A New World Rising

Holding the Planet, abstract eco backgrounds with beauty female

The light of day
Brings new hope and inner stirrings
As our outer shells crack open,
Hearts longing to reveal
Newly-formed skin into the world,
Exposing vulnerable flesh
Still oozing from new birth

We stand,
Ready and radiant in our new forms,
Gowns glowing gold and sparkling in the early light,
Moving through the fog of hope and confusion,
Forging a path through the wilderness of our existence,
Taming golden light into a new awakening

Drawing in the darkness,
Breathing out the love of ancients
Into a world rising from its own ashes

©SpiritLed 2017

Surrender

Suitcases

If we surrender to the new
What may happen?
We don’t know…

It may not bring us instant joy
Or immediate relief
Because we can’t see the big picture
Or its temporary nature,

It may seem to lead us down a path
Which feels permanent,
Like concrete in our souls,
We may work harder, longer,
We may think we’re broken for a time

And yet, if we choose the path of same
We know what happens there –
More of what we’ve always known

What is the decision?
Do we risk it?
Do we listen,
To the whisper
Of surrender?

©SpiritLed 2017

Letting Go, Letting Flow

Mountain river in the green forest

In the thick and the thin
Of the push and the pull
The daily earth grind
The far-out future
Left behind

The only path
Left to follow
Is the one you can’t see
It’s hard to move forward
Or even stay free

So follow you must,
Letting drop fears
As trees drop their leaves,
Flowing like rivers
In their banks by the trees

Continuing the journey
Through dark and through light
Letting go, letting flow
As the road winds its path
As the doubts come and go

Through the twists and the turns
The tears and the fears
The outcome uncertain
Yet the path always true
Letting go, letting flow
The choice is in you

©SpriitLed 2017

Visioning

vision

What’s the vision of the future?
The one we see in dreams,
Details silently appearing, one-by-one,
As we paint the pictures of our lives,
Following the path to paradise,
Long and winding, the end unclear

Yet we feel compelled to keep on moving,
Keep on building,
Keep on visioning
Until the future comes fully into sight,
Created from our own dedication,
Our determination,
Our courage to persevere

For the good of man and beast,
For our very own existence,
The call inside too deep to ignore,
The vision too real to let go

©SpiritLed 2017

Broken Open

broken open

How does the love shine through you?
How does the light find its way?

Through the cracks
And the holes
And the broken open soul

The heartbreaks
The love aches

The nights on our knees
Drowning in prayer
Waking up in the morning
Gasping for air

These moments of brokenness open the path
To the lighthouse within, to peace from the wrath,

The moment is ready for those with hearts open
Light and love shine right through where one is broken

©SpiritLed 2017

Earth Angel Ballad

Daylight Angel banishes night
Making our way, on down the line
Through the cadence and chorus, the withering vine
Of time on the lam, down lanes in the rain
Flitting like butterflies, wings stretched to the sun
Ready and waiting, new adventures to come

Despite flashes of lightening, rumbling across the great sky
The path we are travailing, a dark stain in heart’s eye
Full of the perils of a life fully-lived
Dodging the arrows so generously given

Piercing our hearts, allowing the bleed
To drain us of that which we don’t really need
Leaving a path for others who follow
So their way may be easier, less difficult to swallow

Forsaking ourselves for the task at our hand
Marching along to our very own band
The sun setting lower, the time drawing near
Undaunted by difficulty, hard work, or fear

The time is at hand, the time where we know
The new world is upon us, we all are now home

©SpiritLed 2017