Category Archives: GRATITUDE

It’s in the small kindnesses


It's in the small kindnesses
In the feeling heard, being seen
The way eyes meet and you know

It's in the acts of gratitude 
the gesture with no word attached
Of words that come from the heart

It's in the actions that speak
Louder than superfluous verbosity
full of empty promises.

It's in the giving that requires 
no receive, no laud, no fame
a welcome silence in the blare

It's in the doing nothing 
That that something finds it's way
to the surface that needs doing

It's in the know that you are there
on the other side of the world
across the street, in front of me

It's enough to feel that presence
surrounding me and that I am Loved
and held tenderly to your heart


  copyright jeanne adwani


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LIFE ON EARTH


The stirring of the world around me in the rising of Spring’s renewal , and  the intense enveloping of the political world, give me a clear view of the duality that I rest in every day.   There is no avoiding either.    Better to settle into the greening and the thunder, then to let the angry righteousness of people fill me with fear and victimization.

Give me Earth’s Wisdoms, however it chooses to unfold.

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Rise up to the Great Awakening

Out there is the Kingdom of God

Take wonder and awe at The Infinite

Embrace the Oneness of the Universe

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Out there is the Kingdom of God

Standing on the lush crest looking outward

Embrace the Oneness of the Universe

Smelling the rising green of Spring’s awakening

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Standing on the lush crest looking outward

Make witness to Creation’s magnificence

Smelling the rising green of Spring’s awakening

Take belief in the perfection of Spirit

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Make witness to Creation’s magnificence

Darkness and Light are Earth’s gravity

Take belief in the perfection of Spirit

Know the destruction of Element’s colliding

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Darkness and Light are Earth’s gravity

It is in their embrace that we find wholeness

Know the destruction of Element’s colliding

Love holds the soft and harsh of living

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It is in their embrace that we find wholeness

Will you gather what soothes and what gives anguish?

Love holds the soft and harsh of living

Fear flourishes in the grip of self-righteousness

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Will you gather what soothes and what gives anguish?

Can you swim in the pool of loneliness?

Fear flourishes in the grip of self-righteousness

Will you let in differences to end fearfulness?

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Can you swim in the pool of loneliness?

Forgiveness is in the Spring of renewal

Will you let in differences to end fearfulness?

Gratitude is ever present in an open heart

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Forgiveness is in the Spring of renewal

Take wonder and awe at The Infinite

Gratitude is ever present in an Open heart

Rise up to the Great Awakening

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KINDNESS… a pantoum


There is no ponder to an act of kindness

Kindness comes as it will like breathing

It is the only pathway to peace and love

A lay down of all that holds us to fear and resistance

 

Kindness comes as it will like breathing

There is never a time it doesn’t caress the heart

A lay down of all that holds us to fear and resistance

Choices lead to consequences

 

There is never a time it doesn’t caress the heart

Fear stains the heart’s beat with certain death

Choices lead to consequences

Sequences, like bad habits need adjusting

 

Fear stains the heart’s beat with certain death

In your defenselessness your safety lies

Sequences, like bad habits need adjusting

How will you adjust to Kindness’s call?

 

In your defenselessness your safety lies

It is the only pathway to peace and love

How will you adjust to Kindness’s call?

There is no ponder to an act of kindness

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It’s all good till it isn’t and then it is.


30th Day… NaPoWriMo.

There is never a conclusion to writing poetry, tho’ this is the last day of NaPoWriMo. I like to participate in this cause it pushes my edges. I can’t say I like everything I wrote, and then again it doesn’t matter. The journey, the process, the doing, the discipline of it feels right and good. If I want, I can pull out the poems that I want to edit and play around with. It’s all good.

Thanks to all of you that took the time to read them and took the time to value and enjoy poetry. More to come. I can’t help myself.

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It’s All good till it isn’t
In the choosing of opposites
The bad can go away
In the attitude of choice
once the embrace of bad
takes and shakes the foundation,
tosses and batters, hits and slams
Sobs and writhes.
It has you till it doesn’t
and sometime the crawl to
Goodness scrapes and scares.

It’s all good till it isn’t
till the ready to shift attitude
knows to go on like this much longer
is likely to bury the loss of feel good
somewhere between hell and death.
There is no dismissing the pain
It’s here like a vise grip’s angry clench
It needs to have it way till the going
through it is enough and when is
enough enough?

It’s All good till it isn’t
The answer is all in the journey waiting
For positive choice and a shift in attitude
The Highest good maybe a mystery
And it waits for discovery in every moment
Every moment. Every moment
Like right now, you get to choose
Is it all good, or bad, neutral?
What will you make it?
What will you choose?

It’s all good

 

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Haiku Thursday… day 17


17th day napowrimo

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Haiku Thursday…

 

Each leaf celebrates

Root, trunk, bark, branch, twig, leaf, Sun

All Drink in the sky

 

All Drink in the sky

Heaven is what we reach for

Even not knowing

 

Even not knowing

A calls sings to awaken

Let your heart open

 

 

 

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There Is NoWay to Give Up On NOW… a pantoum


day 12 NaPowriMo…

 

A Pantoum..

 

There is no way to give up on Now

It is always happening like breathing

Like there always seems enough of it

Till there isn’t any more physical reality

 

It is always happening like breathing

I pass you with an inhale taking you in

Till there isn’t any more physical reality

Taken back to infinite creation

 

I pass you with an inhale taking you in

There is an endless exchange between us

Taken back to infinite creation

Not knowing you doesn’t mean I don’t know you

 

There is an endless exchange between us

In my breath I am reminded that all is One

Not knowing you doesn’t mean I don’t know you

We are mixing the air that is shared by us all

 

In my breath I am reminded that all is ONE

Separation is an illusion made from fearful thinking

We are mixing the air that is shared by us all

For a moment I will hold you deep with in myself

 

Separation is an illusion made from fear thinking

Like there always seems enough of it

We are mixing the air that is shared by us all

There is no way to give up on NOW

 

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Treats In My Pocket


day 9, NaPoWriMo..

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My pockets all have puppy treats in them

This Winter baby found me this Spring

In the ridiculously cuteness of mask

and black and white fluff

 

The Romanians had him in Inkster

Cozied up with his litter mates

Deciding which way to wiggle and wag

Racing for the pile of microwaved hotdogs

 

In who gets in first wins that load of process

With the piddles on the floor wiped fast away

In the flurry of fur in and out of that crate

A tumble of puppies in the unsure of it all.

 

We call it a litter only now I think it’s a tumble

A Tumble of puppies all over themselves for the

food win.  For the attention getters, for the love.

For me to add puppy treats to all my pockets

 

In the praise, in the training, in the just because

you’re the cutest damn little puppy I have ever seen

and I want all that wagging, bright eyed goodness

all over me as often as possible.

 

My pockets all have puppy treats in them

The weight of them is slight and I jiggle them

in my fingers as we walk the new walk down

the street in this new to you neighborhood.

 

Of smells and leaves and Spring greening

Of new sounds and the intense alertness that

you have of the world around you in the trot

and pride of ownership of this street.

 

We get to know each others ways and in the days

that come there will always be treats of praise and love

jiggling in my fingers in my pockets, as we

jaunt together smelling the good Earth.

 

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Feeling very grateful..

 

 

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Full of Self in the repeat.


Prompt for today #4… Self trust: curiosity that leads to making the channel open to receive, to listen deep, to pay attention to your own creative voice and process.  To move with spaciousness that allows it all to come together in the journey of being Full Of Self.

 

Being Full of Self is not that selfish kind of negative thinking  that comes from a lack of worth, low self esteem, and the feeling that you aren’t enough as you are.

Being Full-of-Self holds and honors the fullness of your heart, and spirit to All that you can be, All that is the components of the wonder that is you, in the ever present Universe of creation unfolding as it always will.  You unfolding as you will, and as you allow that creative force to move with and through you, you find the joy and pleasure of seeing/feeling the moments of living as a caress to your soul.

hair as milky way“There was a little girl who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.  And when she was good, she was very very good.”…  And when she was bad she was perfect..

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The re-peat.  Saying it from the “I”.   Letting ‘the preach’ be felt within me. Can you feel the difference?

Being Full of Self is not that selfish kind of negative thinking that comes from a lack of worth, and low self esteem, and the feeling that I AM not enough as I am.

Being Full of Self holds, and honor the fullness of MY heart, and spirit to All that I can be, To All that is the components of the wonder of Me, in the ever present Universe of creation unfolding as it always will.  I am unfolding as I will, as I allow that creative force to move with and through me, I find the joy and pleasure of seeing/feeling the moment of living as a caress to MY soul.

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Fourteen January, Two Thousand and fourteen… a pantoum.


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My own little Milky Way… Infinite Spaciousness.

This day begins my New Year.

How will you make way for more spaciousness in your Life?

This days numerology adds up to 13, which in tarot cards is the Death card.  No need to quiver and shake over that cause what it means is that it is a year of endings, letting go, surrendering, making space, Transformation.  There is renewal in the Death card.  There is a giving back to the Earth, there is a burn away for the Phoenix to rise, a giving up to the great wide sea of life to be taken away by the moving tides for refreshing, there is an inhale that gives way to an exhale, and does that all over again as the winds of change clear the air, to give way to a more expansive view.  Letting in More Spaciousness.  All the elements converge as the scythe comes to clear away what needs clearing.

I choose  Spaciousness this year to dedicate myself to.  I do that some years; give myself to a word that evokes a feeling, and opportunity, a little magic in the pot of my life to get stirred up and danced with.

Spaciousness: I like how those three syllables roll off my tongue and the imagining of all that vastness I surrender myself up to.  Getting rid of ‘stuff’, body, mind and spiritually for that spaciousness to Be.   Feeling my heart expand for more space to be loved and give love.   More space to move around in.  More space to feel the Oneness of us all.  The connection of Heaven and EArth and All that IS.

 

Making spacious the heart and mind’s reception

The mind has a way of containing great wonder

Give way to the Heart’s quiet voice speaking

Let the Story told be one of love’s tender choice

 

The mind has a way of containing great wonder

What use is the bound box in the withholding

Let the story told be one of love’s tender choice

Release the confines of negative thinking

 

What use is the bound box in the withholding

Held silent and secret in cloistered thought

Release the confines of negative thinking

Make way for a story that speaks to an expansive life

 

Held silent and secret in cloistered thought

Give way to the Heart’s quiet voice speaking

Make way for a story that speaks to an expansive life

Making spacious the heart and mind’s reception.

 

 

 

 

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A New Year’s Prayer


 

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Make this not the End of a year

Rather invite each new day

A moment to raise up and

Sound out a new beginning.

 

These are the days and

You are the ONe.

Not a corner of the Universe

Is without a place to celebrate

 

Cozy your heart around

What gives you joy.

Be renewed in loves call

There are no wasted moments

 

Light knows her darkness

Kindness waits for you to notice her

Peace is in your breath

Love has never left you

 

Make this not the End of the Year

Make this the beginning of a moment

And another moment, and another

filled with the gratitude of love’s ease

 

Make no doubt that you are Loved

There is no ending to the everlasting

 

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