Elements of the Familiar

For those who live with dementia, I hear your words…


Thank you breeze for your softness…

Thank you sun for your warmth…

Thank you light for your vision…

Most of all, thank you for reminding me that I am still here because…I know you


No matter the depth of disconnect there’s a return when I feel your presence; a whisper speaks to my soul and I awaken to the familiar, transported to a time where we danced together and I marveled at the beauty and perfection of how everything fit. Now as I stumble in the dark with nameless faces and corridors of despair I hold tightly to that which brings me a sense of peace and the feeling that no matter the depth of loss, I am forever held by the elements which remind me that I once was and forever will be…



Listen and Notice

Walking into the neighborhood grocery my attention was drawn upward to the sound of a baby bird chirping for its mother. I felt her desperation and longing, her sound echoed through the metal rafters. Her aura revealed stress; her life force weakening. I sent a heart centered intention of love to encompass her, keep her warm and guide her out the door to her mommy. The following morning I remembered I needed to get something at the same grocery. When the automatic door opened I heard a loud chirp above me. I entered the store and there was the baby bird from the night before, sitting on a small ledge above the sliding doors staring through the window. Her chirp intense and nonstop as the doors automatically opened and closed I could hear the mother bird outside responding. I stood in the way of the doors, keeping them open. The baby bird kept trying to fly through. She was exhausted and her little feathers flying down from where she was resting signaling the struggle. I went inward and asked spirit for help and just then I see the mother come flying in the store with a mouth full of food. The baby ate the food and was talking faster than ever. I could see the mother looking around. I ran and asked a store clerk to keep the automatic doors from closing. She flipped a switch and they remained open. All of a sudden the mother bird takes flight and lands a little higher and I see the baby struggling to get enough strength to join her as she begins to fall downward, her little wings flapping as hard as they could, more feathers flying off of her tiny body. I stood still and from my heart to hers whispered it’s okay. Hoping to catch her but instead she lands on a display right in front of me. We are at eye level with each other. The mother goes silent as does the baby. I reach out my hands slowly towards her in hopes I could escort her outside; almost an inch away from her and she takes flight and lands in my hair. I calmly speak to her energetically. I stood still as she slides down my hair and lands on the front of my pink hoodie sweatshirt, leaning the side of her body on my neck. I slowly, gently walk outside to a crescendo of birds chirping excitably. As I stood outside I see the mother flying past me and around me talking to her child. After about 10 minutes the baby takes flight and lands inside a nest. The aura of joy and the sound of storytelling beautiful and loud.

Life forever presents the opportunity to make a difference if we listen and take notice to that which surrounds us.


Collective Definition

Let us stand in the light of the possibility that each human form is a mirror and within that substance resides the opportunity for self-love or self-loathing. Could it be that all the individual hate, anger and limitation has created a negative collective playing itself out on the world stage? What if humanity was to internalize self-love, self-worth, compassion and gentle kindness? Would it then transmute the need to mirror anything else?

Could we as a collective consciousness shift the polarities from negative to positive just by shifting one’s own definition?

As we look around the world stage could it be that we form a collective magnet?

Could there be a conscious re-scripting of our own  internal dialogue in turn changing the external manifestation?

Worth contemplating for that alone will create healing within the mass consciousness. Separation is an illusion.



Choice; the greatest freedom

May the sun bring you new energy everyday

May the moon softly restore you by night

May the rain wash away your worries

May the invitation of weakness remind you that you’re strong

May negativity remind you that you are capable of choosing light and love, first for yourself, then all others; in doing so raising your energy and your focus to an empowered expression of who you are



Love embracing all dimension…

My daughter who passed on came to me. Her light unmistakable in its warmth and love. I closed my eyes and embraced her. Our love like a living moving presence, an image in which I could see her body, her being, our life together then and now. My arms reached out to hold her while love held us beyond time. I felt fullness, a depth of gratitude only the tears on my face could convey… Then her presence diminished almost as though she was summoned elsewhere. When I opened my eyes my arms were wrapped around my own body. I know we will gather again in the language of love where all meaning is found in the heart… When we love another with an open heart we hold ourselves in love as well…


In everything, find yourself…

The Universe is a continuous web.

Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers ~

7000 Ways To Listen

By Mark Nepo


Opening Intention

May each new day be met with the opening thought and intention of Love, Grace & Gratitude, first for yourself, then all others…



Forgiveness to Freedom

May you know your greatest moment of freedom comes from forgiving yourself; replacing love within the walls of your being where judgment and pain once resided; may you know that love never dies, only changes form; may you remain open to the possibility that you have not been forgotten but instead treasured beyond measure; may you know time and the beauty of Mother Earth can offer you a deep breath in a storm of emotion; most of all may you come to know whatever it is you are facing today, the journey is worth it…there is more than meets the eye…YOU are worth it!



Sacred Being: Infinite Love

A being I adored, treasured and loved beyond measure passed away…In my grieving the physical loss, she came to me and said with great wisdom and indescribable love, I am your eyes, the eyes that seek to find me; I am your hands, the hands that seek to hold me; I am your body, the body that seeks to feel my warmth; I have not left you; I have become you. When you kiss my picture and see your reflection in it, is it not the two of us found in one frame, one life, one heart. I feel your pain for when you are exhausted from grief and peace arises from within, I am that comfort, I am holding you in a timeless, endless love that lives within you as I do.

Love never dies it simply changes form; how much deeper is the knowing that all the love we have exchanged in our human life merges as one instead of left undone…Thank you my Sophie girl you were and continue to be my greatest teacher, I love you! Thank you infinite spirit of great wisdom for in between the moments of struggle, a light so bright, it transforms even the pain itself…



In Absence find Fullness

In the Absence of defensiveness, gratitude is all that’s left. In the Absence of fear, love is all that’s left. In the Absence of anger, peace is all that’s left. In the Absence of comparison, you love yourself fully!