I enjoy the chance to integrate our
experience in the Rio Grande room
into our present day bodies
These past few July days, as we meditate on the Needs of
the Day, as I navigate my needs and feelings around life in
the Vossen Vukelic household,
emerging life on the iit list-serv, my indwelling,
the feelings and needs alive around my father’s failing
Intimacy and integration seem to bump and connect in
grace-filled, life-giving ways.
The best way to communicate this to you,
especially with Edilma’s expresssion of rushed
processing at iit’s end,
and Michael’s feelings around vulnerability
when intimacy springs forth,
is to offer you my reflections through the pictures
I took on the last day of our time together
in the sterile bubble of the Rio Grande Room.
Sterile to me brings beauty and purity.
Before our last meeting, I spent holy time riding the
bike that Lynn so graciously, willingly, and lovingly
loaned me……all because I answered my need to
silence my jackal and ask for a ride to the gym…..
And I heard, from deep inside…..this prayer, which
created movement in me, and I found myself clicking my
Peace In Front
the right of
the Left of
Then, to come back to the reality that Last Day
brings…..”pictures!!! I need to capture this
transformative experience in tangible form!!!”
How beautiful to
enter a room where
both jackals and
Meeting my thirsty need for
the mutuality of knowing,
And wanting to be known…….
because we had
paid attention to
each other all
Moments led into
Known or not…
Agreed, “you don’t own
me.” I feel tender to
know that each of you
found lodging in my
which beats alone and
I, too, felt rushed, especially after experiencing all of the hands
that supported Edilma’s journey to your core. There we were,
supporting Tanya supporting and listening to Edilma through
touch, moving together to create a safe space for healing.
……so soon after the ever so simple Big Circle Song of
Connection….gazing into eyes…..I am THAT I am……Into Me
See….and Into Me You Have Seen and I am More Complete…..
Tears of Connection, Humility, Gratitude, Grief at the Leaving,
JOY, Grace, Community…..
Who could question that we took time to leave that circle???
That Bubble of Exploring,
Southwest Airlines didn’t charge me for the
most important bag I left New Mexico
with….All of You, in my Heart, Safe, Sound,