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The Long Way Home

Sometimes the only way home is the long way.

I took this quite literally the other day as I decided to walk home. After a while my bag was seemingly getting heavier on my shoulder with every step and my feet began to ache a little. Just as I started to regret my decision I came upon a patch of these beauties.

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Anemone canadensis, or meadow anemone, spoke to me both literally and figuratively of the rewards of taking the longer way. Yes, there may have been a quicker and easier way home, but in taking the longer-not-so-easy way I got to enjoy the beauty around me. Sometimes in our day to day, as well as on our spiritual path, there is more to see, experience and learn while taking the longer way. Sometimes the longer way helps us to open our eyes and hearts to more of the beauty around us.

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Resurrection

From last night’s Full Moon‬ deep diving excavation…

But now we can choose to
remember who we are…

Open our minds, eyes and hearts
when they are closed by confusion…

This is how heaven grows in us; and love.

Paper Prayers {Six}

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Welcome April!

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After this particularly cold and relentless Winter, I’m embracing this shift with arms wide open and with a sigh of relief.

This month has always spoken to me of renewal and beginnings after the Winter thaw, when Spring really takes hold. May we rise from our slumber into the light with a fresh perspective and Hearts open to the new adventures ahead.‬

“If you listen,
not to the pages or preachers
but to the smallest flower
growing from a crack in your heart,
you will hear a great song
moving across a wide ocean
whose water is the music;
connecting all the islands
of the universe together,
and touching all
you will feel it
touching you
around you,
embracing you
with light.

It is in that light
that everything lives
and will always be alive.”
~John Squadra

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Trust in the Mystery

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“… to be human
is to become visible
while carrying
what is hidden
as a gift to others…”
~ David Whyte

This is so beautiful. We all carry certain gifts, visible and hidden, known and unknown. Unknown sometimes even to ourselves, which is why it’s so important to honor who we are, just as we are.

A little prayer from the heart, to do just that. Open myself up to all the gifts unknown, to trust in the mystery.

Mother earth, father god,
Help me surrender.
Show me how to give in.
Into my heart,
And never give up.

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