Finding Wings

Finding Wings

The act of “finding wings” is of course,
a life long journey in and of itself –
We cannot wait for inspiration to strike
or circumstances to improve –
The time to “take wing” is always
and ever, right now.
Right now.
Right now.
and
Now.
We each have to find
our own wing cadence.
The pattern within
that invisible force
right at our back
on each side of our arms
waiting to fill out and lift us.
We can practice knowing
that the force of life is there.
We can pretend that we feel it
even when we don’t.
Especially when we don’t.
Imagine that the whole
gorgeous universe
“has your back”
That  you don’t have to
rely on your strength only.
That preening your feathers
is vital important work.
That expecting miracles
is your spiritual practice.
In the privacy of your
shower – lift your wings
flap flap flap
hear the sound…
now, look –
what is it you are flying toward?
Do you see your dream up ahead?
What comes first?
The dream or the wing?

Shiloh Sophia McCloud
© 2003