• Rev. Ani

The Promise of the Sun

Poems From The Porch



The hummingbird stills comes to the feeder when it is storming, even though the wind makes the flight seem daunting. She knows where her sustenance is found.

Return to the Well amidst your suffering, for it is the only place where your thirsty heart will be quenched.

When tears of rain are pouring down your face, come home to the Healer within.

Drink deeply with each gasping breath.

Consistency will hydrate and reassure you for the inevitable sunny days ahead.


Engaging With The Poem Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its fruits be self-evident.

How to Practice Sacred Reading · READ · REFLECT · RESPOND · REST

Read the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.

Reflect: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you? What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.

Respond by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.

Rest with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.

Dear friend,

May your mind be peaceful and calm, may your body be relaxed and comfortable, and may your heart be filled with love.

Thank you for reading.

Blessings and gratitude, Ani

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