Infinite wisdom, time and space
Concepts man cannot embrace
Spirits and guides, to you implore
Follow, trust with them explore
Faith in the vastness sight unseen
Purpose, path, what does it mean?
Miracles happen every day
Inward turn, you’ll find your way.
I walk the beach, our favored spot
Searching for my love.
Pink puffs on blue, sun bursting through
Hopes are riding high
Be this the day I see his face
Finding his way back
To hearth and home, his family
Awaiting safe return?
I see a man. He’s coming near
Bursting is my heart
The gait is wrong, the build not his
Smashed to smithereens
The gulls are screaming, “Silly girl.
Spirits walk with God.
You look for him, but cannot see.
Open up your mind.”
“A special date, a butterfly,
Feathers, pennies find
A rainbow stretched across the sky
Messages of love.”
Twisted moments, fleeting dreams
Confusion, fractured thinking
Make a change or stay the course
Decisions weighing heavy
Seeking wisdom I must have
To excavate God’s message
Light one step before I fall
Or give me wings for flying
Life’s a crap shoot, nothing’s sure
Endure on Faith all blindly
Listen to the inner voice
Within the answer’s hiding
Another one has left this place
Never to return
As parent, friend and confidant
Strong until the end
It takes belief and open heart
Know that she lives on
Her home is peace, love, harmony
Painful body shed
Five senses do not see her soul
There behind the veil
Be still to view her messages
Love sent from afar
Rejoice she’s found her way back home
Angels there to guide
Another soul has left this place
Resting in the Lord.
Stand tall to do it all
Accepting help with grace
The sense of loss will fade
The healing’s not a race
Reach out to those in need
Give all that you can spare
Your heart will fill with love
While showing that you care
Be good to you! Sing! Dance!
In time the joy returns
Your world will right itself
As everyone learns
Enjoy each day with thanks
A gift is what it’s called
From up above it comes
Stand tall to do it all
Our spirit longs deep within to reach out for today’s desire, the one condition that would bring happiness. The plan is to reach the goal by following the shortest distance between two points, a straight line. The course is set and the starting pistol fires.
When I was a child growing up in the 1950’s, a pre-electronic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or so it seems to my grandchildren, I played many board and card games. One that comes to mind is Mille Bornes, a French card game that is still being produced. The object of the game was to win a 700 mile road race. There were hazards, i.e. accident, out of gas and flat tire, that would delay the journey until a remedy card was found. I still remember my frustration to have one of these obstacles slow my progress.
Life is filled with blockades and the unexpected. As in the game of Mille Bornes, the race to the elusive goal has many detours. It is difficult to keep an eye on the prize when crisis and turmoil swirl at every turn. The tremors of despair shake our once firm foundations.
But there are pleasant surprises along the way as the petals of our personal blossom unfold. The key is to achieve balance. Find ways to feed your soul today. Do the simple things that bring joy. My husband loves to cook. My heart sings when I watch him put together a meal. It was only 3 short years ago when he was in the hospital being blasted by two forms of chemotherapy and on a lactose free liquid diet for 19 days as he battled leukemia. Today, after a bone marrow transplant, his zest for life is contagious.
Dreams are the seeds of creation. As we journey through life, we learn, grow, edit and take side trips. There are great gifts along the way if we are open to accept them. Keep the faith, shore up the foundations and keep moving forward. Life is ours to color. Today is a clean piece of paper. Color it any way that you want.