The Spirit of Hope – A Writing for Spring

It is Spring Eve, she said to all the Doubts.
Gather around! All of you.

One by one, she called their names aloud:
Fear…Neglect…Sadness…Guilt…Worry…
Lack…Shame…Carelessness…Overdoing…
Like little mice in a fairy tale gone wrong
they congregated at the hem of her garment.
With kindness and fierceness in her voice,
She continued to call on all that prevents:
Gather around! All of you!
Non-Action…Blame…Regret…Cold Heart…
Envy…Judgment…Greed..Malice…
and you too, yes you! Mediocrity. Cynicism.
and Just Joking. And you!
Unwilling to change. Unwilling to look.
Unwilling to see what is needed.
Unwilling to Hope.

Passionate Soul

Once she found her dream she followed it with all the passion in her soul. She spent considerable time searching calling digging sourcing and praying for her dream to come. She knew she had one there just seemed to be so much space between it and her. Sometimes she felt it nearby like a cloudy…

Ballad of a Hopeless Optimist – Twenty-Ten

Though the storms of doom will rage against our bright windows opened to the day

And the perils of Main street and Wall street bid us foreboding while we linger under feather coverlets

While the headlines glorify mayhem and madness, we shall leap forward with red shoes made for dancing

We, a people of an unreasonable dream, will not be undone. Our very bones are made for this bright longing.

This faith which against the odds of empty houses, white houses, houses of financial ill repute and houselessness.

This faith will see us through and cause us to throw open our doors to our futures and shout

DAY! We cometh forth from the depths of yester-year! We will wear orange dresses and feathered hats,

READY OR NOT! HERE WE COME!

And while we claim the wreckage still piling up in the junkyard of ‘soul work’ still to be done

We shall not be put under the tires of commerce or commercial or cynicism

We cannot be talked out of our joy!

We Sorrow! O Blessed Lady! A Prayer for Healing

Our world longs for healing

I know you hear our tears falling

The polar bear father groans for his children

The butterfly pauses too long on a wayward branch

The wolf mother considers if having cubs is a good idea

The salmon, bewildered swim in circles, aching with eggs

The blue bird of happiness seeks her mate, calling, calling…

The inch worm only attempts a quarter inch this morning

The depressed human, does not want to rise from sleep today

Interview with the Visionary Self – A 20 Minute Breakthrough Practice

The visionary self is really just you wearing your visionary lenses. It is you when you look deeply into your life and your heart with an intention to SEE beyond what is just “there” into what is possible. I believe all of us are visionaries and that we just need practice “being” visionary as it relates to our own life. So here is a little 20 Minute Breakthrough Practice to activate your visionary self!

The reason why this is a “breakthrough” is because by articulating your vision in your mind and heart, and then in writing – you shorten the distance between you and your vision considerably because you are taking time to “touch” the vision.