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The Ground I Stand On Is Holy

The present is the whole of the past and future that mingle in the recurring present as holy ground — Alfred North Whitehead

Healing Soul Streams

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I do not have to go
To Sacred Places
In far-off lands,
The ground I stand on is holy.

Here, in this little garden
I tend
My pilgrimage ends.

The wild honeybees
The hummingbird moths
The flickering fireflies at dusk
are a microcosm
Of The Universe.
Each seed that grows
Each spade of soil
is full of miracles.

And I toil and sweat
And watch and wonder
And am full of love
Living in place –
In this place
For truth and beauty Dwell here.

~ Mary de La Valette
Photo at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/543668986236840425/

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

10 responses »

  1. My garden holds the entire universe. Each flower that blooms is my gift to The One within it’s gift to me. Hugs, Barbara

    Reply
  2. I think that’s a lemon tree in the picture. What a lovely garden! It really is a piece of heaven there.
    Leslie

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  3. Beautiful. Reminds me of the Mary Oliver quote/poem: “I need only to stand where I am to be blessed.”

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  4. It’s True.
    The Ground, the Earth, is Holy.
    Beautiful verbatism/expression.

    Reply
  5. The wonder of it all… Lovely! 🙂

    Reply

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