The Medicine Bag of the Heart

Seattle, WA
January 18, 2019

From the collection: Across the Pacific

There is


Secret inside your


The heart is a cave

A place of emptiness

Awaiting fullness.

The heart is a cup

A place of fullness

Awaiting giving.

The heart is a medicine bag

filled with 

sacred objects.

Four chambers

Four directions

Four seasons

the heart is a medicine wheel

Reorienting you

when you are lost.

The heart 

receives the good & the bad, 

gives the good & bad, 

neither holding on nor rejecting

All that the flow of life brings in — 

oxygen-rich, carbon dioxide-heavy,

Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving

A hundred thousand times a day.

The heart is a cave 

filled with darkness

that holds the light

of the sacred objects

filling the medicine bag

that is your heart.