Monthly Archives: November 2011

OCCUPY YOUR HEART #2


23 nov 2011    > 11/2/21   >     Luster/Priestess/Strength/Universe

 

What needs a little polishing up in your world?

What is one small thing you might do for your community in a regular way?

What is the difference between following your intuition or following your instincts?

 

Early to bed,late to rise.  WOW… that was novel.  Still feeling the desire to speak to the Occupation of The heart.  Tho’ yesterday, I titled it that, it was more about the external Occupation going on in our cities, not so much about the heart.

and so….

 

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Quick to hope that ‘the’ dream is over there

Right there somewhere that we can go to

A place outside of ourselves in reach

The college, the husband, the job, not in that order

Sure to find it out there just over there

 

That’s what I was told

 

Anyone can have that job they want

Anyone can have that husband/wife they want

Anyone can have that car, that home.

Anyone can, cause it’s out there, just there

for you get it.  Any one can

 

That’s what I was told

 

Sure you gotta work for it

Sure you gotta make it happen

Sure you gotta keep the faith

Cause it’s out there over there

Waiting for you to take it, get it 

 

That’s what I was told

 

Sure it’s good to be a good person

Sure it’s good to be fair and kind

Sure it’s good to think well of others

Only, its out there and you better get it

Before anyone else does cause everyone wants it

 

That’s what I was told

 

The failure in that dream of the out there

Of the over there, the somewhere to go to

To get the American Dream is when

It became all out there and somehow

The heart of the matter was less then the over there.

 

I  began to notice

 

Scurry, hurry, get it, compete, take it, 

make it happen, before anyone else does

Cause it’s out there baby and you gotta get it

Stay focused on the mark, be relentless,

The dream is yours for the taking 

 

Was I told that?

 

What I know now is that the dream ‘out there’ pales to

the occupation of a heart full and pouring

Of a kindness that leads the way to the out there

To make a way to the dream worth having and giving

What’s out there is not the essence of a good life.

 

Finding my grail

 

A relentless loving heart, a path to peace and kindness

Love unconditionally, live in gratitude, give forgiveness

It’s all inside of you. It’s not out there, over there, for you to get

Or somewhere to get to.  You’re already there 

You always Have been you might not have noticed

 

OCCUPY YOUR HEART

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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OCCUPY YOUR HEART


22 Nov 2011   >  19/10/1    >   Sun/Wheel of fortune/Magician

 

Can you occupy your inner light to find answers?

Can you imagine that the wheel of life turns upward as you occupy positive thinking?

What if all magic comes from a heart filled with unconditional love, kindness and compassion?

   Can you occupy that in your heart right here… right now?

 The Occupy movement can’t help but find it’s way into ours lives here in the US these days.  I tend to not write about the worldly news as expressed by the media.  (I’m a fan of the ‘other-worldly’)  I’m not a fan of the media, tho’ I think it’s necessary to listen and discern what might really be going on, and make wisdom-wise choices.  This movement can’t be flowered up.  We get to see it all and the response to it.  I’m not even sure what I desire to say about it all.  Mostly, I pray that people remember that we are ‘All’ energetically involved in life’s ups and downs and all arounds. And… that kindness and compassion wins.  I will continue to visualize peace in the hearts of humankind.  I invite you to ‘Occupy your Heart’…

Namaste’ 

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It don’t make no sense

This money the banks got

Talk about hoarders their a dirty lot

Of power hungry assturds

Denying us funds and jobs every day

Stealin’ us blind in unscrupulous ways

 

We gonna Occupy and that ain’t no lie

We here for the people to testify

No more of this shit we’ve had just enough

Of robbers and stealer who like us down on our luck 

 

The rebellion is in our cities  

Revolution has risen up

Little wonder the people say What the fuck.

We occupy this cause you occupied that

We’re a voice for the people

We ain’t takin’ any more of your money hungry crap

 

We gonna Occupy and that ain’t no lie

We here for the people to testify

No more of this shit we’ve had just enough

Of robbers and stealer who like us down on our luck 

 

The time is past comin’ 

We’re gonna get in your face

Let you know what your doin’ is way outta place

It’s never been equal

It may never be all fair

And it’s gottin’ stupid from your view-point up there

 

We gonna Occupy and that ain’t no lie

We here for the people to testify

No more of this shit we’ve had just enough

Of robbers and stealer who like us down on our luck 

 

Pressed hard to life’s wall

It’s hard to know what else to do

Lost jobs, lost homes, lives losing the glue

That held families together

A roof and food for the kids

One percent pushes the rest off the grid

 

We gonna Occupy and that ain’t no lie

We here for the people to testify

No more of this shit we’ve had just enough

Of robbers and stealer who like us down on our luck 

 

Make us a statement

Into the streets lay our tents down

Occupy before our lives become ghost towns

It may not be the Way

And it’s a Way to be heard

Listen up people Occupy is the word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTO THE WILD….


21 nov 2011  >  9/18  >  Hermit/Moon

 

What do you notice within yourself as the Moon cycles from ‘new’ to ‘full’?

What does ‘ancient wisdom’ mean to you?

Can you imagine that you know everything you have ever needed to know right now?

 

7:01 and it’s sooo dark out.  In 30 days, on Winter Solstice, the daylight returns.  Tho’ I will not count to those days and lament the loss of daylight, I will celebrate its return with joy and enthusiasm.  What about you?

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The Wild called I heard the phone ring

I saw it’s name across the screen

I decided to take the call tentatively

When I answered it was very clear

The Wild wanted me to free some time up

Take a little vacation from the usual

Buy a ticket to Paradise and fly United

 

I could have not answered the call

put the Wild off a bit longer like before

Sooner or later the Wild has it way 

Persistence wins Resistance is futile

Sweet seduction fills the mundane

From that far away place of wander and luster

Where the Wild things dance under the Moon

 

The Wild is never very far away 

right up the street, around the corner, 

Under your pillow, beside you at church

nestled like a sleeping kitten on your lap

It’s all about answering the call

Feeling the Wild rise up and give invitation

To your desire to roam in all that Wildness

 

Head to toe with the Wild is the way to go

Give it a special ring on your phone

You know you want to.

Take the call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 nov 2011  >  9/18  >  Hermit/Moon

 

What do you notice within yourself as the Moon cycles from ‘new’ to ‘full’?

What does ‘ancient wisdom’ mean to you?

Can you imagine that you know everything you have ever needed to know right now?

 

7:01 and it’s sooo dark out.  In 30 days, on Winter Solstice, the daylight returns.  Tho’ I will not count to those days and lament the loss of daylight, I will celebrate its return with joy and enthusiasm.  What about you?

~~~~~~~~~         999999999         ~~~~~~~~~

 

The Wild called I heard the phone ring

I saw it’s name across the screen

I decided to take the call tentatively

When I answered it was very clear

The Wild wanted me to free some time up

Take a little vacation from the usual

Buy a ticket to Paradise and fly United

 

I could have not answered the call

put the Wild off a bit longer like before

Sooner or later the Wild has it way 

Persistence wins Resistance is futile

Sweet seduction fills the mundane

From that far away place of wander and luster

Where the Wild things dance under the Moon

 

The Wild is never very far away 

right up the street, around the corner, 

Under your pillow, beside you at church

nestled like a sleeping kitten on your lap

It’s all about answering the call

Feeling the Wild rise up and give invitation

To your desire to roam in all that Wildness

 

Head to toe with the Wild is the way to go

Give it a special ring on your phone

You know you want to.

Take the call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE WAY TO TASTY CAKE


20 nov 2011 > Sunday   >  8/17    >   Balance/Adjustment/The STAR

 

You stand between heaven and earth,  How do you stand?

How will you adjust the balance of your life?

Can you live an imperfect life and give it joy and peace?

 

Day 20 of NaNOWriMo…  I will not be getting to the 50,000 and I’m good with that.  

Some mornings, you’d rather not have remembered the tiniest piece of your dream life. Some of it holds you hostage all day in your body.  A sort of residual ache from the dark side of things.   Unsettling.   Sippy the coffee.  aaaahhh The pleasure of distraction.

It was a battering wind last night, as I sat nestled in the quiet and comfort of my home listening to the swirl and rap of it on my windows.  Glad to be sheltered.  Grateful for the life I live and those close that I share it with.  Looking forward to going to the InnerFaith Center for some ‘celebration’ of body, mind, and spirit.  I feel I have found my spiritual community in Ann Arbor.  More gratitude, more sippy the coffee.

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The Way is paved with gold and dirt

It smells of Spring and death

It fills the mind with peace and riot

It’s the journey to your last breath

 

For some there is an easy Way

For some there is anguished storms

What ever Way is your chosen way

Embrace it to transform

 

There will be betrayals along the path

You can choose your attitude

Attitude is the one thing you have

To sift  pain to gratitude 

 

Forgiveness will be your weapon

Takes the victim mentality away

Empowers your existence

Seeks kindness on the pathway

 

Make no mistake that living

Will carve a hole within your heart

Make no mistake that living

will never let Love, and joy depart

 

You chose the Way that serves your life

What choices will you make?

If you want to be a ‘cranky pants’

You’ll get less of life’s tasty cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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SOMEWHERE THERE IS A CIRCUS INSIDE ME


19 nov 2011     >  7/16   >    Charioteer/Tower

 

Have you reached ‘the top of your game”, what does that mean, and do you care?

How do you experience going back to your roots?

What needs your focus right now?

 

A fun evening with my ‘sister/cuz-inlaws’.  Hair-dos, good food n’ wine, silly chat, serious conversation and a big girls slumber party.  Laughter abundant.  Love those girls.  

 

I lay claim to own found language that rolled out my mouth last night and my sister-inlaw, Pam said,  “Write that down right now!”  So I did, having forgotten it till this minute and ‘found’ it.    I’m gonna use it.

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“Somewhere inside me is a circus.”

 

Under the Big Top three rings  are at play

One ring is plenty, I just have to say

Don’t get me wrong it’s plenty of fun

Clowning around  shining my sun

 

Walking the tight rope the cheers from the crowd

The Master of Ceremony, twirls and dips with a bow

There’s no doubt about it this thing that I do

Somewhere inside me is a circus or two.

 

Riding the pony one foot on his back

Looking all pink girly having the knack

To bring entertainment when provoke for the show

Doesn’t take much to set me a glow

 

If you’re under my Big Top here’s what to do

Imagine yourself part of the circus crew

Jump on a pony, feel like a clown

Wear your silly hat and dance all around

 

You can’t beat ‘em join ‘em, that’s what I say

Life is a circus so come out and play

Some where inside you is a circus or two

Enter the Big Top and make the fun about you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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out of the grey.


18 nov 2011    > 6/15 >     Lovers/Devil

 

What are you ‘bound’ to that is not serving your life?

What new choices might you make that will shift what you have let yourself be ‘trapped’ in?

What does unconditional love mean to you?

 

The sun rises at the south east edge of my house and eases his way across this autumn sky.  Old trees now naked let the light pour through  the windows.  It’s lovely. 

More found language for todays poem.  How did yesterdays work for you?  I invite writer’s to explore the found language they hear during their days and see how it prompts your work.  Or.. heck  steal a line from me and have a go at it.  

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“I came up from all that grey to see you.”

 

Swallowed by an inner life of grey

Days fold into each other in gloom

No room for the sun’s glory

It rains all the time

 

Life is a shuffle in the run of it

No fun in the slog of a heavy heart

That starts its pump on the breath of grey 

The lonely feeds on itself

 

After awhile it becomes the grey truth

The fruit of dreams rot and waste away

All day the clouds desire to part

Hungry for a slice of light

 

There is no expect that other holds a key

the ‘we’ was lost long ago in the storm

no form of longing has searched for glimmer

Plays fear out as victim

 

No prayer cracked the heavens wide

This side of grey saw no warm refrain

What remains is a submarine of grey

It keeps me from drowning

 

There was no why or what if

No shift in the gloom of me

Out to sea on a sail-less raft

Alone desperately.

 

I came up from all that grey to see you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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