Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cry of the Wolf

Stalker of death, you have lost your way, and I raise
my lips heaven ward, my voice singing loud and clear,
setting free a song flowing in moonlight, echoing afar.

I cry for you who have forgotten...and fear
remembering...your own wild beauty, blinded by
wanton bloodlust, killing what is most precious to you.

You have forgotten your greatest joy, born of all that is this I have lived for you
in all of my being, so that wild beauty may not die and
cease to be alive in our world.

Will you remember too late, when the forests are
deathly silent, when none remain to dance in the
moonlight and frolic in virgin snow, when what was
once wild with joy is dead...cold...gone forever?

I set free my mournful cry into the night sky, knowing
you will remember the wisdom now numbed with
hatred, in a place where your buried soul weeps for
shame with tears that will not cease, once it is too late.

Oh mankind, hear my voice, my cry, for it may vanish
forever, yet my song shall not be silenced, and my
tears...moon-bathed jewels...treasures will remain.

~ Francene Stonebraker~

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Vision Boards

At the beginning of a new year, resolutions and visions that we want to accomplish are made. And they can be so hard to keep, the secret is to hold them loosely. Be open to throwing them away if they are not working or to look at why they are not working. In our perceived wisdom of what is best, we forget that there could be something 'or better' from our higher levels for the future and now we are not open to receive because of our fixation on those resolutions and visions made on New Years. 

One of my mentors, Ron Clifford had us make a Vision Board. Here we were put down visions we had for our businesses, our life, our photography, any goals...anything we wanted. I made one for only this year, as I want to be open to receive the 'or better'. They are reminders for me...when life gets' busy, difficult or traumatic.


This year why not dance with what is presenting from a state of neutrality and remember whatever is happening, is happening for us and not to us. By doing this, we will not be so resistant to what is happening. It can be scary at first and even painful, but if we continue to say yes to the moments, we will discover the joy of being in a positive conversation with a force so much bigger than ourselves.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It Draws to an End

'How did it get so late so soon?
Its' night before its' afternoon.
December is here before its' June.
My goodness how the time has flown.
How did it get so late so soon?

~Dr. Seuss~

There are only a few weeks left of the Christmas season,
and I wonder where the time has gone.
I blinked and the year came full circle.

December is the month where I reflect on the past year...
what worked for me and what did not?
Will I continue with plans I made earlier,
or have they morphed into something different
Is the different speaking to the creative voice
and allowing it to sing,
or is this different stifling the creative voice.

Do you take this month and reflect 
on the past year and decide it
was a fantastic year,
an ok year,
a not so good year.
What would you change about it?
Let me know in the comments.