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A million sweet dreams

When did we learn to hide our exuberance and hold our passions in? The world will not  become more quiet through our indifference. The sun knows its way without having to find it and bestows life upon us with ease and great strength. When I look at the sun, I see a million sweet dreams swimming in a yellow sea with the power to vibrate themselves into the thread of our momentary lives. The garden that feeds us maintains a whole realm of  rich and verdant mystery. The trees that line city streets shorn for convenience still stand, still guard  our stories generations deep with great vigilance,  bearing the marks of their compassion so that we may learn patience, and new ways of learning. The time is now –


Thank You to the Trees

I wonder if the trees ever feel forgotten?
Who still comes and sits beneath them,
asking what they feel?
Getting close enough to feel their whispers,
the rooted wisdom.
Allowing what comes,
to rest upon their outstretched arms, 
weather rattled,
yet always welcoming.
Don't let the trees be forgotten,
let's show them we are rooted,
reaching always.
Not grabbing,
supporting and surrendering.
Connected to earth,
searching for sky,
letting warmth of sun
guide the stretch.
because we can.
Never wanting more.
Sturdy to what is,
yet given to let the winds shake us.
Thank you to the trees.

Tracy Brooks has been talking to trees and whispering between worlds since she was a small child. Merging channeled messages from Spirit with nature and poetry, she hopes to offer comfort and inspiration. She believes words have the power to help heal and encourage. Born in Brooklyn New York, Tracy now lives in Florida with her beautiful family. She shares her word medicine and o…

A MAMA DAY BLESSING by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

A Mama Day Blessing

This day we honor and celebrate the women who have given life to us,  the women who give life to ideas,  the women who died giving life, the women who wanted to have a child, but didn’t get to, the women who right now are tilling their fertile soil for new seed, the women who choose not to have a child but have many children, the women who are in captivity, the women who are free, those who were mothered well, and those who had crazy mamas, because any mama that did not love you well, was not well enough,
the women who are struggling this moment to care for their babies, and the women who right now snuggle with little ones under feather comforters, for those whose mamas have gone on, and for those who are mamas to be, for women who miscarried precious life, and those who carried many, for single mamas who want their mate, and for married mamas who want to be seen and heard, for those who never got to have a mama hold them, and for those mamas whose children will not speak to them, for happy mam…

THE CALL (TO PRESENCE) by Maxime Lichtenberg

The Call (to Presence)

My body is a temple
My garden is your playground
My mountains offer solace, sweet -
And in my heart is where you will meet God-ness.

Your lips, Beloved, are a poem I have yet to write,
I am your holy ecstasy. 
Drink me in, with your gaze, lovingly,
your mind, your heart, your soul intertwined - 
the Holy Trinity of self-mastery combined.

My body is a temple
Calling you to worship
Offer what you can give at the rose-petaled altar,
And lay down what you cannot.

Empty into the vast, eternal space of the Unknowing
The sacred 'in-between' of in-breath and out-breath,
Embodied Presence.

My body is the Temple
You've waited aeons for to pray to
Your craving is insatiable 
Your appetite longing for this homecoming.

Drop all illusion of existence and melt into Be-ingness.

Your body is a temple
Your garden is a playground
Your mountains offer armistice 
Beyond valleys round and salient hills.

Empty, empty, empty, 
For your body is the Temple
The open space for allowing, all
My desire is pe…


The Mother of Wisdom

''No thing anywhere
is ever born from itself,
from something else,
from both or without a cause."

Nagarjuna - 'Root Verses on the Wisdom of the Middle Way'

For there to be a Birth-day
there must be a 'mother' and 'child' but who causes who to arise?

For something to be 'born'
there must be a 'cause'
but when does the 'seed' become the 'tree' ?

For the 'seed' to 'grow'
there must be 'conditions'
but when do the sun, earth and air become 'growing'?

For something to 'die'
there must be 'change'
but when does the 'change' become the 'death'?

For there to be 'objects'
there must be 'words'
but when did the 'words' become the 'objects''?

All I know is,
when I watch you sleep,
even the words 'love' and 'compassion' fall away; like countless tears from a billion mothers,
into a deep ocean of timeless peace.


In honor of Earth Day: Today and every day may we remember to treasure the Earth and recognize our Oneness with Her and with all Life. 

Divine Nature

I am the fallen tree
rotting on the forest floor. And I am the new growth  nourished by the death that came before.
I am the trees and the saplings that grow.  I am the mushrooms, the moss,  and the breeze that blows.  I am the sky above. I am the light. I am the branches that stretch up with all their might.
I am the butterfly, the caterpillar,  and the chrysalis. I am the gloriousness of all there is.
I am the bud and the blossom.  I am the green leaf of Spring.  I am One with everything.
I am also the withered leaves of Fall. I am expansive enough to encompass it all.
I am love and heartbreak,  disappointment and beauty. Loss, grief and joy all exist within me.
At Peace with it all, life, death and rebirth, I am certain of my connection with Mother Earth.

Diane Bell is a writer living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States. She writes poetry …

PLANTING SEEDS by Caroline Mellor

This poem was written during the first weeks of the coronavirus 'lockdown'. There is a lot of fear and isolation around at the moment. But it also feels like a powerful, potent time to imagine a better future: to plant the seeds. Wishing you wild hope wherever you are. 
“If a world is dreamable,  maybe it can be dreamed into being.”  ~Ursula K. Le Guin~

Planting Seeds
It is the seed moon,  the time of sowing. The roads and skies have grown quiet. Sometimes in the stillness I can feel the earth dreaming.
There are many things I can't do  in these strange times. But I can plant seeds. I hold them like prayers in the palm of my hand, I notice their shape and size, the way they catch the light. Their impossible promise. I teach my children  to make wishes on them - and I make wishes too.
I breathe my brightest,  most golden dreams  into these seeds, dreams wild as sweet violets on hidden forest floors.
Poppy, nasturtium, sunflower and sage: bring nectar, food and medicine,  praise the sun. Corn, squash, to…

THE ROAD AHEAD by Diane Bell

As the Coronavirus pandemic grips the world and we find ourselves “stuck” at home, I hope that these words I’ve written will soothe people’s fears and plant the seeds for a new normal when this is over. 
The Road Ahead
We are not stuck, friends We are moving forward But more slowly now  Carefully  Cautiously  Thoughtfully  Pausing at times  To rest  And consider  The best way forward  Being mindful  Of our direction  And of the others  On the journey  With us We are no longer  Racing  Recklessly  Striving  Ruthlessly  Grasping  There is stillness now  There is even peace  Beneath the fear  Calm  Equanimity  A knowing born of faith  That a season has ended  And a new one  Begun  It’s the beginning Of a new day  We’re on a  New path  There’s no turning back  To where we were  Before  Our map unfolds  A little more Each day  We’re in this together  Hand in hand  Each step  Guided by grace  With Love in the lead  This time  Leaving no one  Behind 
~Diane Bell 4/5/2020

Diane Bell is a writer living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the …


Totally True Reflections 
As you sit in the stillness, recognize that you know  how to move forward, though the way ahead may be previously unexplored. You know when to pause and breathe, soak in the splendor, contemplate a challenge. You have the ability to read the winds, ride the waves,  paddle strong and steady, adjust the rudder along the way. You have what you need on board, including the freedom  to ask for  and receive help.  You are perfectly human  in your own wonderfully unique way. And, yet there’s a sameness in the flow of connection  to others, to nature, to the Divine. So, go ahead. Sit in that stillness. Let clarity come  in beautiful, crystal clear, totally true reflections. Sit and feel secure in the solid vessel that is you.

Sarah Carlsonhas many pieces to her whole, as most of us do. Those pieces include: mother, teacher, daughter, friend, widow, sister, skier, bicyclist, hiker, coach, drummer, and poet. Sarah lives in the western foothills of Maine where opportunities to make connections amid the…

Many Waters by BethAnne Kapansky Wright

Many Waters 
she is many  waters and oceans,  not all of them  explored 
some can only  be accessed  by moonlight  and grief’s portal- - 
entry  only granted  where love  and loss  meet 

brightest pearls  only formed  when heart  swims sea’s  deep.

(This poem will appear in Revelations of the Sky, comming summer of 2020)

BethAnne Kapansky Wright: I am an Author, Speaker, Psychologist and Intuitive Healer. I specialize in dealing with women's issues, life transitions, trauma, grief work, and finding healing in our relationships, especially our relationship with our self. I am a big believer in authenticity, intuition, the power of love, finding laughter and joy, and learning to be more fully human. My essays and poetry have been published in a variety of publications, and I am the author of the poetry books Cranberry Dusk,Freebird Fridays (November 2016, Golden Dragonfly Press) and the Lamentations of the Sea trilogy. I currently live in Kauai with my soul mate and our fur kids and my beloved mountain…