Desire for Hermitage

I posted this earlier today on FaceBook: “i think i want to go find a cave and live there. live off mushrooms. talk with the squirrels and bees that come by and visit. learn how to use a bow and arrow. and be all by my lonesome. a nice cave. with lots of firewood.”

This is how I was really feeling… just wanting to go hide and be in the beautiful stillness of nature. be healed by the silence.

And one of my Facebook friends responded with the following:

“Ah, to be all alone, in a little cell, with nobody near me! Beloved that pilgrimage before the last pilgrimage to death. Singing the passing hours to cloudy heaven. Feeding upon dry bread, and water from the cold spring. That will be an end to evil, when I am alone in a lovely little corner among tombs, far from the houses of the great.” -Unknown
She went on to share: “This is graffiti in the margins of an illuminated manuscript, that was set to music in the 20th century by Samuel Barber and became one of “The Hermit Songs.” (This song is called Desire for Hermitage.)”

Beautiful. Maybe I was that monk in a previous life! ;~)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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One Response to Desire for Hermitage

  1. Jeffie Khatib says:

    Thanks for your insight for the great posting. I am glad I have taken the time to see this.

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