Peace in the Stillness

Peaceful Sunset Over Water

“You will first dream of peace,

and then awaken to it.”

~A Course in Miracles


The softness that resides inside

touches me in times of stillness.

I remember when life was innocent and carefree

and the only job I had 

was to live life with laughter from my soul.

The free and easy feeling

of sharing love with every being,

knowing that we all exist together,

each with a gift and a plan.

Walking the journey unaware,

yet involved,

bouncing off the circumstances of others,

and finding purpose in the shadows of truth.

I celebrate the magnificence

that designed this beautifully orchestrated whole.

I walk in peace through terrain

that constantly changes,

and that changes me

into a being with purpose

who recognizes the importance

of the tiniest details.

In a world where we get to decide

the path we take,

the things we notice,

the people we touch,

the good we do,

the love we make,

I know in my heart

that it all matters.

Backyard Sunset


Lorrie <3


I love this quote from A Course in Miracles! It speaks to the idea that we have to be aware of something before we can manifest it. We have to be aware of something before we can change it. We have to have dreams and then awaken to them!

I look back and realize that everything has a Divine order. All of the lessons I have learned have been orchestrated perfectly. I feel peace where I am right now on this eve of my 57th birthday…AH! (How did that happen?)

I send a huge wish that you all feel the peace and serenity from my photos and words, and that you are caressed in love as you awaken from your dreams !

<3 Lorrie


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55 thoughts on “Peace in the Stillness

    1. I’m so happy you feel it, Ka!! Yes…a calm and serene BD for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for your tender heart <3 This is the most beautiful kind of energy…so restorative…yet opening!
      I hope I remember how to be here!!!

      1. Coming and going, we can appreciate the fluctuation of our experiences… each time like a renewing sense of ease and grace ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒ  thatโ€™s what I tell myself when I hope to remember or keep a good thing going… itโ€™s all good โœจ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š you are goodness โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

        1. _/\_ Sweet prayers of love and beauty to you, Ka! I wish we lived near one another…though I always feel your soul no matter how far apart we may be! Sweet blessings for a wonderful Sunday and a super new week!

    1. Thank you soooo much! I used to hate my birthday…there were many years that something bad happened on the day before. Nothing will interfere with the peace and love I feel today!!
      Sweet blessings <3

    1. Thanks so much MichelleMarie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Time sure is flying. I remember my Mom always saying that the older you get the fast it goes…and boy am I experiencing that now!
      I, too, am slowly working my way through ACIM. If you have not read it…there is also A Course of Love…which is a super complement and a much fast read.
      Sweet blessings…thank you!

      1. I know what you mom is talking about. I am experiencing the same thing.
        I would love read that book too. I really love the ACIM too. I have a little more time so maybe I can stick with it easier. Sweet blessings to you too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‹

    1. I can hear you singing, Val๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much…I’m happy you enjoyed the ‘reflection’…both in words and photo!
      Sweet blessings to you ๐Ÿ’œ

  1. I love your poem Lorrie. It speaks of a wonderful dance with life, being aware, peaceful, and graceful as we move through our experiences. Wishing you a very Happy and Peaceful Birthday my friend. <3

    1. Hey Brad! I am so happy that you feel all those good things! The photos are completely untouched (no filter…?) It was a day last week and I looked out the back and had to run to find my phone! The pond was so calm and the reflection of the clouds and colors….Ah!
      Life is amazing the way we can go from despair to exhilaration. The pendulum swings…
      Best wishes to you, my friend. I sincerely hope you are in a good patch <3

  2. What a beautiful poem and what a thoughtful quote! Dreams precede Reality, our thoughts & our dreams create our lives! Inner Peace inspired you and you inspire Inner Peace through these beautiful lines… wonderful present for your Birthday my dear Friend! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ HAPPY BIRTHDAY โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

    1. You touch my soul, always!!
      Thank you for your kind heart and for making my day so special!!
      I cherish our friendship๐Ÿ’—
      Many blessings of light and love to you….thank you for always understanding me!!

  3. I loved this post so much! Happy Birthday dear lady! I hope this new year will hold moments of beauty that leave you breathless and that flood your being with peace. <3

    1. Ah! Theresa๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much for this beautiful blessing…it truly touched my heart๐Ÿ’œ I know that energy ebbs and flows…but it feels like we change the base point when we raise our awareness.
      I send much love and light to you and hope that you are super!!

    1. Ah! What a super observation and blessing from you…a wonderful Birthday gift for sure ๐Ÿ˜ I had such a beautiful week…I am Blessitude๐Ÿ’œ
      Hope all is well in your world! Thank you.

  4. I seem to be getting here late, yet your peace and wisdom is right on time. Happy Birthday month, dear Lorrie.You are a child of summer, a woman of light. You are a blessing. May you be richly blessed, today and always.

    1. Thank you dear JoAnna๐Ÿ˜Š I am so grateful for our connection and your beautiful soul ๐Ÿ’œ Hope you have a super wonderful day and this new week shows you understanding!

  5. I missed your birthday Lorrie.. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Birthday my friend.. And yes how fast our years fly by.. Loved your post.. And the quote.. We have to begin to start seeing the world from a different perspective.. And only when we go deep within our own being do we fully begin to understand we have to create that what we desire within and see it already created.. Then it will manifest into being..
    Keep feeling that peace and stillness.. keep feeling that calm and harmony.. Keep seeing the world in unity and balance.. And together we will help alter our reality..

    Love and Blessings Lorrie… Sending hugs your way <3

    1. Hi Sue! Thank you so much!! It truly feels empowering to know that I have the ability to change the energy in my world. It has been a long learned lesson, and sometimes those lessons are really hard. But I am sitting in the driver’s seat and feeling that it IS POSSIBLE! And that is a beautiful thing. It has been so important to connect with beautiful souls who believe the same thing and I know deep in my heart that we have the ability to effect changes everywhere!!
      I hope that you are enjoying summer and your garden…and art…and writing…and connecting with beautiful souls!!
      And even more than that!!!

  6. First of all, happy belated birthday, Lorrie! And as for what you have written here … I couldn’t agree more. I was just speaking with my sister yesterday how everything works for good, and that everything is connected in order for us to grow and learn. We can change, and with our change, that change ripples out from us to effect the ALL. Your words struck a deep chord within me and that “energy” will stay with me this entire day. Thank you, dear friend. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

    1. Ah! That makes me feel so good, Amy! It is so wonderful to know these truths and really feel them in our hearts.
      I’m so happy that you are having good results with your kitties!!! Healing is major business and I believe there are more ways to heal than traditional medicine.
      Thanks fornth e belated BD wishes…no worries…I’m still celebrating ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Sweet blessings, my friend. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  7. Such a lovely poem, Lorrie. To live life with laughter from your soul…as kids that’s what we do and as we grow up, we sort of lose that spirit along the way. But as when you said that we all have a choice to take the paths we want to take in this world, no reason why we can’t live the life that we want. Everything that has happened is meant to be and we are where we are today because of all that we’ve been through…life is strange that way. I know it’s a bit late but Happy Birthday and may your year ahead be one that is all you want it to be ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Mabel! You are so sweet and I couldn’t agree more. It can be hard at times when we are going through the tough times to keep that faith…but it is so worthwhile.
      Sending sweet blessings your way…hope you had a great weekend๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป

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