Saturday, April 11, 2015

11 x 4 = 44

My bodymind turned 44 years old today, so I took it for a walk first thing when I woke up.

and during the whole walk, I said (in my head) things like, "I love you, feet.  I love you, ankles.  I love you, knees.  I love you, hips.  I love you, belly.  I love you, spine.  I love you, breasts.  I love you, neck.  I love you, face.  I love you, ears.  I love you, eyes.  I love you, brain."

and "I love you, rocks. I love you, trees.  I love you, dirt.  I love you, sky.  I love you, water.  I love you, grass.  I love you, sagebrush.  I love you, Earth."

and "I love you, Dawn.  I love you, Adam.  I love you, Jordan.  I love you, Mom.  I love you, sister.  I love you, brother.  I love you, bird.  I love you, squirrel."

I walked past an abandoned farmstead, up and up and uphill until I got to a cemetery where I took off my shoes and did some yoga.

birthday walk

When I got home, I said hello to our airbnb guests and their sweet pup who hung out with me and Adam while they went on a special hike where dogs aren't allowed.

Then I headed to my computer to log in to the online course I am taking called, "The Space Between Stories" -- this is a soul nourishing space for me.  I am deeply grateful for it.  (thank you, Charles Eisenstein and collaborators)

I want to say a lot about a lot right now, but the words have not fallen into place.

So, for now, I'll just offer up this question that came from the guest speaker of the course this morning:

"What is it to be dis-arming?" ~ Jodie Evans (Code Pink)

It is my intention to walk through all the rest of the days of this life meeting all that I encounter with Love - being wholeheartedly present, listening deeply, holding space for silence or songs, laughter or tears, curiosity and creativity, stillness or exuberant dances.

I am grateful for every sacred breath....  mine and yours.

I love you, life.

~ Dawn in Colorado


  1. I love this. I love you. Happy new year!

    Dis-arming - inspiring others to lay down their arms. It seems usually mean by surprising them, by being and doing the unexpected, by offering both safety and mischief. Disarming shows up for the job wearing an elfin grin and a sidelong glance, I think. I wish I had taken this course!

    I didn't realize it was your birthday, but that book is on its way to you. Ha! An accidental birthday gift! Love, love, love you, sweet Dawn.

  2. I love accidental birthday gifts! And I love YOU, Jeannie. I'm teary eyed as I type. Because of elfin grins and sidelong glances and all of the many, many pixels that have connected us over the years! If you ever get a chance to hear Jodie Evans speak or to interact with her, take it! I just know you would LOVE her!