
Eyes bright
Forehead clean
Breath even

Head
Heart
Hips

Stand tall
In your wisdom

Stand up
For yourself
For others

For the young
For the mute
For the small
For the old
For the weak

Understand.

~Shaku Selvakumar, July 2016

 

Spring Delights
Spring Delight. Picture courtesy vladimirkush.com

 

Parvati

 

Love talk Vladimir Kush
Art from vladimirkush.com

 

I walked into the fire
Before I was born again
The heat was searing
But the heart knew no pain

I knew I would return
To finish what I started
And seek you out
Worship you in turn
To be seen through mine eyes

Turning anger to love
Chaos contained
Fury tamed
Balance regained

Shiva and Shakti
Wisdom and Strength
Osiris and Isis
Birth and Rebirth

That destiny
Is a thought
A primeval energy
A dream
A priority

I am devotion
Creation
Destruction
Celebration
Your salvation

I am Parvati,
The Daughter Of the Mountain King

—Shaku Selvakumar© 2009