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Super New Moon in Love

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Blog | No Comments
Betsy | Art Monastery Project

September Super New Moon Vows

(Spoken To The Beloved Within & The Beloved Without)


I vow to return

again & again

to the space of love:

which is defined by a willingness

to be vulnerable, naked & real.


I vow to return

again & again

to the space of curiosity:

which is a way of relating to change

& committing to not take your unique life for granted.


I vow to return

again & again

to the space of illumination:

which is a path of sensual discovery & delight,

heartache & confusion, sickness & death.


I vow to return

again & again

to the space of trust:

which is the way life wields power

by flowing, giving over & celebrating the commonplace.


I vow to return

again & again

to the space of gratitude:

which is the dawn light inbreath

& the cooperative radiance of all manifestation.


I vow to return

again & again

to you, to your space:

which is bright & shining,

which seeks the uplifting of everyone you meet

which tenderizes my jagged spirits

& helps to settle my heart on its rugged journey.


I vow to look

again & again

at you, with you, beside you

to look at whoever you are, whoever you become

to look toward the spaces around us, all the beings

the plants & animals, elements & humans,

the sounds & dreams & other realms

& practice really seeing.


I vow to practice seeing you.


I vow to practice being me.


I vow to look

again & again

for the shadows & light

for the music & mystery

for the tears & laughter.


I vow to see you—


I vow to see me—


I vow to accept that all things are guaranteed to change completely

within this blessed life of ours.


I am so deeply grateful to have you as my companion
your presence is always welcome here.



text by Qayyum Johnson

painting by Suiko Betsy McCall

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