Category Archives: Freedom

A Man Standing Alone

A man standing well off to the side of a convenience  store .  Looking cold from the chill in the air and with a well worn roller bag next to him  . Big eyes with a look of kindness  against his weathered face which clearly held some stories .

Suddenly i was looking to see if I had any cash with me . Yes, I did . It was a moment of certainty after that .  I walked towards him .  He was gracious and thankful .  He began to say something . He hesitated seeming lost a bit .  ” You don’t have to tell me your story  because I already understand it ” I said .  A moment of connection that takes me to my heart .

The Gift of an Eagle

Late afternoon sun inspiring a drive to the water’s edge  .  The  coolness in the air nearly stopped a walk on the beach .  It was a day that could have been early spring or  fall .  The light from the sun was diffused  by clouds and yet also giving a comforting warmth in the breezes .

I stopped at a bench and sat for a bit .  It was low tide though the water seemed to be coming back in . Small waves on top of small waves and the light shimmering and dancing along the water’s surface . Looking out and looking in as I sometimes call it .  Looking beyond the day’s events and freeing one’s mind .

It was just then that I noticed a bird sitting atop of a piling , exposed by low tide ,  out in the water .  Looking more intently  I reared that it wasn’t just any bird but rather an Eagle . I remained for a bit longer .  I began hoping that I’d get to witness his flight and just as I stood up to go this wonderful bird took flight  from his perch .

He soared with such grace and beauty .  I stood watching , taking it in , and whispering ” thank you .”

FREEDOM

She hides in plain view and  … can be heard singing in your ear .

A melody or a chant rising from within and turning into a declaration of life .

She looks above and over the lines that have been drawn

and sees a clear flight .

She will pound inside your heart  only when the cause is not right .

And tenderly caress your spirit’s wings into peace

and into the night .

‘Walking Across the Water ‘ acrylic 18×24″

The Brilliance of the Heart

The layering reflecting the richness

in the

Brillance of my heart .

The places that have been cleared away

and are

revealing the tender bits and pieces

illuminating

and then

shattering the light into

a kaleidoscope  .

Free  from any fear

because it’s love  that  you see

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Sweet Dreams and Release

The Challenges that i feel growing in my heart .

arriving from beyond the gate of peace .

There is a spirit of fire crackling in my bones

waiting to roar and to say it’s release .

This day will not end in anger nor in disgrace ,

but will leave in color and in a heart’s warm embrace .

Life in a Single Drop from My Heart

The strength  and lightness of a sprit’s new life ,

Beauty to behold against the dark  while the birth  is given  in the light .

In moments of fading and flickering  with exposure to the old life 

while progressing  to climb craggy cliffs .

footholds uncertain here and there while reaching with the fearlessness of something known as  faith .

The eyes of this new life has wings kept out of sight  and  to look up in a vision when you are free .

Should you choose to live from that place in the heart,

 the spirit’s new life 

in your hand you will hold .

'Jewel of Life'    Acrylic 18x17"

‘Jewel of Life’ Acrylic 18×17″

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Release the Wild Hope

  Integrity lives beyond the ego and  inside of her heart . And  though she is not always so tame , her passions fuel the desire to do good quietly .  The dreams born in the heart are beautiful and bold   and the ideas that flow from  her mind move around  edges both rocky and smooth,  inside and out .

A moment arrives as if in were late and along with it comes a bit of it’s wild . Now,  Will I go with this bit of wild and see ? For in this moment , you see ,  it is life and it is free .

This wild hope , it lives in me and I offer to others at every place I see.

Rattle your cage and go into your heart . Your dearest friend awaits you there with open wings and a wild hope and heart .

'Coming into Being' chalk pastel 18x24 2/2013 #48

‘Coming into Being’ chalk pastel 18×24 2/2013 #48