Sometimes the world feels like a fearful place. Events can weigh heavily and it’s easy to lose a sense of balance, direction and personal power. What do you do get centered and protect yourself from negativity? How do you raise your own and others’ vibrational energy fields?
Perhaps you do some of the simple things I do, which include:
- Going outside, breathing fresh air and literally feeling brain fog clear, especially in nature.
- Talking to the mystery that is bigger and greater than we are. I call it God, but call it what you will.
- Being grateful.
- Dwelling on beauty, natural or human made.
- Reading poetry.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “God’s World”
One of many poems that lifts my spirits is “God’s World,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. I love her imagery, and I love her passion! She reminds me that beauty is abundant; she helps me see afresh.
I bet “God’s World” gushed out of her unbidden, like a geyser previously hidden from view. There’s a rich lustre and beauty in her sonnet, with a pulse that bursts at the edges of life! I sense Millay opening to the heartbeat of the Universe! Here is her poem, written on a glorious autumn day.
What Can I Say?
Being a retired English teacher, probably a lot, but I won’t. Just that Edna St. Vincent Millay, through her choice of words, their sounds, rhythm and flow, captures nature’s beauty, glory and utter preciousness! Her love for the natural world awakens my own. Her celebration of beauty is beauty in and of itself.
I came across a wonderful piece written by a young man about his feelings regarding “God’s World.” If this poem touches you, you may like to read what he says. Visit: Beauty’s overwhelming glory made manifest in this humble world.
This is the first poem I am sharing on my website. There will be more. I hope you enjoy.