Without a Doubt

The delicate process of holding on,

letting go, and reaching without grasping

led to a gentler path.

There I learned the value of

tenderness and became willing to

set down many things in exchange for

a deeper connection with life.

I knew without a doubt that

whatever appeared would eventually lead

back to a tender place in my own heart.

And so I became willing to bear the ache

of leftover traces of unhealed and

unresolved experiences —

willing to be in this place where there are

no guarantees —

willing to show up in each moment

with a quiet prayer and renewed reverence

for the sacred journey,

however it unfolded.


I learned there is nothing

comparable to the strength

of the human spirit

when aligned with its creator

and wililling, win or lose,

to protect all that is innocent,

sacred and true.

I learned there is no greater joy

or frightening responsibility

than the vow to preserve

something sacred,

no matter what —

or to hold and  honor what had

once been threatened,

knowing nothing could ever

divide what is and has always been

forever, divinely

connected and united.

Sacred Journey

Healing my own heart

was a delicate process

of looking within

and gently holding

all of the parts

of my whole self

with the purest

love —

with the help of

my own inner healer

and each tiny piece

that courageously

showed up

to offer its own

unique set of

skills gathered

though an often painful,

incredibly sacred

human soul journey.


And so I stood

as the shattered pieces

of a self finding

its own heart.

There was a


in the midst

of the chaos

as it began

to sense

the different way

truth was felt


the way it

flowed out

of all of its pieces —

the way it led


into the place of


how it was moved

by the natural beauty

and delicate balance

of the very ground

of its own being —

where it was humbled

and without words

for a moment–


not to impose.

Sacred Space

I began to

listen a little

more deeply,

noticing without

forming thought

too soon.

I found myself

safely grounded

in the sacred space

of my heart.

I could feel

when truth was


and recognize

my own true

voice rising

out of the silent

spaces I had longed for

and feared.

And I knew I could

filter it out of

any amount of noise

and clutter.