W.O.R.D.S.: Enough (or Be a snake!)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Expectations hurt us most Never reaching that standard Of perfection, which is smoke on the horizon. Under every self-bashing thought Glides a snake of venomous fear. Instead, Hold it tight until it can molt into the newness of Enough. … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Enough (or Be a snake!)

W.O.R.D.S.: Divine (or why do the crickets sing)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Divinity humming in the trees and throbbing In the mud; Vibrating through earth's veins and pulsing In my blood. No one, no thing is apart from deity, Every life is a part of the whole entity. Di/De= root meaning … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Divine (or why do the crickets sing)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project: Calling (Or, how do I know my bliss?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Can you hear the calling of your soul? And are you really listening? Listen, listen with your heart, Listen with your breathing In, and your breathing out. Notice how your body feels when Guiding words vibrate within. "It was … Continue reading The W.O.R.D.S. Project: Calling (Or, how do I know my bliss?)

W.O.R.D.S.: Belief (or What is the definition of love?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Belief in a life lived is all I need, because Every day is a leap of faith. Living in unity with the All, Invites me to believe in Trust. Envisioning the path on which I walk Forwards my Wholy … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Belief (or What is the definition of love?)

W.O.R.D.S.: Acceptance (or what is good poetry?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Acceptance Allow the words of judgement to be Cast off into dust. Care, fully, as a mother who Encourages her children, Pushing with a gentle arm and Tales of loving persistence, Announce yourself ENOUGH! No more bullying in silent … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Acceptance (or what is good poetry?)

Again with the Tension?! (Or, It’s OK not to know)

It's happened again. An old theme has come circling around, adding another new level of understanding. June 2009: I wrote this post on a different blog, which I then re-posted here in July 2011. This is the gist: During a Journal Therapy training I wrote (well, it kind of wrote itself while I held the … Continue reading Again with the Tension?! (Or, It’s OK not to know)

Natural Wisdom – in verse

These poems were written by a participant in one of my recent workshops, Natural Wisdom: Writing as Spiritual Voice. They are Alphapoems written in response to prompts while listening to sounds from nature. As you will read, not all are directly related to nature, but this is an example of the wonder and power of … Continue reading Natural Wisdom – in verse

Resume the Stability of Tension

This is a post from a couple of years ago. I am re-posting it because this phrase - Resume the Stability of Tension - keeps popping back into my mind lately. Although I am in a completely different life situation now (I left my job very soon after this post and started grad school a … Continue reading Resume the Stability of Tension

Jour du Journal: Alphapoems

I've written about my experience with Alpha Poems. Now, it's your turn. From last week's journal-write (Where I am now in my life...) or any writing you've done lately, choose a key word or phrase. Write the letters down the page like T H I S and then start writing whatever springs to mind from … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Alphapoems