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Silent secrets of the heart
Break your spirit into parts
parts of love and parts of pain
searching for one’s self again . . .
Silent secrets speak no peace
Only vague uncertainties
Leaving traces in disguise
Of dormant truths that will arise
Silent secrets tell no lies
And it comes as no surprise
When the silence breaks the core
Heart and spirit fight no more
Silent secrets have no bearing
on what we call love or caring
for they only weigh the spirit
Weighted hearts hold no merit
Silent secrets can’t tell lies
They are revealed in the eyes
Of the soul who bears evidence
Of the secret’s consequence.
Silent secrets speak so loud
Though they leave a question cloud
As to whether they are really heard
Heart and Soul speak a foreign word
Silent secrets do tell lies
to the self in haunting cries
to release their awful woe
let them loose! freely flow!
Silent secrets released alas!
from the hidden looking glass;
spirit free; heart released a ton
heart and spirit now dance as one!
I can spread like wild fires
From one to another
I’m highly contagious
Among family, sisters and brothers
I spread oblivious, at times paralyzing dread
Among unwitting lovers
Many fall so easily for me
Instead of falling for love
Leaving their souls in disharmony
minds and bodies devoid of
natural defenses; protection thereof
If one soul is infected
I can spread to the mass
I have no preference or penchant
to any race, creed or class
I multiply and mutate
With a mere, whispered suggestion
I frequently blow up to pandemonium..
becoming wide-spread infection
I can began as a simple idea
Quickly manifesting into reality
a mere negative thought passed on
is how I’m always first conceived
Deceptive; I am never what I appear
I am the root of all evil,
I am the spirit of fear…
Written by CordieB.
Fellow blogger, phaelosopher, so clearly reminds us in his recent artlce, “A Matter of Choice, The Power of Fear or Love on Swine Flu .. that…
Love lifts the spirits, and with the lifting of the spirit comes an increase in life force energy within our entire being. These are not simply flowery woo woo proclamations.
Placing ourselves in a loving attitude has a calming, harmonizing effect on our cell physiology. It also increases circulation and has a structuring effect on the water that flows within the body, and the organizing effect on the energy field that flows around, and extends beyond it. This produces and enhances a field around us that ultimately influences what happens to us — what we actually experience — from one moment to the next. More…
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my mother. My mother passed away in 1980 and I never really got the chance to tell her how much I loved her. She suffered a massive heart attack soon after we had an argument and I had left the house. I hope you find these words as comforting as I found them when I first read them.
Forgive your mother! Forgive her not for the things she has done or not done or for the things she said or has not said. Forgive her because it is the only way to open your heart to self-forgiveness. Forgive her not because you don’t have a right to be upset about the way she has handled some things in her life and in your life. Forgive her not because she was right in making you feel wrong, or because she was wrong when she failed to acknowledge that you were right. Forgive your mother because until you do, there will always be a void in your heart.
Forgive your mother for the many, many times she was not the mother you wanted her to be. Forgive her for the times she did not do things the way you needed them done. Forgive your mother for not protecting you or speaking out in your behalf. Forgive her for not guiding you in the right direction and for the times she totally lost her direction, dragging you along with her. Forgive your mother for demanding things from you that she could not provide for you or for herself. Forgive your mother whether or not she did anything wrong or bad to you. Forgive her not because you are excusing whatever she did or however it affected you. Forgive your mother because holding judgments against her has a devastating impact on your soul. The judgments you hold will eventually break your heart. Forgive your mother because the truth is, she did the best she could whether you would like to believe it or not. You may have been harboring judgments or negative opinions about your mother and the way she did or did not mother you.
Just for today, forgive yourself for judging your mother. Once you do, there will be nothing left to forgive her for.
There is a comfort about me
Allowing the soul to rest
Leaving no room for feelings of uncertainty or emptiness
There is a peace of mind I bring . . .
Whenever my essense surrounds
which is more valuable than all riches
I am where home can be found . . .
You will feel God must have placed you here
And left you in comfort . . . knowing you are where
you are loved; you are free . . .
You are just where you are suppose to be . . .
You you are welcomed; you are true
You are incredibly, honestly, gloriously You. . . .
I bring. . .. warm blankets of security covering
the body, mind, and spirit
without feelings of smothering
or fears of dreaded unknowing
I give a simple easiness
leaving no unexplained longing
Who am I. . . Click below for riddle answer . . .
HIV test result in hand. At an HIV and AIDS clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo Courtesy of Shawn Hawkeye http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkey/116429136/
Stay protected, get tested, know your partner.
A young woman who is a member of the church that I attend off and on, one whom I’ve always admired and who speaks and carries herself so well, disclosed on Saturday that she is HIV positive. Although this bright young lady had testified on several occasions that she was diagnosed with a chronic illness; because she also spoke and made soaps for breast cancer awarenes, I assumed she was a breast cancer survivor or was in treatment for breast cancer. This beautiful, bright young lady, who is glowing with outwardly good health and youthfullness, had such a bright outlook and positive demeanor. . . She is truly an inspiration. Although she contracted the disease from a boy friend, who knowingly withheld his condition from her, she acknowledges total responsibility. She is often approached by young men for dates, phone numbers, etc. She tells each of these prospects that she is indeed HIV positive. There reaction is often a real wake up call.
Great German advertisement explaining the anonymity of AIDS. Courtesy of Jayo http://www.flickr.com/photos/thejayblog/319707946/
Remind your friends, your children, and your love ones to never take chances with their lives – you can not determine a person’s condition from their appearance or actions: Wrap it Up! Also, get tested! It’s easy and painless. It only involves a simple saliva swab. You will want to know in order to start proper treatment and to ensure that you do not unknowingly pass on this potentially deadly disease.
Life is beautiful and it is to be cherished by all. Pause, think about life and spread a little awareness around on AIDS Awareness Month. Encourage everyone to talk about the menace of HIV.
I’m lighting a candle for those who I know are HIV or AIDs victims. If you would like to place a candle for victims of HIV, feel free to add that person in the comments. I will place a candle to each name added.
Maurice Bell (Departed)
Jeff David White
"He’s My Brother"
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.
So on we go
His welfare is my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.
If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another.
It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on our way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.
by Sidney Russell and Robert Scott, (C)1977 Harrison Music Corp., Jenny Music (ASCAP)
I am what’s felt when we see a field of wild flowers on a crisp spring day;
I am how we feel when the doctor says everything will be ok;
I am the thought that is often felt when we wake up to a brand new day;
I am what is felt when we see "10 fingers and 10 toes"
I am that feeling of awe that comes from the beauty of spring’s first rose;
I am what is felt when we see the beauty of winter’s first snow;
I am what we feel when our child finally walks in after being out all night;
I am the emotion that one feels when the dark days have finally gave way to light;
I am what we feel when the Christmas hectic is finally over;
I’m that feeling of wonderment in finding a four leaf clover.
You may feel me when you look at the bright blue skies;
You may even feel me when you smell the aroma of grandma’s homemade apple pies;
I can be felt when the lights come on, and everyone in the room shouts "SURPRISE"
I’m that feeling of gratitude when the youngest child graduates from school;
I’m that sentiment some have when the kids know that drugs are really uncool;
You’ll probably feel me when the baby takes his first step;
And you certainly will feel me, if you still have good health and pep;
I am what’s felt when we sat down to the table to eat;
I am how we feel when our significant other rubs our aching feet;
I am the thought that is felt when we appreciate all the Joy in Living;
Who am I,
I am simply, Thanksgiving.
Written by: CordieB especially for You.