within our hearts protection

Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing on Unsplash

I point to each
star I see,
wanting to believe
in more

something
beyond the scope
of my
current
ability to cope

with the loss
in my heart,
living there like
a mirage that comes
upon us all at once,
and we stop,

stare, and deeply
revel in a dream
for something
more to be seen…

waiting,
watching,
wondering,
if what we see
is reality, or just
as it seems

blurry, through
the tears that fill
my eyes
continuously,

I seek

shelter,
from the field
of dancing projections
that live within
my minds limited
perfection

and,
the
paradox?

also living
within our heart,
is a capacity
beyond our ability
to comprehend,
so at times, we
pretend
to not notice, yet

the

mobility,
and nobility

once seen
on a movie
screen, now coming
home,
to you and me,

is so wondrous,
we pause, breathe
in the healing
presence, and realize
that all of life’s
dejections,
and, reflections,
live within our hearts
protection


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the blazing light

Image credit; Oziel Goméz

a frozen tundra,
outside,
calling us
to heed, and
answer
questions, not easily
received

yet,
limited capacity
persists, and
recalling them
in their entirety
beguiles us
quietly

we pause,
reflect,
and remember,
who

we are

as we make
our way through
the pain,
and
present dismay

and know
within

the icy cold,
ever present,
and not so distant,
exists
the possibility
of recalling
the knowledge
that resides
deep
in our hearts,
one said,
wisely,

so long ago

unable to grasp
the feeling,
our dwelling
shines
on the inside,
frightening
off the cold, and
bringing forth
the blazing
light, of
our collective
birthright

In response to the WDYS #89 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.


Utmost Feelings – Just Released!

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the darkness dances

Photo by Vasily Kozorez on Unsplash

the darkness
envelops me, I
cannot see, sweat
routs my brow,
my heart skips a beat,
and my legs
begin to twitch,
feverishly

fear encases me

wrapped up,
frozen solid, unable
to move, a tear slides
down my face,
and I
realize,
feeling is something
that’s left me
for the time being

numb,
confused,
withdrawn, and
disengaged
from life, love,
and even
the loss
presenting itself
to me
on a daily basis

waiting, and
wanting to know
why this happens,
not being able
to hold on

any longer

as a momentary
pause ensues,
a gift

is given
understanding
dawns,
mind takes
hold,
heart,
explodes, as
light pours forth

and,

the darkness
once fraught
with fear
and anguish
begins to dance
to a language
all its own


Utmost Feelings – Just Released!

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Remembering The Mirrored Child Within: Amber and Jeff (3)

Godly pure clay they came,
shaped then crafted
by environmental ruptures,
connected to Spirit,
adjacent to our home world,
this molded fabric weaves,
through the veil of amnesia.

Cloaked
in a brocade of vibrant colors
and images
of another place and paradigm,
as we left that ruptured line
and connection for a time.

Mirroring parental behaviour,
in the earthly realm,
observative as they are,
education brings the moment we see
children as innately wise and capable beings;
only then can we play along in their world.

Fitting into God’s plan,
to be of service to the divine.

Our invitation?

Shine a light
on all that you find within,
which came prior
to the social necessities laid bare
before you. Reconnection with Truth
is one of the greatest gifts
we can deliver to ourselves, and
all the rest of the fauna
and flora we find
everywhere.

Breaking the chains of illusion
necessitate the
familiarization with the Atman,
residing within the chambers
of the heart.

Seeded offspring from the
universal intelligence,
when you utter, leave an impression
on the young,
allowing them to embody
and fully love
who they have become.

To see the magical in the all
and be the teachers of the old by
remembering what you already know,
which lives within, and is free and clear.

Another lovely collaboration between Amber of DiosRaw and myself. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did writing it!

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