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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Whispers ..

Finding, or rather rediscovering, that I have a deep love for poetry has been a life changing event for me. I think it is because I feel that self expression is an art, and poetry is a form of that. I recently went to the art museum in town and truly enjoyed the experience of being surrounded by numerous forms of art from various time periods. Creativity and self expression, be it from a brush or pen, inspires me. I often think of the time and dedication it took to hone those innate skills.. I know talent needs refined and working on something with a defined goal draws that talent forth. But I am getting off track here a little bit!
What inspires you, causes you to take a breath of wonder from deep within, makes time stand still? What talents do you possess- and you so have some- that the world would rejoice to see released? These questions I am asking are not light ones but they are meaningful. So pause when you can and reflect on them, perhaps letting them bring you to insights that will astound you. Here's to revelations and insights!
Also, I started this with a mention of poetry and I will end with poetry! Tying in with talent being honed and honoring your skill, there is a new poetry anthology out comprised of a collection of spiritual poems. Entitled Whispers of the Soul, it is on amazon now, and yes, I do have a poem published in it, but all the poems are truly wonderful. This is a terrific addition to anyone's collection of poetry and it is available in print or ebook. Check it out for yourself !!Here is the link http://amzn.to/1rBfWWD

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking and seeing

Today I am enjoying the weather and have given myself time to read and write. What a great thing! I recently took a vacation so I am posting a picture of that...nothing like your favorite spot to inspire creativity! It is also nice to come away from something with a sense of being expanded, enriched. I was inspired to write two poems after reading Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist! Oh, what a book! Truly loved it. Read it straight through and plan to read it again soon, making note of key phrases and such. Tremendous insight in that book!
Anyway, my point is that things around us speak to us of truth all the time, if we will only slow down and listen. Life is so fast paced these days that much is missed or at the very least taken for granted. When we acknowledge that we are surrounded by blessings, always, it becomes easier to see these blessings and to fill our lives and the lives of others with joy. It all starts with a willingness to look and see!

Look

look around you
look
when you look with eyes that see clearly
gone is the line between you and me
it is blurred by the light of truth that shines
radiantly from a soul divine;
look around you
look
you'll see that which you already knew
that there is no separation or division
discovering unity is our true mission;
the reason for everything
the answer for everything
is found when you
look