Spark of Light

illuminated bulb

4/30/17

A plane on
the ground,
a big heavy
piece of metal –
who would know
or believe
that it could fly –
if you had not
seen it
in the air before?

So commonplace
are planes in
the air,
that you no longer
take much notice –
but what inspired
the thoughtful dream
that put airplanes
in the sky –
or any new invention
that requires thinking
outside the box?

Is it not when
you let your
mind,
reach out untethered
from your story
or beliefs
that things must
happen a certain way –
are there not
a multitude
of possibilities,
inspirations,
drops from a
Source –
that can spark
creative thinking,
imagining,
what might be
if you let
reflective thoughts
come trickling in?

If you have a
problem,
or are trying to
figure something out –
even if you are
not searching for
a solution,
might you relax
your thoughts –
are not thoughts
only a part
of information
that is available
to You?

Do you not credit
inspiration,
as like a
lightening bolt
from the sky –
with no idea
where an idea
came from –
is it not often
instantaneous,
do you not
liken it to
a light bulb
turning on in
a flash?

Does not a flash
of inspiration
often come
when you are
not thinking –
might it come
when you stop trying,
throwing up your hands
to ask for help?

Might you let go
of needing to have
all the answers –
are there not
also answers
to questions
you do not know
to ask?

Free your mind.
Let go
and let information
flow.
Be open to inspiration –
ask for help
when you feel stuck.
Let each Spark of Light
within
connect with
Sparks of Light
without.

Be expansive.
Be reflective.
Be inspired.
Be the Light.
Open up.
Let go.
Be Love.

Time for Love

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4/29/17

Waiting.

When you wait, 
or when you “make”
others wait –
is waiting not
the time
that is in between
the time
when something
is “supposed”
to happen?

Is not waiting
a construct
of linear time –
do you not
enter a
state of wait
when there is
an expectation
of being on-time?

Is this not
a balancing act
as you live
in a linear world
that marches
to the tick tock
of the clock,
the rhythm of time
passing by?

How can you
be in the now,
when time
is marked
and measured
in every minute,
every day,
every year,
every season?

And do you not
think of wait-time
as wasted time,
as empty space,
that should be filled
by what should happen
in that measurement
of precious time?

Are you filling time?

Might you change
the way you think
about what goes
into the space
that you call time –
might you be giving
more weight,
more power
to time
than it truly has?

You may also
resist time
in a state of inaction,
procrastinating –
as you do not wish
for time
to be your ruler –
are there not things
you cannot accomplish –
when you rebel
against the
Master of Time?

Who makes Time
the Master?

Yes, there is
a driving force
in the day to day
world that
would be chaotic
without time –
but is there not
space to be
in every moment –
is Now not
the perfect time?

Might you view waiting
and how you feel
in that state of wait
as an indicator
of your relationship
with time –
do you not enter
into a power struggle,
when it comes
to struggling
with time?
Might you find time
within the “wait” –
to simply
and beautifully Be?

Yes there is a balance
you must find,
but as you view
your unfolding day –
might you fill it with
what you Love,
sensing the nudges
of what to do next –
might this be a way
to experience
a day without time –
still accomplishing what
you wish to happen –
might you be
more satisfied,
as you are not
just filling up time?

Be in each moment –
there is no waste,
there is no empty
space of time –
as each moment
is filled with All That Is –
you need never
wait for Love.

If Love . . .

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4/28/17

Hug yourself.
Give yourself
a pat on 
the back.

Yes, you may think
there is always
something more
that you can do –
that should be done,
do you not often
have the mindset –
“if this gets done”
or “if I do that” –
do these “if-thens”
not take you
out of the
moment of Now
and put you in
your thinking mind –
delaying what is
important
and pushing you
into a different time –
is it not time
to be thankful,
to be grateful
for You –
hug yourself.

Do you not feel
self-conscious
hearing these words –
is it not better
to give out hugs?
But as you are
becoming more
conscious,
more aware
of the Power of Love –
is it not overdue
to be conscious
of the Self –
if you see the
Love in You,
can you not find
Love Everywhere?
Is that not an
“if-then” statement
that can heal
the World?
Hug yourself.

And is not
a pat on the back,
more than a symbol
of a job well done –
is it not
an acknowledgment
that you are here –
is it not a symbol –
“I see You” –
is it not a
reassurance that
All Is Well?
Right Now.
This moment –
give yourself
a pat on the back
and hug yourself.

Can you not
help but smile
at the simplicity
of these words?
You may think
of them as silly –
will you not
do this alone?
But if others
saw the Truth
that each of you
wish to feel –
is it not
when you love yourself,
that you can
truly give Love
to others?
If you can trust
the perfection
of Love in You –
could you not see
that Love in others, too?
Hug yourself.

If You Are Love
is not everyone?

You Are.
They Are.
All Are
One.
Love.
Hug.
Smile.

Wave of Love

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4/27/17

“Riding a wave.”

You visualize
a surfer standing
upon a surfboard –
one with a wave,
riding the flow
of the ocean,
able to see
from above the water –
it does look effortless
at first glance,
but did not the surfer
need to paddle
out into the ocean,
waiting patiently
for the right conditions?

Might there have
been times,
when the surfer
had to swim against
the current,
or take in water –
when the ocean
felt so deep,
so vast?

But the surfer waits
and knows the water,
and senses when the
wave is ready –
does the surfer not paddle
to the perfect position
to blend with
and be lifted
by the wave?

And as exhilarating
as riding a wave may be –
as fast as the surfer travels
when riding the wave –
does not time stand still
when the surfer is
in the flow?

There may be times,
when you feel
you are paddling upstream –
when where you
wish to travel
is so deep,
so vast –
but have you not
felt the wave before,
do you not sense
when you are being lifted –
when you are One
with the Love
that flows through
and around You always?

Can you not put yourself
in a perfect position –
are not the conditions
always right,
as You Are a drop
in the deep, vast
Ocean of Love –
can you not help
but blend with
and be lifted
by the Waves of Love?

And when you ride
this Wave of Love,
do you not rise
and are able to see
from a different perspective,
from a vantage point,
that feels effortless
as you blend with
the flow,
blending with
the Waves of Love?

You may experience
the ebb and flow
of waves that rise
and fall at times –
but is this not
a rhythm that
you understand –
are you not honing
your skills,
each time you
ride the wave –
can you not have faith,
can you not trust
that you are right
where you need to be?

And are not the waves
an expression of
the ocean,
are you not part
of the Ocean of Love
at all times –
as You Are one drop
in the deep, vast ocean –
are you not always
surrounded by Love?

Swim with Love.
Rise with Love.
Ride the Wave of Love
That You Are.
Effortless.

Season of Love

Ruby-throated Hummingbird In Flight

4/26/17

The season of spring
brings the return
of old friends –
from the migrating birds
that catch your eye
and sing their sweet songs,
to the slumbering bears,
awake and looking for food –
to the first glimpse of green
and buds of flowers
that begin to bloom.

Do you not rejoice
with each familiar sighting –
is it not like
a coloring book
that has not yet
been filled in –
does not each return
in this season of spring,
fill in the color
you have been looking for?

It is not with anticipation
that you look for signs,
that bring back to you
the familiar sights –
are they not always
with you
in your memory,
are they not truly gone –
only out of your sight?

In each Cycle of Life,
is there not a season
of spring?
The return,
the rejoicing,
when you see
loved ones again –
they are not truly gone,
are they not just
out of your sight?

Do you not notice
the signs that
they are still here –
is there not something
that draws your attention,
something catches your eye,
or a song that you hear –
is it not like welcoming
the first signs of spring –
“There you are,” you exclaim,
“I knew you were here!”

As Love is the catalyst
that brings color
to Life –
can you fill
in the spaces
that appear black and white –
there is a richness
to Love
that reminds you
that All is alive –
in the Season of Love –
Love never dies.

Welcome back.
Welcome Home.
Welcome Love.

So Very Loved

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4/25/17

It is human nature
to want to explain,
to share,
to want someone
to hear your story,
what you have
been going through,
to give justifications,
to provide proof,
to defend
what you think
is “right.”

And is this not
a perfect time
to look at
what the underlying
emotions are –
are emotions
not an expression
of what wishes
to come up –
to be looked at,
to be aware of,
to be healed?

Do you not
place a value
on who is right,
or who is wrong,
on what is the best way
to move forward,
are there not
a multitude
of perspectives
with the many stories
you experience
in this
School of Life?

But what if you
change your perspective
and no longer look
in terms of
right or wrong,
or feel the need
to justify,
to defend
a position in your story –
what if you
are already so valued,
that you do not
need to prove
a single thing –
what if you
already are
so very, very loved?

It is human nature
to want to explain,
to be assured
that you are “right” –
but are you not
looking for
something greater,
something better
than justification –
are you not
wanting to be assured
that you are
so very, very loved?

These experiences
you go through,
through the stories
that are told,
can you step aside
to look at
what drives them –
are there emotions
that come up
to be heard,
to be felt,
to be healed?

Does Love not heal
when you hand
over your pain,
is not struggle
an opportunity
to take notice of
what is bubbling up
to be loved –
what if all of you
already knew
that you are
so very, very loved?

So tell your stories,
but you listen as well –
what is the message,
what does your story
tell You?
Might you fast forward
through it,
you know how it ends –
You Are
always,
so very
Loved.

Eyes of Gratitude

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4/24/17

What do you perceive?
What lens do you
look through?
What might the
world look like
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

Days of cloudy,
gray and rainy skies,
can dampen your spirits
if you focus on
the lack of sun
that might shine
on you –
but as it
is spring,
is not rain
bringing life to
all that is new –
do you not
see the gray
in a different light –
when you look
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

You may have
preferences
about what you
wish would happen
in a day,
but can you
look at what
you are grateful for –
as you focus
on the positive
that gratitude brings,
can you not
transform
your outlook,
your perspective –
when you look
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

As energy is vibration,
what vibration
do you wish
to be in –
do you not attract
what you surround
yourself with?
How do you
let the energy
of Love
flow throughout,
is not Love all
you see –
when you look
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

Yes, you begin
with your heart –
to open
and let flow
the Love That You Are,
but your eyes
are a window,
a filter,
to what you may perceive –
as eyes are a portal
to what comes
through you,
can you not
sense the power
of looking at
something new –
when you look
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

Is not Gratitude
the key to
unlocking the door,
to sense and to know
the Love That You Are –
when you experience
the Gratitude That Is You –
yes, can you not
look at yourself anew,
is it not as important
to look at You –
through the
Eyes of Gratitude?

Transform the energy.
See in a new Light.
You can shine your light
and brighten All.
You Are the sun shining,
you can transform the gray –
when you look
through the
Eyes of Gratitude.