we need you standing (audio poetry 3:39)

After being away from Be Whole Now for six months (!), I am delighted to offer up this new audio poetry. It seems to have fallen from the same tree as The World Needs You Now, which you can find right here in text and audio. If these resonate with you, you may also enjoy And May Every Prayer Cry Out for a World of Peace, over here.

I have been spending time in both Northern California (primarily Marin County) and Southern Colorado over the past year, and am heading again to the West Coast very shortly. Divine Intelligence is my travel agent and my career counselor, so I can only say that I am open to everything Creation offers me in this particular moment.

Please don’t hesitate if you feel drawn to connect through the blog. I would love to hear from you!

Your elders walk among you
Hear us whisper:
Get up! We need you standing.

We need you standing shoulder to shoulder
Clear-eyed, fueled by listening hearts
And minds no longer imprisoned by limitation —
You are today
You are tomorrow
You are the sun and the moon and the stars in their highest glory
You are a brilliant ray of Creation,
Blessed with infinite gifts of every stripe and hue
And we need you standing

Overflowing with zeal and passion,
We need you standing
Raucous and silent,
We need you standing
Knees in the dirt and faces turned skyward,
Your inner lodges purified for endless birthings
For bringing forth fruits new and glistening
Relax into the comfort of Love’s eternal embrace:
We need you standing

In your wheelchair,
We need you standing
Ink-filled pen in trembling hand
We need you standing
In clusters of peace and freedom and justice
We need you standing
Tear-stained, brokenhearted, limping,
Hungry, weak in the knees,
We need you standing

We are you!
We are your tribe, your race, your family, your origin
Our hearts have always beat as one
We have never doubted you would join us
And now, we need you standing!

We need you standing together even as you feel you stand alone
We need you standing for virtue and reverence
We need the emanations of your spirit and the outpourings of your soul
We need you planting the new seeds of a bountiful and everlasting harvest
We need you feeling, singing, dancing, drumming our planet into harmony
Creating, building, collaborating with likehearted beings,
Dreaming, manifesting, trusting in a Greater Good
Against which the old and worn no longer hold sway

Today is not yesterday
Pulsing through every cell of your body is something new and alive,
powerful beyond your greatest imaginings
and ready to burst forth into all that is solid and true,
sustaining and sustainable

Your elders walk among you
We are not whispering any longer:
We need you standing

2 thoughts

  1. Hey, Sister Andrea! Glad we are getting back in the saddle with whatever speaks most powerfully to us. Enjoy your 11:11 and every glorious thing it gives rise to! I will be on the road tomorrow AM as the sun makes its first appearance of the day. Blessings, Sweet Heart! When I am re-settled I’ll do my darnedest to go check out your new series. Love!


  2. Hi, Rachel! I’ve been off the blogging scene too now for about 5 months. I’m still on the forum love fest though. You know how to find me. You know my number and my email.

    Will be starting a new series on my own blog shortly. Seems we’re on parallel paths again.

    Me and my husband are back on the road again, so maybe we may cross paths when you’re in Colorado sometime.

    Love to you, darling, and happy trails!


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