There is a Light

There is a Light

There is a Light behind this darkened veil. I’ve seen it and run away I’m ashamed to say. It has loving arms as wide as the sea. It lives in me; is me. And I think: “How can I fear what is mine?” But I do. I fear it. Avoid it. Shut it out. And...
Silence Teaches Too

Silence Teaches Too

The talking masks the racing thoughts in my mind, or so I think.  I talk loud and fast when I am not at peace.  For fear of the silence, I speak.  To drown out the truth, I talk. I want to teach and to learn, but then I remember: Silence teaches too. I resist it.  I...
I Opened Up

I Opened Up

I opened up.  And all those things I hid for so long came out, came pouring out.  I just kept talking for fear of stopping and not saying it all.  I just kept going.  It was awkward and it was strained, but that’s how freedom starts.  There’s pressure,...
Hell-Bent on Heaven

Hell-Bent on Heaven

A glimpse of light, too bright. Enough to silence me, stop me, bring me back to square one. That place where I keep my eyes closed, keep secrets. It’s not safe here, but it is what I know. I saw the light, and came quickly back. Afraid of what it would mean, I...
Where a Miracle is Born

Where a Miracle is Born

I can’t do this anymore.  I need help.  I’ll listen.  Come again, I will listen! You tell me none of it is real.  You say that only love is, so why does all of this hurt so much? It’s your belief in it that brings you pain.  That’s where it...
Sharing My Dark

Sharing My Dark

I was inspired by a dear friend to share my darkness here today. It occurs to me that I spend a lot of time and energy trying to hide these things and so I look forward to the lightness and the freedom that will follow. I do look at my darkness daily. I share it with...
We Are the Same

We Are the Same

Heaven help me, but I am prepared to let it all go. These ideas, these projects, these diversions…I will release them in a heartbeat in order to choose love over fear. And I can feel the fear. I feel it and I understand it, but I am willing to call its bluff....
I See You

I See You

 I only wish I saw it sooner… Sometimes I’ll ask my friends if I’m *too* honest in my blog posts.  It is posts like Mia’s that remind me there’s no such thing.  We are all participants in the human experience and all that is contained...
What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

I’ll admit it.  These past few weeks I have done myself wrong.  I have left my soul malnourished, heavy and dark.  I have not fed it properly.  I have denied it love and light. That’s what unforgiveness does. I’ll tell the truth.  I’ve put up a...
Out Beyond The Forest

Out Beyond The Forest

Out beyond the forest is a clearing.  It’s not easy to get there, especially in the dark, but it beckons me.  I hear it call.  In this clearing there is light and this light reflects off of every possible surface.  It is nearly blinding, and yet so deliciously...
A Pain Shared, A Pain Halved

A Pain Shared, A Pain Halved

Wrap your arms around yourself and squeeze.  And know that it is me.  I am with you.  Run your fingers through your hair and breathe.  And know that it is me.  I protect you. Hold your hands against your heart and feel.  And know that it is me.  I am the beat within....