Poetry and Prose by #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and Jan/Feb 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month
I am pleased to announce that my poem, stone colored glass, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support and for publishing this piece.
stone colored glass
I often think about the past it’s like looking through stone colored glass
hazy, and filled with trauma, a cold place inside my chest
lingering among flowers, thought and feeling
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I sit and stare out the window, as light, refracting, dances and glints at me, reminiscent of memories of another time, filling my face with light that glows brightly from within as the presence sits upright and holds tight.
Within the temple of my senses, the mystery I contemplate awakens me to the quiet immensity of the antenna of my satellite.
I watch, listen, and learn, from within, the presence fills me with such delight, and the awakening keeps my mind clear insight.
The outer world’s reflection is alive with sprites, beings in this garden of Gaia’s night.
Behold, the sense of alight you feel, as you watch, the silent observer within, for the next part of this rhyme, we may call life’s present to sight.
Dreaming imagination, yet steady observance within this soul vehicle, drifting in and out of shades of consciousness whilst grounding to the foundations of the earth’s core vibration.
Within and without, such a dance of wonder and joy to conjure and explore. Stay and move with the vibration that’s there, for it’s the gift of this life’s stability and core.
Presence is present as a present, multitudes of every giving galore.
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It at times feels so reminiscent, when scars bear themselves into words; and we feel as if there tearing open again, just as the moment that preceded it, was left on the line drying through time.
And you watch the line, as the moments wave in the wind, as you pull everything together, for one more push towards your center.
Down deep, you stretch into the darkness, leaving fear behind; and, wondering, if this time, you’ll have the strength to carry on; and,
in the meantime
you look back at the line, moments there, some, yes, fair, and some quite contraire. It’s enough, you know, to face them all, one at a time, giving them power once more, while you conjure up the courage to live
Now, I want to look at intention five ways. Here they are.
The Head and Heart
The Field of Experience
Ready? Good. Here we go.
When I use the term, or concept, head, I am referring to our intellect. The way we think about ourselves and the world. How we think about ourselves and the world has a direct impact on our intention.
For instance, if we believe we are incapable, and the world is a scary place full of bad people, our intention will follow. However, if we believe we are limitless, and that, generally, the world is full of good people, our intention will follow.
Why does this matter?
Because we are the creators of all of our experiences. And, how we think matters in relation to creating the life we want to live. If we are overcome by negative thoughts patterns, we will continue to live in a world full of those negative thoughts.
Meaning, that we will continue to get back very similar looking experiences to how we think about who we are as a human being.
We can actually say that in the head is where it all starts. Yet, it’s not where it all ends.
When I use the term, or concept, heart, I am referring to our intuition. It’s that “gut feeling” we get about ourselves and the world.
Unfortunately, in the United States, intuition is not regarded as important as the intellect, which, in my estimation, is a thinking error. It is a thinking error, because many scientific experiments, breakthroughs in theory, and research, are made through intuition, even if the researcher or scientist is unaware or in denial about this truth.
Factually, human beings feel their way through much of their lives. Feeling through that inner-knowing, which guides us through our experiences, both wonderful, and difficult.
Therefore, our intuition is a big part of how we create and set our intentions. How we feel about our personal and professional lives matter. As does how we feel about the future self we want to create.
The Head and Heart
When we have alignment between our head and our heart, our intellect and intuition will blossom. Many people have a direct conflict between their head and heart. Some are aware about this truth, and some are not.
When we are aware, we can make changes, creating alignment between the two. When we are out of alignment between our head and our heart, we are in a sort of perplexed state.
Have you ever wanted to try something new, and your intellect felt confident, yet your intuition told you a different story? Sure. It happens to us all.
However, if your daily experience, like mine once was, is like this, constantly struggling to make decisions, unsure and worried about the future, it may be because your head and heart are misaligned. It’s not a problem if this is the case, it happens.
What’s important is finding out why there is misalignment, and working towards realignment.
Alright, now that we’ve talked about the head and the heart, and alignment between the two, let’s talk about the field of experience, and setting our intention.
Field of Experience
What does the field of experience mean? Good question. In this discussion, it means all the information we take in and give back out within the contexts we navigate.
Here is a simple picture of how I view the field of experience. Yes, yes, I know, I’m not an artist. Well, not that kind of artist. You know, writing is an art. Anyway, I digress, here we go.
Now, let’s take each of these concepts one at a time and unpack them a little. Here we go.
As we can see in the above example, we have a field that we experience. That which is in front of us. And, within this field of experience, we are always receiving information. The information we receive comes in many forms, mostly in terms of verbal and nonverbal information.
We take in all of this information, whether we are aware of it or not, and assimilate it into schemas about our lives. The information that fits, makes it into these schemas, or narratives, and what doesn’t, well, we sort of block it out. This blocking is also known as a blind spot.
Now, when we are aware that we function in this way, we can work to ameliorate these blind spots. How? By being open to new experiences and new information, which we don’t quite understand, until, yep, we understand it, and can assimilate it.
And, just as we have new information coming in, we are always creating new information and sending it back out into the world, or, in this example, our field of experience.