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.

Beauty of Love

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5/03/17

Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder.

And what do you
behold as
beautiful?

Is beauty only seen
with the eyes –
is it not often
seen at the
superficial level –
as a judgement
on appearance,
is not the
word “beautiful”
so often used
that it loses
some of the
feeling that
true beauty
can bring forth?

Yes, there are
images that
you see
that bring
forth a gasp
as you take in
the spectacular beauty
of magnificent
displays of nature –
is there not beauty
in the redwoods,
the canyons that
are grand,
waterfalls that
flow with power,
the first iris
that drops its petals,
so its color
can fully be seen?
Beautiful.

There is beauty
in art created –
with a camera click
or stroke of brush –
it may begin
as imagery
imagined,
but is art not
more than
what you see –
is there not
a resonance
that occurs
when you
gaze at what
is beautiful –
what you feel
within your be-ing,
what beauty resonates
within your soul?

In the physical world,
is not love
often linked with beauty –
when you see
something beautiful –
do you not exclaim,
“I love that!”
do you not seek
to find beauty,
is it not what entertains you –
be it traveling to
look at nature,
to soaking up
the beauty of music
that moves you,
or being touched by
the beauty of
a movie so well done?

Do you not behold
the beauty of
another soul
whose spirit
touches you?

Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder.

Can you not
see beauty
when you
see with
the Eyes of Love?

And do you not
Know beauty
as beautiful
is What You Are –
can you behold
the beauty,
the Love,
that resides
in You?

Are you not
looking for
the spark,
the Light,
the movement
in your soul
that resonates
with the
Beauty of Love?

Be Love.
Be Beautiful.
Behold
the Love
That You Are.

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

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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.

Momentum of Love

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4/18/17

One bird can signal
the dawning of
a new day,
as the suggestion
of daybreak
drops its
first glimpse
of a ray of light.

Do not more birds
join in –
a cacophony of sound,
is there not
momentum building
for the coming of day,
more activity
can be witnessed,
more sounds
can be heard,
as birds look for food,
and build nests,
do they not share
in the momentum
of the day?

Does not the
rising of the sun
signal a new day –
do you not share
in the momentum
of the beginning
of something new,
does not a
glimmer of hope
begin small,
like the first hint
of light –
then build as
more Light
shines within You?

Is there not
a first step,
like the first
hint of light,
that you may take
tentatively –
to begin,
to move forward,
waiting for momentum
to build –
for inertia to
carry you through
during times when
you feel you are
standing still?

And as all
is energy,
can you sense
and invite in –
the powerful energy
of Love –
if you walk with Love
in every step
that you take,
is there not power
in the Momentum of Love?

Can you be
the first note of Love
at the beginning
of the day,
building momentum
of loving energy,
that will carry
you forward –
is there not hope
as you believe
in the power
of Love?

Can not Love
transmute any
energy you may feel –
can you turn the tide,
changing energy
into Love?

You may be one
Voice of Love –
but do not others
join in –
a cacophony
of sound,
is there not
momentum building,
for the dawning
of Love –
is there not a glimmer
of hope,
beginning small
but as it builds,
does not Love
grow within,
as your Light
shines without –
can you not help
but join in
the Momentum of Love?

Be a voice,
a signal,
for Love to build.
Let the Momentum of Love
be a force within You.

Be Love.
Build Love.
Signal that
There Is
always Love.

Emerge

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4/16/17

The bear emerges
from its den,
its place of solitude,
needing to wait
until the conditions
are right
for Bear
to find what
it needs –
to come out,
to move around –
moving slowly at first,
as Bear acclimates
to life outside
of the den,
where Bear
has been waiting
for the light,
for new growth,
for spring
to emerge.

Are there not times
when you feel
like the bear,
wanting to feel
secure and tucked
away in a den,
so as not
to be disturbed?
Do you not
feel comfortable
where you are –
keeping your surroundings
much the same,
do you not
often identify with
what surrounds you –
holding close
the things
that tell the beautiful
story of you?

Emerge.
Is there not a time
when you emerge –
looking out
to see more light –
are you not looking
for fresh air,
the space to
move about –
is it not time
to stretch,
to reach beyond
where you have been –
do you not
wish to see
what has grown
within you?

And as you look
for more light –
do you not
become aware
that all the
Light you need
shines within You?

Can you emerge
from your den,
from the story
of who you are –
for as your Light
becomes so bright,
do you not wish
to shine it everywhere –
can your Light
now no longer
be contained?

As you shed
the story of you
and step into
the Light
of Who You Are –
are you not
ready to emerge
and Be fully You?
Are you not
ready to explore
like the bear
in the spring –
no longer
needing to feel
the familiarity
of a den,
but free to
move about
and fully Be?

Emerge and express
the Love That You Are.
Stretch.
Move.
Shine your Light.

See yourself
as the Light and Love
of Who You Are.

Flow of Love

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4/15/17

The flow
of a river –
no matter
how big
or how small
the river is,
there is a current,
a movement,
a flow.

And do you
not feel
this current
when you walk
in the river –
you may not
see the direction
of the water
moving on
the surface,
but a current
runs deep,
there is a
direction,
a movement,
a flow.

And does not
this current
pull along
whatever has entered
the water,
the flow,
yes the physical properties
of the earth,
the laws of nature,
can explain
how a river flows,
but is there not
a mystical pull,
a mesmerizing draw
to the sound,
the movement,
the feel,
as you dip
your hand
in the water
to experience
the current,
the flow?

And yes,
you can experience
the current
of a river
by paddling a canoe
or kayak
through waters
that move,
that flow –
and do you
not feel as one
with the water
if you are able
to navigate well –
and not
bump into rocks
or to paddle
against the current –
do you not
feel and sense
when you are
in the flow?

Will the flow
not carry you along
if you allow yourself
to be guided –
once you are
“In the flow”
do you not need
to work so hard?

Is there not
a flow,
a current,
a movement
of least resistance
when you experience
the flow,
the “sweet spot”,
when everything
comes together
and unfolds
with perfect timing –
when a task
feels easy,
when you are not
fighting to move
upstream –
would you not
prefer to be
moving with
the flow?

Are there not
obstacles or bumps
along the way
that give you clues,
that allow you
to make adjustments,
so you may navigate
a smoother route
to take?

A task may
be daunting,
but are you not
able to accomplish
what you thought
was insurmountable –
when you put
yourself in
the Flow of Love
and allow yourself
to be guided
with love and support
along the way?

Ask for help.
Step into the Flow.
As you go
with the current,
the movement
of the Flow of Love –
can you let
it unfold
in front of you?

There is much
to experience
in life –
and like the river,
there will be obstacles
that you encounter
along the way –
but as you let
the Flow of Love
be your guide,
might you experience
a smoother ride?

Let go.
Step into the Flow.
Let Love surround you
as you experience
the movement,
the current,
the Flow of Love
That You Are.
Be One with Love
and Flow.