roses, soul, poetry

Soulful Sunday 106 – Aroma

This week Soulful Sunday explores the power of aroma. Soul Scents ~ sweet aromas rise awakening the senses the sent of heaven ~ Aromas have the power to transform our emotional and energetic state. In a fun word association, miracles and gifts are called heaven sent while certain aromas are considered heavenly scents. Smell is…

beauty, soul food

Soulful Sunday 105 – Ode to a Rose

Ode to a Rose ~ love at first sight a garden delight colors to warm the heart thorns to give a start ~ inhale their smell and risk a magic spell aromas to feed the soul when life takes its toll ~ simple garden graces from ordinary places the beauty of god in plant and…

beauty, soul, communion

Soulful Sunday 104- Beauty

Soulful Sunday 104 Love is the beauty of the soul. ~ Saint Agustine This week Soulful Sunday explores the connection of beauty to our soul. May poets and spiritualists believe, as I do, that beauty reflects the true nature of our soul. I also believe that external beauty feeds our soul and is essential to…

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,…

soul, reflections, poetry

Soulful Waters

Soulful Waters ~ autumn reflections sweet waters to calm your mind bridges to the soul ~ Being near water always soothes my soul, whether a river, lake or ocean. Then add the extra beauty of fall colors, reflections on water, and something magical happens. The colors this year have been extra vivid, bringing out the…

Desert Oasis, poetry

Desert Oasis

Desert Oasis ~ desert oasis  sweet treasures among parched lands  beauty wakes the soul ~ This lovely photo by my friend Gayle Fetick inspired a poem about the hidden beauty of the desert. The world contains so much beauty if we look for it. May beauty grace you this week. Blessings, Brad

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…

Chimera, short stories, fairaes

Desert Soulfire Meets the Chimera

Desert Soulfire Meets the Chimera This series was inspired by Teagan at Teagansbooks. Both her endless creativity and ongoing vignettes have inspired me to try some new writing styles. I’m going to try an ongoing series with the misadventures of Muse Brad. And now his alter ego, Desert Soulfire, has surfaced with an itch to…