Affliction (04/27/14)

Love, of eyes. Use!
Deceit dressed in-
sugar, gift-wrap. Bow-tied.
Like chocolate, Wicked!
Indulgence. Taste-
Too sweet. Force it!
Extend esophagus, swallow-
No rest, nor satisfaction.
Guided by guilt. Shame.
Before being blind,
Happy-go-lucky hearts
Now, torn in two.
Afflicted, as each day-
Breaks and falls,
Chasing sly spirits.
Only to Thirst for-
All eternity. Lips
Shall run dry as
Tongue’s threat-
Execution.

 
"I am enough"! Never let anyone tell you different!

"I am enough"! Never let anyone tell you different!

(via stay-yourself-0)

We all need to do this!

We all need to do this!

(Source: sillyenfp)

Daily Meditation for March 20

There’s a period of life where we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
  —Pearl Bailey

For too many of us, feelings of shame, even self-hatred, are paramount. No one of us has a fully untarnished past. Every man, every woman, even every child experiences regret over some action. We are not perfect. Perfection is not expected in the Divine plan. But we are expected to take our experiences and grow from them, to move beyond the shame of them, to celebrate what they have taught us.

Each day offers us a fresh start at assimilating all that we have been. What has gone before enriches who we are now, and through the many experiences we’ve survived, we have been prepared to help others, to smooth the way for another woman, perhaps, who is searching for a new direction.

We can let go of our shame and know instead that it sweetens the nuggets of the wisdom we can offer to others. We are alike. We are not without faults. Our trials help another to smoother sailing.

I will relish the joy at hand. I can share my wisdom. All painful pasts brighten someone’s future, when openly shared.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey

tonight’s dinner! Baked Pizza Chicken!

tonight’s dinner! Baked Pizza Chicken!

Resurrection

Tomorrow trembles along,

Malignant chains 

Draw Knot an end. 

Sight begins too-

Roll in reverse.

Jump! Drop!

Constricting ‘til cold.

Now, limp. 

Serpent sabotaged-

Young yesterdays.

Awhile anger 

seeps within 

Corpse. Resurrect

Redemption. Rise.

Overcome oracles

predictions. Upon

Which, only he

Shall grant. And yet-

Redemption revives those

Condemned.

Daily Meditation: 03-16-14

March 16
Values

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values." -William R. Inge
Facts can confuse. They may be used as a facade or manipulated into lies. Facts are no substitute for human values. Today I not only value my life-I value Life itself. When I walk in nature, I observe its beauty, experience its strength, and know I am a part of it all. My values have changed because I see myself as “part of ” rather than “separate from.” I belong to this planet, and what I do affects the essential value of life. With my respect for self comes a respect for property, people, cultures, and God. What I truly value I do not pay for; what I cherish cannot be won or bought. Spirituality is free. - Leo Booth

This should be a universal law!

This should be a universal law!