Live Life Now

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1/18/18

Live life now.

In between the thoughts
and stories
that paint so many
different scenarios
and color what you perceive,
is there not life happening
right at this moment –
can you meet life,
can you Be present,
can you live life
now?

You may not be aware
how often you time travel,
a few moments,
hours,
days,
do you not skip
to the future,
anticipating what will happen
next,
instead of being with You
right now,
do you not replay
what just transpired,
or what happened long ago,
are you not a product
of your memories,
but are You not Here
right now –
live life
now.

Would not your ego
miss the drama
of what it has created
for you,
would you find yourself
filling time,
as that is what you
are accustomed to,
can you see yourself
on a timeline
and be grateful
You Are Here –
does not every minute
feel precious,
when you
live life
now?

Yes there are events
that need thought
and planning,
but does not your mind
add so much more –
can you strip away
the comparisons,
judgements,
the “shoulds” that hide
behind closed doors,
will you not have
so much more energy,
clarity,
and room to
shine your Light,
when you clear out
thoughts that clutter,
when you
live life
now?

Do not fear losing
anything precious,
are you not making room
for Who You Are?
Clear out the cobwebs
of your mind
and look for You
in all you do.
Keep it simple,
keep it flowing,
as you marvel
at every move –
is there not more room
for Life
as You Are Love
right now?

Live Life.
Love Life
by loving you, too.
Right Here.
Right Now.
Love Is Here –
always with You.

Calm

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1/05/18

Do you not know calm
after a storm?

Like a snow globe
when you shake it,
you can change
the scene you are in,
but when all settles down,
do you not enjoy
the calm?
Sometimes it is you
that shakes things up,
like an Etch-a-Sketch
you clear,
so that you may
start again,
beginning from a
place of calm.

When there is tumult,
when there is change,
on a larger scale
around you –
it may be hard
to find your center,
to find the calm
and sense the Peace,
but you need not be
the winds blowing,
the snow flying,
the globe that shakes.

Might you be the ground
for all to settle down,
can you visualize the snow
no longer flying around,
does not all become quiet
when the storm
has moved along,
do you not find Peace
when grounded in
this State of Calm?

Be centered in your heart,
when things shake up,
you can return.
Be grounded in the earth,
nature can show you
what to do.
There is an ebb and flow
to life,
but at your center
do you not find –
There Is Love.
There Is Light.
There Is Peace
and There Is Calm.

A Space of Love

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12/30/17

In the space
between here
and there,
do you not fill
the space,
are you not everywhere?
You may leave a locale,
you may have not yet
arrived,
you have made more
memories,
you look ahead at
what will come –
does not this
“in-between” space
give you a chance
to simply Be,
do you not realize in-between
is always Where You Are?

In the space
between here
and there,
is it not Love
that is Everywhere –
do you not squeeze out
space,
as you fill it with
so much thought,
might you sometimes
be afraid
to see what lies
within?

But as Love Is Everywhere,
in this moment
and the next,
can you make a space
for Love,
can you sit with it
a bit –
can you welcome Love
to Be
with you now
within this space,
as you become aware
Love is always
Everywhere?

You place a space
as where you are
or where you have been –
Love is Who You Are,
love is always within,
might you expand
the space
in your heart
to remind you –
You Are Love here,
You Are Love Everywhere.

No matter where you have been,
where you are going
or in-between –
Be You.
Be Aware.
Be Love.

Your Song of Love

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12/29/17

“Face the music.”

Is this not a phrase
to confront
head on
what may be
uncomfortable,
is it not human
to repress,
to suppress
confrontation
face to face,
or experiences
that may feel
less than loving –
when you feel a pit
in your stomach,
is not this
uncomfortableness,
a perfect gauge
for ego-driven scripts
that play out in this
School of Life?

Before wading into waters
deep,
with defensiveness
to back you up,
instead of charging in
with armor on,
might you see
if opening up to You,
when facing the music,
might you feel it, too –
what may happen
if a love song
is playing softly
within your heart,
does not any experience
change its tune
when Love is in the
music
that you sing along to?

There will be prickly exchanges
in this Play of Life,
there will be scenes
that do not feel good –
is that not how
you find your way,
as you listen with
your heart
to the soft harmonic notes
of the Song of Love?

Is there no need to face the music
when You Are a Chorus of Love,
do you not change the energy
when you sing your Love Song –
what feels right within
your heart,
might another sing along,
when you invite each other in
to hear the Music of Love?

Be the music
that begins
in your heart.
Sing out
your Song
of Love.

Keeping the Light

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12/24/17

Keep the Light burning.

Does not watching fire
draw you in,
be it a single candle
or fireplace that glows,
does not the smallest
flicker of Light
light up the dark,
does not seeing Light
bring you to Hope?
Keep the Light burning.

And even when
shadows fall,
are shadows not seen
because a Light shines,
can you Be a Light
that shines upon All –
to brighten a room,
or to be like
a sunbeam
that Lights the way,
everyone has a Light,
some are bright
some may be dim,
can you keep
the Light burning?

Even on the darkest day,
the Light from the moon
or stars may light your way –
candles lit in a row,
or glowing lights on a tree,
a single candle that is lit
for a loved one you
no longer can see –
do you not sense the warmth,
the comfort,
from these Lights of Love,
are you not reassured
by the Hope of Love?
Keep the Light burning.

The Light of Love
is eternal,
never-ending,
there cannot be darkness
with a Light so bright,
when you feel the spark
of Love in your heart,
can you fan its flame,
can you radiate Love,
as You Are Love –
eternal,
everlasting,
Be the Light burning.

Be Hope.
Be Peace.
Be Love.
Be Light.
Keep shining your
Light of Love.

I Am Love

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12/23/17

When surroundings
around you change,
do you not look
for familiar things,
yes, there is comfort
in what you know,
what you have experienced,
what you have done
before,
but as each day is
new,
as is each moment
that has come before,
what connects you
to All That Is now –
is it not You
who always Is
I Am?

Whether child that is
ready to play
or grow-up who
plans the day,
is not the “you”
who cherishes the memories,
not also You
who has seen it all
and always Is Love?

Yes, in this life
you have played many
roles,
you can fill in –
“I did this”
or “I used to be that,”
but is it not You
who sees the progression
as it plays out, everyday –
some lessons are amazing,
some experiences help you
to navigate
a different scenario,
a different way –
these memories could fill up
many pages in a book,
but is it not all
to help you remember
that at your center –
You Are Love?

You Are the Peace
that you may wish for,
it is at your very core,
the Joy you felt as
a child,
is ready to sing and dance
and roar,
Strength and Courage
are close allies
for have you not
called upon each one,
when you think
that you are separate,
does not Love show you –
You Belong?

No matter your surroundings,
traditions the same
or routines that change,
is not the constant,
is not the Truth,
that You Are
always, always, Love?

Who Are You –
you may ask everyday.
With Peace and Joy
may you answer –
I Am Love
today.

Here With Love

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12/22/17

Be here.

In the quiet,
in the noise,
Be the Love.
Be the Light.
Be grateful
for what comes today,
be it a single smile,
or the gift of
a magical day,
what brings Magic
to any moment
in so many ways –
is it not
when You Are Here
with Love?

Be here.
Be Love.
Be with You
as daylight dawns,
be a listening ear
to one who needs
to be heard,
be one who sees
the Love,
the magic
in the eyes of everyone,
can you see You
looking back at you,
when You Are Here
with Love?

Be here.
Is there not Love
anywhere you go,
when you look
with the Eyes of Love,
are you not shown
that Love Is Love
in all shapes
and forms –
it is the glow of
the stars,
it is the Light
of day,
it is what radiates
from you
in a magical way,
when You Are Here
with Love.

Be here.
Be You.
You Are Here
with Love.
In the quiet.
In the noise.
Be Light.
Be Love.