Describing an event that surpasses any expectation is a valuable gift to hold as a memory. I was attending to my two year old grandson one afternoon when he decided to start screaming instead of expressing vocally. I turned to him and told him to use his words. Then I asked him to sit on the floor with me and start to deep breathe to let go of any anger inside of him. I showed him how to deep breathe. He took in a deep breath and let it out. We did this several times. I told him we were going to meditate. He looked at me and stated “Like the lady?” I was dumbfounded at first not quite understanding what he was trying to articulate. He then went into my bedroom and brought out the figurine I had of a woman sitting in meditation. It holds a candle and he had seen it on my nightstand. I could not find words I was amazed at his ability to understand what that meant. I hugged him and said “Yes, just like the lady.” We put it in front of us and he placed his small hands on his knees and we both took in a breath and sighed on one breath and said Ohm. He repeated it several times and tears were in my eyes of one small innocent learning to sit in the silence and find peace within himself. When I get frustrated he now looks at me and says “Breathe”
A bud opening…
Reaching for the first ray of light
It senses a beautiful life unfolding…
Though unknowing what each moment will offer
With faith, petals out reach…
To touch the sunshine and drink it in
All glory instantaneously fills its being…
Awareness explodes into expansiveness,
As a glimpse of what could be
sparkles like a diamond collecting sunlight;
portraying its momentary brilliance of colors
in a flash of remembrance
Be receptive as Truth is
revealed, rising from a life changing experience…
delicate and untouched like a rose encased in its own fragrance.
A promise of something new and mysterious coming into
existence, birthed for the first time.
A gift, cherished magnetized by the heart
creates inner space.
Acceptance of what was and attention
to what is illuminates life and breathes
itself into awareness.
I am your Past, warm memories wrapped around your heart. Laughter and joy and all the moments that make up forever.
A gift to be opened when your mind drifts back for comfort..
I am your Present, a gift of Now where you step into greatness, the woman I knew you always were. I am your dreams, the voice you
hear when you feel despair I am the rose blooming to show you the beauty of life. I am the smile you greet in a stranger’s face, I
am hope embracing you with love….
I am your Future, a vision of possibility. I am the strength that urges you forward. The courage to make each step worthwhile. I am
the love that awaits you, intimate and real. I am that tug inside of you that speaks of wonders that awaits you. I am the one who
says “I BELIEVE IN YOU”
falling from its only knowing
drifting silently through a still breeze
floating, descending, softly resting,
in a new place…
yet the same home,
brothers and sisters will visit soon.
When souls touch and spirits soar
A moment’s ecstasy lasts forever more
Words can only hint at what the heart truly knows
The sun must weep for joy when your sweet light shows
How do I speak of things so clear
Words fail and can’t even come near
If I die tomorrow this moment was mine
I will die happy for I have known the Divine
Have you seen the Darkness that swallows the soul
That place of no hope and utter despair
I have lived there before
On Styx near shore
What terrible stench of death fill the air
Sharon staring emptily demands his toll
My sorrow weighing me
All future gone
Still I will pay no boatman made of bone
I make my way upward through morass and mire
Torn gates as my weapon and shield
Wretched mutt you will yield
I must now go back into the light
The sun is rising and there is living to be done