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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Why I am a sprouting soul and you should be, too

I just spent days reading and rereading  "Sprouted Soul" by Doobie Shemer and I come away feeling changed every time. Changed into more. Changed by the sheer energy and emotion that is expressed within the pages of this collection of deeply intuitive and spiritual poems. The poems describe with yearning , agony and ectasy the delight of reaching for and finding the divine. The masterful use of divinely chosen words truly does transport you to a place of ethereal joy and longing, where your soul is laid bare and honest before you. This poetry book is powerful, moving and as divinely inspired as anything I have every read.
Please, please, please get this book and give it as a gift to your highest self. You will be so glad you did!
This is a brief post today, but I really want you to seek out this beautiful, love-filled poetry book by Doobie Shemer. It is a blessing waiting to be received!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Moving Poetry

This morning I want to give a shout out to a fellow poet who I came across recently. Her name is Shavonne L Jackson and her book of poetry titled "At Night She Cried" is available now.
I enjoyed this book of poetry for many reasons. It is an honest, fresh and deeply introspective look at life that I found laced with wisdom, grace and honesty. There is no shying away from emotion here!  
To me , the poems reflected self assessment , growth, evolution of a woman's soul. I felt many familiar emotions stirred up within me as I read these poems and I could feel myself pulled along on the journey the author wrote about in her poems. Reading them took me to places I had and still have within me, brought raw emotion to the surface. Isn't that what powerful writing does?
This is a brief blog, but I would rather you go read the poems in this book! Check it out!
Shavonne Jackson                  "At Night She Cried"

Saturday, April 19, 2014


I am considering this morning all the gifts that I have and how lucky I am. 
I have felt very loved this week, thanks to the outpouring of love I received 
when things were getting a little too much for me! To be surrounded by support 
and encouragement is such a blessing! Many times we are so busy making sure 
we are there for others that we do not realize how much others are there for us, 
or even that we need them. But we do, of course. And they are. So consider 
this a recognition of the truth that love is always closer than the air we breath. 
It is the air we breath.
Love and many thanks!

Some poetry from this week...


                                 I felt your love 
                                 across time 
                                 reach me and comfort me 
                                 calming my spirit; 
                                 as I seek answers 
                                 and look for peace 
                                 you are there for me 
                                 and your love still inspires me 
                                 to be the best I can be 
                                 and now it guides me 
                                 when I need a helping hand


                                    I pray my faith covers you 
                                    surrounds you 
                                    leads you to peace; 
                                    may all you seek be given to you 
                                    may the stirrings of your heart be made quiet 
                                    as love takes you by the hand
                                    and speaks to you 

                                    when you see the light of love 
                                    enveloping and infusing you 
                                    the days are made sweeter 
                                    your spirit is renewed 
                                    and the light you have within you 
                                    shines brighter than the sun



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Captured on paper!

I am loving micropoetry this morning and feel inclined to write on the theme of family as of late.
Maybe it is the time of year or perhaps life in general, but I am going to have to organize my feelings through writing soon!
My hope today is to focus on my goals, gain clarity and write !!
There is a great deal of beauty in the world and as I step into this season of changes and growth I hope to capture some of it on paper!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Favorites then and now

    As I was driving in my car one morning I began to remember songs that I had liked in childhood and was struck by the fact that so many of them, when I thought of the lyrics, read like a poem. Awesome that even at even at a young age something inside of me responded to poetic verse and that the radio was my first introduction to words-albeit sung and accompanied by music-  that evoked emotion. Before I read poetry I could hear a tune and I would think "oh, listen to the words of that song!"
It cannot come as a surprise, I suppose, that the longing and yearning, the push and pull of the heart, is what etched those songs into my brain. Ergo books and movies that I more than like, but love. 
 Titanic, Memoirs of a geisha, Gone With the Wind, to name a few. And books. I love books on the longer side, books that take you somewhere, someplace emotionally that changes you. Makes you think. Feel. Grow.
     I think what we enjoy says a lot about us. As we change our likes change with us, but it is true that certain key things about us will remain the same. Those key components reveal our heart, our very essence.
      I am hopeful as I venture out in my writing career that I can do exactly what those songs, books and movies did for me and still do; give an experience to the reader that causes them to feel, think, stretch and question. Perhaps then they will believe in the best being possible, in the beauty that surrounds us, in themselves and each other.  Not a bad way to be. Hey, I was just given a song...
 Imagine... Thank you, John Lennon !

Friday, April 4, 2014

Season of inspiration

  So much newness in spring! I love the season of spring. Just the sight of color can sooth my restless spirit and can fuel my imagination with ideas and possibilities. Endless examples of life, growth, change. Everything is vibrant and new. Love is in the air, they say.
  So you might say I personally feel inspired by spring. By weather that is warm, colorful.
When it comes to writing we can look for what inspires us and use that in a way that brings a certain quality to what we write. This quality will shine through even if we can't identify what it is exactly.
  Think to what inspires you, take care to not to keep yourself from those things for too long. Really, this is about being in balance and not being too extreme on either end of the spectrum. Burnout and lack of inspiration, while maybe not totally unavoidable at times, can be lessened and shortened intensity perhaps if we take steps to fill our days with as much of what inspires us as we can.
    For me, the topic of my next book is motivating. I am at a phase where I am excited to write about what is near and dear to my heart and I am slowly getting the structure of my book to the halfway point; it is after that point that I am needing guidance. It will come, and I will finish my book.
   The journey of beginning this new phase of my life, to becoming a writer, has brought me to new places emotionally and spiritually, too.
   It is my hope that we seek and find joy and inspiration, whatever season we love, whatever challenges come upon us, wherever we are. Just opening ourselves up to the beauty and blessings we have around us will create an atmosphere of motivation, peace and positivity. That is worth writing about!