Dwelling

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6/3/17

As you dwell
in your house,
is it not
set up for comfort
with many things
you do not see –
are there not
pipes and lines
that run underground,
out of sight,
but essential
to daily living
in a house?

Do you not
take these for granted,
not thinking how
water comes out
of a faucet,
or electricity turns on
with the flip
of a switch,
so grateful
are you for
these comforts of home,
when you are
aware of how
amazing it all is.

Are there not
other things
out of sight,
out of mind,
that help you
dwell
in this space
you call earth?
Is there not
sun and rain
that help food
to grow,
to replenish,
so that you
may have food
to eat?

Does not the
wood from trees
provide materials
that you use
for shelter,
sometimes for heat,
are you not
sustained by
all that surrounds
you on this plane?

And we are bringing up
material things
that may be
out of sight
or further from
your mind,
it is easy
to take for granted
all that helps
you live here.

Is there not help
that you may not see,
do you not receive
gentle nudgings,
thoughts that
“come out of the blue”,
inspiration that
inspires you
to pursue
a different path –
are there not signs
and indications
that there is more
than meets the eye –
do you not
find your own
soul within You?

Are you not
connected
to much that
you cannot see –
but are you not
connected
to everything
that is Love?

Yes, you are always
connected to
loved ones
who may be here
or on the other side –
you have guides,
there are angels
who look out
on your behalf,
but are you
not also connected
to all that you see –
even if you
do not always know
what the connection is?

Can you step back
from the material,
the familial,
the usual ties –
if All Are Love
and You Are That –
are you not All
connected with Love?

This goes beyond
your nearest neighbor
on a street
you may share,
it is larger
than your city,
your state,
your country
or continent.
Yes, you are all
a part of earth –
but now go
further from even there –
is All not Love,
is Love not
what brings All
of You here?

As you look
at the bigger picture,
do you not see
how it all connects?
There is no-thing
that needs connecting –
you can not
be separate
from the Whole –
are you not
always cradled
in the arms
of Love?
And are you not
grateful
for the Love that is
always there?

Even when you
do not see it,
even when it is
hard to believe –
Love is Always
at your service,
running in the background
or up in front –
it is the Life Force
that brings you life
and stays with you
when you leave –
there is always Love,
You Are All of That –
You Are Always
connected with Love.

Dwell in the
Love That You Are.

Remember You

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5/30/17

Remember You.

In this life
you surround
yourself
with beliefs,
with what
you need to
believe in,
to make sense
of this physical life –
but when you
strip away
the exterior,
the story –
can you
remember You?

There Is You
that is Everlasting,
that knows Joy
and Peace
and Gratitude –
are these not
tenets that you
wish to find –
that you think
are earned,
or maybe
out of reach –
is this life
not about
the realization
that You Are
All Of That –
as you remember You?

Does not your
ego play
an important role
as you experience
free will,
exercising free choice –
does it not
feel good,
feel right
when you
choose Love –
is that not
where Joy
and Peace reside –
do you not
know Gratitude
when You
Are Love –
when you
remember You?

Can you turn
your thinking
inside out –
as you let
your soul
come out
to play –
there is a balance
with body,
mind,
and spirit –
the Love
that you seek
is already
within you –
did you know
that you are all
you need
to be?
Please don’t
forget to
remember You.

You Are Joy.
You Are Peace.
You are Gratitude
as you remember Love.

You Are All
of That –
take a look
inside,
as you
remember You.

Clarity

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5/26/17

Clarity.

“I can see clearly now
the rain is gone.”

Are there not times
when rain and fog
settle in –
that you wish
for the clarity
that allows
you to see
all around you?

And yes,
rain brings
glorious things
to life –
and do you not
enjoy the time
when you can
stay in,
stay sheltered
and listen to the rain,
as the rain and fog
wrap a layer
around you –
almost like
a cocoon –
as you wait
for the rain and fog
to lift?

Does it not take
strong winds,
pressure changes
to scour out
and lift a fog
that has settled
into every
nook and cranny –
so dense,
so moist,
is the air
that you can
feel it on
every surface
that you touch?

But cannot
the strong wind
change the air,
lift the fog –
allowing you
to see
with such clarity –
do you not
almost gasp
at the clear
and beautiful colors
of each plant,
every tree,
the bluest sky
you have ever seen?

Do you not
appreciate
and are grateful
for the winds
that seem so strong –
do they not
make way for
changes to occur?

As the fog
has lifted,
as you are able
now to see
with greater clarity –
do you not
see familiar things
for the first time?

Is there not
a time and place
for the fog
and the rain –
as you go within
to rest,
restore,
and regroup –
so you may be ready
to greet the day –
to see clearly
whatever is meant
to be seen
with new eyes?

Are you not grateful
to experience
the calm
after a storm,
to experience
the peace
after tumult,
to see the sun
shine brightly
once again?

Do you not
appreciate
what you have
when you have not –
does not gratitude
help you see
with clarity?

May you lift
the fog
with a grateful
heart –
may Love lift
you to see
with clarity.

Clear.
Bright.
Beautiful Love.
There You Are.
Clearly Love.
Shine Your Light.

A Little Help

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5/12/17

“I get by with a little help
from my friends.”

You have friends
old and new –
do not some arrive
when you need
them most?
Are there not
friends from
a long storied past,
who know you well
and love you still,
as the experiences
you have shared
would fill a book –
are there not
friends who are
family to you?

Do you not share
certain experiences
with certain friends –
some who may
enter into your life
for a specific event,
who drop in
for a reason,
you may not
even know why,
but is there not
help you are giving,
or need to receive,
from a friend
who is there
when you need
them most?

Yes, there are friends
who have taught
you wonderful lessons –
friends who you
no longer see
eye to eye –
have they not
brought you along
to where you are
right now –
is there not Gratitude
you feel
for the experiences
you have shared –
can you not
thank them
from your heart –
have they not fulfilled
what you wished
to learn?

Are not friends
about relationship,
do you not learn
from how you relate –
are they not mirrors
to help you
remember
Who You Are –
are there not those
you have known
for eternity,
for all time,
do they not arrive
at the perfect time –
“There you are!”
you say –
can you not
do more than
“get by”
with a little help
from your friends?

Sometimes it is
when you are
vulnerable,
that a friend
is there for you –
do you not need
to ask for help –
does it not
help someone
feel good
when they are
needed, too?

There is a giving
and receiving
that you experience
with friends –
as you give help,
as you receive,
do you not experience
Love and Gratitude –
are you not there
when they need you,
are they not there for you?
Do you not
experience Love
with a little help
from your friends?

Be a friend.
Thank a friend.
Be Grateful.
Be Love.
Be There.
You Are
in this together
for a reason –
for Love.
Always,
always,
Love.

Welcome Change

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5/10/17

The greening of Spring.

You have experienced
spring many times –
it is not new,
would you not
think that it
would lose its
wonder,
as the waves
of green
fill in the trees,
but do you
not still marvel
at the miracle of
the greening of Spring?

You know spring
is coming,
as it gives
many hints,
but when the
air grows warm
and the tree’s
leaves explode,
filling in the gaps
of sparse, brown limbs –
there is a fullness,
a richness that you feel
when you experience
the greening of Spring.

Is it not like greeting
a familiar friend –
as you welcome back
the blooms,
the birds
that arrive with spring –
is it the absence
of this beauty,
during the winter months,
that makes you appreciate
the greening of Spring?

There is something
special about transition,
when you notice change –
that makes you look
with new eyes,
that helps you notice
where you have been –
were you not
just experiencing winter,
but now the landscape
is so new –
is this why you love
the changes,
the greening of Spring?

Are you not
ever-evolving,
as you learn
every day –
is there not something
new with change,
even if it changes
in a familiar way –
is it not Gratitude
that you feel,
when you notice
what is new –
might you be grateful
when change occurs –
like the beautiful,
greening of Spring?

There is a familiarity
to evolving change –
are you not usually
ready for it to come?
Even at the end
of summer,
is it not fall leaves
you wish to see –
you are used
to transitions –
you move with
the cycles
of the earth –
can you embrace
the growth
of your ever-changing
experience –
with the Gratitude you feel
with the greening of Spring?

Can you welcome change
that comes your way,
nurturing new growth
that blossoms
within You –
it may look different,
but is it not familiar, too?
Can you spread
and grow –
like the greening of Spring?

Change.
Grow.
Experience.
Grateful.
Love
the ever-changing,
ever-evolving,
You.

Eyes of Gratitude

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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.

Unstoppable

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4/08/17

Persevere.

There are times
when challenges,
obstacles,
appear in your path,
seemingly blocking
the trail that
you are on.

Does this not
make you look up
from your walk
along a path
you know well,
that you are familiar with,
one that does not
require you
to pay attention
as you walk
along this journey?

Might you think
of an obstacle
in your way
as a setback,
an inconvenience,
might it throw you
into a state
of confusion
as now there
is something
in your way?

Persevere.
Does not an obstacle
in your path
make you re-think,
take a look around
to see what is
around you –
is there another
direction to take,
that will allow
you to continue
upon your journey –
even if it is
a different route
you take?

Do not challenges,
obstacles,
while at first
may seem daunting –
are they not
a way to get
your attention,
as are there
not times when
the path is
so familiar that
you could walk it
in your sleep?

Do you not persevere
when you are
drawn to the
path you travel,
but how can
you always know
how to proceed?

Do not what you perceive
as challenges,
obstacles –
do they not
give you the opportunity
to try something new,
to flex the muscle
you are working,
to grow as you use
your Strength and Courage
to persevere?

Can you look at
challenges,
obstacles,
with Gratitude in
your heart –
are opportunities
not sometimes hidden
in experiences
you cannot comprehend,
until you persevere
and look back
at where you
came from –
is there not learning
in each experience,
even if you
would not choose
the challenge,
the obstacle –
those times
that encourage you
to press on in
a different way?

Do you not
have all the
qualities you need
to persevere,
to carry on –
to keep moving
along your path,
with Gratitude
in your heart,
with Strength and Courage
at your core?

And with Love’s
Guiding Light –
may you continue
on your way –
letting each step
you take
be lifted up
with Love.

Persevere
with Strength,
with Courage,
with Gratitude.

With Love
You Are
unstoppable.

Carry on,
with Love,
carry on.

Emerge

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3/27/17

Winter’s slumber awakens.
Is it not hard
to sleep when there
is so much Light?

The days grow longer.
Yes, signs of spring
add to the look,
the feel,
the sounds of
the day.
The birds are busy
making way for
their young,
taking advantage
of longer
dawn to dusk.

Do you not look
to see the signs
of spring emerging –
is there not a freshness
in the air,
the hope of new growth,
as there is more Light –
do you not sense
that it is time to awaken
from your winter’s slumber –
much like the Bear?

With the ebb and flow
in the cycles of Life –
there are times to rest
and there are times
of growth –
does not bringing
in the Light
help you to see –
does not Light bring hope,
much like the
emergence of spring?

And as you awaken
from your winter’s sleep –
is it not time to rub
the sleep from your eyes –
as you venture out
to look around
with a new perspective –
is not everything illuminated
when you bring in
more Light?

Stretch your muscles,
take advantage of
the Light,
take stock in
what arises,
what is asking
for your attention,
what is ready
to begin.

As you awaken
from your slumber,
with a blessing
of Gratitude
in your heart –
step into the Light
and let your own
Light shine.

The day awaits.
All Is Well.

A State of Gratitude

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3/17/17

What is Gratitude?

Is it acceptance?
Is it allowing
the room or space
to be in a
State of Gratitude?

Is not Gratitude
the language,
the communication
of the heart
that helps you
take a step back –
opening up the heart
to being thankful,
being grateful –
for any one
or many things
of which there are
to be thankful,
to be grateful for?

But as there are times
when blessings
can appear to
be elusive –
is it not
the human way,
in the world of duality,
to place judgement
on what to be
grateful for?

But what if you
stepped into the
State of Gratitude,
even before you
counted your blessings –
is not Gratitude
an open and allowing
place to Be?

Would you not need
to depend upon
what is happening
around you,
to bring thoughts
of Gratitude in –
do you not feel
the shift,
when you open up
your heart,
to find Gratitude
is already within You?

As You Are Gratitude,
as You Are Love –
does not Gratitude
allow you to
relax into Love –
does it not provide
the space to
simply Be?

Is not being
in the State of Gratitude,
honoring the essence of
Who You Are –
can you be grateful
for the Blessing
That Is You?

Allow Gratitude
to dance with
the Love That You Are.

And within that space,
that energy,
that State of Gratitude –
There Is Joy,
There Is Peace,
There Is Love.

The State of Gratitude
is the Gateway to You –
Blessed Be,
Blessed You.

There Is Love

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Sit in the silence,
feel Love surround you,
open your heart –
Love Is There.

Look beyond the worries,
the struggles, the pain,
where is the comfort?
Love Is There.

As you take a breath
and breathe Gratitude in –
does it not fill you up?
Love Is There.

Can you create a space
to sit with You?
And when you still your mind –
Love Is There.

You may call it what you wish,
God, Source, Divine –
You Are that very Essence –
Love Is There.

And as You Are All One –
the Loved Ones that you miss,
they are as close as
your breath, your heart –
Love Is There.

You cannot help but Be
the Love That You Are –
as You Are Loved,
can you not see –
Love Is There.

Sit in the Silence.
Still your mind.
Take a moment
for you to Know –
Love Is There.

There Is Only
You Are Always
Eternal
Magnificent
Love.