Posted in Mindfulness

In time…

“Once you know yourself as the light, you will find that inner peace dominates every situation. It’s not that you will never feel fear, anxiety, or anger, but you will no longer get lost in your pain.”
― Panache Desai

in time

In time
I’ve been tempered,
absorbed by the flow
of nature’s perfection
and heaven’s glow…

I traveled too fast over fields of isolation,
only pausing for moments
of divine imagination…

on returning
to the center,
I was bathed in bliss,
astonished by the harmony
where fear can’t resist…

awoken in the small hours
confronted by dread,
I counted on darkness
to let the unseen tread…

The time lords reminded me
that we are
made of light,
vessels of love
waiting to ignite…

My calling is between the lines
of sounds
and words,
scribbled by the skies,
spoken out by birds…

I’ve surrendered to the fault lines of incongruent worlds,
delivered from comparisons
and temporal concerns…

©AllysoAlly2020

Posted in Mindfulness

Countless blessings…

May you awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.” ~John O’Donohue.

light on the horizon

There is light
in every corner,
faith in every breath…
Beauty in the universe,
no such thing
as death…

There are signs
on each horizon,
joy waiting
to be seen…
Love that keeps
unfolding,
countless blessings
to be gleaned…

©AllysoAlly2019

 

Posted in Mindfulness

Unwelcome visitors…

“The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.”
— Jellaludin Rumi,

bitterness

Bitterness desired to walk with her,
to have his way
she would not entertain him, she said he couldn’t stay…

Frequently he knocked,
when pity arose
it was the “what ifs”,
the “if only’s”
that brought them to blows…

How was she to exile him
and keep him away?
he was an unwelcome visitor, leading her astray…

So, she invited him in, and they sat for a while,
she told him her deepest hurts and how he was so vile…

She told him she’d worked hard
to keep him at bay,
especially when “charmed lives” had gotten in the way…

He explained that his purpose
was to exhume her pain,
on confessing toxic thoughts
her composure
she regained…

He spoke out her misery
until he was finally through,
she felt so much lighter
and she bid him adieu…

He had taken all her shame and swept her house clean
it was in the dreaded darkness
she’d unearthed the unseen…

Now she welcomes visitors
of every kind,
by bringing them
to the light,
she awakens the divine…

image courtesy PixaBay
©AllysoAlly2019

Posted in courage, Gratitude, life, Love, Mindfulness, Surrender, Thinking out loud

Recipe for removal of bitterness…

I was going to participate in the poetry month for April but I realize it takes up so much of my time, so I’m going to do it intermittently… 🙂
This is my recipe for April the first! (one day late)

recipe for bitterness

Mix in sweet gratitude and let it seep…
Take dollops
of surrender
And pour in deep…
Let presence enfold you
immersing the pain,
on a low heat of forgiveness
whisk in the remains…
of grace and mercy,
with heapfuls of love,
blended with compassion,
and using kit gloves,
sharpness will boil away, as you ladel out blessings
count them very slowly,
it may be messy…
it may take courage to let it dissolve,
bake on high and
you will evolve…

bitterness is removed
with loads of patience
serve with love
and dedication…

Posted in Beauty, Mindfulness

Monday Musings…

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
― Albert Einstein

the nature of things

Looking up close
seeing the light,
embedded in creation
gained insights…
the transformative essence
of floral gifts,
in the nuance of nature
heaven exists…

Surrounded by a host of invisible beings,
enlightened presence
translates into meaning…

©Ally2019

Posted in Mindfulness

An invitation…

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.”
― Lao Tzu

arrangements

Their open hearts announced
an invitation,
to be the fragrance of love
and generosity!

Exposing their true colors,
they were worthy of celebration,
and those who beheld them,
flocked to
their arrangement…

Tinged with a little of the wild
and cast with passion,
their quiet attitude attracted
sentient beings
who grasped the resonant tones
of deep kindness
and affection…

their treasure not in transient things but in gifts of love, freely given…
©Ally2019