We are story tellers.
A life review is an opportunity to engage in story when your life is in transition. Where have you been? Are there regrets? What are the lessons? By reviewing the past, you can step into your future with clarity and intention. Each story is unique.
But, there is a larger story to remember, one of our connection to nature, the earth and the universe that we all reside in.
In her poem, “Remember,” poet Joy Harjo reminds us to create grander stories that call us to attention in our lives and remember.
Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time.
Remember sundown and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath. You are evidence of her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are: red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people are you.
Remember you are this universe and this universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
If you are engaged in a life review, think about the stars, the moon and the universe that hold you.