A Close Call with Normal


Most mornings
I rise with the sun
Or the sounds of my love,
Or the howls of our old cat.

Yesterday we visited
An opportunity for career expansion
Everything in place
Shiny and clean.

Last night I felt the pull of success
Marketing and advertising
Mortgage payments
Insurance billing
Cash flow.

I could be normal
Sell “Healing Packages”
Inflate my credentials
Sell my secret source of hope
Increase revenue streams
Actualize abundance.

A gentle breeze
Under the oak tree this morning
The dirt still fresh in the garden I turned yesterday
I remember.

Sipping coffee and tea
We sink again into each other
Gazing at the pond
Listening to the snores
Of our old cats.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Rachel McClean

    Reply Reply November 28, 2012


    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply November 28, 2012

      Thanks Rachel!
      I appreciate the good company of your uncommon spirit 🙂

  • christina

    Reply Reply November 29, 2012

    sitting by the fire with my Gracie, laughing and loving your post and my life. Your words are so touching :))))

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply November 29, 2012

      Mornings with cats, fires, and good friends are so precious – thanks for sharing so many with me.

    • fishboy

      Reply Reply December 3, 2012

      Exactly my sentiments – I wonder why? Methinks there is cosmic connection of finely spun silver that binds you, me, and the fair christina all together. Thank you for sharing a dimension of yourself that I was not aware existed. You never fail to astonish.

      • Cindy Black

        Reply Reply December 3, 2012

        Hi Fishboy,
        Yes, we are all connected and revealing ourselves more deeply every day!

  • Kari Cakes

    Reply Reply December 6, 2012

    Where’s the ‘like’ button!?!

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply December 7, 2012

      Like button…hmmmmmm, I’ll look around for one!

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