Posted in signs

Beside us…

“You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.”
John O’Donohue


In my terror
to have lost your form,
I watched the skies,
I trod the storm..
absorbed by the energy of living streams,
I was flooded by the love
of radiant beings…
These light-filled souls bestowed great gifts,
in wellsprings
of cosmic shifts…
turning mourning
into joy,
with signs and wonders
that filled the void…


Posted in prayer

Infuse me with sunshine…

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Waldenimbue

infuse me
with sunshine,
let my breath be still,
pour me into reservoirs
until i’ve had my fill…
imbue me with kindness,
shade me with grace,
be the scent
of earthen tracts,
enclosed in love’s embrace…

reaching skywards, touching wispy clouds
spread out
in belonging,
heavenly light abounds…



Posted in prayer

In the hallway…

“Death is our wedding with eternity.”
― Rumi

in the hallway

In the hallway, I caught my breath,
of glowing fusions
that held not death…
the walls around me whispered his name,
echoing faintly
I did the same…

and from the darkness, I silently stepped
from affliction
mine eyes have wept…

Blowing kisses, I knelt in truth
favor me
this afternoon…
lead me out of imbedded dread
be my guidance
be my tread…
hold me gently
when I weep,
lay beside me when I sleep…

Silver chords that touch the skies, be the crystals of my eyes,
dreams have carried me away,
be my heartbeat
when I pray…
from enclosures where death be said
be eternity
of which he’s wed…

image courtesy of Desi…


Posted in heroes


“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.
We are in the beginning of mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”
-Greta Thunberg


I have fallen into the silence
of a universal beat,
feeling the upheaval
of things obsolete…

I’ve been moved by the cry
to save our world from greed
watching as the children, bravely intercede…

I’m one with the unfolding
of sacred beliefs,
calling the mystics
to rise up and speak…

in the very beginning
love formed the void,
how close we’re coming to our earth being destroyed…

there’s a new awakening in this epoch of truth,
be like sages
and give them back their youth…



Posted in Thinking out loud

sticks and stones…

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”― Rainer Maria Rilke

art by elsire roos

Her eyes were dry now,
the remembrance has softened
but words still dropped-in
breaking her
like stones
upon her heart,
wounding her with doubt…

she wanted to erase the words altogether,
the emptiness that had pressed in on her
making her feel foolish…

she wanted to walk again
down mystical roads
with robins leading the way…

she wanted to go to sites where butterflies land
in the late afternoon…

she wanted flowers to remind her of truth,
she wanted to stare
at the skies
until it colored her breath…

for she desired to speak in the language of shadows
of light
of love
of secret things
and of other-worlds,
until she was fully understood,
one with all that is…

Art by elsire roos

Posted in Thinking out loud

The chasm…

“Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.
You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.”
― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings


For a moment I was afraid,
was all this just my imagination?
Those voices in my head,
did I make them up,
those times when I felt his presence?

“He’s not sending signs!”…she implied

“But I keep seeing butterflies
and I feel him all around” …I thought

“There’s a chasm between us,” she said
“meant to keep the dead apart,
it’s in the bible,” she coldly remarked…

“Well,” I whispered under my breath
so that she could not hear…

“I’ve crossed the greatest chasm of my life,
I’ve stumbled and fallen,
feeling my way across utter darkness
and despair.”

“In desperation
I drowned in grief
cutting myself to pieces
on shards of heartache,
I was split wide open
and I bled out.”

And when I got to the other side
he said…
“ I was always right here
beside you, Mom,
helping you bridge the veil
between my world and yours,
and I held your hand,
because I knew you had to take this journey
through the darkness of grief
and I didn’t want you to take it alone!”

“and I rejoiced when you saw my
color in the skies
and hundreds of butterflies”…

and then he declared…
“I’m more alive than I have ever been!”