Great Spirit of Life and Love,
moving source of all we know:
A great upheaval is taking place,
a sea change,
and we can no longer expect the same steps
to take us to the same places.
The patterns must change.
The music is changing
and the dance must also change.
No more solo performances.
In times such as these
it is important to gather with others
and to learn how to move
May we hold each other and ourselves
in loving kindness.
May we see that each of us brings a tender heart
aching to share its deepest desires.
May we see that each of us brings a seeking spirit
longing to grow and be transformed.
May we know that there is a love
deeper than we can understand
ever holding us in safety.
And may we ever be aware
of these great cycles and circles:
the earth orbiting the sun
the sun spiraling in the Milky Way
the whole expanding outward to infinity.
In this great coming together
of matter with energy,
let us ground ourselves here,
in this place,
with each other.
With our feet on the earth,
our faces to the sky,
and our arms out to one another:
let us take our places in the dance.