Tag Archives: Freedom

Is This Freedom ?

It lends itself your fears .

Deeper still a light shines through and forgives the tears .

Yearning  to know compassion ,

learning to know …

Is this freedom ?

When the Spirit is Free

It Was a Dream

It was a dream  imagined long before  the first step ever happened  . The places and their specifics were not yet in my sights but somehow I knew that  I would be  going  on this exploration  .  A marvelous  mystery was showing itself in parts and leading to an adventure .

Delighted by the unknown in front of me and , in moments of questioning ,  I recognized the choice  .  Give my questions to trust and be on the way or feed them , turning them into fear . I chose trust  and was rewarded greatly .

A magnificent adventure unfolded and lives in my heart still .  It reminds me again and again of the beauty in the unknown and of the delicate language of the trees . A peaceful visitor  can witness  the rhythms  of the sun shining through the branches and leaves and dancing on the forest floor while  the birds follow the visitor’s movements with songs .

In a moment here and there I felt as though I as feeling the footsteps of the Souls that had gone before me . As if I were walking with them and they  with me .

The combined solitude and camaraderie  amongst the fellow pilgrims reached a place so deep that it continues to teach me and comfort me so many years later . 

Seeking Wings

They were  mine once  ,

in a dream …or was it  in  that other lifetime ?

The heart must know . That’s where I’ll go to seek my wings .

The sense of them wrapping around me gently and protecting  my soul

soothes me into sweet release .

It is a different sort of freedom not quite familiar in this earthly life .

Elegantly and delicately  they open after rest

and seek to stretch .

A few feathers may fall away here or there and , truly , are intended gifts .

Movement  designed to flow

and a dance leading the heavens  to free the heart .

Seeking wings in the sky

and I don’t don’t why .

Since I have rediscovered  them right by my side .

‘Release’ soft chalk pastels 2012
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‘ Curious ‘

In the gentle thoughts curiosity  grows  .

Leading the charge and opening the doors ,

My curiosity  grows .

Look here ,  now there  . expanding this life .

Contemplation  and creation

Into  Art  I  go .

'Curious'

‘Curious’

 

 

I Must Remember

I must remember to awaken my heart

when the cold waves of fear pass over the light .

And in the stillness …

I must remember  to awaken my heart .

when the blindness of others  brings harm

not delight .

I must remember  to awaken my heart

so I may listen

to know your anger  and  offer my hand .

So you  may  know forgiveness

And how it can live in sadness .

I must remember  to awaken my heart

because therein  are  the wings .

The wings are in our hearts

and they yearn to be free .

 

'Release'    soft chalk pastels    2012 #11

‘Release’ soft chalk pastels 2012
#11

 

The Gates of Peace

The challenges that I feel

growing in my heart ,

arriving from beyond the gates of peace .

There is a spirit of fire crackling in my blood .

Waiting to roar

and to say it’s release .

This day will not end in anger nor disgrace .

But will leave in color

and

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And with Peace .

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