peace, unity, poetry

Soulful Sunday 103

  Soulful Sunday 103 I believe we need time in nature to soothe our minds and nourish our body and spirit. In fact, we are nature, united with the web of life, but our culture has been built on the illusion of humans as separate from nature, May we reclaim our unity with nature as…

Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday 102

This week Soulful Sunday brings you blissful reminders from Joseph Campbell and Plato. We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive. What we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…  ~ Joseph Campbell Many mystics have described the rapture of…

Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday 101

This week I’m starting a new series called Soulful Sunday. Its purpose is to remind us of the beauty of our soul. There may be quotes, poems, or musings about our soul and what feeds our spiritual being. Although Awesome Stories nourishes many of us with stories of inspiration and hope of a better tomorrow,…

children, joy, hope

Awesome Stories 385

This week Awesome Stories brings you the gift of children. The Gift of Children Anyone who is a parent knows the joy of children and the miracle of life. Looking at babies and young children, we see the innocence and joy that is our birthright. Children represent our innocence, born in love and potential. We…

peaceful protest,

Silent Witness

Silent Witness ~ injustice brings pain healing with silent witness peacemakers of love ~ This poem is dedicated to the peaceful silence that holds everything together. I believe protest, politics, and communication would all benefit from more peaceful approaches. Being a peaceful witness helps hold a space for love, connection, and solutions to emerge. Angry…

The Taste of Love

The Taste of Love ~ gazing at the twilight sky immersed in a sea of beauty every pore is filled with the taste of love vibrating in harmony at one with life free at last ~

poetry, tanka

Come and Go #Tanka

Come and Go #Tanka ~ life is dynamic full of coming and going let’s embrace the flow accept the cycles with grace achieve peace and harmony ~ This is my contribution for Colleen’s weekly tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. Last week she prompted us to write a poem in tanka (or other) form on the topic of…

peace, water, poetry

Peaceful Waters

Peaceful Waters ~  the sun fades away glowing over still waters peace fills the valley ~ This was a grand sunset over the White River where I lived briefly in 2016. Living with Steven on the lake was a wonderful opportunity to watch the sunsets as a routine to appreciate and give thanks for each…

poetry, love, roses

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal These are my heartfelt wishes for the new year. I feel inspired to share the fruits of my quiet time spent in reflection. It helped me clarify what is important to me and what I want to manifest for 2018. I’m immensely grateful for the solitude, peace, insights, and energy that…

Christmas, lights, poetry

Merry Mashup

Merry Mashup ~ a tangle of glories wrapped in silly stories you better be nice Santa knows your vice ~ tots wrangling for toys glittering dolls for boys construction sets for girls the genders have twirls ~ a time for inclusion beyond the illusion underneath the stories masks and glories ~ let the Christmas spirit…