The Alchemy Needed to Transform

A poem on reaching beyond fear. Image: Hans, Pixabay How far have we really traversedbeyond our own boundaries?Not the onesprotecting safetyrather where we holdourselvesback from becomingmost free. In relationship,stand on rim of deep canyonwordlesslyencounter untravelledjourney through time and space,between here and there,between self and other too. Walk along those edges,create space to carryin each hand …

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Be In Love

A poem on traveling beyond the gate of intellect to the realm of heart. Image: JPlenio on Pixabay Love:Quiet, wordlessshowing us how to danceeven among shadowsletting words dissolve,like wisps of cloudat dusk’s perfect momentof disappearance into night. Love beckons usto know(full bodily)the infinite wonderbeyond the gate of intellect,calling us to travel fartherto the realm of …

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When Love Reaches Beyond Itself

A poem on setting the gift of love free. Image by Tegawi on Pixabay What do you do whenlove would have you crazyat the seamswanting to seep through every crackuntil there was nothing leftbut clear smooth stillness? When the reach from cavernsruns deeplike a gift so vastit cannot be wrappedbut instead only extends outwardslike night …

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Eternity’s Slow Work

A poem on waking up to the force of love. Photo: Jplenio on Pixabay When everything is the Beloved,you will findsomething different:a shift subtle but tectonic.The entire daily conversationpresses you downwardmore deeplyinto realityof present momentby force of love. Be flattened by this feelingand see that even trees look different,leaves shimmering like jewels in sunlighta breeze …

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When Found In a Place Beyond Reason

A poem on staying with mysteries at work in our lives. When found in a placebeyond reasonand sense,stay there.Linger awhile.Don’t run from the mystery,rather hold steadytrustinginvisible processes at play. Much like flow of waterdoing work on rocks,let life smooth youinto clear and presentplace. Even if you don’t knowwhere you are,the water does. Go with this …

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Finding Refuge in Change: Love, Nature, Goodbyes

Sometimes, death offers bittersweet reminders. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Rhea and Nick, 1959) “I am slowly, painfully discovering that my refuge is not found in my mother, my grandmother, or even the birds of Bear River. My refuge exists in my capacity to love. If I can learn to love death then I can begin to …

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