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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 spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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

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  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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