that love

I wish you the power
the power of love
the power to be in that love
and fiercely love yourself
like a mama bear loves her cubs
playful and protective,
cuddly yet strong,
grounded, certain and steady
as fires rage and the winds blow

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that allows your spirit to be true
to you and shine
into the world
of persons places and things.
I wish you the power of that love.

Those little thoughts

Those little thoughts
they buzz around
they say this and that to me…
you’re no good
because of this and that
you never…
you always…
you should…
you shouldn’t…
the list is endless.
sometimes I believe them.
sometimes they swarm over me
like mosquitoes on a warm summer eve by the lake in Wisconsin.
sometimes Screenshot 2016-06-02 09.34.23
I catch them,
give them a big ol’ bear hug
and send them on their way
like little children who just needed
to know someone

falling into love

let us be the love we are.falling leaves
when all the noise falls away

all the stories
the layers and layers of personality
the shame and the guilt,
iet go the fears
all that noise.
let it drop like the falling leaves
slowly gently
gliding to the ground
to rest.
and there we are
just love breathing love.


if I could be one thing
let me be happy to be here
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no matter the stories I tell myself.
if I could accomplish one task
let it be
to smile and breathe into
this moment
and feel fully alive…
with the gratitude of one
who knows
how precious this moment is.
And then to remember
and again
and again
till it becomes
more of who I am
than all the distractions and stories
inside and out
Screenshot 2016-05-18 12.39.14Let me swirl into
I am.
the miracle.
the blessing.


over and over
waves crash to the shore.Screenshot 2016-05-16 07.33.43
the waters
kiss the dry sands
without ceasing.
so each breath
in each moment
kisses your dry soul alive
again again.
Let it in.
feel the water of life
as it washes over every bit
of your human harried hurry.
let it release all the lies
let it take you back
to you.
to the pure light
to the love you are.
over and over
let the waves kiss
your dry sands alive
without ceasing;
til all that remains
is love.

thank you

It pours forth
every breath holdsScreenshot 2016-05-11 07.01.27
a new universe
It pours forth
every movement holds
a new possibility
It pours forth
every thought holds
a new opening
the roaring river of my moments
pours forth
rain and sun on bright waters
and all my lips can utter is
a humbled
and ever present
thank you.

fierce love

I know the only true defense I have with you Screenshot 2015-10-21 08.30.22
is to love you all the more
if I can find it inside me.
even in your misaligned blunderings
Can I love you in spite of all the trespasses I react and rail against?
Can I love you spite of all the stories that I weave?
Not to condone,
Not to give in,
not to rebel or resist
just to love.
can I be a deliberate warrior of light
to stand in love?
just as this day greets me this morning
the earth opens her arms
the sun shines on us both
Great mother fill me
great mother surround me
great mother hold me
great mother teach me to love as you do
fiercely and completely.

allow the awe

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the mind
the garbage
the judgements
the to do lists
the ‘ought to’s’
the endless chase
the sentence
the dishes
the task at hand
the breath.
sit in that emptiness
and be with your
beautiful breathing body
and allow the awe to rush in.