Hiked the trail down to the Chumash fire pit
Threw spiritual logs into the fire
Felt the native spirit in the air, the supernatural
Among the trees, rocks and Santa Ynez sky.
I can hear the drums, the tribal voices
The chants at the fire, the smoking flames
The energy is released, engulfing me, dancing,
Feeling lighter, more awake, revived.
The powerful hawks soar overhead
The owls hooting, crickets singing
The mountains are gripping me
Bringing me closer to the earth’s core of renewal.
Spark me up burning embers
Take my soul higher, up and away
Revitalize my Native American spirit
Opening heart chakra, connecting, forging the past.
Cosmic, astrological Chumash sharing its magical power
It’s ancient strength and love
Paint my face in blood, harden my feet
Make my warrior hands strong and clean.
For more on the Chumash, read Revitalizing Spirit: My Chumash Indian Dream