Make Yourself at Home in this World

A poem on finding refuge, and being what is yours to become.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  Make yourself at home in this world, even when it feels inhospitable.Tune into waysyou are supported,still wind rustlingground beneath feet,air on skin.  A task of growing: feel alone enoughyet also know you are never alone.Find your refuge, beyond what anyone saysor does — only being what is yours to become, letting life …

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Feel and See Beyond 

A poem on the moments of love beyond words.  (Image: J. Plenio, Pixabay)  I see you,closest in the middleeven through distant reach — wisp of hair and flash of eyes,too far removedto render anything but the seeing itself. And still,it is perfect just as it is: this moment of love,simpleeven in the passingyou knowwhat needs to be said: I love you.I love this. …

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Go Now to the Places Coming in Dreams

A poem on pausing, and creating space to receive revelation. (Image: Kordi Vahle, Pixabay) When holding too fastto a vision undone, let what needs to be set freedrift like sand in surf with a tide. Stand here, in this liminal spaceblend with the edgesholding self and others just as we are - not wanting for …

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This Time, Come Undone

A poem on surrendering to mystery and beauty — beyond the surface of patterns and routine.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  This time:Mark what is realbeyond surface sheen, beneath chatterdin of distant orbitsnot yet realized bound by habitand routine — missingthe wildgusts of galaxy dustalways swirlingmagic here.  Of course we should come undonein face of such beauty — force of gravity flash of loveso vasteach revolution between heartstoo full …

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Widen Your Relationship with Light 

A poem on giving and receiving the gift of brightness.  (Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)  Consider: What is your relationship with light?Have you bathed sufficientlyin heat and brightness?Baring skinbreathing through pores — delicious illuminationlike no other. It matters notwhat season you find yourself in. Here, receive: skin mixing with the luminousSun’s touch pervadeseach time reminder of where we come fromlong ago. We are a …

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When Looking for Love

A poem on transforming longing.  (Image: JPlenio on Pixabay)  When you find yourselflooking for love, searchingscrollingfor next best thingnever arriving — rather just be hereexactly this shapeperfectly landing. Rather than lookingfor love, be in love.See the ways you already arenow, within love swimming seamlessly in this beauty-drenched worldbeckoning play, delightsavoring each taste, fully arrived.  Be in love here in this place, even when longingfor more or different. Lean longinto …

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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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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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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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Follower of No Separation

A poem on the space steeped in silence, beyond and before. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Thermopolis, Wyoming) Be a follower of“no separation”not this nor that,here nor there. Weave between traditions and practiceslike a mendicant in search of a holy lightwhich is alwaysalreadyhere. No separation: seamless living with what arises,going with a flow,rooted in present moment,being in …

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