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Falling…

And we, who always think of happiness
rising would feel the emotion
that almost baffles us
when a happy thing falls.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

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Like fallen leaves
that touch the ground,
we feel the spirit of the unbound…

drenched in love
we change our form,
we’ve known the blow of cruel storms…

and while our colors blend
into deeper hues,
we hold the vision
of a different view,

evanescing into dust
we rise again
never crushed…

Our beauty transcends the skies,
and into grace
we are baptized…

 

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After the storm…

after the storm

After the storm
I picked up my gaze
and sent it to you…
from murky exposure
we emerged,
out of the mire we grew…
Battered
and almost buried
by the force of the gale,
we held on
to each other,
knowing that love
would prevail…
So we weathered
the tempest,
we weathered
the fear,
allowing swells
of gratitude
to make our vision clear…

Posted in Breathing under water, courage, Dreaming while awake

Keep the light on…

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
― George Orwell

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Deserted beaches,
silent halls,
moods translated
by talking walls…

overcrowded messages
are caught on zoom,
while protestations
wordlessly fume…

Wishes float into thin air,
skeptics chafe
on garbled prayers…

Outdoor dreaming
is all but shut,
folksy monotones
are in a rut…

Muted citizens
hideaway,
while hungry queuers digest dismay…

baited breath
of the unsaid,
lies are truth,
and truth is dead…

On the other side of this dystopian state,
is a unity of consciousness we must create…

©AllysoAlly2020

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Juno…

“It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

juno

Losing touch with creation,
the skies became a shroud,
in reflections of bleakness, she’d forgotten her vows…

The raw winds were blowing
omens of dread,
crimson perspectives
of brokenness bled…

Then mists of tenderness
traversed the void,
melding with stillness,
shutting out the noise…

like a reed of sorrow,
bent with favor,
she bathed in light,
and her heart became braver…

©AllysoAlly2020

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Dear Reader…

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

dragonfly fairy

Dear Reader,
(I apologize in advance if it’s too long) …….
This is a dedication to some of the bravest and most authentic Earthlings I have ever known…
On this day the 2nd of January 2020, I have an admission to make, it’s been hard! Some days I’ve had to scrape the very bottom of the barrel to find something to be happy about, especially over the so-called “Festive Season”.

It is the very simplest things that make me happy, like today I saw a *dragonfly for the first time in my garden.
If I was Kim Kardashian, I would get 6 million likes just for pouting my lips in the mirror, and it would only take a nanosecond (I’m way too old and not pouty enough for that, sorry)

In a world where being popular means owning something flashy, being wealthy or having a Degree, I have failed miserably but I’ve come to understand that it is okay to just be a storyteller or a wannabe poet.
I’ve totally worn my heart on my sleeve, and it has come at a very high cost, it has made me incredibly vulnerable. (not that that’s a bad thing)
Brene Brown said that “Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable, it means to show up and be seen, to ask for what you need, to talk about how you’re feeling, to have the HARD conversations.”

How many of us hide all the difficult stuff under the carpet and pretend to be someone we are not?
My life has pretty much been cracked wide open, what more do I have to lose?
So, does this mean you will like me more or less if I tell you that I have been crying and in a heap because life is so bloody hard at times?

I read a book years ago that impacted my life greatly, it’s called “Why I’m afraid to tell you who I am”….(because you might not like me and it’s all I have). It is written by a Jesuit Priest called John Powell. It is very short and an easy read and I recommend to anyone who feels that they do not belong.
Today when I went to look for it, it was on the top shelf of my bookcase.

So, belonging for me doesn’t actually mean being in a group per se. I think we should all have a sense of belonging to this race we call human, even the good the bad and the ugly.
I spent years in Church trying to fit in and guess what, I never did because I couldn’t speak the language and I questioned everything, and I still do?
I also tried to belong when I was a child in school but I was never the popular one, not even in my own family. I think the dog was the only one who thought I was freaking awesome!

We are all connected, like it or not, but we’ve just forgotten what it means. So, on coming to this Earth school we have to relearn connection and awaken into something so wonderous it is almost beyond our imagination. It takes work people and a whole lot of surrendering!
For we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we are sparks of the Divine, made with love, and we have every resource available to us in order to shine.
Ram Dass said, “we are all just walking each other home.”

I’ve been afraid for so long to speak out my beliefs, for fear of rejection.
Many may look at me funny, but hey, aren’t we on an exciting journey of discovery together, a quest to brave new worlds, seeking to set aside our judgments and prejudices, can we do that? Can we have those hard conversations?

I want to be brave enough to tell you who I am and if you don’t like me I should love myself enough to be able to handle it.
Please don’t pity me though, I have been given a gift more precious than can be bought or bargained for. It is a light that cannot go out, a love that never fails, an eternity I get to spend with every single beautiful Earthling.
Here’s the thing, we all come from the light, so we all get to return to the light, no exclusions, no holds barred!!

*The dragonfly symbolism carries with it the wisdom of change and learning through experience. It’s the symbol of joy and lightness, and having a deep connection with your thoughts and emotions…..

Thank you for reading this far and thank you for taking this journey with me, no matter how treacherous it may seem, it’s the authentic light-filled souls who keep me from falling…

Image courtesy of Pinterest…

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Kept me from falling…

“Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”
― Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen

spreading light

light-filled souls
stand before me
in dark hallways
of grief,
applauding my courage…
and yet
I say to them…
“you are the ones
who bequeath
great strength…
for when I was
in the depths
of despair,
you sent down
starlight
and moonbeams,
you kept me from falling into the abyss.”…

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©AllysoAlly2019

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Pity me not beloved…

“To pity someone is to see the person as a victim and thus overlook the great courage demonstrated in living the planned challenge.”
― Robert Schwartz, Your Soul’s Plan

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the sun set on my tears
and the moon rose
in the skies,
my bed was soaked in sorrow
and the cosmos
heard my cries…

pity me not beloved
for I’m blessed
with the will to breathe,
the courage they bestowed on me
succors my belief…

and Angels touched my eyes
serenading me in sleep
collecting every tear
that no more
could I weep…

and a bright eos woke me
into a new day,
with blackbirds calling
chasing fear away…

©AllysoAlly2019