1. Side Stretches:
In the beginning, Woman created the world, and the world was Woman.
2. Diagonal Stretches:
Woman fashioned clay into a bowl, fired it in flame, cooled it in wind and water...
3. Belly-Centering Breath:
...and set the bowl within her belly.
4. Belly Bowl:
With the substance of her body Woman traced out the four directionssouth to north and west to eastand rolling this bowl around its rim gave birth to earth.
With the heat of her fire Woman set the sun in motionfrom solstice to solstice and from equinox to equinoxand rolling the sun around its orbit in the sky gave birth to day and to the year of time.
With the coolness of her winds and waters Woman set the moon in motionfrom full to new and from waning half to waxingand rolling the moon around its orbit in the sky gave birth to night and to the month of time.
Stirring fire and water into the substance of her body, Woman gave breath to the creatures of the land, sea, and sky, to women and to men. Encircling all creation in the community of her love, she gave birth to life, death, life, and to the interweaving of our lives.
Woman created the world in circles, and now Woman cradles the worldthrough sunrise, through moonrisein the bowl which is her belly.
6. Making Waves:
Woman nourishes her world with the pulse of her breath. Inhaling, Woman reaches down into the center of the earth to gather her sustenance. Exhaling, Woman draws sustenance up from the earth center and presses it out. In wave-like undulations, Woman mediates the interpenetration of earth and sky.
7. Spinning from Center:
We Who Have Been Living In This Time awake and find a world spinning out from us in all directions. We find ourselves each at the center of a vast circle.
8. Standing in Stillness:
We find ourselves kin to the trees, pressing down into the earth below and stretching up into the sky above.
9. Blessing Breath:
We ask for, and receive, the blessings of the earth, the trees, the sky, and we enter these blessings into the center of our bodies. Our breath carries these blessings into every cell of our being.
10. Power-Centering Breath:
Finding ourselves alive within an ocean of energy, we reach out, take, and enter the power of creation into the very center of our bodies. Our breath carries this power into every cell of our being.
11. Spiraling Circles:
Life energy has a wisdom. Creative power has a way. Everything the power of nature does occurs in circles.
Moving with the power of nature, we explore our universe, the worlds of our experience.