BEING

 

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In the realm of my existence

I am peaceful in my being

Washed in love that shines out of my soul

I live from my heart

And I listen to the voice of creation

that consumes my being

I honor that which gives me…me

which makes me a small part

of the whole of being in the universe

Today I honor that

which comes forth from Spirit

the collective voice of all

who have gone before…

all who are present…

and the future of the all in creation

Filled with gratitude for being

I open my soul

with light

with love

and I marvel

at the

Miracle

of Life

Blessitude

Lorrie <3

5/22/15

Hello dear friends!  I am doing so well after my surgery Wednesday morning!  A GIANT THANK YOU to you all for your love and support.  I am so grateful to be a part of this family.  Your love helped me turn my fear into love, and I am Blessitude!!

A GIANT SHOUT OUT to my AWESOME doctor, who also happens to be an incredible soul!!  I am so grateful you are a part of my life!

I am off to physical therapy!  And I can’t believe I am going to say this: “I can’t wait until I can get back in the pool!!”

Lorrie <3

A Haiku Sandwich ~ 5/17/15 From Fear to Love

 

 

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It screams from my mind

crawls out of every pore

fear paralyzes

I know this feeling

I have lived it before

This kind of recognition is not warm and fuzzy

Welcoming home a loved one after a long absence

This is an unwanted traveler amongst the roads of life

The hitchhiker with bad intentions

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I will be having surgery this week with general anesthesia.  It is not my first…but it is the first time I have felt fear prior to the surgery.

And fear is not good in any situation.  Then my fear escalated to a full blown panic attack when someone told me a story about how the same operation completely ruined a person’s knee!!  I know she didn’t mean to frighten me…so I had to wonder why it happened.

I realized it was a reality check for me.  I had been waffling between love and fear and I knew this happened so that I could get myself in the perfect loving energy I needed before the surgery.

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Surrender

I completely trust my surgeon and I know that I will have the best possible outcome.  I know this feeling too.  It’s called love and it’s called knowing.  And it’s beautiful!!

Clarity of mind

full of trust, loving kindness

ready to go forth 

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Blessitude

Lorrie <3

5/17/15

Homage to the Prophet ~ Collaboration with Fre’de’ric G. Martin

“When love beckons to you, follow him,

Though his ways are hard and steep”  (Khalil Gibran, “The Prophet”)

 

HOMAGE TO THE PROPHET

 

He stood on the mountain, exalted

And he wished for an audience to rhapsodize

About all he had seen

All he had learned

 ~

Grasping harmony in cacophony

Fighting for peace as wars dehumanize

And pushing for a truce

Between silence and tumult

 ~

He wore the tattered vestiges of pain

So delicately on his psyche

As his cloak of love and brilliance

Billowed from his soul

 ~

And even winter rains fell under his spell

For he was a maker of rainbows

Who had to teach the bright colors of wisdom

Passion, Mindfulness and Freedom

 ~

And they gathered

And they listened

This giant amongst them

Answered every question

 ~

And the people rose as one…

As a pregnant woman smiled to him, he said:

The Soul and her baby look alike

Children of Love only have to get ready

 ~

To be born

**

Blessitude

Lorrie & Fre’de’ric G. Martin <3

5/13/15

AH!  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have been able to write with my very dearest friend, Fre’de’ric, from Poems & Poemes He is such a wonderful man, and he has been such a great friend to me!  He inspires me on a daily basis.  I hope you enjoy!!  <3

This Tiny Moment of Non-Intrusion

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In this space

this tiny moment of non-intrusion

I AM connected

connected to the power of the Divine

the power of Creation

the seed that is planted

In each and every one of us

the seed that connects us

not only to creation

but to each other

this space

this tiny moment of non-intrusion

allows me to see everything

I no longer need the questions

I no longer seek the answers

I AM

It IS

We ARE

Blessitude

Lorrie

5/11/15

Making Waves

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It was the flattest, calm ocean I remember seeing in a very long time.  It was crystal clear and I could see fish swimming in the shallow edge.  The day was hot and humid, the mercury rising into the low 90’s.

The stillness was reflected in our mood as we walked and talked.  The beach was full of people walking, dogs jumping into the still waters, a fisherman or two casting lines in hopes of catching something big.

My girlfriend suddenly changed the topic to a very emotionally charged subject.  Before I knew it, we were both raising our voices, the prior reverie was broken.  It happened in an instant.  At the same moment I realized our energy had changed, I also noticed there were waves lapping at our feet.

I told my girlfriend, “Look at these waves.  We changed our energy and we changed the ocean!”

She said, “Don’t be silly.  A boat had to have gone by and made these waves.”  We both stopped and looked.  There was not a boat within miles of where we were standing.  And there was no movement in the ocean in any place other than right in front of us!!

I know.  It sounds a little crazy to think that we have the ability to “make waves.”  But I saw it with my own two eyes. 

The beach had been so serene.  The ocean and the beachgoers all shared a beautiful peaceful energy.  We disrupted that delicate balance with our energy and waves appeared…only in front of us.  Maybe it was a coincidence.  Maybe it was not.

Either way, it makes me think about how our energy can affect our environment and the people around us.  And it makes me want to work really hard every day to be aware of the energy I release to the world!

In these times of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and riots,  I send a healing prayer and beautiful white healing energy out to those souls who are in need.  I pray that we can band together and create peaceful waters.

P.S.  My Father’s biopsy was last week.  Much to the confusion of his doctors, and the delight of our family, the mass in his lung is NOT cancer!!  :) 

The Momma is doing so well :)  She told me yesterday she had to hang up because she had to go to yoga!!!  God Bless her!! <3

I am scheduled for knee surgery in two weeks :(  I put off going to the doctor because I thought it was Lyme’s raising its ugly head, but it turns out I have a torn meniscus.  This is another bad effect of this disease…when something is wrong you automatically assume it is caused by the Lyme’s.  You are conditioned this way because of all the times you went to a doctor and were told they don’t know what is wrong with you :(

No worries…I am working hard on my swimming strokes (instead of my tennis strokes) and I am working hard on my energy and positive thoughts…”I’ll be fine!”

<3 Lorrie 

Blessitude

5/7/15

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Haiku 4/26/15 & Dragonfly

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Mister wonderful

Has a secret to tell me

In all his glory!

I saw you looking at me

Dancing in the air

Prancing

Showing off your iridescent beauty

So I followed you

You didn’t have a finger to beckon

But your heart was screaming

“Come here…come see me!”

“I have a message for you.”

I walked slowly because I didn’t want to scare you away

But you were never scared

You teased me and flew away

I gasped!  So sad!

But you came right back

You left…you reappeared

and you did it again!

I understood

You were trying to tell me to forget about fear

You were trying to tell me that I could make you stay

If I believed you would stay

So I believed

And you stayed

And you let me move my phone

So close to you to take your photo

That it wouldn’t focus

I swear I could see you wink at me

And nod your head in appreciation

And then I heard you

I heard you say that you had a secret message for me

And that it would be revealed over the next couple days!

And I believe you, Mr. Wonderful

And I am so grateful to have met you!!

I wait with bated breath, my friend

I wait with bated breath <3

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I adore this man!!  Mr. Wonderful was so very insistent that I dance with him.  I didn’t have my phone with me, but he danced with me while my friend went to get it.  He always left and came back and landed on the tip of the same leaf on this plant.  My eyes, ears, and heart are open wide.  And I am so grateful for my time with Him!!  I am Blessitude <3

Blessitude

Lorrie

4/26/15

Haiku ~ 4/20/15 & Confirmation

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Sun rises in morn

A brand new day to explore

All that is good here

Blessitude

Lorrie <3

4/20/15

As I wake to this new day, starting a new week, I ponder the choices I have to make.  It is clear that the first choice is always, “How am I thinking!”  The rest of the day is shaped, molded, by these beginning thoughts.

Ernest Holmes, in ‘Science of Mind’ said that doctors should never ask their patients, “How do you feel?”  They should always ask, “How are you thinking?”

This was a basic tenet for me the first time I was able to put my disease into remission.  Instead of waking and examining the physical body for pain, stiffness, or lack, I would wake and set my “thoughts” on good, beautiful, positive beliefs.

A few weeks ago I shared this with an 80 year old man who lives in my community.  The other day he almost tripped trying to get to me.  He told me that he really thought about what I said and that he realized that his thoughts are very negative.  He said he always expects bad things to happen.

For the past two weeks he has really been trying to be aware of his thoughts and to change them from negative to positive.  He said, “Lorrie, it is so amazing!!  Within 15 minutes I can completely feel a difference!”  His excitement was so wonderful to witness!

Imagine that!  An 80 year old man who never thought about how he thinks.  It speaks to my belief that most people have no idea how negative they are!

So this post is dedicated to being aware of HOW we think.  I believe that we can change our world and in the process change THE world!

Every day I wake and my first thought is, “How are you thinking?”

How are YOU thinking?

Lorrie <3