Inside Out

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2/16/17

Inside out.
Outside in.

Are there not times
when your body
acts like a
protective shield –
keeping the outside out
and the inside in?

And with this
barrier in place –
does your mind
not act as
the sentry guard –
what should you
let out
and what can be
let in?

And yes, there may be
some who have
the key to unlock
the door –
but if each body feels
that it must keep
the inside in
and the outside out –
is there no wonder
why there is separation,
mistrust,
a wariness to be seen
even as you are
hiding in plain sight?

For as you are
so much more
than your body,
does not what
is in your heart –
speaking the language
of You –
wish to communicate,
to be let out
so that you may speak
the Truth of
Who You Are?

And do you
not gravitate toward
the light of another –
a pull that is often unseen –
as you extend yourself
to let the outside in?

What if you
made the choice
to turn inside out –
to open up your heart,
leading with
the Light in You –
would not your light
then burn
ever more brightly
as it would have
more space to shine?

And if everyone turned
inside out,
leading with the heart –
would there no longer
need to be
any barriers to protect,
as the Love within
is now shared
as Love throughout?

Lead with the inside out.
Be One
with the Light
that shines
through All.

Inside.
Outside.
There Is Love.

Pinnacle of Love

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2/15/17

“Climb every mountain . . . ”

And does not this
line from a song
bring forth a sense
of strength,
of courage,
that it must take
to achieve the feat
of climbing to the top
of a summit,
a crest,
a pinnacle –
and to do it again
and again?

And is this not the
language that you may use –
to “conquer” a mountain;
as if climbing to the top
is not only proof
that you have enough
strength and courage –
but that you have achieved
a feat by adding
this mountain to your
list of accomplishments?

But is there not
another way
of experiencing
climbing to the
top of a mountain?

Can you not take
a meandering trail
that allows you to see
and experience
your surroundings –
as you slowly
gain altitude,
stopping to look and enjoy
where you are
at any given moment?

And when you arrive
at the top of the mountain –
are you not gifted
with beautiful views,
a different perspective,
from where you began?
Do you not wish
to take your time
to soak up the gifts that
the mountain may share?

And though you may think
that it takes a special
expedition or journey
to physically place
yourself up on
a mountain –
where you may
find peace
and a higher perspective –
have you not just now
traveled in your mind’s eye
to the summit,
the crest,
the pinnacle
of what a higher perspective
looks like to you?

And is this experience
something to achieve,
a place to “conquer”,
to reach the pinnacle –
or might you return
to this Place of Peace –
stopping to look and enjoy
where you are
at any given moment?

Will you not be gifted
with beautiful views
and a different perspective
from where you began?

You need not
“climb every mountain”
to reach the awareness
of Who You Are.
You already have the
Strength and Courage
to see that You Are
a Pinnacle of Love.

Soak up the
Gifts of Love
that you experience
along the way
to You.

Gift of Love

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2/14/17

A day of love.

Is there not
a conscious effort –
a conscious awareness
to celebrate love,
to share love,
to extend love
on this day
that is set aside
for love?

And yes,
there are many
interpretations
on this “Day of Love” –
as are there not
expectations
on what to give,
or to receive
that symbolize
the Gift of Love?

And as this
Day of Love
is often focused
on those who
have expressed
love for another,
may not this
Day of Love
bring forth the memory
of a loved one
that is no longer
physically there?

But is not any day
that brings love into
the conscious awareness
of a collective of minds –
is there not then
a collective consciousness
that together brings back
a focus on Love?

And as love seeps
into the conscious awareness –
for there to be
a conscious effort
to celebrate,
share,
and extend love –
can not this single
Day of Love
be carried forward
as hearts are opened
in this loving space?

And can you imagine
if everyday
were a Day of Love
and the Gift of Love
that is shared by All
is the awareness of
the Love That Is You?

Would not everyone
give and receive
the perfect Gift of Love?

As You Are
a Gift of Love –
may you celebrate,
share
and extend
this Love –
so that others
may see their
Gift of Love
reflected back to them.

Make everyday
a Day of Love.
Each day,
gift yourself
with the awareness that
as You Are Love –
You Are Loved.

The Gift of Love
Is You.

Something New

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2/13/17

Try something new.

There are opportunities
that present themselves
to you in
a variety of ways –
some you see
and let them pass,
some may be
on the periphery,
you sense them there,
but you have
not been able
to see them fully
enough to realize –
that you may try something new.

And these opportunities,
the experiences,
that you
“try on for size?”
Some will be
a perfect fit
while others do not
feel quite right –
but do they often
not lead to
yet another opportunity
to try something new?

And as new growth
can sometimes
go through
an awkward stage –
as you stir things up
to see what settles
back into place,
and maybe with
a perfect fit –
are you not usually
grateful that you
took the leap
to try something new?

Can you play with this,
bringing a child’s perspective
to this “dressing up”
or playing “make-believe” –
not afraid to explore
as each opportunity
beckons you
to try something new?

Stretch yourself.
Embrace change.
With Joy in your heart,
play with the
ever-evolving opportunities
that allow you
to express the
Love That You Are.

Take each opportunity
to Believe and Be
a new Expression of Love.

Play.
Be.
Love.

Flight of Joy

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2/12/17

Free yourself.

Do you not look
at a bird in flight –
soaring,
flying,
gliding
with apparent ease –
so free,
so light,
in the flow
of the air,
making minor adjustments
to stay in this flow –
do you not see
freedom
in this bird in flight?

And as you wish
to be free yourself –
might you
wish to capture
what you see
in the bird –
is it not Joy
that must be present
in this state of flight –
for has not your heart
leapt with Joy
as you watch
the freedom
of the bird?

And in your search
to capture joy –
might you have tried
a variety of things
that promised you joy
if you only had it
in your possession?

And as you wish
to free yourself,
as you attempt to fly –
do you not feel
the heaviness of
what may be
tying you down,
making it hard
to let go and fly?

Free yourself.

Is there not a
freeing energy
to Joy?

And you can never
capture Joy –
for is Joy
not already
Who You Are?

Is not Joy the
“wind beneath your wings?”

What makes you soar,
fly,
glide
with apparent ease?
Can you release
your burdens
and cut the ties
that may weigh you down,
obscuring the Joy
that is ready
to lift you up?

Fly in the
freeing energy
of Joy –
do you not see
freedom
in this Flight of Joy?

And as you experience
the essence of
the Joy That You Are –
do you not see
that you have had
the wings to fly
all along?

Free yourself.
Be Joy.
Soar.

Eclipse

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2/11/17

The full moon
complete and whole,
shines brightly
through the
darkened sky.
Its glow
burns through
a filmy haze
that mirrors
and reflects
its energy,
its light –
making it appear
even larger
as it stretches
to lighten
the sky.

And even if
shadows flicker
over the moon,
temporarily eclipsing
a piece,
or portion,
is the moon
not still full,
complete
and whole?

No matter what phase
the moon is in –
or what atmospheric system
or celestial event occurs
that may change the
perspective of the
moon to the earth –
is not the moon,
at its core,
always full,
complete
and whole?

Yes, You Are Love
at your very core,
always You –
complete and whole –
but are there not times
when you may
feel distorted
based on events
that you experience
in your life?

Do not shadows flicker,
temporarily dimming –
eclipsing a portion
of your light –
is this not an opportunity
for you to shine
through a filmy haze
that actually mirrors
and reflects
your energy,
your light –
making your light
even brighter
as it stretches
to lighten
the dark?

And no matter
what phase of life
that you are in –
any pressure you feel
or events that occur –
as You Are Love
at your very core,
are you not
always full,
complete
and whole?

Be the Light
that always
burns within
your soul –
eclipsing the dark
with Light.

Shine brightly.
Shine.

Always Love

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2/10/17

“Whenever you need me –
I’ll be there . . .
I’ll be around.”

And these words
from a song
hold a promise
that cannot be broken;
are not your
loved ones in Spirit
always there,
always around,
in your thoughts,
in your heart –
a part of your
collective consciousness?

And though you
feel the separation,
the change in
your physical world –
are you not
always connected,
always joined,
by the Love
that you share?

And if you cannot be
truly separated –
does that not
call into question,
how could you
ever be separate
from Love?

And if you cannot
be separate from Love,
do you begin to realize
that You Are Love
and can never be
separate from
All That Is?

And as All There Is –
Is Love,
is it not this Love
that surrounds you,
is within you,
that is Who You Are –
is this not the space,
the place,
where you and
your loved ones
are always together?

“I’ll be there . . .
I’ll be around.”

Do you see
that your loved ones
cannot Be
anywhere but in this
place and space
where Love Is Everlasting,
where Love cannot end –
as there is
no end to Love?

All That Is –
Is Love.
And You Are That.

Always there.
Always around.
Love.