IS PURPOSE

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Let me move through this, oh Lord

Let me walk through the darkness

with light in my steps

knowing that truth dwells within

Let me grow through this, oh Lord

Let me know that the lesson

was worth the pain

and through the struggle

I did gain

A love that brings me closer to you,

a knowing deep inside

that the beauty that is…

inspired through my heart center

is purpose.

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

3/17/17

LOVE & PEACE & DOLPHINS!

OH MY!

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ACCEPT LIFE FULLY

PUT YOUR WHOLE HEART INTO IT

MAKE PEACE WITH IT ALL

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On the water’s beauty

frolicking in the waves

jumping over imaginary hoops made of crystal

dear mammals of peace, love, and harmony

an escort to the joyful side of life

a symbol of protection

through my resurrection

a life examined

and idolized

I dig deep to my inner strength

and I bow in Grace

for the surprise visit

and the message that ALL

is exactly as it should be.

BLESSITUDE!

Lorrie ❤

9/30/16

Hi friends!  I drew this Zentangle”esque” picture to commemorate a super special day I had this summer.  My dear sister was in town we had not seen each other in a year.  We went to the boardwalk for a stroll and when we were done we sat on a bench and looked out to the ocean.

I grew up going to this beach and spent many a summer day looking out on this sea.  I had NEVER seen a dolphin here before.  On this special day, a day that was filled with much love and laughter (and let me tell you when the two of us start laughing you can hear us for miles!!) we saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the sun…and we knew we were blessed!

I dedicate this post to my sister!  I love you so much and I thank you for being the beautiful person you are…God made us sisters and I am so grateful we are FRIENDS!! ❤ ❤

I decided to include another photo of the drawing.  I almost think I liked it better at this stage.  As in life, I sometimes go overboard 😉  I’m happy I took photos at various stages because I was able to capture it before my pens went to town.

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Also just a little aside, this is my 300th post here on my blog!  I know it is not a lot compared to some, but I am amazed I have posted 300 times.  The reason it is easy, and something I love, is because of you guys!  Thank you for enriching my life…BLESSITUDE ❤ ❤

The Light of the Season

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Piercing my heart

the arrow of love

makes it way from the personal

to my soul.

Everything I see takes on the light of love

washed in a rainbow of colors

designed by spirit.

During this holy holiday

I am ever able to take this sacred energy

and to spread it in the world.

I am full of grace

and love

and I extend perfect healing

to the unaware

and the injured.

Let the vibration of love…

of creation…

melt into the hearts who are lost,

the hearts who mistakenly think

that fear is the path to follow.

I offer a blessing

from the deepest part of the well of love,

to plant a tiny seed

that will continue to blossom

and grow,

as it changes

false thoughts

and

misplaced identities,

and brings us all back to

the root…

the root of our salvation,

the life force

and energy that connects our souls…

the only REAL thing…

LOVE!

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Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

12/23/15

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

My dear wonderful friends!  I wish you all peace and light.  May the sweet feelings of the season touch you and may your light shine ever bright!

Thank you all for the connection…for the wonderful support of your love.  I am so grateful for the ability to be in this space with you.

Lorrie ❤

Into the Eye of the Storm

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Tossed about from side to side

Listing 15 degrees

The waves of pain smash over my beaten bow

And my heart cries out for Mercy

Into the storm

Into the night

Darkness surrounds

No matter the time

Visibility is hampered by chaotic winds of change

Venture into the dark

for at the center is

The Eye

The all knowing

Eye of the Storm

If you are able to reach it

You will experience the most incredible peace

The magnified lack of turbulence

Made stronger by the destructive force that was before it

Into the Eye of the Storm

Where clarity exists

And there is safety in the passage

Where what was obscured

Is suddenly clear

And you can see right to the bottom of the earth

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

10/16/15

I stood with my feet in the Atlantic Ocean this morning, looking out to the horizon and my thoughts were with the 33 souls who were aboard the “El Faro.”  She was a 790 Foot freight/cargo ship that left Jacksonville, Florida on 9/29/15 and headed to Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Joachim was a very strong category 4.  The El Faro was on a heading that took her directly into the path of this violent hurricane.  The huge ship lost propulsion and radio contact ceased.  When the coast guard was able to start looking, it found a human soul in a survival suit, a torn and battered life boat, and other debris.  The ship is thought to have sunk in over 15,000 feet of water.

I can’t stop thinking about why a ship with modern technology would make a course to head directly into a hurricane. I thought maybe they were trying to get to the eye of the storm because they would be safe there.

It made me think of the time I stayed at home on my barrier island in south Florida for Hurricane Wilma, against the advisement that I am in a “mandatory” evacuation zone.  The eye of the storm passed directly over us, and it was the most incredible feeling in the world!

The fear and anger of the storm suddenly abated and it became the most beautiful summer day.  It was so quiet and still.  The air was clear and the brilliant blue sky had nary a cloud and never looked more blue.  I felt so safe and so in tune with nature.  What was raging and angry and frightening just moments before became the silent peace that we seek in our connection to the universe.

I’m not likely to ever stay home for a hurricane again.  As beautiful and peaceful as the eye of the storm was, the backend of Hurricane Wilma was absolutely terrifying.  I can’t imagine the horror of being on a ship without propulsion, and being tossed around by the angry sea.

Mother Nature has a power, the likes of which are hard to comprehend.  And yet in the middle of that power there is the most serene peace I have ever experienced.  The same power and peace exist inside each and every one of us.

I wish for you all to know there is a place inside you where, no matter how chaotic or turbulent the storm that surrounds you, you can go to and experience peace, serenity and love…The Eye of the Storm!

I send loving, healing energy to all those who are grieving for their lost ones, and a prayer of peace to the souls who were lost.

Blessitude ❤

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On the Edge

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Wandering on the edge of the horizon

The waves gently lap with a song calling it to rise

The sun sets in the opposite plane

And a misty reflection makes it appear to dance

A beautiful waltz on the edge of the world

The edge of my mind

The ascension accelerates the peace in my heart

Rising higher

Colors kaleidoscope in changing moods of pink and orange

The light of white reflects on the rippling waters

Caresses my soul with the gift of renewal

With the gift of friendship

The gift of love

Rising moon you steal my heart

And you whisper sweet everythings to my soul

Washed with peace I walk

To the beat of the rising full moon

On the edge of the horizon

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Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

3/6/15

Merry Go Round

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Merry go round

Until we go down

Spinning top

Boring a hole in the ground

Throwing pieces

Pieces that were me

But I’m not sure if they fit anymore

Ripped to the side

The side of reality

The side that was a dream

Or a nightmare

Merry go round

Until we go down

Spinning top

Boring a hole in my heart

Rip away the façade

The shell I used to protect me

But in reality

It only hid me from what’s good

Truth

Shoot me straight up

Catapult

Burst into the stars

Orbit

Flying free

Being me

Serenity

Merry go round

Forever I’m bound

To the truth of my soul

To the beauty of my journey

To the peace in my heart

Free

Eternity

Blessitude

Lorrie

11/14/14

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Love Trumps Fear

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What would I say you ask to give them peace and comfort?

How can you reach them when they only hear themselves?

What words would I use to give the understanding?

STOP!

Stop dead in your tracks

You’re all following the wrong path

The truth is to seek love and beauty

And it is everywhere

All around you

Just look

Open your eyes to this incredible place

And all of your blessings

We are all part of a whole

You are one with the neighbor behind you who barely raises his hand or nods his head

He comes from a place of fear

And your reaction to him is also from fear

Instead try love

He is not so different from you

He’s had trials and tribulations that have gotten him here

As you have walked roads that were long and at times lost your way

Open your hearts to one another

It’s really no so hard to do

Understand his angst

Forgive his prejudice

Send him love and be ready to catch the love that comes back a hundred fold

For there is only love or fear

You choose

Dare you judge another till you’ve walked in his shoes

Open your heart as wide as can be

And make it larger until you can’t see what was not there in the beginning

If you can take love and make it larger

If you can choose love even when you are afraid

If you can be love in every single instance

You will live in love

And all blessings will be yours

 

Blessitude

Lorrie

Written 8/27/11