Thursday, June 19, 2008

Poem of the Week: Called by the Spirit


Called by the Spirit
We back away
For fear of being burned, consumed
We let the holy fire within us die
Called by the Spirit
We do not hear
That the voice cries from within
To be set free
To set us not afire but alight
And bring us to communion
With our God.

- Katherine E. Rabenau

This doesn't really have much to do with the poem but I always like to have something visual and not just text and I think these photos are very cool so I'm adding them. And they do kind of show the fire within... In the summer of 1996 a friend and I did a healing workshop in New York City. We had made friends with a woman who did aura photography and as part of the workshop everyone - including us - received before and after aura photos. I think the workshop had about 12 or 15 participants and I was doing reiki on all of them throughout the evening, so I was really on fire so to speak. I just think these are amazing.

I'd like to ask a favor of everyone. Part of what made me think of these photos is that my niece, Diana has been trying to improve my reiki site. This weekend she offered to move it onto a much slicker wordpress website than my geocities site that I made myself. I'd love to know what people think. (I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but... ) Diana is still working on the do-over site since I was all freaked out about my tree when she broached the subject with me and I'm not that good at change anyway - even good change. So anyway. What do you think?

Oh - and if you think of it. The aforementioned Diana and her significant other have started their own web design company called Xondie. They are pretty darned talented in my opinion. If you know anybody looking for web design help, they are the best. While I'm bragging about her, maybe you could check out Diana's Foodscout website too. It's an awesome source of information on nutrition and food.


Carletta said...

Lovely poem Raven and I think the photos work with it!

I really like the wordpress website - I like the blue soothing color and the graphics are really up to date ones. I think it's a very attractive site. Not that the other wasn't mind you. :)

WillThink4Wine said...

Love your poem Raven! The Wordpress is definitely easier to navigate and more aesthetically pleasing.

Raven said...

carletta - thanks... I like it too. My niece is so generous and talented. The other one was ok in an amateurish way... This one is like a grown-up did it... ie my niece and no her 8 year-old aunt.

wilthinkforwine - thanks for the compliment and the website assessment. I agree.

Dianne said...

I like the wordpress too! really soothing yet professional looking

and the links are easier to navigate

good job Diana!

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the idea of a poem a week. If you want to get "hooked" onto stuff, do check out my ABC Wednesday! W on Wednesday!

San said...

WHOA! Those aura photographs are stunning.

I once had the experience of making a painting, which kind of just came out. It flowed. The next week I was in a healing ceremony. When I came back from the healing ceremony, I realized I'd painted the energy of the ceremony in advance. That painting is in my post today, although the post is about something much sadder. That's why I didn't talk about the painting, but like you, I like for images to accompany words. At least in blogland.

Diana said...

Hey, thanks for the double plug!!