12 days until I get married, and I’m crying like there’s been a death. I guess there has been — a month ago, a close friend: the mother of two people I care about so deeply, who feel like family from another life. Many lives. It’s all tied together — the joy of creating the new with the… Continue reading confessions from an almost-married woman.
I woke up to a work e-mail that was not the most pleasant.
It colored all my thoughts a glassy blend of dark blue-gray.
After I responded, I started to deal with the internal and bodily reactions of being provoked by conflict.
Knot in the stomach. Anger. Judgement. Interrogation. Fear.
In a flash, I witnessed a beautiful thought: God is bigger than this problem.
I repeated it again and smiled.
But, the bitter thoughts returned.
Dr. Wayne Dyer left this world yesterday. Full moon in Pisces. A supermoon, no less, for a superman. I am deeply touched by his presence, his wisdom, his thoughtfulness and gentle spirit. Gentle, but also direct..steadfast, straight forward.
Stripped of your ego, the confines of this body, the self’s listless desires, habits and needs, what are you, really? The essence. The scent beneath the senses. The immaterial you, master of shape-shifting, lover of spaciousness and form. Can you give yourself a color? A material? Are you silky? Matted? Splintered? A quilt of painted… Continue reading Considerations of Self for Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry
on editing: getting started is the hardest part. because it’s work, and the work is deep and exhausting. but, once I’m in it, in the rich and tender heart of someone else’s storm, i feel so calm and purposeful, directed. like a quiet ship that’s wading through with a white flag that says, “not to… Continue reading on editing: a seafield.
Poem (the spirit likes to dress up) by Mary Oliver The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes, shoulders, and all the rest at night in the black branches, in the morning in the blue branches of the world. It could float, of course, but would rather plumb rough matter. Airy… Continue reading Spirit Likes to Dress Up (POEM)
My sense of well-being is more important than meeting the demands of my ego. Everything I do, am, and invite into my life creates an overflow of peace. While my schedule might be tight right now, I understand that I have all the necessary energy, time, and motivation to be present for each task. My… Continue reading Affirmations for Transforming Notions of Overwhelm
At the top of the hour of your writing day, remember this affirmation: I am a well of positive energy and light; creativity reaches me easily. There is nothing I can’t do in my writing, in my life, and in my work. No matter what, I speak my truth with grace and imagination, in a… Continue reading Affirmation for every hour
Cushion yourself with flowers on days that don’t shine. Light candles. Burn oil, love letters, plans. Make your music soft and your pride shy. The world will hold together, and the poet must rest.