Where there is an Abundance of words
There is an Abundance of Love.
And where there is an Abundance of Love
There exists Endless Possibility.
Where there is a Profusion of Joy
There is a Profusion of Love.
And where there is Profusion of Love
Impossible becomes Reality.
Where there is a Single Grain of Faith
There exists Excesses of Love.
And where Excesses of Love Abide
Union fashions Tranquility.
In this world of darkness, violence, hatred and cruelty, remember that each grain of sand builds a beach; each flicker of a single candle restores Light, and a seemingly insubstantial act of kindness and love can Change The World.
Shine Brightly my friends! Love Boldly!
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The Holidays are a splendid time of year, filled with cheer, giving, kindness and benevolence we might otherwise neglect to employ; yet, it is also a time of year when many look through the glitter and sparkle and see only shadows of what used to be. Memories can be a funny thing. Though they are of happy hours, they can make us sad; and although they are of joyful moments, they can bring us tears. This holiday season I find myself understanding these conundrums more than ever before as I look around my festively decorated home and find myself missing one who loved this season of the year more than any other. I sit quietly staring at the place she used to sit and long to hear her laughter ringing through the house once more.
Nevertheless, she and those whom you may miss, would Never want us to be sad and would not want one sparkling, shining moment of this Blessed Season to find diminishment, particularly in missing them. Are they not near in every glittering ornament on the tree and through ever gladsome song? Do they not smile through the glow, a sweet reflection of the radiance of where to they have gone that reaches out to touch our quiet hearts? Should we not remember that we are never truly alone when Love has touched our lives and remembers?
Now, you may have other beliefs and you may not entirely agree, but when Love smiles upon us, I believe we should pause to smile back. Perhaps if we did so more often, the darkness of this world would be a bit brighter. Perhaps it might glitter and sparkle like the lights of our countless holiday ornamentation shining out into the bleak winter night. Perhaps through our quiet smiles we might draw those lingering in the shadows into the light, if even for a moment, to bask in the glow and share a contented sigh.
Love is ever present. Not in some far removed, theological ideal, but in Us, should we choose to remember it and share it. A simple act of Kindness; a smile of consolation; an unasked-for generosity; or patience amid the chaos can share that Love in far more powerful ways that we ever may be able to imagine.
May The Glow of the Season Reach out to you through the darkness of these troubled times and fill your quiet world or rush and bustle with Peace and Joy!
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
-Edgar Allan Poe
Do we truly ever stop to consider just how far and wide our words and musings travel? How often do we say things before we consider the lasting effect those words may have, on others or on our own lives? Can we grasp the powerful truth that what we speak becomes our reality?
I have listened over the past months to all the raucous noise of hatred and intolerance flooding our media; of friends dividing from friends and loved ones from loved ones over matters that are fleeting, but I have not raised my voice to join the chorus.
Rumi said: “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
How right he was, for the Power of our words, whether spoken or written, create change, instill impressions, teach lasting lessons, and take root. I recently stumbled across my own words, which I use on Facebook as part of my profile introduction, and had to pause.
Words are spoken, heard, seen, felt and dreamed.
Indeed they are! In this hour, when unleashed anger spills over our world, near and far; how will we choose to use our words? Will we Build or destroy? Will we mock or Encourage? Will we take aim with Positive or negative energy? For myself, for my writing and the consequence of the same, I will strive to unleash Harmony. Compassion. Tolerance.
“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
Human beings are blessed with the rare gift of language, but they are also blessed with a gift called conscience. Regardless of whether you believe in an afterlife or not; heedless of the truth of Karma or the possibility of having to answer for our every action in some measure, the simple reality, in my humble opinion, is this: what we say; notwithstanding how we say it, has a consequence. My words, written or spoken, will have an effect on someone, somewhere, in some manner, and I do not flout that responsibility. Certainly I feel strongly about this or that, but I do not presume I know enough to say that I am right and someone else is wrong.
What if we are all wrong? What if the only Power on Earth and in the vast cosmos over our heads is the Potent Power of a single syllable? What happens if the indelible connection we refuse to accept is the simplest and most complex notion of all.
The Touch of Love is seen in the Miraculous as well as the Simple,
In the Drops of Water upon a newborns head,
In the Benediction o’er a Final Resting Place;
The Touch of Love is Bread in our Hands
And Wine on our Lips,
In Prayers offered beside the sickbed
And in Joyful Laughter at the birth of Life;
The Touch is in the Understanding and Patience Spoken to a Troubled Youth,
And in the Sincere Help offered to One in Need,
It is Heard in the Promise of Unconditional Love
And the Warm Embrace or Handclasp extended to a Stranger.
The Touch of Love is known in the grinding bit of a drill
Searching for Fresh Water In a Forgotten Village,
And in a coverlet offered to a refugee, lost and alone.
The Gentle Touch of Love is Shared through words of Encouragement
To One depressed, discouraged or grieving,
And Through the Compassion of Empathy conveyed
By a Wordless Nod or Gaze.
The Touch of Love is Extended to Each of Us and Shared Through All of Us,
To The World In Need.
Poem inspired and written in conjunction with Pastor Robert Kehrli
Article is my July Morgan’s Musings from Fresh Lifestyle Magazine
Whisper Memory that Breathes
through the Softest Echoes of Rhyme,
Hearts Singing like rustling leaves
Amidst the tempests of rancorous Time;
Hearken now to the Voice of of Calm
Tranquility Interposing the restless Sea,
Wordless caress of shapeless Balm
Soothing strife and calamity;
Touch the Hand of Possibility
Through the Hush that wordlessly Brings
Delicate Splendor of Intrepidity
Soaring High upon the Ethereal Wings
Of Belief that Sees
When Fear bows low
Hope’s Mystery Frees!
The Music and Muse category by Morgan shares Poetry and the Music which Inspired it.
Beautiful Original Music by Thomas Bergersen
Silence comes in Shadows and Rocky Pools
Where Light Reflects the Glimmering facets
Of Hope and Faith,
Courage Shimmering on the surface of the waters,
Even beneath the canopy of Overhanging fear;
Ever Rushing onward
In the ‘plash of the River of Time.
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Teaches my heart that All is Possible,
All is Ready Standing, Waiting upon my own Acceptance,
My own Belief, my own Unfettering Faith
To Set Free the wheels of the universe
And Create my Heart’s Desire;
Yet in this dark and weary place,
Where fear crushes dreams
And doubt hangs hopes,
What is Remarkably Possible if often considered improbable,
And Faith sits down in the shadows, her hands tied.
The slippery slope of lost Hope
Dashes Charisma against the rocks and shakes Vigor to the core;
Compressing Life to only what is seen, felt, heard.
Lost are the Whispers,
Lost are the Potent Promises that Move Mountains,
Lost are the Smiles of Satisfaction and Purpose.
Still, even in this dark place, where Angels wait, muted by skepticism;
When all is clouded o’re and dim,
One Word shall Lift the Indomitable Spirit,
One Affirmation will Raise the Irrepressible Soul;
Shattering cynicism, Collapsing disbelief,
And Building Bridges to the Unimagined.
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Modified to contain Quote by Morgan
Pure Sweet Breath
Vibrant Heartbeat, Yes I hear it!
Slumber to Rest,
And a Glad, Smiling Spirit,
Diligence in Striving,
Intrepidity of Exertion,
Confidence that’s Driving,
And Hope in Assertion;
Blessings in Superfluity
Cheerfully Giving without Greed,
Right Here Within Me
Is Everything I Need.
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In this world of Light and Dark, Hatred and Love, Hope and Fear; I thought a simple poem filled with opposing words and the Perspectives they represent appropriate.
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Shards of Light,
Like Fragments of Hope,
Reach across the distances between us,
Stretching to Touch each Heart,
Spreading their Unifying Grasp
Into the pallor of this bleak world,
Far More than we Shall Ever Grasp.
Beautiful Original Photograph by Dusty Demerson
Wherever Love Goes
It Urges Mercy and Justice.
Whenever Love Speaks
It Sings Kindly and Gently.
Whatever Love Teaches
It Inspires Honesty, Truth, and Encouragement.
Whatever Love Gives
It Fills with Compassion and Generosity.
May Love Walk with us, Speak Through us,
Teach our Spirits to Sing Harmoniously,
And Give Selflessly
So we may Never Walk Alone.
Beautiful Original Artwork by: Michael Durst
Though the jagged edge of
Fear and Doubt
Fill the Heart with Trepidation,
Though the wrenching Memory of
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
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…
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Prisoner in this mind,
With fears and doubts rampantly running,
Screams echoing in the tumbling darkness
As I grope and claw for Light,
For the Hope I once held in my Hands.
Captive to a thousand harbingers of uncertainty,
Shaking and Trembling in the Pitch that Darkly Surrounds,
Devouring my Soul.
Stubbornly refusing to Surrender to the harrowing blackness.
Faith Holds Her Fragile Breath and Stares into the Starless sky,
Seeing Only Light,
Luminous, Streaming, Sparkling Light,
In Gossamer Tangles and Silken Pools that Glimmer Radiantly,
Filling the Heart in the Barren Void.
Although it is not often easy, Faith, Belief, Determination are more often than not a Choice. Something we must willingly and diligently decide upon each day. Whether we face the dimness of this world with a melancholic view and allow that darkness to consume us or we stand against the rising currents of anger, hatred, and violence to seek Light, Beauty and Truth is entirely up to us. This verse puts this choice into lyrical reality and shows, even through the choices of the words and phrases I used, how the choice very often creates its own illumination and inspiration.
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