Just a sip

We float amongst the beautiful things
watching the ripples move out from our lives
absorbed in the depths
of another’s soul of words,
we long for that beauty
to call our own.
We linger in our reflections,
distortion of thought marring our view
as waves crash over in the dark
we lose sight of the moon for but a moment
then remember with the light
of a distant star
we are who we are.
Standing in the shallows
we dig our toes down in the unseen,
lingering on edges and softness
we free ourselves from the silt
shaking it off
we cleanse our images in the cool water,
we sip just a bit
to remember the taste
of our life blood
coursing through unencumbered,
we dye the sky
with our worth.
Knowing as we depart
still finding solid ground,
we were always enough.
For we are what lies within,
unseen yet felt
activated vibration and energy
and the will of amazing strength,
forged of the universe we rise
and stand tall.

Strength thru change

We pick our battles
carefully sorting out the small from large
watching and listening
we gather together that which serves
and fills the soul with the best of things.
Kindness and compassion
so often unseen in this late everyday world
we look into another’s eyes
really seeing the essence of the soul within,
holding it gently
cradled like a newborn
for this body is new to our world,
new to our circle that increases as we wander
tribes of like minded thoughts patterned
we scoop up like fall leaves
creating a pile of laughing moments
as children we all dive in
scattering about after a days hard work,
we inhale the scent of change on the air
and become one with the transition
of a rising sun.
I cannot look behind
to see the pillars of salt standing
those who did not heed the teaching
left crying for themselves
never see into the mirror
the lack of reflection in a vampires smile,
we hold hands moving forward
creating our destiny
where love and peace and faith reign supreme,
we take the steps
toward the glory of the distant horizon.

I put in my notice at work yesterday. Never good with confrontation, expecting the worst but calm and professional I remained at all times. The weight that was lifted after speaking the words flooded over me like a beautiful gentle rain and I walked away with my head held high, after seeing yet again another example of downright nasty rude behavior from she who shall not be named. Two weeks and I’m flying free, happily not sacrificing my soul to the emotional vampire who holds high court over the aisles. Yay….freedom never felt so freeing. Don’t ever let anyone bully you and treat you like less than the amazing person you are. Don’t let ’em dim your light and keep on being the beautiful soul that you are. It’s funny, she never asked me why I’m leaving….perhaps she’s heard that tune before and has changed the channel.

Butterflies

We find the beauty in others,
gentle grace comes drifting into our atmosphere
flitting about leaving magic in their wake
sprinkles of goodness
and love that knows no bounds.
Places and new faces
they move about never resting
delicately the move, hovering casting shadows
as large as birds beneath the winter sun.
We are grateful for these gifts
as we receive and are reminded
of yesterdays and tomorrows yet to be,
still giving their gifts
through memories and phone calls,
conversations in the darkest hours
that we know we are never alone
and the energy of a friend
lingers long after the darkest storm,
buoying us into brighter days
where waters run clear
and waves edge in smooth like glass,
reflections we see in our universe
passing love to love
and in return filling our cups
and then turning to fill another’s,
we are butterflies in the wind
scattered about spreading a smile
and beauty with all that we touch.

A friend I finally met in Key West a few years ago has found me again after I had moved and the old phone number no longer worked. She gathered me up in her energy hug from across a thousand plus miles and helped to see me through the storm of life and my consciousness. This picture was taken back then but she is a butterfly truly, setting down when least expected and spreading her light and shine on all she meets. Love you Havalynn ❤

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