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Incense

Wafting Intention

By Julie O'Hara - Author, Poet and Spiritual WarriorPublished 9 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
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I light the incense on my altar

Watching the smoke waft

Toward the heavens

I sit cross-legged on the floor

My palms facing upwards

My thumb and forefinger making a circle

And I slide and fall into the darkness

Of my consciousness

Seeking guidance from the Holy Ones

I ask the ancients, the old, wizened ones

“How can we survive?

When we are so broken and lost?”

I plead with them to show me

The Truth

To give me hope

To stand behind me

As I fight the adversity

Of humanity’s ego

That is destroying us

Like a deep malevolent cancer

I light the incense on my altar

Watching the smoke waft

Toward the heavens

- Julie O'Hara 2023

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Julie O'Hara - Author, Poet and Spiritual Warrior

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  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Amazing!!! Heartbreaking, yet beautiful!!!

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