You have fresh air to clear my mind. Please wake me up. I want to see wide and far. I want to use my powerful brain to connect and analyze what I see. I want to notice my monsters when they appear.
I promise to keep breathing as I step out into the world.
Your energy is a roaring fire right now! I'm hoping you can turn into a smooth steady hearth, the kind that produces lots of embers to cook on. I want to keep thinking and writing even when I'm tired or overwhelmed.
I promise to feed you.
My feelings swim in your healing water. I want to talk here as a whole person. I want to share my struggles and confusions and joys. I know that you can be a trickling stream as well as a giant ocean; I can drink and dabble my feet. Or I can swim in you.
Some of my monsters live here. When they visit me, I promise to listen to them and see what they need.
It's funny that you're my favorite, even though I often feel annoyed with my body. But I do ground myself in your earth. I am silent in your night. What a relief.
I know that my thoughts and feelings and energy and brain are part of my body. I promise to rest, eat, move, and listen.
Oh, it's a circle.
Here I am in my circle. Around me are a high grassy hill dropping off into sky, a warm fire, a lapping lake, and a deep green forest. This space is small enough for safety and big enough for all of me. And for all of you.
I plan to think, feel, and play here. Welcome to the circle!