Mark of Freedom

A poem on recognizing our perfect imprint in this world.   (Image: Beggeb, Pixabay) Mark of freedom:soft gazeeyes lines smiling,skin around mouthlike topaz in sunlightreaching upward toward sky. Be this freeawarenessdiscoveringsacred alchemythat is often unrecognizedyet still shines forth, galaxiesfrom which all things springeven right here, now. Feel this:life’s ocean infinite swirling in every moleculeforming body’s perfect imprint in this momentunderstandfreedom …

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Find the Way Out of Hiding

A poem on coming to know the parts of ourselves that have been submerged. (Photo: JPlenio, Pixabay)  Come to know these parts:selfsubmergedemerging,mixing with shadowsfinding freest version intimateeven with what has been cast off. What was disowned in order to survive?Find out.Call this back now,offer a seatdraw in what is neededrounding the circlein unionintegratingwholenessin service of truth. Tend …

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Open Towards the Heat of Life

A poem on cycles of life and death, and the indelible effects of separation from those we love. (Image: JPlenio on Pixabay)  Life plucks us when it is our time.Like the solodesertbloom:we are called to open towards the heat of lifeand then to closeat the perfect momentof day’s endinto cool, dark, expanseof infinity. In nature(as in life)there are never two …

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The Deepest Purpose

A poem on bringing your best self.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  Germination of any great work:an arduous process bringing forth(continually) the Good into reality. Here,resistance too oftentakes rootobscuringresponsibilitywhen called to undertakeany aspect of life’s hardest tasks. In these moments reckon with what’s greater than ego,choose a loosening of self into service.The deepest purpose here:illumine beauty,smoothing away dust recovering submerged wisdomrising to the surface like a thousand small gems, sitting briefly …

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When Fear Holds Greater Force than Love

A poem on choosing love, and forgiving the times we live in fear.  (Image: Rita E. on Pixabay)  When fear holdsgreater forcethan love,forgive.Recognize:we are either in loveor separated from love. Find out what is true. Each moment, fear or loveintegration or separationpulling closer or apartas if layer of skinpeeled awaytruly feel,come back to selfearth forming cradlelarge as lifeholding you right here. …

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Let Growth Do Its Slow Work

A poem on diving through layers, finding the place you’ve stayed above.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  When light searchesfor lake’s deep endfinding water unclearuncover insteadsoft coil of protectionswirling in darkness,only occasionally seeingupwards glow. Here, in this meeting pointwhere light greets shadowunknowndiscover something deeperbeyond the place you’ve stayed above.Dive through layers to ever-shiftingend (never fixed)and be surprisedat what lies stillwaiting to be …

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When the Well is Dry, There is Only One Choice

A poem on staying generous and wide awake, even in difficult times. (Image: Pixabay) When the well(bone dry)needs filling —there is only one choice:create lushness,tend to joy.Resist the impulse to withdraw,insteadretreat only to fill your cupnot into caveor silent isolation.Stay wildly generous,even when hardto find places to draw from. Reach beyond edgeof what is clarified …

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Master of What?

A poem on cultivating the clearest version of ourselves. (Image: Brenkee, Pixabay) In life’s gardenmaster this:Germinationbringing forthall that is fruitful,fine-tuningcareful tendingslow, steady chordsof growth towards light. Reach newreference pointsto include the clearestmost uprightversion of self:wide awakehaving plumbed the depthsof soil and soul,the inner realmthat is also the outerreflection of lightreverberating in seeds and cellsand in …

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When Something Needs to Be Realized

A poem on being available to — and not missing — inspiration. (Image: Octavy on Pixabay) When something needs to be realized,let it come like flash of lightfrom a hidden star,or a letter formingsailing on windcatching unspokencircle of moon -always there but not alwaysfelt or seen. Reach your hand to grasp it now,don’t let it …

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Where You Find Yourself is Always at the Center

A poem on pausing to savor and create.  (Photo: Pexels on Pixabay) Let the burn of lifeform you like a kiln.As clay to potter’s wheel,spin into each new shape. Pause in the formingsilencefinding yourselfalways at the centerbetween contracting and expanding,in breathout breath:the time to savor. Life’s transformative energy creates a thousandnew doorways(for you, here)transcending time and space, body and love,breaking heartbeyond nonsenseand noisemolding more …

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