– a haibun
At night the sea roars through my dreams. Beyond my house – the dunes. Beyond them – the shore. the wild Southern Ocean and the winds of ice that barrel out of Antarctica.
I read on http://www.spaceweather.com/ that this week solar winds again powered through time and space to hit the atmosphere over Antarctica so that it billowed in light streams that could be seen over the southerly tip of New Zealand. My house is further from the Pole and city lights dim the stars yet sometimes even here, a red glow can be discerned when the solar flares are at their strongest.
Sometimes it seems to me that these electromagnetic currents sweep through me in invisible waves. My head reels and it is as if I am swimming in the slip stream of vast currents that dislodge the old fixed thought patterns in my brain. Things I had not thought of in years suddenly break free from the calcified framework that is my conditioned response to life. It is only then that I can see them for what they are. Errant thoughts and negative patterns that have kept me bound in limited patterns of expression are illuminated by the light waves that sweep through my mind. I’m learning that the easiest, the most expedient thing to do when this occurs is to let the thoughts go – let the winds of change blow through my mind. The emptiness that remains can be disconcerting yet ultimately it is pure lightness, pure joy.
Prompt: Carpe diem haiku kai – lightness