I wish to reflect all that is soft, to offer my love to all that is not — to remind us of the sacredness of the journey and the beauty in the transformation. — Laurie, What’s Right Here Advertisements
Again and again, I chose to find my way back to the silent spaces my mind once tried to escape. It was a gentle turning away from the constant inner chatter and outer struggles of mind — a sinking down into my heart — where mind, joined with heart, was able to reflect the quiet prayer of a love hidden safely within.
One day I realized the peace I felt had come out of the quiet moments, the insights that came that couldn’t be shared or explained. It had come out of whatever remained of the grief of being within a separate self and the grace of having found my way back to my whole heart. It was the non-verbal kind of feeling my way through life that had saved me. It was the wisdom beyond stories […]
After a while I learned to be in my heart and in the world. I learned to extract all that was beautiful and all that was tender from each experience. I learned to stand with the part of me that was most healed and let go — holding the door of my heart for all that was not quite beautiful — daring to continue on with love.
Thank you for courage to follow where my heart would lead and for resolve to stand firmly through challenges within the creative flow when it would be easier to take a different path. Bless all who dare to continue to create with love and those who have not yet begun. Amen
There was peace within the complete surrender to my own offering in a time of uncertainty. It was understood that there were no guarantees of particular outcomes, but I had found those to be precisely the times when the purest love shines most brightly. What mattered most was my resolve to show up and offer the highest thought I could in each experience. Every single negative experience was met with the intention to allow it […]
I learned the value in aligning with my own heart. Old patterns fell away as I continued to love all of the many different parts of Self. The goal in each new moment became accepting and integrating parts of the whole, allowing love to flow more freely from within.
More and more attention was placed on the embrace of love that enveloped all of my experiences. It no longer made sense to continue focusing anything less into form.
Life continued to unfold. There were difficult moments. But they were always held and honored in the purest love. It was seen that all things emerged from and faded back into that same love.
The longing to know the deepest kind of peace led to questions and surrenders. It led to an expanded view of life and pain and love. It led to my own deepest heart and to the quiet prayer that reached back — recognized and honored at last as my own true voice.