Courage Replaced Fear

Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths to endeavor.

Ralph J Bunche

I asked him,”can you take me to the highest place?”

“What then,” his response, with a puzzled look on his face?”

“I will know when I get there,” I replied.

The feeling to go I couldn’t hide.

When we arrived at the mountain top.

I felt pulled to be on the ground and look up without a sound.

Suctioned to the earth,  I was covered by the heavens all around.

I sat up and looked in front of me and knew.

The mountain was holding a special view.

To some it may sound silly to hear, to me it was audibly and visually clear.

The mountains and the heavens are your gear.

Slide into the lake and conquer another fear.

I asked again,”can you take me to the lake to swim in the darkness of the night?”

With an expectant look he replied, “Yes, let’s do your bucket list right.”

The waters would signify all the tears through the years.

The moonlight would shine as nature pulls me near.

Grounded in earth, heaven and grace.

The moment delivered another embrace.

Swimming in the deep dark waters of the night was set.

My mountain man driving a boat to protect.

Each breath signified doing something new.

Accepting the challenge to be scared and move through.

To create love where misunderstandings appear.

To be strong where weakness fed on a reflection in the mirror.

To be aware where denial steals time.

To stand off the defensive line.

To strip it all down to the ground.

Letting go where you once were bound.

Wild Hearts


My life work is an attempt to ground the pure, visionary spirit in the imperfect, intoxicating sensuousness of worldly life. -Thomas Moore-


Wild heart you’re never far away.

You’re in the rumble of the sky and the lightening up high.

Oh wild heart you’re never left behind.

Your essence for life clears my mind.

Your beauty brings a dance to the silence of the nights.

Your truth erases battles of an inner fight.

While the language of the wilderness echoes from my soul.

The rain and the thunder orchestrate love to flow.

Wild heart you’re my soul, the lover of my spirit you guide me without control.

Spirit gift, the lover of my soul, thank you for the the inspiration of letting go.

I’m in the whisper through the trees limbs and the breeze guiding every leaf to bend.

I’m in the petals of the daisies surrounding the center you see as sunshine again.

I’m in the color of the rocks lining the shore.

I’m you touched by the presence and the depth to learn more.

I am free to be me and be and love for eternity.

A Silent Whisper


In the silence the whisper is clear.

Kerri Elizabeth


There is a whisper in the gently breeze.

Ever so gently breathing words of gratitude and ease.

Don’t look back sweet child of mine.

Forward is a new starting line.

Feel the gentle touch of my words brush over you as you turn.

The direction you seek is a place to learn.

You’ll hear the answers you’re looking for.

Be in the silence of the outdoors.

How will I hear when the silence is clear?

The voice will be present when you release all fear.

Quieting the rumble of worry and tears.

The whisper of the wind knocks to come in.

Whispering gently an introduction to mutual friends.

Determination is here.

Perseverance is clear.

Gratitude is a power lifter,

Happiness stretches your core,

Love shows you more.

Sunshine’s Soul Boot Camp in the silence of the great outdoors!



Love in a Storm


There will be storms in life that will rumble your ground and new feelings and ideas will be created around.

Kerri Elizabeth


A walk away lead me to pray.

I met thunder and lightening on the way.

They were collaborating their next play.

First would be lighting the sky like it was day.

Followed by rumble and rain they had more to say.

The rumble shook my ground.

The lightening was all around.

Striking anything with a fierce and solid sound.

I was vulnerable and open in the storm.

Finding safety and solitude my heart was torn.

Lost in the eye of the storm unwarned.

My own instincts kept me warm.

Calmness came over me.

And a rumble set me free.

While fear was trying to catch up with me.

Was I trapped in a storm?

Or being awakened and warned?

Life will be what you see.

Thoughts will go where your energy flows.

Fear is a voice of choice.

The Sunshine stays still behind the storm.

Love and light warm the way.

No matter what kind of day.

Loving You



Loving you in all you do, forgiving you and moving through, learning to be more of you, in all you do there is one direction to follow through, YOU.

Kerri Elizabeth

Loving you.

When the sky is blue I see you.

When the grass is filled with a green tone too.

I’m loving you.

When the silence is clear.

When all I hear is nature’s voice near.

I’m loving you.

When the sunshines on my face.

When my heart enters a race.

I’m loving you.

When the rain is pouring.

When the wind is snoring.

I’m loving you.

When the day is all you want it to be.

When love is all you see.

I’m loving you.

When nothing seems to flow.

When the day has bumps and you don’t know.

I’m loving you.

When the waters are rough.

When pushing through is tough.

I’m loving you.

When the energy is clear.

When your on task and drawing goodness near.

I’m loving you.

When you know inside.

Your passion is alive.

I’m loving you.

The sun will set and the sun will rise.

Everyday is a wonderful surprise.

I’m loving you.

Be the best you.

Be loving to you!

A Different Day


Be different in every way, see beauty in your day , smile along the way, love is never in the way, accept a different kind of day.

Kerri Elizabeth

A different day.

Put a smile on your face.

A different way.

Rejoice in the challenge and pray.

A different energy surrounds you.

Be aware of whos around too.

A different route.

Be open to your where abouts.

A different feeling.

Gratitude inside revealing.

A different thought.

Changes you on the spot.

A different willingness to hear.

A growing time from old fears.

A different calm in a storm.

A divine love so warm.

A different strength deeper than the eye.

A desire to understand why.

A different way to see.

A willingness to set it free.

A different kind of day.

A wave of compassion regularily interchanged.

A different attitude.

A cellular gratitude.

Shooting and Fishing and Loving Life


An unpaved road and a calling on the soul, follow the direction it wants you to go, it’s where you find the key to be whole.

Kerri Elizabeth

She was a small girl with a hatchet of her own.

Looking for things to cut up then skipping every stone.

She loved fishing and hooking the worm, she learned to catch at every bend and turn

She lived in clear skied mountains, where the air was safe to breathe.

She walked the forest daily making friends with the trees.

Memorizing bushes and berries and smelling the rivers breeze.

She was carefree and fearless and ran barefoot everywhere.

Running as fast as she could feeling every rock was her dare.

It seemed time was never about the clock, she never cared.

Time was filled with moments and there was no such thing as going around the block.

Space was outside where two rivers intertwined.

Her irish setter Jake was never far behind.

Playing was feeling the earth and learning nature’s real purpose.

Finding frogs and shooting her bb gun over the river was daily fun.

Creating something new was always on her mind.

She would make anything out of something she would find.

Twine and beads, wood and nails, saws and hammers, even leaves that fell.

Records instead of TV lead music to her soul.

Singing as loud as she could was a daily goal.

Making fires was more than heat to her feet.

It started a flame from a ficker she was born to repeat.

Many years have passed now her children are all grown.

Grandchildren came healing her empty nest syndrome.

More years have passed and a longing from her soul.

Lead her to a mountain where the flame would take control.

Two hearts and two lives, two kindred souls.

Finding out that we grew up to find each others hand to hold.

She has found her mountain man the key to her heart.

We will be fishing and shooting and loving our life.


Soul Education



Nature is the classroom of soul education.

Kerri Elizabeth

The mountains let go of the winter snow and tears come down and the rivers overflow.

The season is letting go and new growth is starting to show.

The sound of the river roaring downhill tells me for a minute to be still.

The mountain talks, the river flows and peace is all I know.

The energy flow from the full moon’s glow is a beautiful place to go.

Every bird is singing outloud, they know spring is coming around.

The sun rays reflecting on a lake near by,

seems to ask the rivers, to meet at the bend under the sky.

A hammock between two trees rocks gently in the breeze.

A blanket and a park, two trees never far apart.

The blossoms up high inviting the sky, to guide them out with every sunsrise.

The sounds around vibrate the air with the energy of every ray of sunshine there.

Prepare and have purpose in all that you do, enjoying the little things nature can do.

Sunshine on your shoulders!


A bad day is a good day when it’s leading you to your best days.

Kerri Elizabeth

When all the bulls@@@ gets put aside, real time is applied.

Do you allow the clutter of voices to shut down your choices?

Do you hear static and react automatic?

How much time do you spend analyzing what has already been?

Have you forgotten who you are and stopped to look back too far?

Are you feeling stuck inside where everything can hide?

Pull up your boot straps, lock on your smile and get yourself out and walk a mile.

Walk a mile to a goal to push through and be bold.

Cleanse your thoughts and make a clear slate to conquer a goal ,it’s never too late.

Be tenacious and charged, push through hard parts.

Are you tired and want to stop, talk yourself back up to the top.

There will be time to rest and time to recover, find your balance between one goal and another.

What moves you to finish a task, is it a plan or flying by the seat of your pants?

Do you want clarity in your life, do you listen to too much advice?

Stay quiet for a minute and decide ,what does your voice say inside?

Write it down and create a goal so you know where to go.

Structure a plan to clear the path and let clarity come to you at last.

Sunshine on your path!

Whisper In the Mountain


The fire whispers through the crackle and heat singing to the rhythm of your heartbeat.

Kerri Elizabeth

Have you ever thought, where’s the cleanest air?

Have you ever felt a melted snow bath that’s clear?

The fire crackles with a perfect voice.

Offering you a whisper and a choice.

Sit still and hear me , feel my heat.

I’ll warm you from your head to your feet.

Nature let’s go of rain and snow.

So you can experience appreciation beyond what you know.

Laying in the snow has choices you may not know.

The heat of the fire melting the snow, turns to a bath to enlighten the deepest part of your soul.

What a gift to experience this labor of love.

Intertwined in the magic of nature’s serenity, capturing the feeling of infinity.

A dynamic duo of strength and depth followed a mountain road and found something worth more than diamonds and gold.

Sunshine on your infinite soul!