as water is,
Flow around the edges
of those within your path.
Surround within your ever-moving depths
those who come to rest there–
while never for a moment holding on.
Accept whatever distance
others are moved within your flow.
Be with them gently
as far as they allow your strength to take them,
and fill with your own being
the remaining space when they are left behind.
When dropping down life’s rapids,
froth and bubble into fragments if you must,
knowing that the one of you now many
will just as many times be one again.
And when you’ve gone as far as you can go,
quietly await your next beginning.
Copyright 1982 Rita and Noel McInnis
Thinking about water reminds me that water takes on the shape of whatever contains it. The above makes me think of a stream bed or a river bed where the water flows around the items found there such asrocks and other objects including humans. When a person steps into that stream the water surrounds that person and enfolds to the level available at the time. We too are to be like water. Surrounding and enfolding the people in our lives in our most loving way during this beautiful season when they are especially close to us in proximity and in thought. We let them know we are there for them, we are also able to let them continue on their journey as we depart each other&r squo;s company and we flow on.
Sometimes our "flow" will move those we know and are near and dear to us. We want that flow to be filled with gentleness and love as they lean on our strength. We in turn will support them in return and when they leave that flow because they have been strengthened we continue on our way to be ready to help another.
Sometimes in being with another we may break up and "froth and bubble into fragments" as another is being supported and assisted on the way they are headed. We will become one again as the flow continues to a time of rest and waitomg to be ready for the next beginning in our journey.
At times we will be the one being supported byanother person’s flow. Accept that and lean on that person’s strength and know that you are much loved. Be that "flow" for one another and at times be dependant on that "flow" from another.
Love and greetings,