it is all there for you

Worthy?

The question circles within me
repeatedly arising:
Am I worthy?
The voice I hear
sounds an emphatic NO,
telling me I do not deserve
a life of abundance.

Yet, the goodness I seek,
like friends to keep me company,
sometimes seem within reach.
These friends…
beauty and blessings,
creativity and connection,
health and happiness,
intuition and inner peace,
light, laughter and love…
How far away are they?

Another voice emanates
from deep within,
the shape of my heart.
She’s whispered all these years.
Now, she finally calls aloud to me:
‘Come, now.’
Her tender and kind words
speak with compassion and love.
‘These friends you seek are always here for you.’
‘There are no special circumstances that need to exist.’
‘There is nothing specific you need to do.’
‘Simply open and welcome and believe
– it is all there for you.’

My attention has been drawn to that part of us who doubts, who questions our value, who believes we are not fully worthy of our dreams. As I’ve seen it in friends who confide in and open up to me, I’ve tuned into how it is alive in me. This poem was inspired by the intimate conversations that help to move away from ego-driven to heart-supported thoughts and beliefs. Feed the loving and kinds thoughts within.

* I recently took this photo of a geranium that I am overwintering in a pot under a dining room window. I love how it has no question about its worthiness to bloom in the midst of the cold winter months. May it remind you as it does me of our worthiness to move toward the light.

today’s opportunity

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today’s opportunity

be still
stop striving
just for this moment
allow yourself to soften
open your heart
your mind
your body
invite the gifts of a new day
believe in the possibility that is
YOU

meaning awaits
connection with life beckons
your purpose is alive
and breathing
ready to unfold
today’s opportunity
begins with trust
in your grace
your joy
your light
SHINE!

There’s something precious to me about the beginning of a new day…the mystery of just how it will unfold. This poem came to me like a hopeful little prayer. May it inspire joy and light to fill your day. In your shining, may you find magic.

 

*  I took this photo during a morning walk with Jim along Playa La Concha in San Sebastian, Spain – a new day’s opportunity beckoning.

Unfolding

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Unfolding
The flowerbud
unfolds
a slow
gracefulness
joyfully
reaching
and believing

I’ve noticed this sense of opening when practicing mindfulness or yoga…when reading something that touches my heart or inspires me…when I’m among friends who dare to be real and vulnerable…when I’m with my husband Jim exploring possible vacations. I feel alive, at peace, and a sense of joy.

Do you ever feel a kind of unfolding? When does it most often happened? How does it feel to you?

 

* I took this photo one morning on a New York City street lined with flower shops.