A message from ROI
Born July 2003
Left September 4, 2005
She has gone to help the
many animals coming into spirit from Louisiana.
Lo, the many have risen.
Our hearts are full
with gratitude for the beauty of our lives and theirs intertwined. We feel their magnificence, the work they came to
do together, and their hearts are one.
Our paths cross and
go apart and cross and cross again.
Our two spirals of
lives shared and spent apart are counterpointed – the DNA of our time spent together and apart.
We feel so close, so
many things move through our hearts in an unending procession of connection and deep knowledge.
Our tears at parting
go into the ocean that forms us, again and again. Tears like luminescent jewels, self-forming crystals: liquid and viscous,
then ephemeral and vaporous, in and out of the swinging, swaying, rising and falling tides of our embodiments.
Our truths are in pieces,
then whole, then they shatter at birth, as these truths come out one by one, in each spirit joining each body.
The rhythms of ‘don’t
forget’ and ‘forget’ soothe us in our sleep – sleeping bodies, sleeping spirits, waking bodies, waking
spirits, rising in the dance that goes on to the Great Beyond.
All that we can know
we can all let go. Let it all go, the tides will return us to what we need to know.
Shining grasses and
sparkling stars, earth and heaven come together within us and between us. We rove and our hearts swell to fullness,
then coming home, know our way has brought us back to each other.
Home and here with
you, away and with the stars; shining in our hearts, trusting when we depart, that All That Is entwines our time again and
again. You know all this to be true.
From the heart and
spirit of Roi, through the listening of Denise, during the sweat lodge prayers of Badger Woman. 4:22 PM, 18 September,
In Deep Gratitude
©2005 Denise Schultz