I Am

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6/23/17

The mind is
a powerful
communicator –
giving you
direction,
commands
and thoughts –
it plans
your day,
it keeps
you safe,
but does
it not also
worry and doubt
and sometimes
not see
that You Are Love?

There is no
turning off
the mind –
but is it
not ready
to receive
new direction,
new programming –
do you not
speak a language
that the mind
can receive –
when you tell it
“I Am Love?”

Is there not
a flicker
of understanding,
a familiarity
that seeps in –
the mind may
think the “I”
means separation,
but does not
“I Am”
encompass All?

Does not “I Am Joy”
remind you of
letting go
to reach your
joyful self –
your mind
can visualize
times when you
have had fun,
but does not Joy
touch you
deep inside –
when you say,
“I Am Joy?”

Does not “I Am Strength”
make you stand up tall,
feeling your innate Courage
that comes with Strength –
it is not to overpower,
it is your essence within,
can you not
sense your magnificence
when you say,
“I Am Strength?”

Does not “I Am Gratitude”
bring you right
to your heart –
is that not where
this Journey begins –
when your mind
gets too loud,
when it brings
static to your
Be-ing,
can you begin
with Gratitude –
reminding your mind
that You Are
centered at
the heart –
as you speak
from your Soul –
“I Am Gratitude.”

Remind the mind
of Who You Are.
Use words
that the mind
can understand.
There is no
need to cajole,
no reasoning
to give,
there is only Truth –
and it is –
You Are Love
and
I Am That.

I Am All.
I Am One.
Perfect.
Whole.
Remember.
Remind.

I Am Love.

Where Is Love?

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6/22/17

Where is Love?

Can you ask
this question
as you go
throughout your day –
might you find
surprising answers
to Where Is Love?

Do you not
have blinders on
when you see
through human eyes,
passing through
your ego filter,
that likes to label,
to categorize –
do you forget
to ask the
question,
when you think
you already know –
Where Is Love?

Is there not Love
in every situation,
with every interaction
you may have –
you may think,
“oh no – there cannot
be love in one
who looks or acts
like that!”

But can you still
ask the question
that is an answer
to your angst –
Where Is Love?

Is there not Love
when you least
expect it –
a kind word,
a helping hand
from a stranger
you have not met –
do you not sense Love
when someone
reaches out
to you?
Might they be
asking themselves –
Where Is Love?

And as you
look for Love
in others,
in interactions
that you have,
if you can
step out of
defensive positions
you take –
might you step into
the Love That Is –
to then see Love
all around you,
can you not add Love
by Be-ing Love –
are You not
the answer
to Where Is Love?

Love needs
no defense,
it is not earned,
it simply Is –
Love does not hide,
it is always here –
it is You,
it is All That Is.

Where Is Love?

It is Everywhere.
There You Are.
There I Am.
There Is Love.

Balance of Love

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6/21/17

The longest day,
the darkest night.

And as spring
moves into summer,
has it not
slowly inched its way
blending into
the longest day –
as light
pushes back
the night?

Has not the moon
disappeared
from the night,
letting the stars
shine brightly
against the
inky sky,
patiently waiting
for the sun
to hand off
to their light?

Is there not
a balance,
a cycle
that moves –
a new beginning
an ending that follows –
when they blend
into each other,
is there not
a continuum
with no beginning
and with no end?

Is not the most
magical time of a day –
when the night
gives way
to the morning –
when darkness
slowly begins
to wake up –
when light
stretches out
to touch the sky?

And is not the most
magical time of a day –
when the light
recedes to the
twilight of darkness –
when the wood thrush
sings the last notes
of his song –
to let you know
it now is night?

And in another
part of the world –
is there not
the longest night
and the shortest day?

There is an
ebb and flow
as life cycles
all around you,
but do not
beginnings blend
into perceived endings –
only to begin again?

Can you move
with these cycles –
wiping slates clean
to begin again –
is not every moment
a chance to create –
to begin
or end
anew?

Where do you begin –
where do you end?
Is there not
a blending,
a balance to You –
is it not
a magical time
to experience life
with the Truth
of Who You Are?

Do you not stretch
across day or night –
do you not exist
with both sun
and moon –
does not the Love
that makes up You,
cross all boundaries,
all seasons,
and is beyond all time?

The magic
that exists
throughout it all
Is Love –
and You Are That.

By day or night,
by light or dark,
There Is You,
There Is Love.

Infinite,
continuous,
Love.

Hello, Love

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6/20/17

There are many ways
to say hello –
a wave,
a nod,
a smile –
is it not
a greeting,
a way to acknowledge,
that “I see you”
and “you see me?”

Is not a hello
an invitation
to make a connection,
to say “I am here”
and “how are you?”

Does not this
connection
reach beyond
who you can see
in front of you –
are you not
connected,
do not your
loved ones
who no longer
share this
physical space –
do they not
wish to say,
“hello?”

Might it be
a thought
that flashes in,
that makes you
smile,
that warms
your heart –
you may not
have been
thinking of them
a minute before –
but then
are they not
here?
Hello.

Might a greeting
from the other side
come from an
image,
a picture you see,
through a chain
of events
that leaves you
shaking your head –
is not the
message received?
Hello.

Your loved ones
may use nature –
a bird,
a feather,
or butterfly –
what do you see
that makes your
heart Know –
your loved one
is saying –
hello.

Wherever you are,
wherever you go –
inside or outside,
do they not
find a way –
be it “pennies from heaven”
or lights that
turn on –
hello,
hello,
hello.

Yes, you may
question
at times what
you see –
you wish to
be connected,
you send messages, too –
but is there
not a knowing,
when you smile
and receive
the “hello”
and “I love you?”

Will Love not find
its way always
to you,
as You Are Love,
can you not
feel it, too?
Is there not Love
in every “hello?”

Is your loved one
not saying,
“I am here
with you”
and “yes, I feel
your love, too!”

Hello,
with Love,
hello.

Shining Light

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6/19/17

Sky.
Clouds.
Mountains.
Light.

Do they not
form a mosaic
of images –
shifting
as the light
reflects off
the clouds
in the sky,
sweeping shadows
across mountains –
a seemingly
choreographed display
that changes
with the light?

Does not
morning,
afternoon,
evening
light
change your
perspective
of how you
see outside?

Do you not see
varying perspectives
even different textures –
depending on
how much light
is shining
and what is it
reflecting on?

Yes, is not light
a great illuminator –
can it not
chase shadows away –
might you
gain perspective,
a different view
when you shine
and look
with light?

There are many ways
to look around,
to notice what
catches your eye,
can you turn up
your Light
to illuminate,
to see what reflects
back to you,
to gain perspective,
to see with
new eyes –
might it help
to shine
your Light?

Might you see
a mosaic
of images –
shifting as
your Light
reflects off
what you see –
might you
be aware
of other Lights
shining,
might your Light
bring more Light?

Your light can help
illuminate the shadows,
to bring clarity
to what is
hard to see –
is it not Love
that turns up
the Light –
can you change
the landscape
by shining
your Light?

Do not be afraid
of the darkness –
it only is
the absence of Light –
turn up the
Light and Love
That You Are –
does not Light
change your perspective
of what is
reflected off You?

The Source
of Light
is Love –
as You Are Love,
You Are Light.

Shine.
Reflect.
Turn it up.
Shine on,
dear Light,
Shine.

A Father’s Love

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6/18/17

There are many
faces to a father –
it is a complicated
role.

Might it be
the face of a lion,
watching over
his pride,
defending all
with the fierceness
of a warrior
bred to protect?

Might his role
include the antics
of a monkey,
who loves
to play and joke –
keeping everyone
laughing
when laughter
is what is
needed most?

Does his role
not include
being a teacher –
passing down
traditions learned,
he may be patient,
he may be hurried –
it is not
in the delivery,
is it not
in what he shares –
does not a
father show
who he is
with those
he loves?

You have expectations
of a father
that are as varied
as there are dads –
but at its very core,
does not a father’s love
shape who you are –
you may feel close,
you may wish
for more,
but does not
a father’s love
touch you deep
within your heart?

There are many
faces to a father –
it is a complicated
role –
but is there not
the Face of Love
when a father
sees his child –
when the child
sees the Love –
there is father,
there is dad.
There Is Love.

Shower With Love

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6/17/17

Does ego not
feel like a
petulant child –
arms crossed,
pouting,
wanting to
get its way?

Yes, as your
awareness grows
of the spirit
that is you –
do you not
see your humanness
with open eyes,
becoming more aware
when your ego
stomps in –
ready to take
control?

In this world,
ego is as
essential as
the spirit
in you –
in this world
of duality,
you have within you
your own dual nature
to give you choices,
to act and react,
so you may find
the balance,
to know each side –
do you not gain
understanding
when one side tips
you too far,
throwing you
off your mark?

Yes, ego will not
want you to
forget it –
it will get
your attention
when it is ignored,
might what ego wants
is like any
small child –
does it not
want attention,
does it not
wish to be
loved?

Do you not sense
the small child
within you,
that kicks and screams
when it does not
get its way,
might you let
ego know,
you are in this together –
hug the child
within you,
no one gets
left behind –
can you shower
all aspects
of you
with Love –
the exasperated,
the peaceful,
the angry,
the joyful,
the scared,
the loving
parts of You –
if you can
get along
with all of you –
is there not
a chance
that all
can get along, too?

Is not hurt
and pain
not a cry
for Love –
what comes up
for Love,
no matter what,
does your ego,
your child,
not want
only Love –
and lucky for ego,
is that not
What You Are?

Does not ego
help you
to Love
All That Is?
Is this not
the perfect
chance to Love?

Show it.
Shower it.
Make no
doubt about it.
Let the child
in you,
know the
Love That You Are.

Always,
always,
Love.