Bearing fruit

Every leaf that grows will tell you
what you sow will bear fruit.
So if you have any sense my friend,
don’t plant anything but love.


Quote: Rumi
Image: Pinterest

wishing for a safe nest…

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A bird is safe in its nest — but that is not what its wings are made for.

We fly with wings that make us unique – each of us.

Out of our safety zone, we stretch to seek solidarity, speak out for equality, and compassionately gather the lost and deserted.

These wings carry us further than ever imagined and so we must learn to fly, living each moment by faith.

It would be so easy to stay nestled in the safety of all that is familiar. Yet within the warmth and comfort of that nest we grow to understand its importance.

We must fly to ensure the same safety for all.


Quote: Amit Ray
Photo: David Clode

the gift of starting over

thank you, David Kanigan

And we want to live right where black oaks lived,
Once very quietly and still…
Because we are imperfect and love so
Deeply we will never have enough days,
We need the gift of starting over, beginning
Again: just this constant good, this
Saving hope.

~ Nancy Shaffer, from Because We Spill Not Only Milk from Instructions in Joy 


Notes – Poem: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Photo: Franz Wallner with Black Oak

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a dream

A star at dawn, a drop of dew, an echo, a rainbow and a dream.

These are the objects of life, the gifts of creation. Each is held inside something larger. One star beautifully set within the vast expanse of dawn, one drop in a fresh field damp with the morning’s rise, an echo sounding off the sides of many hills, a rainbow rolled out across the sky – all of these describe a small part of something so much larger. Yet without these objects of detail the larger picture could not be.

Sometimes when we focus on the small things we forget to look at the big picture. Other times we are so consumed by the big picture we forget to focus on the details. It is a balance of sort but either way these “gifts” reflect one another. Each are truly unique, all the while saying something important about the other.

So what about dreams? Small part of something so much larger?

The size of dreams are different. Yes, dreams are a part of something bigger, a reflection of a complex and beautiful creation, the dreamer. And yet within a dream all the details of one’s imagination are freely expressed with little-to-no inhibition. Dreams allow us to face deep emotions. They help process relationships that may require honest insight without fear. They can give us the vision to reach for our passion and the courage to face our fears. Without dreams we become lost and confused.

Dreams are crucial for people to survive during the most challenging of times. They are gifts that bring hope and courage.

A star, a drop, an echo, a rainbow and a dream… each held inside something larger. Each ready to give a simple focus when the world feels overwhelming. Grateful for their presence – may each carry our hearts to a place of strength and grace. 


Quote: The Buddha
Photo: Adina Voicu

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