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Be Not Afraid


Though the jagged edge of

Fear and Doubt

Fill the Heart with Trepidation,

Though the wrenching Memory of

Past pains

Rush in to demoralize and devastate,

Though the innate Desire to Protect

Yourself, Your Heart,

Builds a wall that secludes and separates;

Be Not Afraid,

Stand Upon the Mountain

Of Your Hope,

Reach for the Glittering Sparkle

Of Possibility,

Embrace Your Spirit

By Filling Your Heart

With the Love for which it Longs,

With the Laughter it Seeks,

With the Keen Delight for which it Yearns,

If only for the briefest moment in Time,

For Moments are what Fill a Life,

Sparkling Gemstones of Precious Memory,

And Shadowy jet lignite of Challenges

Now Contrasting in Shimmers that make those

Diamonds of Joy and Contentment

Glimmer even more Brightly;

Be Not Afraid,

Sing into the Vast Expanse,

Shine Your Beautiful Light,

And Be at Peace with



This one rather speaks for itself, but I found it this morning in the midst of my own hailstorm of the worlds ugliness.  I was perusing Facebook and came upon a post of two teens who had cut off a dogs ears and then posed for a picture with the poor suffering animal. WHY!!!!!!!! my Spirit screamed as my stomach twisted into knots and tears welled in my eyes.  What drives us to such horrible actions?

Darkness.  Evil.  Hatred.  Cruelty.  They exist in plenty and fill this world, everywhere we look.  So, I find it a Blessed reaffirmation that Light, Love and Hope also exists, that in such a terrible and anger filled moment, LOVE reached out to remind me of just this.  Be Not Afraid.

I will certainly try…





Beautiful Photograph found on Pinterest.  Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer.  Thank You!