Walk With Love

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2/21/17

Walking along
a rocky road,
following a twisting path,
commands your attention,
as you navigate
the path you are on.
Sometimes the footing
is difficult,
as you maneuver around
obstacles that appear
upon the path
of the rocky road.

And yes, you wish
for surer footing –
a smoother path
upon which to walk –
where you do not need
to constantly look
for what may
trip you up.

But do you not
surprise yourself
as you learn
how to step
around or over
any obstacles
that appear in your way –
do you not
call in muscles
that you may not have used
in a long, long time?

Does not walking
along a rocky road,
give you an opportunity
to experience
the Strength and Courage
that reside within you?

And as you become
more sure of your footing –
do not the stones
upon the rocky road
begin to fade –
losing their ability
to block your way?

Are there not lessons
on a rocky road,
a twisting path,
that command your attention –
does not the road
that you are on
sometimes challenge you
to see if this
is where you want to go?

And if you persevere
upon the rocky road,
not letting obstacles
stand in your way –
does not the confidence
that you have found
give you Strength
to take the next step –
no matter if you
are on a rocky road
or on a path that now
appears to be smooth?

Be grateful for
the rocky roads.
Do they not push your limits
to let you experience
how limitless
you truly are?

And as Love
is the Force
That Is Limitless –
is it not
with Love
that you find
the Strength and Courage
to carry on?

Let Love
be your guide
as you take each step
down the road you walk.

Walk on
with Love,
walk on.

Play of Life

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2/20/17

You wait for
the curtain to open
on the next act
of a play.
You think you know
what may happen –
you sit and
try to figure it out
based on what
has already occurred.

As the curtain
slowly opens,
do you not
take in the scene –
and does not
what you thought
would be –
disappear,
as you are in the moment
of what is playing out
before your eyes –
no longer hidden
behind the curtain,
no longer a
thought that
you created
based on what might
have been?

As you live
in linear times –
is it not easy
to scan your timeline –
yes, there is
a past,
present
and future
that your mind
has access to –
that you often
play,
rewind
and forward.

But if you look ahead,
guessing what will happen
behind the closed curtain,
do you not miss
what is playing out
before your eyes
in this moment
of Now?

And when the curtain
finally opens –
might you experience
surprise or disappointment
as you compare
what you thought
the scene “should” be?

There is a perfect timing,
an order that unfolds –
the curtains will rise
and unveil
the next act
as it is ready
to be revealed.

Can you watch
the play unfolding –
being a part of it
here and now –
with a heart
that is open –
with Love and Trust
that you are exactly
where you need to be
in this Play of Life?

And if a scene
is not to your liking,
if you would
prefer something else –
the next curtain will open,
another opportunity
will appear –
what resonates
within your heart
will be revealed.

Be in the moment
of Where You Are
right now.
Be in the Love
of Who You Are
Always.

No matter what plays out,
in the unfolding
scenes of Life –
You Are
Always
Love.

Bravo.
Well done.
All Is Well.

Transformative Play

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2/19/17

A ball of clay.

Do you not remember
as a child,
rolling around
a ball of clay
between your hands,
pushing your fingers
into the malleable dough,
seeing what figures
you could turn
this “play dough” into –
only to pick it all up,
squish it together
to return it back
to a ball of clay –
so you could
begin again?

Were not your creations
only limited
by your creative mind –
if you tried something out
and it was not to
your liking –
could you not
return to the
ball of clay
that was ready
to be formed
into something new?

And can you connect
with this sense of play –
can you be
as pliable
as the ball of clay –
open and ready
to be formed
by your creative mind
that is connected
to your soul?

Would it not be easier
to try something new
if you could be
in the moment
of creating
and not as concerned
with the outcome
or what the expectation
may be?

Is not your body
here to experience
the creative forces
of your consciousness –
do you not need
pushing and prodding
at times to transform
in a different way?

And if the ball of clay
gets hard to form –
if it is not as flexible
as it used to be –
does it not begin
to come back to life
when you work the clay
and begin to play
with it once again?

Peel off the lid.
Take out the dough.
And with the play
of a child –
begin to push,
prod,
and shape –
creating something new
with the Joy
in your heart.

Play and create
with Love.

Nectar of Love

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2/18/17

A bee
flies from
flower to flower
in search of nectar,
that it draws out
to take back
to the hive.

But on its journey,
is bee not designed
to collect the pollen
from each flowering source –
spreading and dropping
the pollen where
it needs to be?

Is not bee part
of a grand design –
a cooperative system
that works together,
gathering what one needs
and giving back
to another?

Is there not
a cooperative effort
that colonies of bees
have worked out over time –
with their sophisticated
structure of life –
in and out of the hive?

Is there not beauty
in reciprocal
giving and receiving
where all parties receive
exactly what they need?

Can you not help
but begin to image
a world that works together
in cooperation –
gathering what is needed
and spreading out
what someone else
may need?

And yes, the mind
thinks of all of
goods and services
that would need
to be coordinated
in a grand cooperative effort,
if the world were
to work as well
as a beautifully designed
colony of bees.

But what do you
have to give –
that there is
an abundance of,
that never runs out,
that you are able
to freely give and receive –
is it not the
reciprocal,
magical,
beautiful elixir,
the nectar of all life –
is it not Love?

And as the world
needs only Love –
are you not designed
to spread this Love –
are you not part
of a grand design,
a cooperative system,
that works together –
gathering what you need
and giving back to another?

And as there is
no shortage to Love –
as it is
Who You Are –
you do not need
to travel far
to search for
this Nectar of Love.
It is not a resource
that needs to be
collected and stored –
does it not
make all things sweeter
when it is shared
by All?

You are designed
to spread this Love –
the Source of Life
that breathes You here.

Gather
and spread the
beautiful, magical
Nectar of Love.

Finding Peace

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2/17/16

The wind blows.

The force of wind
can be unsettling
at times.

Is it the noise,
the din,
of this roaring force
that draws your
attention –
as you listen
to the wind
as it picks up speed –
only to then slow down?

Is it the
unpredictable nature
of wind –
the erratic behavior
of bursts of energy –
as gusts of wind
rise up,
seemingly out of nowhere,
to rattle window screens,
shaking everything up
before diminishing
once again?

And then there are
sustaining winds,
emitting a low roar
that your ears begin
to filter out –
but that carry with it
biting air
that has you
pulling in your coat
for warmth as you
try to block out
the wind.

But does not wind
serve its purpose well –
does it not push forward
steams of air
that create
and move the atmosphere,
to bring needed rain,
or parts the clouds,
so the sun may warm
and melt the winter snow?

And does not wind’s force
shake out what is ready
to be discarded –
is it not a natural pruner,
as sticks and limbs
break off to allow
new growth to occur?

And when wind
has calmed –
is that not when
you remember
the peace and quiet
that follows
the noise,
the din,
the force of the wind?

Do you not need
to experience
the bluster
of any force,
to appreciate
its absence –
is this not the
calm before
or after the storm?

Brace yourself
when winds appear.
Gather together
to fend off the storm.
Be grateful
for the wind
that helps you
appreciate
the stillness,
the peace,
the calm.

And how to find peace
when the winds are blowing?

Go inside.
Be the eye
of the storm.
As you go to
your center –
may you find
the Love,
the Peace,
that is always within.

You Are the shelter
you wish to seek.

You Are Peace.
You Are Love.
There is calm.

Inside Out

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2/16/17

Inside out.
Outside in.

Are there not times
when your body
acts like a
protective shield –
keeping the outside out
and the inside in?

And with this
barrier in place –
does your mind
not act as
the sentry guard –
what should you
let out
and what can be
let in?

And yes, there may be
some who have
the key to unlock
the door –
but if each body feels
that it must keep
the inside in
and the outside out –
is there no wonder
why there is separation,
mistrust,
a wariness to be seen
even as you are
hiding in plain sight?

For as you are
so much more
than your body,
does not what
is in your heart –
speaking the language
of You –
wish to communicate,
to be let out
so that you may speak
the Truth of
Who You Are?

And do you
not gravitate toward
the light of another –
a pull that is often unseen –
as you extend yourself
to let the outside in?

What if you
made the choice
to turn inside out –
to open up your heart,
leading with
the Light in You –
would not your light
then burn
ever more brightly
as it would have
more space to shine?

And if everyone turned
inside out,
leading with the heart –
would there no longer
need to be
any barriers to protect,
as the Love within
is now shared
as Love throughout?

Lead with the inside out.
Be One
with the Light
that shines
through All.

Inside.
Outside.
There Is Love.

Pinnacle of Love

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2/15/17

“Climb every mountain . . . ”

And does not this
line from a song
bring forth a sense
of strength,
of courage,
that it must take
to achieve the feat
of climbing to the top
of a summit,
a crest,
a pinnacle –
and to do it again
and again?

And is this not the
language that you may use –
to “conquer” a mountain;
as if climbing to the top
is not only proof
that you have enough
strength and courage –
but that you have achieved
a feat by adding
this mountain to your
list of accomplishments?

But is there not
another way
of experiencing
climbing to the
top of a mountain?

Can you not take
a meandering trail
that allows you to see
and experience
your surroundings –
as you slowly
gain altitude,
stopping to look and enjoy
where you are
at any given moment?

And when you arrive
at the top of the mountain –
are you not gifted
with beautiful views,
a different perspective,
from where you began?
Do you not wish
to take your time
to soak up the gifts that
the mountain may share?

And though you may think
that it takes a special
expedition or journey
to physically place
yourself up on
a mountain –
where you may
find peace
and a higher perspective –
have you not just now
traveled in your mind’s eye
to the summit,
the crest,
the pinnacle
of what a higher perspective
looks like to you?

And is this experience
something to achieve,
a place to “conquer”,
to reach the pinnacle –
or might you return
to this Place of Peace –
stopping to look and enjoy
where you are
at any given moment?

Will you not be gifted
with beautiful views
and a different perspective
from where you began?

You need not
“climb every mountain”
to reach the awareness
of Who You Are.
You already have the
Strength and Courage
to see that You Are
a Pinnacle of Love.

Soak up the
Gifts of Love
that you experience
along the way
to You.