Look up at the sky

I see part of you and me 

What do you see there?

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*sketch by Willmj


Spirit Life

Life Solutions

What is Spirit Life

The highest level of our consciousness is spirt life..

We often stay in lower states and therefore aren’t even aware..

Like walking through a forest unaware of the lurking wild life so well aware of you ..

How do we know ?

– do we see beauty ?
– do we hurt when we see suffering?
– do we have a longing for deeper more meaningful experience?
– do we have an urge to create or express our true selves in someway?
– do we experience those fleeting moments when all seems just perfect ?
– do we love knowing it’s the very reason we live?
– do we have unexplainable times of depth when we know our true selves ?

These are indications of a pull toward a consciousness of the spirit ..
It is to our greatest advantage to take these kinds of whispers…

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Kindness in Simplicity


Everyday kindness

Greets me in simplicity

Compassionate friends

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*watercolor by TCChiu

Whispers of Life

Numbness of doing

Leaves blown into

A concrete corner

Soul fragments

Seconds and minutes

Falling from the sky

Light reaching out

Tilting a face tenderly

Towards heaven

The wind , an earth breath

Softly whisks strands of hair

With invisible fingers

Trembles of inner life

From unseen places.

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Hang Around


“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.”

-Charlie Brown-

In the Fog


An empty stillness

Vanishes hostilities

In remembrance

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photo by Kevin Wolf on Flickr

Path of Healing

path of healing

Being forthright is a two way street

While questions of integrity rise up

In a fog of confusion and doubt

Unspoken accusations

Bathed in superiority

And dressed in superficiality

Join together with unclear intentions

To cross boundaries that still

Disregard a ‘no trespassing’ sign 

Opinions disguised as truth

Leave a void of pain

And misunderstanding

An absence of compassion

As for me I choose to continue

Down the path of healing

To connect with my essence

In acceptance and surrender.

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