are you authentic, being the person you "are" not the person you think you should be, or that which the world expects you to be. Are you "all in" meaning do you participate with all of your being.. yes that opens us up to be vulnerable, but offering anything less than all of ourselves is only part participation. Open to Love and joy, but also pain and some cloudy misery, all that which shapes and molds and forms us into beings. Being "all in" opens the door to a complete experience of being alive, no walls, no shields, no excuses for something half hearted.. scary stuff indeed.. but more scary than taking your last breath on your way out of this world and realizing you never fully engaged..in anything? Pain and hurt paves the way into the realisation that we are alive, and that when immersed in the good and fun and enjoyable, that this is being! Doesn't provide any guarantee that life will be perfect, but it will be life, a full life, a truly felt experience with no "do-overs" in sight.. nothing else in this world gets to participate 1/2 way. why should we want anything less than allowing our soul to be .. all in
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I may not call God by the same name you do, if you even call to Him at all,
I may not dance the way you dance, or sing the way you sing, or move the way you move
I may not pray or worship the way that you do, I may not cry or hurt the same way,
but if I can live my life so that I can be a rainbow in your clouds, all of these do not matter.
And in doing so, may you also be a rainbow in my clouds, or your neighbours, or a strangers...
and when those clouds are replaced by the brilliant light of the sun, and all that we are is illuminated for all to see, cherish that those differences, like so many individual strands of thread, are woven into that magnificent multi coloured rainbow of humanity.. a rainbow in the clouds...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I have arrived... now we can rise.. I feel alive sigh... 93 times now
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
the air begins to breath again with life and flavour and song in each exhale..
life claws its way skyward, searching for warming rays of sun and light,
ready to stretch it's limbs after a season of sleep...
buds and blooms ready to smile a colourful hello to passers by...
a fresh new day, renew, reflect, rejoice
Sunday, March 20, 2011
for you are His, unconditionally and forever.. with all of your fears and pain, with all of your hopes and joys, find his mercy lain out for you with only the request of your love... we all need mercy...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
the breath fill you, welcoming in all that is history,
know that it changes you, heals you, educates you
taste it's dreams and colours, bask in it's flavours
feel it's tears, acknowledge it's essence
for you are also now it's history
Monday, March 14, 2011
5 letters with big impact, Peace... in a world full of sadness and despair, newscasts beaming pictures of destruction and chaos, where do you find peace.. what do you wrap yourself in to deflect all those arrows of pain.. what do you hold in your grasp to slay those dragons of negativity.
do you find it in the falling rain, the soft sweep of sun and shadows on a cloudy day. Is it found for you in the pages of a good book, the flavours of a good meal. Is it underfoot on a sandy beach or a grass covered knoll in a quiet meadow. in the echoes of songbirds hidden in the green canopy above on a forest trail..
Where is your peace...
wherever you go to find it,.... may peace be with you with each step of your journey..
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
arches of stone and mortar, an open door beckoning you to enter in,
walls filled with endless memories of voices and sounds
joy and peace, warmth and safety,
but also tears and goodbyes
laughter and warm embrace
the sounds of children
and the whispers of your soul
all are welcome in this place..