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Voices following the vibration of a chant

words, unusual lyrics from the past

a haunting sound that sends out vibrations of energy

I am absorbed by it, captured by its melody

I close my  eyes, sight is an obstruction to the mind

I repeat each verse connected to everyone around me

poets bow to this ancient rhythm feeling the emotion

understanding the language which is foreign to the tongue

an echo begins to push against me glancing off the walls

I follow that echo of sound within me

I am part of it there is no separation

It had captured my soul and I am melding into the universal 

vibration of Sound.

If I had the courage to love myself then I would balance between delight and amazement! If confidence was my foundation I could feel faith around me like gravity to the Truth! If I can take blame and fade that mantra to a whisper then I stand firm in responsibility and welcome choice! If  I don’t define myself by what I do for a living then I can present a true authentic expression of my compassionate nature! If I believed that I am immersed in the magnificent presence of God at all times, then I could move gracefully in the dance of Life! If  I gave up the need to crumble against the wall and find strength to carry myself to the other side of that wall, then I could see the fragile beauty of my humanness! If I could resist leaving the places where the world breaks my heart then I could reach inside of myself and experience wholeness and my feet would carry me lightly!  IF…

Thought of the Day

As dawn breathes its first breath of the day, 

I awaken. My senses become alive as beginning

sounds filter through the open window.

There is an ineffable joy bubbling within me as my

heart opens to receive the gift of another day.

I turn inward embracing the sacredness of the morning.

It calls me home.

I begin to feel a deep sense of  my connectedness

with all life. I allow myself to be an open conduit through

which good flows with ease. I realize that union with ALL

means being in integrity with all things and it starts

in the center of my own soul. 

There are times when I feel like hiding out remove myself from the crowd and blend into the surroundings. I entered my church Sunday in the cloak of quiet solitude. Welcoming a few embraces and exchanging polite smiles I escaped upstairs to the balcony. Silence greeted me with a warm hug. I was alone as I settled into my seat. I leaned forward absorbing the pre-service music. Moments carried me on the melody as I leaned into it. Then a voice spoke softly, a poem of remembrance to my ears. I brought a smile to my face as I listened to words that I had recorded years before. My friend Neil was manning the sound booth that morning and he gifted me with a memory that felt like coming home.  It was background music that echoed with my voice as people settled into their seats, but to me it was a once in a life time experience. I was brought back to the day that Eddie Watkins Jr. invited me to record on his CD.  I was enthralled to have shared the experience with an amazing talent. It was joyful and something I will never forget. The song was “Flow” and my words were my own and he allowed me to shine. Peace settled within me and I felt blessed and grateful to Eddie and Neil for presenting me with an isolated moment of greatness. 

THE CONVERSATION

FORGIVE  ME!

YOUR WORDS HAVE NO MEANING…

ALL I HEAR ARE THE THOUGHTS WITHIN MY MIND!

SELF-ABSORBED I CAN ONLY LISTEN TO MY OWN PAIN.

FORGIVE ME!

YOUR VOICE SPEAKS INTO THE ROOM BUT MY EARS ARE

DEAF TO YOUR EXPLANATION…

I  ONLY HEAR THE THUNDERING OF MY HEART BEATS!

FEAR ENFOLDS ME IN CHAINS THAT TIGHTEN WITH

EACH WORD SPOKEN!

THIS IS NOT A CONVERSATION, I SHIELD MYSELF FROM

THE ROLE I PLAY IN THIS FARCE.

THERE IS NO LOYALTY BINDING THESE SENTENCES  TOGETHER!

FORGIVE ME!

I AM AFRAID, I NO LONGER FEEL YOUR LOVE

DID IT EVER EXIST BETWEEN US, WAS I MISTAKEN…

  1. MY LIFE IS SCARRED BY YOUR TONE I CANNOT TAKE

IN ONE MORE MOMENT…

I AM THE VICTIM NOW EVEN IN THE RE-TELLING

YOU HAVE DEFILED MY EXISTENCE BY YOUR STORY

REQUESTING MY UNDERSTANDING!

FORGIVE ME!

I LIVE MY LIFE FOR ME, THIS IS NOT A CONVERSATION…

I REFUSE TO PARTAKE OF THIS CONFUSION…

THERE IS NOTHING TO BE SAID, SILENCE FILLS ME

AND I CAN HARDLY BREATHE.

 FORGIVE ME!

THERE IS ONLY DISTANCE BETWEEN US NOW

CALLING IT SPACE…

FORGIVE ME!

Thought of the Day

.”A phrase was presented before me that caught my attention and held me fast.

It was time to contemplate and look at my life and take an inventory of past and recent relationships.

“You do not attract what you want but who you are”

“You do not see the world as it is but through your perception”

Words to sit with and review without judgement, let the answers flow to you as you sit in the silence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I DON’T CARE!!!!

did you know I am a CEO

I DON’T CARE!

i am rich and live in a fancy neighborhood

I DON’T CARE!

i spent time in prison

I DON’T CARE!

i play sports and get paid millions

I DON’T CARE!

i live in a slum

I DON’T CARE!

i joined a gang because no one else wanted me

I DON’T CARE!

i am dedicated to my religion the only one

I DON’T CARE!

YOUR LABEL DOES NOT IMPRESS ME!

YOUR STORY DOES NOT SADDEN ME!

YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU!

IF I MEET YOU UNCLOTHED STANDING NAKED

BEFORE ME, HOW WOULD I RECOGNIZE YOU?

STRIPPED OF ALL EGO, PAIN, LABEL, STORY, RELIGION, CIRCUMSTANCE

YOU SHINE!

 I WELCOME WHAT I WITNESS BEFORE ME AND I ACCEPT YOU!

I RECOGNIZE THE BEAUTY IN YOU AND KNOW WE CAME

FROM THE SAME SOURCE AND SHARE THE SAME EMOTIONS

I WILL NOT JUDGE YOU BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO JUDGE

I LOVE YOU!

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