Formula for Entering Sublime Luminosity
1/2 cup, juice of organic apple
24 oz, Smoky Yunnan Pu-Erh Tea
1 XL Hydro Flask trail canteen
6,000 steps listening to Li Xiangting’s Sleeping Lotus
Practice following the Fragrance Map
your energy-body remembers from last year --
all the way to Mayblossom Bridge
over Hog Wallow Creek.
Bow, clap two times.
Thank the Flowing Kami at this ch’i-sited crossing.
Clap two times, bow again.
Offer a cup of Spring tea to the stones below.
Allow the fractal tapestry of birdsong
and rising wind around you
to wash through every cell of your being.
Drink deep of the Tao.
Lake Above, Lake Below.
With the forest's gray-green potency
lit like a solar flare from within,
carry the light with you
on your 6,000 steps home.