The Things I Take For Granted

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His eyes lit up like a child on Christmas morning.

Better than any wrapped present under a tree,

the rolling ocean, on a gray day,

looked thirteen shades of green

against a back drop of

deep purple clouds full of rain.

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He was not child,

perhaps a man in middle age

and his excitement at seeing

something he had never seen in his entire life

had a child-like vulnerability

that was easy to fall into.

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Strangers connected in nature’s beauty and wonder,

humans offering love

in a heart-shaped stone

passed on for remembrance.

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The hard and the soft,

the remembered and the forgotten,

the future and the past,

all captured in a moment.

A Yellow Feather fell into my life!

 

I don’t think that I have ever thought about how many people in the world have never seen the ocean.  Thinking about it now I see that it may be possible that there are more people who have never seen it than people who have!  The things I take for granted!

I’ll never forget this chance meeting and the sharing of our souls in that moment.  And I will always love how the universe offers us gifts when we least expect it.

The perfectly heart-shaped stone that seemed to be surrounded in light, caught my eye as I walked on the beach that morning.  I walked past it because it didn’t measure up to the “incredible shell” status I have limited my beach finds to, as I have limited space in which to display them.

But then I heard a voice from my chest area (the place I know I should pay attention to) and it said, “But it’s a perfect HEART!”  Obediently, with full agreement, I turned and walked the three steps back to the stone, just as a wave was coming; possibly to take it back to the depths of the sea, never to be seen again.

I set the stone on the railing as I turned to wash the sand off my feet.  That is when I met the two gentlemen.  The one man couldn’t wait to tell us that this was the first time his friend had ever seen the ocean!

I was so excited to be able to share this experience with them.  I took their photos and tried to sum up the power of the sea and what it means to me.  I heard myself say, “It speaks to my soul.  And when I am here I can hear my soul speak to me, the connection is so clear.  There is healing power here…”

We turned to leave and when I was about three steps away I heard the voice of my soul say, “Wait!  You forgot your heart of stone!”

I promptly turned and grabbed it off the railing and immediately walked to the man and handed the heart to him.  There was a brief second where both our hands were connected by the heart, which directly connected our souls!  No words were spoken, but everything was said…

I thanked God for this very special meeting as tears welled up and gently slid down my face.  I AM Blessitude that my awareness is so open, and my connection to my soul continues to strengthen.

My dear friends, the gift of this moment was greater than any wrapped present under the tree!

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

9/18/16

(Oh…the image is mine!)

Attached By Hope

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For you are my brother,

my sister,

my friend

And we walk through this life

attached by hope

That we shall recognize a radiating life force

that was created by ONE!

We hold this power

in the palm of hands that long to grasp it,

but we gently release a grip of death

so that we can find the truth of the power,

the power of Creation,

extended to all,

through all,

inside us all!

I reach out my hand to touch you

I reach out my mind to connect to your beauty

and the colors of love wash through my being

And I know…

I know the Glory of Spirit

that courses through veins,

connected

Powered by Love…

Held together by Faith

that we vibrate

in the energy of Creation…

Together…

We Are One!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

12/7/15

 

Spirit Paints Rainbows ~ Haiku 11/23/15

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 Spirit paints rainbows

Missed by those who would not see

With eyes of their heart

 

I would have missed it had I not looked around and taken the whole of the experience in with all of my senses.  To the south the sky was crystal blue and the sun shone brightly.  But over my shoulder, I felt the faintest drop of rain.  I turned to the east and large puffy clouds were gathering – a convention in the sky.  My eyes wandered north and I could see more rain, and then I caught a glimpse of color.

I was not sure I had seen anything, so I studied the canvas in the sky and to my delight Spirit painted perfection before my very eyes.  In all her glory my surprise rainbow appeared and the depth of her beauty radiated out to those who would see her.  It was almost as if she was painted just for me, as no one else seemed to notice her. 

I wanted to share this beauty so I told the 30 or so people who were all facing south, “Look!  There’s a rainbow!”  They started to turn as I got my camera ready and took aim.  I watched her disintegrate into the ether of the sky.  I pressed the button on my camera as the crowd moaned and groaned, somewhat annoyed I had disturbed them.

I couldn’t tell what my photo looked like in the outdoor sun and had completely forgotten about it until today.  I opened my photo gallery and there she was!  Just before she exited the canvas in the sky, she let me capture a portion of her beauty.

It made me think about how excited I get when I am touched by Spirit and I learn a lesson based in the love of Creation.  I run around and jump for joy and try to get everyone to “see” it.  But many times I am met with the same blank stares as when my surprise rainbow appeared to shine only for me.

I am reminded that I don’t need confirmation of the way my soul is touched, and that I can’t force another soul to feel, or think, or see what I do.  While we are all on this journey, and we are all connected, we all walk at our own pace and this is not a race!

I can’t walk the walk for another, this walk is mine.  And while I am thrilled to come upon another soul who is walking the same pace, I can’t force anyone to walk at mine.

But, knowing myself as I do, I’ve a feeling that I will always get excited when Spirit paints rainbows, and I will always jump for joy and try to get others to look!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

11/23/15

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FRIENDS!!

My Friend’s New Book! :)

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In a week that was filled with very powerful emotions and deep understanding, I am filled with gratitude.  I can think of no better way to release some of this grace than to introduce my friend and recently published author, Michael Mark.

Michael’s book, ‘A Cannon, a Heart, and Now This…’ PROSE POETRY, is a compilation of work that exudes LOVE that stems from the energy of creation!  He is a master at taking the reader on a spiritual journey, with twists and turns, with questions and answers, and with beauty that comes from a very pure space.

I adore Michael’s work, and his soul!  I was so excited when his book arrived in the mail and the energy I feel when I hold it in my hands is nothing less than incredible!!

If you have not met Michael, he writes at his blog, Embracing Forever.

I wish you all a week filled with love and beauty!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

9/6/15

The Beauty in Nature Moves My Soul

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Emotions erupted

Out of a clear blue sky

The beauty transformed in a moment

Touched by Spirit

A moment that would not be ignored

She unleashed a bellow

That echoed through time

Created a wind

That was swift and strong

A motion picture

That would stand the test of time

Stillness surrounded her

In gentle blue

Rays of light

Filtered the pain

And she surrendered

To the seed of Love

That was planted in the beginning

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Last evening I went to the pool to do my daily exercise.  The sky was an incredible blue, and the air was hot and balmy.  I looked over the pool house, and I could see the beginning of a beautiful light show.  These clouds came out of nowhere, and Mother Nature orchestrated an intense show, with digital sound included!  I stopped to look in wonder, and a cacophonous explosion rocked the serenity, and saw me fly out of the pool!

 

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

7/20/15

EXQUISITE ~ Word Challenge from Brad

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The time you spend in my heart

Sends shivers down my spine

Your exquisite beauty

Sends love through my pores

And I am grateful for this

The connection of love

And I wish to become a

A worker of light

A worker of beauty

To continue to send this energy out to the world

My mind becomes clear

My heart beats stronger

I walk through life on sturdy legs

Connected to the beauty of love

The most exquisite love

The most exquisite feeling

I am honored to pay this forward

I shall not disappoint

 

95 words

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

7/3/15

 

My very dear friend, Brad, from writing to freedom invited me to play along in this word challenge.  Somehow, it took me over a week to see his post!!  His word gave me inspiration and I set my timer for 5 minutes.  My word was ‘exquisite’ and the above is what came out, unedited, uncut.  Thanks Brad!  Nothing moves me more than words flying from my pen 🙂

I am supposed to invite (it doesn’t say how many) others to join in the fun.  This is the part of challenges and awards that I find I don’t like very much.  So I am going to be a rule breaker…I send this word challenge out to every single person who reads this post…Yes…YOU!  If it speaks to your heart…TAG, YOU’RE IT!!! ❤

 

Here are the rules:

1) Open an MS word document (or any other editor).
2) Set a timer for 5-10 minutes.
3) Your word is at the bottom of this post.  DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4) Fill the word document with as many words as you want, once you start writing, don’t stop.
5) DO NOT go back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check (this is only meant for you to reflect on your control over sensible thought flow).
6) You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals.
7) At the end of your post write down the number of words.
8) Do not forget to copy and paste the entire passage to your blog post with a new word for your invitees.

 

YOUR WORD IS:

RELEASE