Grow With Love

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4/12/17

A tree stands
upon a rock,
barely dirt enough
to take hold,
but it is enough
for the tree
to grow –
reminding you
no matter what
or where you are –
grow where
you are planted.

Some plants
need little moisture,
some plants
grow best
in water,
adaptivity
may take
some time –
grow where
you are planted.

If a plant
cannot find
the sun,
does its
stem not
bend and reach
so growing buds
receive what
they need
to burst into bloom –
does not the
determined plant
remind you to –
grow where
you are planted.

And if you
need a change,
you are more resilient
than you may know,
can you not transplant
things that grow –
have you not
lovingly moved plants
from the dirt,
to plant again
in another place,
does not the plant
thrive and grow –
grow where
you are planted.

May you lovingly
seek what
what helps you
to grow,
to find the light
you need,
what nurtures
your soul –
no matter where
you are
or the situation
you are in –
with Love
you cannot help
but continue
to grow –
grow where
you are planted.

Grow.
Adapt.
Change.
Thrive.
Flourish.

Beautiful,
You Are
Love.

Connect With Love

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4/10/16

What connects you
to more than you –
to the greater aspect
of You,
that is connected
to All That Is?

You may stand
with your arms
out wide
to soak up
the light of a
moon beam,
so bright,
that it casts shadows
in the darkest night –
are you not
connected now?

You may turn
your face up
to the warm
spring sun
and sense
the turn
toward spring,
bringing hope
and light
as you bask
in the warmth
of the sun’s
healing rays –
are you not
connected now?

You may smile back
at a child’s
smiling face –
a face open
and free
with no walls
in between –
does not a
simple smile
radiate an
open heart –
are you not
connected now?

There are moments
in your day,
when you take
time to pause –
you catch a glimpse
or share a moment,
when you discover,
as you sense
these connections,
as do they not
feel so good –
are you not
always connected
to Love?

When you feel alone
or when you
feel small,
you have forgotten
that You Are
always connected
to All That Is.

You Are
the moon,
that brightens
the night.
You Are
the sun,
that warms
your face.
You Are
the Love
looking back
at you –
do you see
you are
connected Now?

As You Are
an aspect
of All That Is –
are you not
always connected
to Love?

There is no more
that you need do.
Connect with You.
Connect with All.
Connect with Love.

Being Light

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4/06/17
Light or heavy.
Dense or fine.
These qualities
are used to
define a rock
and its properties
of matter.
Does not the
large rock
that is dense,
feel heavy
as you lift it –
even as you
know it is energy,
vibrating at
its own rhythm –
it appears as
the solidness
that it is
in your experience
of picking up
the rock.
But as some rocks
are not as dense,
when you pick
another up,
might some of it
crumble off
into finer particles
that were the rock –
that you would
now define as
grit or dust?
And are the particles
now light enough
to be moved about
by the breeze –
no longer heavy
as the rock,
are they now
not light enough
to swirl around?
There are words
in your language
that you use
to describe
energy,
vibration:
heavy, light,
dense, fine –
and are there not
days when you
connect more
to one end
of this spectrum
than the other?
And as You Are energy,
as All Is energy –
do you not search
for the key,
the means,
the way,
to increase your vibration,
to feel the lightness,
to break free –
like the particles
of the rock
that no longer
are as heavy
or as dense –
is there not Joy
in this Lightness of Be-ing?
Yes, and there is
your key,
the way,
the means;
you need not
go out to find Joy
to lift your spirits –
to help you experience
your Lightness of Be-ing –
is not Joy the essence
of Who You Are –
always ready to engage,
is not Joy the lifeline
that looks for
the simple delight,
that connects you
to those things that
make you smile,
make you laugh –
is there not Joy
when you are able
to step outside yourself
and look with Love
at the seriousness
of you?
Joy is always with you.
Joy waits patiently.
Do you not sense
your Lightness of Be-ing
when You Are Joy?
Do you want to increase
your vibration,
do you wish to feel
light and free?
You may find Joy
in even a mundane task –
as you find the vibration
that fills you with Joy –
as you resonate
with the energy
that the Joy within
you brings –
can it not then
be felt by others
who cannot help
but radiate back
to you –
your innate Joy?
And in this joyful energy,
do you not feel
your Lightness of Be-ing,
no longer heavy
as the rock,
light enough to
move around
and to be free?
You Are a Be-ing of Light.
May Joy set you free.
As You Are Joy –
yes, You Are Love.
Be Light.
Be Love.
Be Free.

Wave of Love

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4/04/17

There is a
subtle green wave
that begins with 
small tufts of grass,
fresh new starts
on bushes once brown,
trees begin to
hint at leaves –
and with each day
do you not notice
the growing green wave
of Spring?

You do not know
exactly when it starts –
the change is slow,
it builds upon
each day of growth
until one day
you realize yes,
the tide has turned –
winter is letting go,
to the growing green wave
of Spring.

When the climate
is right,
when the conditions
are ready,
growth occurs.
But does not each
individual plant
or tree,
have its own time
and way to express
when to start,
how fast to grow,
adding to the
growing green wave
of Spring?

And does not
each bush,
each plant,
add to the palette
of differing green color
that spreads and creeps
across the ground,
until suddenly,
there is no doubt –
you see the
growing green wave
of Spring.

You can view spring
as a leaf on
your favorite tree
or as the large masterpiece
of a landscape that
now is green –
each separate shoot
of green that grows
adds to the color,
the experience of
the growing green wave
of Spring.

And as each
and every one of You
experience the Love
of Who You Are –
are you not like
a new start,
a new leaf –
that adds to
the Wholeness of
the growing Wave of Love?

When the climate
is right,
when the conditions
are ready,
growth occurs.
But does not
each individual,
have its own time
and way to express
when to start,
how fast to grow,
adding to the
growing Wave of Love?

Can you add to
the masterpiece
of a landscape
that knows only Love –
each separate entity
of Love that grows
adds to the Whole,
the experience of
the growing Wave of Love.

This beautiful Love
spreads and creeps
across the earth,
until suddenly,
there is no doubt –
you Know the
growing Wave of Love.

Keep growing.
Spread Love.
Be Love.
You Are
growing the Wave of Love.

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.

Stand With Love

Space tree

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

Composite image of hands making heart shape on the beach

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.

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.

Sea of Possibility

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3/16/17

You imagine yourself
swimming laps in a pool,
pushing off on one side,
to swim to the other –
then to turn and swim back
once again.
You have practiced
the art of swimming –
are you not ready
for something new?

Could you not swim
in a lake –
the open water
inviting you in,
giving you room
to explore,
do you not at first
feel hesitation –
wondering if you
are “good enough” –
but are you not
comfortable swimming now –
could you not swim
most anywhere?

And now that you are
swimming in the lake,
mastering the art
of swimming in open water,
enjoying the freedom
that it brings –
can you imagine
swimming in the deep
and beautiful ocean?

And yes,
there are differences
when swimming in
a pool,
a lake,
the ocean –
but once you are
comfortable being a swimmer,
could you not
swim anywhere?

Is it not your mind
that wishes to limit –
to place the walls
around the pool –
trying to make you
feel safe and secure,
keeping you comfortable
with the status quo?

But as you feel
the warm salty water,
its buoyancy lifting
you up –
as each stroke propels you
through the ocean,
do you not wonder how
you thought
that you could only
swim in a pool?

Do your thoughts
not wish to keep you
in the confines
of your mind –
can you expand
the vision of
what you can do –
can you get out
of the pool,
to the lake,
or the ocean –
and touch the limitlessness
of You?

There is assistance
when you need it –
there is help
whenever you ask –
you may surprise yourself
when you stretch yourself
beyond what you
have experienced before.

Set your vision
past the horizon,
beyond what you
can see.
Swim in the
Sea of Possibility.

And Being the Love
of All That Is,
open up your mind
and sense
the Truth of the
Limitlessness of You.

Imagine.
No walls,
no limits,
no end.
All Is Possible.
All Is Love.
Bigger than the ocean.
Past the horizon.
Eternal, limitless
Love.

Release With Love

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3/10/17

Before a storm,
there is a build-up
of energy –
clouds fill with moisture,
cold air meets hot,
as energies collide –
lightening may crack,
thunder begins to rumble,
rolling across the sky –
you feel the earth tremble,
releasing energy
as it moves through
and away.

And then the rain
begins to fall –
as if following
a signal,
that it is time
to release –
it is okay
to let go,
the clouds no longer
need to hold in
the water –
the rain is ready
to be released.

Do you not experience
cleansing when
water flows;
from a spigot of a shower,
or as water encircles you
when you jump into
a pool,
or while soaking
in a tub
with quiet around you,
or when standing outside
with arms outstretched
as the rain
is falling down?

Are there not times
when you are in
your own storm –
when energies build up
to a crescendo of feeling –
emotions erupt
and you cannot hold
the feelings inside –
do tears not fall
as if following a signal –
that it is time to release,
it is okay to let go.

There is a cleansing
when water falls –
it can sweep away
the remnants
of what is no longer needed –
allowing what remains
to glow even brighter –
basking in the warmth
of the Love in your heart.

When the skies feel
that they have darkened,
does not the sun
always return to the sky?

Let go.
Release.
Love Always remains.
Always,
always,
Love.