Ritual of Attunement

 

By Lauren Raine (1999, 2016)

(Performed with drum in a much darkened room. Three voices, at different positions in the room, speak the words.)

 

Take a deep breath,

feel your feet on the living Earth.

The rhythm of your heart like a drum,

beating in slow time with the quiet,

distant heartbeat

of the planet:

 

and attune.

 

Let the breath of the world gather in your chest.

Close your eyes, with each slow breath

feel your hands branching,

becoming green, leafing into the world,

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