Growth takes a lifetime of strength through every season, don’t miss a drop of rain or a ray of sunshine.
Whisper to me your journey to the sky
Speak slowly so I can write them all
Share with me every rain drop you’ve felt
Every shiver in the storms
As you stand protecting me
Share with me every ring you earned at your core
As you share, I’m listening
To the winds shuffling your leaves
The crackling among your branches
The dew among the grass sharing precious reflections
May nature always inspire in you growth
Where God so creatively painted all the answers
The heat of the sun raises every vibration
Healing decides and resistance no longer exists
Heat melts away worry and contempt is whisked away by the winds
Beauty is among nature and serenity exists where we resist entering
Enter into the freedom of nature and its calling in your soul
Dip into the grounding of the most majestic hills and deepest forests
Listen and lean
Feel and hear
Observe and persevere
Believe and achieve
Silence and stillness
That is where all answers are waiting
Where all emotions are dancing
Where all worries disappear and balance appears
If peace can be found on a mountain top then peace is found wherever you are
Your there , aware, repaired, renewed
On the ground in the sunrays
I found my worries so small
My belief risen
My journey guided
My son present
My love abundant
My life like a river through the canyon
It’ll wind, turn, roar, find calmness, disappear into corners, submerge into curves but always it’ll appear far and near
When it’s not seen it’s not gone
When it’s not heard it has not escaped
Instead, you have arrived to appreciate its wild presence
Lean into the inner wildnerness and adventure it’s language
The battle is up to you, the war is within you!
There will be a love you cant explain
A loss you’ll have to navigate through
There will be joy in abundance
Choice will shake and shutter your courage
Investigate strategies of the heart
Feel the silence in the art
Create a way to where no words are forced
Where flow is adapted with grace
May the quiet moments of loss strengthen not sabotage
Whispers will ride on every thought
Delivering calmness into the light
Mediate your emotions and allow grace and character to recite wisdom
Believe in the most beautiful miracles
Existence is not to be submissive
Perspective is an ever-changing event, a willingness to bend and turnaround, it is created through movement inside and out and inspired by experiences all around.
Where you stand is the perspective at hand
Turn around, stand upside down
Perspective is different all around
From ones eyes, organization may apply
From another’s eyes a mess is addressed
Alignment depends on where you stand
Not an understanding of what is planned
With two views communication can be misused
There is no one that can see exactly like you
The core of who we are is the focal point of near and far
Past and present play a part
Memory is stored in our heart
Experiences inspire our perspective
Perspective is built from our experiences
Planting seeds is how the forest grows
Tearing it down gives you different results
Build your perspective with grace
Understanding it is different in another’s space
These photos are the exact same log with the same rock stacks, nothing was changed or moved except my view. Sometimes when we take the time to look at things from a different view we start to see something new. Something new to learn and a different experience so we can start to see other’s views too.
An experience requires presence, presence requires connection, both dance together on a foundation of trust and truth, without one of these a gap is left to chance.
When paths cross
Memories are etched in time
History is created
Lessons are learned
While the heart logs every turn
Nothing remains but an experience
In the experience we have created
Through the experience purpose is build
Among the experience shifts take place
Growth takes on new meanings
Purpose becomes more important
Loss trickles in and reminds you nothing remains
Where the heart remembers the experience you gained
Calling you to be more
To let go of fear and failures
To believe in your truth
To live more
To love more
To connect more
To look into life with eyes from heaven
In this unsettled time in life and a global distress, an awakening of emotions and connection has become clear. We want more connection, more authenticity, more of each other and less separation. We only have this moment, what is next is unknown and if this moment is left without true and trusting connection, we have chosen to be alone. For some this may be exactly what you want. For most I see an awakening for deeper connections with family and friends and ourselves.
Connect with the joys of life, pets, family, adventure, faith, believing in oneself more, growth, learning, education and so much more….. When you lay your head down at night, are you proud of yourself for all you have shared, were you kind, loving, compassionate, truthful and did you learn something new?
Did you treat the ones you love with an inspired attitude and love, to create the love you want in return?
Photo credit: Kerri Elizabeth
When a crisis demands you to be clear, to focus, to take care of the intimate details of your life and create a healthy environment inside and outside of yourself and loved ones, there is where perspective rises to an all time high.
When times call for nestling in
Where nature is your sanctuary not a church
Proving workouts can be done at home
Better yet OUTSIDE
Cooking more and using your own creativity energy
Less of fast spontaneous choices
More of mindful healthy solutions
Putting phones down
Talking about real life more
Staring at the TV less
Sharing eye to eye concerns
Getting real with a global demand to be conscious
Waking up to what you have been missing
More of you and less of everyone else
More of quality family moments
Less of leaving
More dinners at the table or under the table if you choose
Delight in intimate time together
Remember what conversation is again
Find music instead of news
Dance in the living room
Don’t resist the stillness required
Instead gather who’s important and tell them
In this time where countries are closing doors to business and seeing a Dr. is only for emergencies. Where food and household goods are completely depleted in every store. Where handshakes no longer are healthy and hugging is now filled with danger.
Where fear DOES NOT have to come before laughter and solid growth and a rising to a better US is not only offered, but now demanded.
This is a calling to us all, to stand up for ourselves and each other, to gain the strength that has been given to a system to care for us instead of caring for ourselves.
There are emergencies Dr.s will see and critical cases that are being served. Remember that Dr.s are humans too with families to go home to and lives lived outside of their field.
Be sensitive to others, evaluate your symptoms and create a healthy , peaceful environment for yourself and loved ones.
It is in the calm, peaceful space inside you, you will heal, it is in the diligence to make sure you are taking care of your own health that will ultimately help others.
Be mindful, kindness and compassion go a long ways.
Change is inevitable, perception is choice, arrangement is a gift wrapped in action and a voice.
Where there is love there is no destruction
Where creation exists, strength is continually being designed
Flowers burst into bloom
Sunshine heals wounds
Rain clears pessimism from the earth
Storms rearrange foundations
Beauty is continually rebirthed
Laughter merges into cracks with a steady pace
Where kindness changes a frown on a face
Change starts within an evolving grace
Improvement or destruction both thrive in change
Change is inspired by how it’s arranged
How will you alter change to inspire
How will your communication be admired
Will you become the best you can be
Or will change get the best of how you see
Change is inevitable
Perspective is a choice
Change will happen whether you like it or not, you change, you’re older, or feel younger, you get stronger or weaker. One area may improve while another is let go. Change is occurring no matter how you choose to friend it or not friend it, change is YOU, good or bad, you are changing.
Our choices to change are not ours, our actions and our perspective on change is ours, our plans, our decisions , they are ours. We don’t get to decide if we change, its inevitable, it is how you will see change, if you will ignore it and let it makes its choices without your input. Either way change is happening.
How will you decide to be aware of the changes in you before the changes make the decisions for you?
You can’t stop the earth from turning, you can only turn with it. Is your life creating you, or are you aware enough to create your life?
When we are able to sit in the pain and in the muck of life, there is where we see what were made of!
To give honor and respect to another
Honor and respect must first flow through you
To build a secure foundation for oneself inside
Requires tenacity and determination
To love oneself through the highest and lowest of times
Requires oneself to experience love
Love is continually gained and lost before we understand its significance
Even then there is an unknowing
An unknowing opens up vulnerability
To stand in the muck of life and be vulnerable
Is where we gain our best self
It is where we find what we’re made of
Where we get to see where we paid attention
Where we have gone and what we took with us
I realized after I lost my 24 year old son two years ago now, that pain really is inevitable, it happens to everyone and can happen without warning. We can be in our most vulnerable place inside and something happens and splits you wide open. You weren’t ready, you weren’t prepared and the honest truth is NOTHING could prepare you.
So then what? It is there where everything in our lives that we either let go of or held on to, shows up. Every lesson and every heartache is remembered and the wounds are fresh again. However in that moment where the heart remembers the pain it also remembers the healing and how you gave that attention or not.
If you didn’t put the work in and ignored it and allowed it to heal shut without acknowledging and entering into it, it will continue to walk you through it until you do, and then it will challenge you to make sure you learned. Its inevitable!
The lesson from something profound and often something so small can trigger all the same emotions. It is simply when you can feel the chaos of the moment and stand in it with freedom you are not in the chaos of this experience anymore. Reflect on the familiarity of being here before and what was learned and how honor and love are applied