Tag: grace

With a Hint of Grace

Reflections January 2, 2018

There was peace in the delicate way I learned to hold all thoughts and emotions and find my way through challenges — not alone, but with a hint of inner grace and trust I hadn’t known before.

I had gained a respect for the sacred journey back to our hearts. Tender places where old wounds lived reminded me of where I had been and the purity of love able to reach through dark places. The intensity of this love remained and softened the need for such extreme contrast.

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Beneath the Surface

Reflections June 25, 2017

I found comfort

in no longer needing

to appear graceful

on the surface.

There was strength in

refusing to compromise

the connection

within my heart

for any reason —

even just a little.

It didn’t matter

how this life appeared

because there was

a deeper, truer

kind of grace

only those who had

dared to look beneath

the surface

could recognize.

Always

From A Quiet Prayer November 17, 2016

By grace,

I remembered

the power

of staying centered

within my heart

while offering

my part in the unfolding

of the story

we all share.

I healed

my own heart,

transformed darkness

within myself,

held and let go

of all parts

of me —

traded in every last

resentment in the search

for a deeper truth

and the slightest bit

of hope

for the remembrance

of this sacred journey

called life.

I healed

and transformed trauma

and found

a quiet prayer

connected with truth

and compassion

for all

could travel far —

reaching places

where few words

could go —

joining together

with others —

healing what had seemed

unhealable.

I honored

and traded

my own story

for a prayer.

And so I offer

this living prayer

always.

Amen