Haiku ~ 6/24/14 & Standing in My Blue


My blue waits behind

the huge expanse of darkness

waiting to be freed



Standing in my blue

This is where my power is

People spend a lifetime looking for meaning

Looking for approval and trying so hard to matter

I thought if I could control everything around me I could make things happen my way and I wouldn’t be left to experience the mayhem that surrounded me

I wouldn’t have to live in fear

But the truth is, I now realize, that I truly controlled nothing

The harder I held on to things

The more I strangled myself

The more I tried to control every aspect of my life

Every circumstance in my life

The harder they swirled around me in a cyclone of destruction

I was a victim

A victim of life

Things happened to me and I wanted control

I wanted to be able to make it stop

I just didn’t know how

Now I find it ironic that I have learned that the true power is letting go

Open your hands and set the madness free

Now I stand in my blue with the realization that the elusive control I tried so hard to hold onto

Was within my power the whole time

The only thing in this lifetime that we truly have control over is the thoughts we think

Yes – into the blue expanse of my mind the thoughts that float by like clouds on a windy day are the only things that I can control

So standing in my blue I work very hard to notice the drifting clouds of thought and I know that I attract what I think

Standing in my blue I direct the passing clouds

I take responsibility for my life and I am content…free from the swirling forces that I created

Standing in my blue I create what I want to see

And I am who I want to be

Standing in my blue ~ I take back my power






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Once a broken soul who only reacted to what life handed me, I am now in charge of my life. Garden of Blessitude is a safe space to explore a past filled with pain and abuse. Read my words and let the healing energy touch you as I shine a light on the possibility of healing. Claim your power! You have the ability to overcome your past and finally live the life of your dreams. Go to the ASK◇SEEK◇KNOCK page (above) on the blog (LorrieBowden.com) if you would like to go deeper in your own journey with me. Move from 'It's all wrong' toward 'It's all right,' and you will HEAL AND FREE YOUR SOUL!

20 thoughts on “Haiku ~ 6/24/14 & Standing in My Blue

  1. Wow! So powerful and empowering and honest and strong Lorrie!! 🙂 This is a poem of true insight and incredible self-Love, Self-acceptance and self-belief! 🙂 It is written by a strong and empowered woman! 🙂 I am so happy to be a part of your journey lovely Lorrie!! 🙂 Lots and lots of Love to you!! 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. Line…I am so so happy that you are a part of it too!!! Thank you for the lovely words. Empowerment is a funny thing. It has to start inside you but to have confirmation from dear souls makes it even stronger!!! You make me stronger and you make me want to be a better person. Your light shines Line…and I think you have a very positive effect on every person you touch!! 🙂 Much love to you ❤ ❤ ❤


      1. Oh, you are so sweet Lorrie!! 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ Your light shines brightly here through my laptop as well! 🙂 and it is making me smile! 🙂


  2. I love these new stories about your journey filled with wisdom and love. Great imagery of standing in your blue field allowing life to float by. I’ve certainly experienced the choking of control. XD Now, I’m experimenting with a very light touch that borders on no control or preference, merely watching and blessing everything. blessings to you!


    1. Oh Brad! Yes…that is the place of complete peace…no “preference” I like that. Just simply living in total faith and enjoying what comes along! Thank you Brad 🙂 Much love to you ❤


  3. Yes Totsymae!! Reminds me of that game “Hot Potato” we used to play as kids. But your idea is better because nobody gets “stuck” with it!! Thanks for adding 🙂 Blessitude


    1. Hi Carolyn!! Yes!! Isn’t it wonderful??? This was not always true…but like everything…sometimes we don’t know what we want until we know what we don’t want! Thanks for adding. Have a super day! 🙂


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