Musings & Miracle Whispers
It seems the world has forgotten you, in the busy rush to keep up with what has become a normal, everyday life. So much to do, so little time.
I remember you, though.
I welcome your radiant presence as I sit, lingering by the fire with autumn colors flooding my eyes within this morning breath of silent grace.
You, Stillness, are the elixir of life.
I welcome your quiet essence as I sip this cup of tea, breathe its aroma, feel the warm liquid transform into a deep drink of nourishing peace.
Let me introduce you to another.
Meet the eyes of this one reading, bring a simple opening of heart, as s/he slows down to savor a moment with you…as we connect across the miles, one heart singing a small note of inspiration to one other heart.
Thank you, Stillness, for being here, always here.
Let your silent music resolve whatever noise surrounds you. Bring us back to harmony.
Stop the world from spinning, for this one round moment of time.
In the deep center of the
goal driven, non-stop livin’
chaos of the striving life …
there is a still voice
that only you can hear.
Tune to this deeper knowing:
the channel of your Soul.
Slow down. Welcome stillness.
It only takes a moment
to fill your inner Well of Being.
Now you can attend to
the world-changing work
you are meant to Do.
When the horror of the world
threatens to steal your joy,
There is a choice.
Get caught in the terror
of news flashing across screens,
as breath is sucked from lungs
as minds are devoured by fear
as hearts shut down in despair.
You are still aware.
You still have compassion.
You will do what you can, when it’s time.
But for now, Love…only this:
Simplify. Empty. Call in the Light.
Then watch the earth still turn
as all the colors of awe
fall around you.
Get on your knees for this,
and for the other too…the sadness
that drinks joy away.
Now stand again. Step into another
Field, where there is no room for terror.
This is where you belong.
Move, gently, from this place.
Choose a different path,
the one calling from your Soul.
And, remember this,
as the colors of life change around you,
moving from light to dark, and back again.
Every day is new.
Every day you must choose again.
This is how you the world teaches you to Love.
When there are no words
to calm the terror…
When there is no balm
to ease the pain…
When the hurt of the world
becomes so loud you can hear
What will you do?
Breathe out. Breathe in.
Let go. The past is done.
Be here now.
Your wide open heart, and these
3 simple things.
Breathe. Let Go. Be Present.
You, a Gift to this moment.
Perhaps not so simple.
it’s all we have.
A poem for Julaine
The missing comes in layers…
whispers of you, a glimpse of memory
when I least expect it;
a tender moment
spent wishing you were still here,
wanting your Presence
in a world that needs it more than ever.
The knowing was also in layers…
fragments of you, pieced together
through experiences shared,
moments of time
spent growing a friendship,
revealing a common essence
as we grew our separate lives.
Yet I knew the core of you
from that first moment we met:
your eyes shining with excitement,
mind full of curiosity, ready to explore
whatever was in your path,
heart opening to Love,
deep desire and willingness to learn
how to BE what you were seeking.
Now you know.
And the layers of knowing you
continue to peel back, begin to merge
into a new landscape of loving
as I see the whole of you,
honor the Soul of you,
fondly embrace the heart of you
which is evident in all you left behind.
Perhaps this is the ultimate Gift to life:
the Love we planted keeps growing
…even after we’re gone.
How do you capture the essence of someone through the memories they leave behind?
My Beacon Friend, Julaine, was not one to be easily defined by words.
She was an adventurer at heart, a thoughtful learner by mind, yet so much more.
As an adventuress, she traveled the world to experience other cultures, and to find her own place in it. More than this, Julaine lived every day as an adventure. She dove into everything as a lifelong learner, and she gave herself completely to every new encounter with life. Even her way of eating became an adventure, as she moved from vegetarian to paleo and back to vegan over the course of the time I knew her.
Her husband, Bill, gave roots to their relationship. Julaine was the wings.
She was a friend I could always count on to say YES.
She lived her life in the positivity zone, believing in unlimited possibility, and even designing a physical space she called, The Center of Unlimited Possibilities. She left the physical space when she and Bill moved to Idaho, but carried it with her everywhere she went.
Her belief in possibility was contagious. read more…
When life throws you a curve
that interrupts your “plan”
When you receive news
that makes your stomach burn,
your mind churn,
your trust in humanity turn …
When your eyes are weeping,
your heart is breaking,
your whole life is upending
When you’re not sure how
you will ever be the same …
Get on your knees. Faith
is the only Way through.
Let your heart break Open.
Love will make it whole again.
And while you may be in the middle of a dark night,
It only takes a moment for the Son to Rise in you.
Choose to turn on the Light.
What breaks you open … might also set you free.
What happened to the quiet ripple
of one small act of kindness…
or the silent breath of awe
kept to oneself, not shared
on social media, caught on camera
or completely missed
because you were gazing through
some other lens besides your heart?
Slow down. Life was never meant
to be a race to the finish.
Your miracle is waiting in the deep pool of quiet.
Linger here, in the cave of your heart. Open wide
this vast reservoir of Good that lives in you.
Find the still point. Nourish it. Invite it to grow,
and glow, and radiate into the chaos of living.
The greatest treasure is within.
If you’re feeling any kind of burn-out or resistance to the escalating energy of the world right now, take a long slow breath of being (as many of them as you need) to cherish the stillness.
The miracle begins in the still space of Being where we reunite with the always glowing spark, give it air to breathe, allow it to burn as a bright beacon to guide us in whatever we are meant to do.
Turn off the music, tune into your inner muse, and let the quiet embrace of GodLight fill you, breathe you, return you to the place of magical stillness that is always here.
Ahhhhhh. Now, the miracles can find YOU!
In Celebration of Stillness, Sor’a
They are always calling to you.
The simple nudges to slow down,
take a slightly different path
…the one that leads you deeper
into the cave of your heart.
This is where the majesty waits.
The amazement, really,
of a life lived only for the journey
of becoming exactly YOU.
Turn away from the crowded streets
where the music of the masses
covers the pure note of your Soul.
Listen carefully for your own song
…and sing it loud and clear.
Spring has returned.
is like a child
that knows poems.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
What seeds are you
planting this spring?
Let them fall from your heart.
Watch them grow
as you shower them
Cultivate a garden of miracles.
Can ONE Word change a life? Can ONE Person change the world?
Sometimes it feels like all the words have been said. I mix them up and let them flow in a slightly different order, but it’s apparent the words are the same.
Yesterday, a couple of words I don’t like to hear entered my awareness.
They say a body is over 90% water.
I only know how thirsty I get
after even an hour without a drink of it.
When I imagine a day
without its life-giving essence,
it doesn’t take much to leave me
parched & thirsting for its sustenance.
They say water is life.
I only know how it fills both body & soul,
quenching, nourishing every part of me.
So, when I imagine a day without water,
a day without clean water…
I can’t help imagining the millions of people who live without it, every day.
What does water say to you?
Let it fill you, nourish you, overflow
into the crevices that shape the
container that is you. Welcome it.
Now imagine a world where everyone
has clean water to drink. May it be so.
How many ways can life open your heart?
These photos of two precious children are quite different, yet each has a way of touching our hearts.
The first, a pure moment of iridescent JOY beamed through one of life’s simplest of pleasures…bubbles! I asked to share this photo of a friend’s daughter because it reminds me of the unbridled glee of innocent joy bubbling from within.
Perhaps it will bring a few bubbles of happiness to your heart, too.
The second, a favorite photo from last year’s trip with The Waterbearers. This little girl represents a different kind of heart opening for me…compassion for the children of our world who are living without a most basic human need. Clean water.
Two photos…two children…two heart-opening reactions.
Which is more important, to feel our hearts spring open through simple moments of joy, or to allow our hearts to break open by seeing through eyes of compassion into the pain of the world?
I imagine you, like me, are willing to feel both. There’s really no other way to live as heart-centered humanitarians, which at one level means we who are willing to be opened by life and to give what is ours to give.
Let your JOY open you. Find happiness in simple moments that come more often the more you notice them. These moments are fuel to keep you glowing through the less joyful times.
Then let life break you open. Find something that hurts. Be willing to weep for something in our world that isn’t right. Your love, your attention is needed here, too.
Find Purpose in both: Simple, unbridled moments of joy. Complex, heart-bursting moments of compassion.
Be insistent and persistent in your pursuit of both. These are the seeds which will grow your most generous and abundantly happy life.
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