Stand With Love

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3/24/17

As human,
there is a streak of stubbornness,
that runs through you –
are there not times
when you
“dig in your heels,”
you will not budge,
are you not
“rooted to the spot?”

Are there not
myriad ideas
that you hold onto
as beliefs –
so “set in stone”
are you until
you see a
different perspective,
until you realize
that beliefs
can be swayed
as they expand –
when you draw
lines in the sand,
do they not
become obscured
by the winds of change?

Can you be like
the tree?
Yes, you need roots
to hold you steady,
reaching deep into
the ground,
finding a safe place
to take root
and grow.

But as the trunk
of the tree –
that which connects
the earth and sky –
is it not flexible
in its structure –
is it not able to sway,
to bend to and fro,
to give in any direction,
so as not to break
from strong forces
that it meets?

Is it not fear
that brings the
two year-old
out in you –
the part that
wishes to sit dow
and will not move?

But as Love
takes your hand,
to reassure that
All Is Well,
You Are safe
and You Are Loved –
you are grounded
like the tree,
you can give
and you can take –
flexible enough
you will not break,
might you be open
to a different
point of view?

As the Flow of Love
encourages you to grow –
there may be growing pains,
as your lines in the sand
shift with the
winds of change –
but is not change
as constant as
the wind?

Do you not possess
the Strength of a tree,
the Courage to reach
and grow –
knowing Love is
at the root of
All That Is?

Reach for the stars,
feel your roots
in mother earth –
You Are
a magnificent bridge
between earth and sky.

As You Are grounded
in Love,
you cannot help
but grow.
Be nourished
by the Love that
Flows through You.

Let Love be the
stabilizing force
of Who You Are.
Bend and sway
when the winds of change
come through.
Stand with Love,
beautiful one,
stand with Love.

Eyes of Love

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3/23/17

Take a look
at what you
see around you –
and instead of
looking past
what is familiar,
can you look
with a different eye –
can you see
with the
Eyes of Love?

It may take
some time to notice,
as you are used
to filtering out –
you may be looking
for the newness –
but does not
all you see
look new and different
when you see
with the
Eyes of Love?

Can you marvel
at the mundane?
Do not miracles abound?
What you take
for granted
becomes alive,
when you see it
with the
Eyes of Love.

Take a walk outside –
breathe in the
freshest of air,
is not the
very air you breathe –
is not breathing itself
a miracle,
when you see it
with the
Eyes of Love?

There is such beauty
in nature,
from the smallest
blade of grass
to the tallest tree –
does not nature
remind you
to look outside –
and see
with the
Eyes of Love?

And as you are
looking out –
seeing things around you
with a loving eye –
can you look within
and celebrate
the miracle that
love lives in –
can you marvel
at You
and see yourself,
with the
Eyes of Love?

Love is not a perception –
Love Is Who You Are –
take a moment to open
up your heart,
you may wish to
set your thoughts aside –
but might you
take a break
from the usual view
and see
with the
Eyes of Love?

Does it not make
you feel grateful –
are there not blessings
all around –
are there not
miracles to celebrate,
when you see All
with the
Eyes of Love?

Let Love
open up
your eyes
to the beauty,
to the wonder,
to the Truth of
Who You Are.

And as you look
with the
Eyes of Love –
share Love,
celebrate Love,
Be the Love
you wish to see
as You Are
the Eyes of Love.

A Quiet Space

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3/22/17

In the absence
of the wind –
there is still,
there is calm.

Do you not at times
listen for the wind
to break the silence –
thinking that this
calming space
needs to be filled
once again?

Is it not in
the quiet,
calming spaces
that you may
hear the whisper
of a message,
an idea may form,
a creative thought
may bubble up
to the surface
of your consciousness.

Is it not
in the quiet,
calming spaces
that all that you
have taken in,
mixes up with what
you already know –
and once you
free up space,
is there not room
for an inspired thought
to filter in to
your awareness?

Is there not some
resistance at first –
to the quiet,
calming space –
do you not
feel a need
to fill it up
with more noise,
more distractions –
do you often want
only “more?”

But is not
the quiet,
calming space,
already filled
with the
Love That You Are –
when you strip away
all of the distractions,
is it not Love
that remains?

Is it not
in the quiet,
calming place –
that you integrate
all that you experience
with the One experience
you need not learn –
the Expression of You As Love?

In the absence
of the noise –
there is still,
there is calm –
do you recognize yourself
in that place –
the space that
is filled
with Love?

When the mind
is calm,
when the thoughts
are still,
you will hear a message
that is there for You:
As You Are Love,
you are so Loved –
so very, very Loved.

Choose Love

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3/21/17

You flip a coin
to help you
make a choice –
yet even in
that moment
of the coin being
tossed in the air,
turning,
spinning,
before it lands –
do you not often
know in your “gut”,
which side of
the coin
you wish to see?

Decisions.
Is it not hard
to make a choice –
to decide
what next to do –
what to keep,
what to let go,
which path to follow,
which turn to take?

Do you not
color these decisions
with what you think
the outcome “should” be?

And at the time
of any decision –
might you only know
what you know now –
and is that not
a limited perspective –
as how can you know
all there is to know?

Might there be
more “knowing”
to experience,
with whatever decision
you make?

And if you begin
on a new adventure –
and the road
takes a turn
that no longer
feels right,
is there not always
another decision
or choice that
you can make?

As change happens
all around you –
do you not feel
the push and pull –
do you not often resist
the nudges that
remind you –
there are always
choices that
you can make?

And if decisions
are weighed down
by your perspective
of what you think
the outcome “should” be –
do you not feel burdened,
questioning your ability
to make a decision
that seems so big?

And would not
your perspective change,
if you knew that
you were not alone –
decisions are not made
in a vacuum –
are you not surrounded
by Love?

Might opportunities
present themselves –
yes, sometimes requiring
decisions to be made,
but like a new destination
you never have seen –
might you go along
for the ride?

Do you not make decisions
as if they are
the last decision
you will ever make?

There is always
the opportunity
to choose again.
And if you make
each choice
with Love –
looking at decisions
as neither right or wrong –
can you follow
this Map of Love
as you experience this
Journey of Life?

Toss a coin.
Make a choice.
Decide to
move forward
always with Love –
is there not
any other
choice to make?

Trust Love.
Choose Love.
Be Love.
Know Love.
The answer
is always
Love.

Smile of Love

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3/20/17

A smile.

Is it not a
universal symbol,
a sign –
how powerful
can be the
turning up the
corners of your mouth?

Try it.

Yes, you feel
the change,
the shift,
in your body,
your thoughts –
even when you
physically “make”
yourself smile.

And when you
walk amongst others –
do you not
have an awareness,
a detector that
looks for a smile –
do you smile first
or do you wait
for the “go-ahead”
when another
smiles at you?

But can you
not smile
even when others
are not around –
do not pleasant memories,
or funny images
that you see
cause you to smile –
do you not feel
the lift in
your spirit
as your face
lights up
and moves
into a smile?

Do you not signal
to others,
with the openness
of a smile –
is not a smile
a way to beam
the Love from
your heart –
is it not simply
Love for all
to see?

Is not a smile
an expression
of unconditional Love –
such as when you
smile at a baby,
or at a beloved pet –
do you not smile
when you feel
Love in your heart?

There is power
in the expression:
“when you smile,
the whole world
smiles with you.”

Smiles are contagious –
it is the Love
that all do seek –
can you be the
first to smile
wherever you
may be?

Does not a smile
go beyond –
“I see You,”
is not a smile
a moment,
a glimpse,
a ray
of Love?

Be a beacon of Love.
Be a beacon of Light.
Open up your heart
and feel it
when you smile.

Look in the mirror,
see You smiling
back at you –
yes, you feel the change,
there is a shift
in your body,
your thoughts,
as you beam the Love
from your heart
to You.

Share Love.
Share a smile.
You cannot help
but smile
in the presence
of Love.

Be the Love
that helps you
break into a smile.

Breath of Love

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3/19/17

You work hard –
doing,
figuring,
analyzing,
thinking,
planning,
perplexing –
can you give
your mind
a rest,
a break
and breathe
into Love?

And in that moment
of still –
when you stop,
do you not sense
there is another
source of help –
you may not need
to figure things out
all on your own –
is there not
a flow of knowledge,
of support,
when you let Love
breathe into You?

Does it feel at times,
that there are two knobs
of a spigot –
full of information,
and which side
do you turn on?
And might the flow
on either side
come in so fast,
that it is hard to take in –
might you take a break,
a rest,
and breathe into Love?

And in that moment
of still –
does it not give
you a chance to sense
what bubbles up
to the heart of You –
can you now
hear your soul
as Love
breathes into You?

Is Love not in
every breath –
is it not what
breathes You
into Be-ing –
and as your breath
is a two-way process,
is it not the most
natural way to Be –
you breathe into Love
as Love breathes into You?

Are you not
an intersection
between your thoughts
and your heart –
and with every breath
that you draw in,
to then exhale –
are you not
the perfect balance
of Love flowing in
and expressing Love out?

Is not being Love
and expressing Love
as natural as
the Breath of Life?
Can you not Be
anything else but
an Instrument of Love?

Yes, you may feel
the dichotomy,
the paradox,
of two sides of you –
but is it not
the Breath of Love
that unifies
and makes Whole –
the Be-ing that is You?

Breathe into Love,
let Love breathe into You.

Use your breath
to calm,
to feel,
to know
That You Are Love.

You Are the
Breath of Love.
Breathe and Be
Love.

Melting Into Love

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3/18/17

A spring thaw.

Is there not
a gradual warming
up to spring –
sometimes so slow
that you cannot
remember when
the balance tips
from winter to spring –
and cannot this
change happen
more than once?

Are there not times
when winter needs
to show its strength –
a last hurrah,
a final memory
of cold and snow –
will this not help
you appreciate
the warming of
the ground and air
as spring lies waiting
under snow that
cannot help but
begin to melt –
it is no match
for the longer
and warmer
days of spring.

Is this not winter
melting into spring?

And do not
the plants,
the flowers,
new growth,
rejoice in nature’s
perfect way
to bring needed moisture
to a ready ground –
will not the earth
absorb and take in
the melting snow
as the balance tips
from winter to spring?

And even when weather
is not extreme –
do not the seasons,
when cycles change –
like winter tipping
into spring,
remind you to see,
to notice,
and appreciate
changes in you
when they occur?

Sometimes change is
slow and gradual
and hard to perceive –
at times does it not move
at breakneck speed –
but are you not
in perfect balance –
in the perfect place,
at the perfect time
for new growth
to unfold?

There may be times
that are harsh like winter,
but does not new growth
lie waiting under
what will melt and be absorbed
by the patient earth –
there is no stopping
spring from coming –
as there is no stopping You.

Can you rejoice
in the change,
the growth,
the unfolding,
the evolving
of You?

Can hope spring eternal
in You –
as winter’s cold
begins to fade?

Find the balance.
Embrace change.
Be patient.
Be grateful.
Grow,
change,
and bloom
with Love
melting into
You.