“Flowers are the smiles of earth inviting you to enjoy the beauty of love.”
― Debasish Mridha
incapable of being shy,
as I bask in their glow.
Happy Birthday, Son….forever thirty-three…
“If you stumble make it part of the dance.” author unknown
It’s my son’s birthday tomorrow and I have a feeling of deep sadness but I know he would want me to celebrate…
Caught in the spiral of a downward spin,
I moved into dance
with a flush on my skin!
I could hear chimes from celestial realms,
where Angels rejoice
and your loveliness dwells!
I swallowed the dew of earth’s remedies,
sipped potions of grace
and kind memories.
and from the quagmire
of fragmented dreams
I bathed in the glow of phosphorescent streams…
“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most wakan, most holy. There’s a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it’s like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person’s eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past, or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”
― Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
On holy grounds of mourning, miracles exist,
belief in a knowing that faith will persist.
Watching for signs in the supernatural flow,
hope inclines with sacred gifts bestowed!
The awakened heart envisions light getting in,
mysterious breath of life, even closer than my skin…
down the rabbit hole
out of control
In corridors of oblivion
dolorous shadows walked
where apparitions gawked
Unreal deductions of a befuddled mind
A shrill starling woke me
in the soft morning light
breaking the spell
of a fragmented night!
In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.
― True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
we are the rememberers
recalling your walk on earth
honoring your journey
documenting your birth
speaking to you in whispers
across the veil
with a deep knowing
learning to inhale…
the wonders of forever
and the afterlife
a profusion of colors
and coherence with our guides
we are the rememberers
we never forget
making peace with what is
knowing your soul is shining
shining like the sun
in translucent atmosphere
coalescing with the One!
“Love is the vital core of the soul,
and of all you see, only love is infinite”
has no tangible aura,
yet ensconced in me
I become elated
by the abundance
of love’s existence
in boundless celebration
image courtesy of Pixabay
what should I wear today?
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
― Lao Tzu
when you relinquish control…
absorbed by something greater than your little self…
and vapor is released
and the constancy of just being…
you dissolve into your own luminescence…