I look under a rock
Over a rainbow
Into the eyes of a lover
Expecting a miracle
Fumbling in the dark
Wondering where it will appear
How it will present
Who will be involved
Where is my light
How did I get lost in the battlefield of dreams
Left on the side of the road
Hiking to the stars
Watching as possibilities float by aimlessly
Like clouds moving in perfect harmony in the sky
When all is said and done
The answers that were undetected
In the broad light of day
Lay themselves down
Asking to be kept safe
Wrapped in the soul’s love
I know that all is
And this is my miracle
Are you a seeker? Do you actively pursue answers to your problems and believe you will find them?
Seek and you shall find. I have to believe that part (ALL) of the reason we are here is to seek. Seek the answers to the questions that exist in our minds. Seek the answers to what is wrong and correct it. Seek knowledge to further our spiritual quest.
I am a seeker…most of the time. I’ve come to realize that I am selective in what I seek. I’m talking about the times when the answer to what we seek is something that can hurt us so terribly that we would rather bury those answers so deep that the questions become a mere instance in a dream and never see the light of day.
I recently had an answer appear to a question that I had forgotten existed. It was painful. I did my best to ignore it, but it is the type of thing that will not be ignored so all I did, at best, was to postpone the resultant pain.
I’m not sure why the answer decided to raise its ugly head. Perhaps it is entwined with my last post about asking for help. Maybe it is possible that the universe does move with providence and when we tap into this powerful energy and ASK for help, it shows up in unbelievable, and unexpected ways.
I have been thinking a lot about fear and how it paralyzes me at times. In fact, I bought a charm that says: Fearless! I want to face my demons and know that as long as I have love in my heart, faith in my soul, and a willingness to ASK for help, then I can do anything!
This is me wishing you the same! It feels pretty good 😉
Many sweet blessings, my friends!
39 thoughts on “SEEK”
I’m with you in developing fearlessness 💗
You can do anything! 🙂
Hi Ka! Thanks, my friend! It is on my near term agenda 😉 And I am amazed at how many chances I have to work on it!!
Hope you are well my friend <3
Great post. Seek and ask are vital to move forward especially when life becomes static. Learning to accept the difficult answers and releasing the issues we have to for our own good. Fear is something I face up to, but then amazing how past fears pop-up into view did not realise they were a fear they just got buried under the other issues. Very though provoking post. Always much love and blessings.
Ah! Yes…you know exactly what I am talking about! It’s all part of the journey though, isn’t it? Thanks for your support and for always understanding. I think it helps so much when someone understands what you are trying to express. I hope you are well…I hope that your healing is progressing and that you feel good. Much love <3
Beautiful words Lorrie. Loved it 🙂
Hi Karen! Thanks so much for telling me 🙂 I think sometimes we may ask and hope that our problems will just disappear. I think we have to be a part of the solution.
Sending sweet blessings <3
I liked your poem. Sometimes asking a question actually gives an immediate understanding of an answer.
14 years ago I wrote an essay for the local Latvian newspaper. It’s subject was exactly that: Seek and you shall find. Well, at that moment I wasn’t doing good at all, I have no idea where did this essay even come from. It was around Easter time. Within 3 months everything changed extremely: I arrived to Canada, although I never had an intention. Think Latvia and Canada across the ocean. It was like going to the moon.
Yes, your poem proves that many of us are always on the way, always on the lookout.
Time will show whether I should have stayed where I was or whether that was a blessing.
It is very different, I know that much.
You have turned into a good poet. Quite frequently I am reading poems on WordPress, and many of them, well, are not at all poems. It feels you write from your heart, and what comes from the heart usually finds its way to another heart.
I’m slaving on very boring and upsetting clinical trial documents again.
Blessings to you!
Ah! Inese…thank you so much for your very kind words and for sharing your story about the article you wrote. I truly believe we are helped when we ask and more importantly when we seek! And I say that the answer for whether it was a good move or not can be whatever you want it to be! 😉
I’m happy you like my poem and it makes me feel good to hear you say that you believe it comes from my heart! And yes…whennit is from a heart it has a much easier time finding another heart 💜
I sense a new depth and artistry in your writing. 🙏
As it is in life! Thank you, Dennis, my friend _/\_
I learning to be a finder, delightful expression, thank You
Ah! Yes…and isn’t it wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings☀️
Lorrie – this is so powerful, well detailed and wonderful post,,,I very much appreciate it!!
Thank you so much, Mini! I am grateful to hear your thoughts. May your week be blessed with love and light! ☀️
Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Today I went to the Union Art Show reception. I did not ask God for this opportunity but he opened the door and the opportunity presented itself to me. I was able to put together my Mixed Media Photography Collage within a short space of time. Fun and Exciting!!
I’m proud to be in the fold of such wonderfully gifted and talented people! I’m very fortunate to be included in this show which lasts about 2 weeks. It ends on March 21st. I took photos which you can see on both my writing and photography blogs. I mixed and mingled. Had lots of fun. Nothing like an artistic challenge to get the creative juices flowing plus I had a great time speaking with my co-workers some of whom I had not seen in months because I work in a different museum location or they had retired. It was good to see old friends and new faces. We had a good turn out.
Hopefully next year there will be another show and I can exhibit more of my photography collage canvases.
Museum Union Art Workers ~~ 60 Years of Solidarity!!
Congrats, DeBorah!! Wow…I can feel the creative energy flowing through your words 😁 I am so happy for you and if I was up north I would make it a point to go see your presentation!!
I agree…I think we were meant to create…on all levels…especially on the level of our lives. When we connect to this energy it feels so right.
And thanks for the Matthew 6:33….Yes…you are noticing a pattern here 😉
And…I am so happy you got to connect with friends who obviously love and support you 💜💜
Thanks. Yes. As my Dad Edward Palmer used to say when I was younger, If it’s meant to be or meant for you to have you’ll receive it.
As a young woman I was an ambitious go getter. Now that I’m older I have nothing to prove. Even though I can’t do as many activities because of my vision loss I’m thankful for what I can do. I’m not a burden to anyone and I try to do as much on my own as possible. Most of my coworkers and friends have No knowledge of my vision problems and I intend to keep it that way. I want to be seen as a normal healthy woman not as someone who needs help. I learned how to cope and adjust.
Nor do I feel sorry for myself. Nobody owes you anything in this life so it’s best to be self sufficient.
thank you for the reminder..amen
Oh…it is my sincere pleasure! 😁 Welcome!!
I’m on vacation this week and I thought about asking for help in getting to 2 doctors appointments on Wednesday but the persons I’d ask for help live outside New York city, are sick themselves, work and are not available or are dead. So that’s why I don’t ask for help. I’m going to cancel my doctors appointments and stay home and sleep. Man proposes. God disposes. I accept God Will for my life.
Glad you have some time off…hope you find someone who is available to take you where you need to go. I know it is hard when you have spent a lifetime relying only on yourself.
I hope Stephen is well 😁
Thanks. I’m going to cancel my doctors appointments and stay home. I don’t like to ask for help. Makes me extremely uncomfortable. I prefer being self reliant. I will endure the pain.
My health is in God’s hands.
Cancelled both my doctors appointments. Breathing a sigh of relief. At least that stress is off my shoulders. I will stay home and sleep.
Lorrie, what a beautiful post, and for me, right now, extremely relevant.
And perhaps I shall find.
Love you, Harlon
I know you will, my friend! All of my posts are leading somewhere…and in short…I believe there is an order that we follow…and when we do ALL that we need is presented.
Sending a big hug…hope your weather breaks into spring soon…with the warmth of the sun on your shoulders you can carry anything!! ☀️😁💜
Being alive in Him is a miracle to me! Well done for this post.
Thank you so much, Peter. I am grateful for your kind words!
You’re awesomely welcome.
That was more than deep, but beautifully transparent. I love that you too are transparent. <3 Strange, and I know it all too well myself, how we can tend to ignore a question and block an answer, not because the question is hard, but the answer difficult or painful to digest … and how the answers that we block become determined to surface, force themselves to be heard "the answers want to be heard," no matter how difficult painful. I ignore quite a few questions, knowing the answer will cause me pain, yet ignoring the question or not, the answer won't keep quiet. I'm assuming it's due to 2 things. The first, we must face reality, we can't hide from it, it'll chase us down and find us. The second, the Universe wants us to deal with the answer, because difficult, challenging or even painful, the answer is a step upon our journey, and we're here to proceed on our journey, and not to choose another, and when we try to (ignoring questions), we're forced back onto the journey we're supposed to be on (the answers).
I too become paralyzed by fear. I believe, as I've been soul searching for 5+ years, and even deeper and while in more solitude for the past 5+ years, that I likely battled with fear/anxiety for my lifetime, and it may have even paralyzed me in simpler, more subtle ways throughout my life, but now? … now after the past 2+ years the paralysis fear causes me is far from subtle. The thing about fear, which bothers me greatly (personally – and I don't like it for you either), is that fear stems from negative energy and then grows even more negative energy. It's impossible to experience fear and faith simultaneously, they're opposing to one another. So, for those such as ourselves, to be paralyzed by fear, is to have our faith shrouded, whether aware of it or not. This bothers me greatly, because as you know, I am extremely faith and spiritual filled, very, and innately, connected to a more truer reality than most are aware of, or want to be aware of … so then, how can fear exist? I believed I found the answer to that question. It exists when we refuse to hear, acknowledge, absorb and accept the answers (and more, but all along those lines). Fear is also a tester of faith.
I LOVE that you bought that fearless charm! I've been using (which I now call the Tree of Life – as it's grown so big), "I AM" "It Will" post-it affirmations taped to my bathroom mirror. I've started it during the first year of my recovery. Each time I felt fear of something, I wrote the opposite of it in an I AM or IT WILL post-it, and taped it to my mirror (one small example that's perfect for your post is my post-it that says I AM FEARLESS). Whenever, and whatever I feel fear from or powerless over, I created a new post-it (which is why it's now the Tree of Life – there are now over 60 post-its on my bathroom mirror, luckily it's a wall length mirror lol). If you're feeling fear that something won't be okay, you reverse it – I AM going to be okay, my _______ is going to happen. If you're feeling fear over health or outcomes of health of any kind, I AM STRONG, I AM PROTECTED, I WILL SURVIVE ____, etc. At first, I would read them very robot like, just words, it's all they were, but after about a month, I noticed that I was reading them out loud with so much fury, so much passion, as if I was yelling at someone telling me that I'm not or that I can't (actually yelling at myself/my fears if you think about it – or those who doubted or doubt me). Eventually over time, I felt myself not only saying that out loud with fury and passion, but putting my hands in a prayer position, and unsure why, I find that I rock back and forth as I'm reciting them now as well. I've re-arranged them many times, to keep the I AMs and the I WILLs together, and there are others that aren't I AM or I WILL, but are the opposite of other fears that I need to affirm to myself – and recently, during a very arduous and fear-filled (negativity energy) week or 2, I added my newest at the very bottom, the very last thing I read … "I leave it all in the hands of God" (God, Source, Creator, or whatever any of us call "it"). And then I end with my own little way I end my prayers, since I don't follow religion in any sense of following any religious believe, aside from love – saying, and so it is, in the name of all that is love and all that is holy, I thank you, Amen, and then I kiss my hands that had been in the prayer position whioe reading my TREE lol.
I AM FEARLESS is the best reversed energy of fear. Saying it, wearing it – as you will be your charm, thinking it, it doesn't matter. Fearless opposes fear, therefore will help to fight fear, therefore will help you fill with more faith.
And in closing my lovely Lorrie, I saw the GREATEST shirt on Amazon (tee and tank, they had both kinds). It says "Faith Over Fear." Once able, I'm ordering 2 tanks (I like to have spares of things I love), and will wear it with the same passion that I read my post-its, with pride in spreading it to anyone who reads it, and with pride in knowing that anyone who reads it, will know that I am fighting battles. Funny (though not at all, considering the synchronicity we tend to experience with each other … you got a fearless charm and I've been looking at, and waiting to be able to buy, a faith over fear shirt. Our synchronicity is something I enjoy so much.
* Note: You, me, we, are not as paralyzed by fear as we think, if we're finding ways to oppose the feeling. <3
Love you and your beautiful transparency, as well as your never-ending light, even while battling anything dark. It's a gift to desire to spread love, inspiration, enlightenment and more, while walking in weeds or muck. Not many can do it, you do, I do, and I'm more than sure there are countless others that do, but not many can in the sense of the numbers of humans on our world. It's a gift, and one that's being shared with others. Not to insult mine in the least, but yours is SO BRIGHT and SO STRONG, I'm in awe of it and admire you muchly. <3 xoxoxox
Ah!! First please forgive me that I did not get to your post…I want to have enough time to really FEEL it and as I told you time is in short supply for me right now 😉 So that translates to I will be over as soon as I can!!
So yes…fearless…LOVE that you have been eyeing a shirt with the message. I didn’t plan on buying the charm…but I wanted to support someone who had been kind to me and purchase something from a trunk show she was having. The charm was the only thing (almost) in my price range…and it felt right. It has already helped me so I am grateful 😁
Yes…i can imagine your tree…the full length mirror with your sticky notes…and it does not surprise me that you would arrange them artfully 😉
I am very grateful for our connection…I knew it from the first moment we exchanged words. You keep believing…you hear me!! 😉 I am not sure why we get the lessons we get…other than because we need them. And with the faith I know we both have…I know we have to accept it all with grace and do the best we can…and learn…always learn from it.
Sending you lots of love and healing light…so much healing light. 💜💜
I will be over soon, my friend 😉☀️
This feels exciting and scary at the same time. A little fear is normal. But that’s what courage is for. Sometimes we can dive right in, head first. But other times, it’s perfectly okay to face the hard answers a little at a time. Allow yourself to rest as needed, gathering strength, then walk forward as you are ready. May the stars guide you and keep you safe. <3
Hi Joanna! Thank you my friend 💜 You are correct…It is important to work on these things at whatever pace feels right. I am involved in so much right now that I am a little surprised that this particular revelation snuck right in…almost when I wasn’t looking. And to be honest, it is not something I care to look at. So it is there…in the periphery…the outer edges. I don’t feel pressed to deal with it now…one thing at a time.
But I am excited about new projects and busy creating and dealing with the rest of life 😉 I hope the light is shining in your life…I know it is…and even if there are some clouds obscuring the view…I know you will navigate them with grace. Much love my friend 💜
You make me smile. 🙂 Thank you! Much love and many blessings to you, dear Lorrie! <3
Lovely post, Lorrie. Obviously, I am a seeker as well. In search of it all tells you I’ve been looking deeply and for quite a while. I’ll never be fearless but most often I push through the fear. It’s always been worth whatever I learned from what came to pass. I’ve found many answers and a great deal of peace in my later years as I look back. No regrets. It wasn’t always that way so I will continue to seek and find. You do the same until you find your answers. We all travel our own paths.
Ah!…Yes, Marlene. We each have our own path and we make choices. The following quote has impressed me:
“Your world is but an echo of your moods and attitudes.” ~Dr. Joseph Murphy
I wish to explore all that my soul leads me to…and I hope to do it fearlessly. There is peace in knowing we have the power to so this.
Much love 💜
I think I am a seeker…
Yayy! Welcome to the club 😉 Hope you find what you seek!
Thank you for the kind welcome 😁