Softest touch

Peace, Love and Patchouli

Dreams stir alive the thoughts
a thousand feathers floating on a sea
blue shades and hues take flight
and waves wash over
a form of silence.
Lingering notes fill the senses
of a hundred birds in flight
soaring over the whitest clouds
as the rain falls gently down.
A hush is then heard as the shower abates,
random drops linger then disappear
and the patterns of black pinpoints settle
my mind plays the mantra once more,
ten prayers to the lingering lost.
I stand on the precipice
and watch the unfolding of calm,
as breath moves in, out and through
I stand in this space
as one.

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1428. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e. e. cummings

Authenticity is mesmerizing!
Vulnerability is captivating!
Flaws can be enchanting!
Light is breathtaking!
Love is spellbinding!
And you are sacred!
~Edited and adapted quote
by Craig Crippen

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Although the process of looking for better versions of myself was coming to an end under my own will and impetus, it was finished with the help of a trained mentor. It was she who herself had been where I was that found the wisdom and words to drive the message home to me that when we reject who we are, it is not only a lie to the world but also a lie to ourselves, and such lies can lead to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. So to “pay it forward” what I want others to know, although I don’t think my posts on this subject have reached all of those I was hoping it would, perhaps you who have read it will be able to “pay it forward” some day in your own way so that the gift stays alive. The road to recovery and finding our true-blue selves is not hard to do even after age 10 or 20 or 30 or 40 or yet more years later. It first begins when we realize that the original true-to-self person we once were did not die. Many, like me, just put him/her into hiding and learned to exchange who we are for something less and/or something false. It is always a choice! So please don’t hand who and what you are over to an often corrupt and superficial world! You are made of better stuff, holy stuff, intentional stuff!!!

In closing, without fail there are going to be hard times in life which will demand that we be utterly and completely who we truly are in our heart of hearts. Life is NOT a competition nor a comparison!!! We don’t have to trade our genuine identity and authenticity for ANYONE ELSE’S approval or standards!!! In fact when the trials come and they will, we will need EVERYTHING in the repertoire of embracing the divine self in order to remain alive and whole, make crucial decisions, support loved ones, and move forward. So please instead of creating versions of yourselves, start TODAY searching for and spending time with the real you of you!!!

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Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. ~Ephesians 4:25 ✝

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A little scare…

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Just as I was about to read emails and posts on the reader tonight, I hear my husband yell for me to come fast. When I get back to the bedroom, I find that he has been hemorrhaging, but since it had almost stopped by then, instead of calling 911, I got him in the car and to the emergency room at the closest hospital. That was about 10 PM in Texas time. It is now 2 AM and we just got home. And although all’s well that ends well and it did, I’m exhausted and headed for bed. I shall have to catch up with blog posts tomorrow. Love and hugs, Natalie

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