Female Bluebird on Fence, by Cheryl Thompson
Do you know how way leads on to way? The dream class I’ve been participating in has led to an invitation to take part in a group that gathers once a month on/near the full moon and follows the wisdom found in Jamie Sams’ book, “The 13 Original Clan Mothers.” Since I’ve only read the intro and the first two chapters, now is not the place or time to review the book; HOWEVER, there is a concept in what I’ve read that I’ve just experienced in real life and want to share it with you while it is fresh. You know how you can have synchronous (defined as a meaningful coincidence) moments with others or with circumstances? Jamie introduces the concept of sentient nature and having synchronous moments with nature as a way of direct interface with us.
I was reading blogs and just finished reading Peter Frankis’ tanka for today and started listening to his musical suggestion of Ahmad Jamal. I used the music as an opportunity to clear off my table to prepare it for some collage work. While putting things that were on the table away, I noticed some movement outside, where the bird bath is. I could only catch a small glimpse of the bird, but as I edged closer I saw it was a bluebird about to take the plunge. Quickly but stealthily I maneuvered my way to my phone and prayed the opportunity wouldn’t pass. She was still there, deciding whether to wade in or not. I zoomed the phone and tried to get where she was. She was patient and waited for me. Then she got in and began to bathe. Knowing she has been hard at work taking care of her babies and fending off trillers who would steal her nesting box, I knew she’d earned her lengthy bath.
Her message is clear. It is ok to take time to tune in to to the creative spirit.
She enjoys respite
with fluttering abandon —
blue shines with happy.