From Shintaido, www.shintaido.orghttps://travelswithastick.org/sword-movement-cutting-clearing/
After a dance in the woods, a meditation on the beach, to find something inside, as the sun goes down, and you open your eyes, and it’s a new world.
duck and the ducklingsso sweet paddling small feet, butwish they hadn’t pooped
An old mill was here / and the same falling water / feeds a new flower (Notes: Mann’s Pond is my go to spot for exercise in the morning. Stretching, jumping, waving a staff through the air. With heron’s, swans, snapping turtles, this waterfall from an old mill in the early 1900’s. The center of the world for me, always … Read More
Look deep below and behold — the murky turtle
Sunday night’s fire sword session with Jessie, Dave, and friends. A feeling of flow and power. Some delight too…
Cutting the sword through space connects me closely to: trees with new leaves, blue sky, the sun, a waterfall. A more direct and physical connection to nature that I can feel in my body.
Jump with shiny ferns (It feels good to jump around in the forest. Even better to count and grunt and make deep noises, let the body loose, dangle around, hop up and down…and see a floor of ferns shining in the forest as you bounce around.)
Oh look! It’s green leaves / and blue sky that sun shines through / and shines in my eyes