The feeling of a sacred presence, a spiritual source or grounding within me and all beings, has led me to treasure representations of this presence in mystical traditions, particularly those of indigenous cultures, India and Tibet. I write poetry to articulate love for this presence, for the living waters of our minds and bodies and the living waters of our world. I write and teach out of fear and hope amidst the challenges we face today, for our spiritual and natural treasures threatened by monocultures of power, for the possibility of artistic and spiritual healing.