Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Sunday Poetry

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy,
a quickening that is translated

through you into action.

And because there is only one of you in all of time,
this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through

any other medium and be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is
nor how valuable nor how it compares to other expressions.

It is your business to
keep it yours, clearly and directly,

to keep the channel open;

whether you choose to take an art class,

keep a journal, record your dreams,

dance your story or live each day from

your own creative source.

Above all else, keep the channel open!

— Martha Graham
(many thanks to Catherine B. for sending this to me)

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  • September 13, 2009, 9:15 am Delphyne

    I always loved this from Martha – thanks for posting it and jogging my memory!

  • September 13, 2009, 9:42 am Betty

    Beauty-full! Thank you, Beth!

  • September 13, 2009, 12:30 pm Jasmine

    A wonderful poem with an empowering sentiment. A beautiful picture.

  • September 13, 2009, 6:38 pm Athene Nocuta

    Great poem. Thanks for sharing.

  • September 13, 2009, 7:44 pm denise

    Another one for me to add to my notebook of favorite quotes/sayings!

  • September 14, 2009, 6:09 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    Wow! Thanks for your responses to this! And my big thanks again to my friend Catherine for mailing it to me (yes! Snail mail!) 🙂

  • September 15, 2009, 7:05 am AnAestheticBard

    This is great philosophy.I exist,I would say only I exist and I is all pervading and unique.Thank you.