Posted in prayer

Sunday…

“I am in the house of mercy and my heart is a place of prayer.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

I pray for
eyes to be open
minds to be freed
peace to surround us
and love to intercede.

for faith to be present
joy to be real
grace to be abundant
and our broken world
to heal… 

Posted in Love

We are the celebration…

“When you perceive another in love, they are changed by that act.”
-The Guides through Paul Selig

let’s become the presence of celebration
and even when emotions are strained
and we are merged with pain
meet me there,
among the desolation.
Let’s pick up our broken pieces together.

I will bring my offerings as human as I am
deeply flawed, yet illuminated by the radiance of stardust…

let’s gather again and shout out long stories
that require presence,
our unfinished confessions
our wild imaginations.

let’s be whimsical
and listen intently to cicadas at twilight
and begin again
to softly glow with the landscape..

let’s put the world on hold
and call up who we were
before the foundation of the earth!
Where the shores of tomorrow are unafraid
and we only see through the eyes of unconditional love…

let’s re-discover who we are and what we are doing here,
as our vain opinions scatter like dust
and our true selves rise like the dawn…

Posted in Joy

Meet me where flower beds are gentle…

Meet me at a place of love,
a reunion,
where hearts need no words to speak
and grace is measureless…

let’s chant together sweet melodies
that release us from our dark obsessions.

Let’s go where flower beds are gentle
and lands grow fertile with joy…

where dance is everlasting
and our anthems are heard among the constellations.

Posted in Beauty

dressed in glory

dressed in glory
her verse
touched the skies,
and all around her
was a chorus
of sighs…
In the bleakest
moments
when sorrow
exhales,
I stand in the shadows
and quaff her details,
of hallowed
presence
where love overflows,
her song speaks of joy
and I’m moved
by her prose…

This tree still delights me every time I go past it…

Posted in Throwback Thursday

Still dreaming

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Maybe I’m not pretty enough
not thin enough
not rich enough
for you

but the world is changing
tides are shifting
celebrities are fading
faith is deepening
joy is unfurling
love is increasing
and grace will get us through…

So hopefully I’m kind enough
brave enough
loving enough
forgiving enough
to ride the waves of this change…

In a world where words matter
I’ll keep speaking what is true.