Tag Archives: life

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 . 

When I knew That it Was You

It began with meeting you in unexpected places .  My heart rising to the surface and bits of my soul exposing it’s weaves of color and textures gathered through the ages . Questions and acceptance , not always in that order , came with each breath .   And each breath has a purpose.

Deep breath in so as to welcome the sights of love which  sometimes masquerades as rebellion . Deep breath out so as to give delight alive in courage . Have you stood in the silence of your breathing  and listened ?

It was you along  offering comfort through inspiration . Offering warmth in moments of  fear and gentle nudges toward exploration  of  a beautiful , wild road . 

Wisdom in the Shadows

The murmurings are there , ever sweet and dear .  They are there . The challenge to know oneself better than any other is truly what the world has asked of you . You may choose to make a fancy flight of getting away or a plain ‘ole barn to stash away , but the light that is you will find it’s way . It will find it’s way out  and into the world .

There is wisdom  in those shadows that you shy away from . wisdom so dear it will take your breath away . Give  pause and listen to the  splendid  quietness and you will hear the wisdom in the shadows .

‘Jewel of Life’ Acrylic 18×17″

Traveling in the Heart

In my heart I  travel and explore the old along side the new .  The wealth of it all is astounding .

The raucous eruptions  of laughter  that come back to life  and the timid moments of tears

being shed that remind us  of our own tenderness .  I travel to and through these places  in the

heart . They allow  me to soar  and then ….to sleep .  They invite examination and then release

me to just be ….in the moment you see.  The heart tells it’s own time and can’t be forced .  It’s

comfort is never ending just when you think it’s not .

And goes that raucous laughter …again and more travels in the heart still to come .


Whispers in the heart , sweet and kind , lead us to each other  .

Whispers in the trees , breathe in and out , lead us to live .

Whispers from friendship  , alive and strong ,  bring a new day ….again and again .

‘Walking Across the Water ‘ acrylic 18×24″

When I Breathe

      When I was a little girl  I was keenly aware of my aloneness .  It wasn’t  something that I understood  . It just was .  In the middle of the night I sometimes awoke to see the Moon . I looked at it so hard that I imagined it was there to bring me comfort .  And comfort me  it did. When it was felt so deeply that my heart ached and scarcely  could I breathe I thought ” I am here and I am so filled with love that I must breathe and breathe deeply “. This love must go somewhere . Somewhere out into the world . That is only way that I can be keep taking a breath.  When that vacant space makes itself known to me today I turn to the sky . I look for the stars and the Moon and I breathe … deeply .  The connection to all eternity is there and is my comfort .