Acts of Valor


Call your heart back

into you

and let it grieve,

rest, recover.

Treat yourself gently

as you would a warrior

of great valor

struck down in battle.

Those never wounded

haven’t lived,

hearts never broken

haven’t loved,

and you have done both.

Hold your heart

with awe and compassion;

accept them both 

for yourself.

Fill the seams, the jagged edges

with the gold of

wisdom through lessons

earned and learned.

Piece together

with loving hands

the part of you that cannot be

overcome…

and when you are whole

and another is worthy,

courageously give again, love again

and remain

victorious.

 

Fear Nothing


You are the catalyst 

of your own transformation…

Once moving too fast

to feel your heart,

see your dreams

or know your worth,

you simply stopped

without apology.

You began to listen

to yourself

instead of mimicking

the world around you.

You found that, for you

moving through obstacles

made more sense

than going over them.

You had to experience

to get the lesson,

so you did.

Welcome to the point

of it all.

Celebrate that now you stand

at the center

of any direction you choose…

And you fear

none of them…

Sunrise


Let not your light dim

although it chases

shadows

in the hearts

of others…

Let the music

within you play on,

even when it seems wasted

on deafened ears…

Let your eyes see color,

beauty and miracles

when the world 

seems to be blind…

And then,

in its darkest hour,

let your soul reach out

and set your dreams alight

as the healing

of your inspiration

brings a deadened world

to life.

 

The Gift


You are priceless,

and everything you do matters…

Your thoughts, words, and actions

are a poem of compassion…

Even the faintest whispers

of your loving intentions

create an energy

that heals with empathy

and love…

It may seem at times,

that it makes no difference,

eases no suffering at all,

offers little comfort,

when your eyes 

are merely blind

to your value in this world…

No one single note

creates the symphony

that inspires tears of joy,

it is all the notes together that move

the soul to a higher place.

It is the pure vibration

of everything as one

that creates a life

worth living.

You are the gift.

The Secret


We are always

afraid 

that we are not enough…

That we may not 

deserve love

or consideration,

or the time 

it takes to listen

and understand…

That we are less

than the effort it takes

to be held gently…

We are always 

afraid

that we do not have

what it takes

to fly 

on fierce

and powerful wings…

So listen to me now

as I whisper 

the secret I have learned

from one “dove”

to another…

We are really Eagles

and it is time

to take 

Flight.

Stand-off


Steady yourself~

the fury of your

circumstances

cannot overcome

the truth of you,

and what you hold sacred.

Lift your head high,

it carries a wealth of wisdom

from painful lessons

learned from facing

everything in life

with courage.

Dislodge the misery

from those shoulders

where shame rests

and let it fall,

ever so appropriately

on those who created it.

Unforeseen situations

will always arise

as will unwanted opinions.

Nothing you face today,

not one single thing,

changes who you are.

Your heart remains

ever-loving, and your soul

ever-shining and untarnished.

Smudges you think you wear

show only on the faces

of those throwing the dirt~

never on the warrior

refusing to succumb

to  the opinions and judgments

Of those without the courage

to rise up and meet their own lives~

Fists ready, heart first.

Landscape


Water your garden, my friends. Pull the weeds of self-doubt and insecurity. Plant only the most beautiful blooms in the softness of your heart.

Choose your seeds carefully, see in your mind’s eye the magnificence longing to bud and flower, the stunning impact of color that awes the soul and reminds those who bear witness to ask more of themselves.

Fence your garden my loves, not to keep others out or yourself trapped within, but to allow massive growth, room to breathe and safety for those you invite to stop and take in the beauty you’ve created in the landscape of your life.

For every weed you pull, plant a flower there.