“As the eagle, freed from its cage, soars to its native heights, so the soul, freed from the home of heavy flesh, will rise, and return unto its Father’s house, naked and unafraid.”
~ Ernest Holmes ~
The Science of Mind
Oh, to be unafraid in my nakedness
to be freed from worldly blunders
I face myself in a mirror
Am I the person I wanted to be while my feet walked the ground
or did I make excuses based on happenings?
Am I expressing the desires of my soul
or am I allowing a stranger
to guide my walk in this earthly plane?
Is it not our responsibility
to honor the authentic longings of our soul?
Shall we become imposters
living a reality with no road map
driving and making turns
based on other people’s directions?
No, not I!
Not any longer
I feel my passenger become the driver
I feel my soul rise up
and demand to be given the reins
Yes, sweet soul
I am sorry I delegated you to the role of onlooker
I thank you for your patience
But now that you have been given the opportunity to lead
I feel so free
I feel a heavy burden…
that of living someone else’s life
has been lifted
I bow to your feet
In perfect love
I honor your presence
and I will be your faithful servant
Oh, to live an authentic life…
naked and unafraid…
In this lifetime…
will be amazing
will be a gift!
47 thoughts on ““Naked and Unafraid””
Oh, so so gorgeous Lorrie!! 🙂 🙂 I absolutely love it!! <3 <3 <3
Thank you Trini!! I am happy you love it 🙂 It is a lesson I must keep learning 🙂 Much love to you <3 <3
OMG! You are amazing! You speak my heart and my soul! Thank you Lorrie! Thank you!
Hi Andy 🙂 Giant smile!! You are sooooo welcome! Let’s raise a glass to authenticity!! Thank you Andy!
Glasses is raised…….ping! Smiles on both faces. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my sweet friend! 🙂
You too Andy!!
Love Ernest Holmes and your words were outstanding- touching the soul of all of us.
Thank you Kim! Yes…”The Science of Mind” is one of my FAVORITE books of all time! It helped me so much in my healing! Thank you for your beautiful support…I appreciate you so much. Have a super week 🙂 <3
Thank you dear friend!! I hope Thanksgiving will be a day where you can view all the wonderful things about you!! I know it has the possibility of being a hard day for you…but I pray that you will step into grace…and thankfulness! I am thankful for you!! <3
Beautiful and empowering Lorrie. I’m glad you are showing the way for us. Thanks, Brad
Thanks my dear friend! I don’t know about showing THE way…but it is A way 🙂 Much love and many blessings to you during this holiday week! <3
True, we each have to find our way, with some tips from friends! 🙂
Yes! Yes! Yes! I like your new look.
Thank you Louise!! I thought you might “hear” this one 🙂 Thank you so much for your beautiful support! <3
Amazing words… <3 🙂
🙂 Thank you!!! I’m so happy they resonated with you. I appreciate you telling me <3
Lovely, Lorrie. Blessings and peace! –Dennis
Thank you dear friend! And to you….
Many congratulations on this very fine work Lorrie. I greatly admire you for addressing the stranger, the imposter, and for letting the passenger take the wheel. Hariod <3
Oh…so you know these characters? 🙂 Thanks Hariod…I appreciate your presence here 🙂 <3
Lorrie, you have written my life today….from misguided meandering to joyful soul surrender. Love and light to you for this loving reminder of the peace and perfection that has always lied deep within.
I am your east coast clone!! 🙂 I can’t tell you how many times what you write is EXACTLY me!!! Much love to you…I pray for you to have a wonderful holiday week…and to be mindful of the things you are thankful for!! <3
So so pleased you are now in the driving seat and your reflection smiles as the shadows take flight.. xxx <3
Oh, Sue…how I love the sound of that!! 🙂 I am ever so grateful for all that I learn…and for wonderful teachers like you!! Much love to you! <3
“Is it not our responsibility to honor the authentic longings of our soul?”
–I am all for authenticity. A life not lived as ones own is a life not lived.
Good for you Lorrie, not bowing down to the expectations of others, or living as they would have you to.
I really like this quote you chose as well. I think of the body as simply a tent. I am not my body, I have a body. I am a spiritual being. From dust I (my body) was made, and to dust I’ll return (again the body). However, just as the quote above, I (my spirit) will return to the one that breathed life into my body.
Oh Staci…thank you so much for adding such conviction to my post! Yes…I believe the same…we are spiritual beings. I honor this body as my temple that houses my spirit, but my soul will live forever! Your beautiful spirit shines through every word you write. I am so grateful that we have connected here! <3 <3 Much love to you!
Ohhhhhh, such lovely words you write Lorrie. I too am very grateful we have connected here.
Love and blessings to you.
This is awesome! All I can say is you go girl! And never look back. Love and hugs, N <3
Yes!! I won’t look back Natalie!! Thank you dear heart…Your words always give me such encouragement! <3
Surrender and Acceptance, this is beautiful Lorrie and inspires the Eagle in me to soar! Thankyou
Hi Karen!! Fly…fly…fly!!!! Thank you 🙂 I’m so happy it makes you want to soar 🙂 Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!! <3
Loved this!!! Yes, that is true freedom.
I agree Claire! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
And this poem is a beautiful gift to your readers. Thanks much. <3
This is beautiful! <3
Oh…Thank you so much…I appreciate that you took the time to tell me 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hey Lorrie first of all HAPPY THANKGIVING 🙂 I’m thankful for wonderful people like you.
I started a new blog . You’re one of the most positive people on my blog list 🙂 So you’re the first one i’m informing about it. I’d love you to check it out and continue giving me your support there just like you’ve always given me here.
Here’s the link – https://akritimattu01.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/a-new-start/
I need you to be the first visitor 🙂
I tried to go to the new site but it is not working. Of course i’d love to support you…and thank you so much for your very kind words 🙂 and happy Thanksgiving to you also!! <3
Sorry , there was something wrong with the link.
Here check this out https://akritimattusite.wordpress.com/:
Sweet Lorrie you are so truly blessed with talent. You write in such a way that it speaks to whomever is reading it. You also write in a way that only someone that has experienced it could write it. Most of the time when I come and read what you have written…I think…how did she know this about me. 🙂 Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving sweet Lorrie. Hugs
Oh, Mags! Thank you dear soul for your beautifully kind words…I am touched to the core of my heart!! Your words are such a huge compliment to me because I long to have them reach people…and give them comfort. Thank you so much…and I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love and blessings! <3
Well said, Lorrie. A lovely poem, with great insights.
Thank you Cynthia!! I’m happy it resonated with you 🙂 Hope all is super in your world! <3
Being our soulmate. How wonderful to read these words Lorrie!
(Don’t know how I missed them earlier)
Here’s an other hug
😉 Thanks Val! <3