If I Were…

Sunflower
Large Rayed Light~Photo by Trupti
“If I were a flower. I would be a sunflower.  To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”
~ Pam Stewart

By The Light Of

JuneFullMoon
Strawberry Moon~Photo by BTP
What does the moon represent?
The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of Nature herself.

The Tides Of Hope

Like waves
Some thunderous
Others soothing
Cold with froth
Or
Refreshing under the sun
Different
Day to day
Carrying in
But always back
Into vastness
Sometimes darkness
Pulling and pushing
Currents
Stronger than will
(Or are they?)
Swim to the light
Glide up
Without effort
Like pouring water
Significant but tranquil
Moving gently
Back and forth
To a safe deep hope
Found…again
~Clarity Girl
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Tides of Hope~Photo by Trupti

 

 

See & Reach Beyond The Trees

CoveTrees
Sea & Reach~Photo by Trupti
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” ~ B. C. Forbes

The Realization Of Oneness

still·ness
noun
1.  the absence of movement or sound
Stillness
Stillness~Photo by Trupti
“In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.”
~Eckhart Tolle

 

Here Comes Our Sun

flare
 verb 
1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame  
2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame  
3. to display conspicuously or ostentatiously
4. to signal by flares of fire or light
5. to cause (something) to spread gradually outward in form
6. to shine or glow
Ugh.  What is coming?  What shall it be like?  Will there be joy?  Will I find peace?  Or does this not exist?
It would be a relief to know so I can plan either way but this is not going to happen.  Life comes on it’s own terms and then it’s up to you.  Do you want to watch your life pass you by…or not?
I choose “or not”.  Even with the Rocky Road sundae served, I am still choosing “or not”.  Even with the overwhelming frustration of wasting in a place in time which didn’t know my value.  Or is it that I didn’t know my value?
AHA moment.
I will not let the story end there.
It’s my time now.  To figure out my place in this new world of mine.

The colors are beginning to come into focus and the shadows are getting lighter and brighter.  Looking over my shoulder is no longer an act of fear but one to acknowledge how far I have traveled and it reaffirms where I still must go.

The pages of this new chapter are still mostly blank.  But not for long.  Life has come back, suggesting I continue writing my story with each new day.
Isn’t that what we all want?  The perseverance to survive and thrive as we journey on?
None of us are meant to go out an inconsistent flare but rather to continue spreading our glow. Gradually, outwardly.
Just as the dawn comes up slowly over the mountains, here comes OUR sun.
HereItComes
Here It Comes~Photo by BTP

Somewhere…

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Over the Rainbow~Photo by Trupti

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”  ~Maya Angelou