Blessing for Change

Rural scenery with poppies and evening storm colors

When the wings of change blow
We must be ready to listen
Not faltering in the storms
Knowing when to hold tight to the foundations
Built over time
Knowing when to let loose the sails
And let the winds carry us
Even to places we see only I the mind’s eye
And in the heart’s longing

May your foundation be firm
And your sails ever ready to carry you
On the great adventures of life
Steered by compassion
Fueled by love
Anchored only by the heart

©SpiritLed 2016

Morning Reverie

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And the birds sing sweetly,
the morning sun peeks gently
over the tops of trees
lining the wood’s edge along the creek,
a perfect circle through tree branches up high,
puffy clouds sharing hints of light
as I sip my tea
and listen to the garbage men
shouting to teach other on the next street
and the bullfrogs bellowing to the koi fish
in the neighbor’s manmade pond

And this day starts sweetly
as I wish all days would
for myself
and for you

©SpiritLed 2015

The Ocean Within

Ebbing and flowing,
cleansing and nourishing,
the tiniest fish that swim
in your veins, to the largest whales
of your soul, rely on the life-giving
water from within, nourished by the sun through day,
directed by the tides at night, touched by
the hand of God and bestowed the power
to create and sustain life, to raise up
great storms and inspire the heart of man,
to love with great fury and tear down walls
built long ago by another people’s war

The water that makes you
is ordained with holy wings,
harness the power of the great ocean inside,
use it not for devastation of the unruly and
sinful parts, but as a sacred trough from which
all may drink and find the blessings of life

©SpiritLed 2014