Secret Places of the Heart

deer

In the quiet 

I stand

Open,

Allowing 

New moon

Currents

To take

Me 

To a new

Place

Facing the 

Shadows

With 

Gentleness, 

Patience,

And 

Understanding

Trusting the flow

Of Transformative

And Healing 

Energy

Shifting life from 

The inside out

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

* photo found on http://www.verycoolphotoblog.com/2013/06/22/24179/

 

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Continuation

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I stand in a forest

Amongst other trees

Bearing the cold

I stand with patience

I stand with faith

That the spring

Will come again

I stand in a forest

Amongst other trees

Connecting at the root 

I stand in trust

I stand in acceptance

That my essence

Is nourished 

By the Earth

Season after season

I breath 

through my leaves 

Long after

I can no longer stand

In a forest

Amongst other trees

I will continue

to bring balance

To the cycle 

Of love

Because 

I am 

Love.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

One Step After The Other

bumpy road

Sometimes 

A new beginning 

Can have

A bumpy start

Smile 

To your heart

And

Keep

Going.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

*photo found on  

http://threadsence.com/Blog/lets-go-on-an-adventure/

An Impermanent Breath

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Sometimes there is a winding road

That seems to lead nowhere 

And the soul whispers, “Go on…

Don’t stop now…”

Taking a deep breath

You take the next step and the next

Clinging desperately to faith 

As you venture farther out

And you slowly begin to realize

Just how infinite your spirit is

You begin to see that 

You will never reach the end

Of your essence…

You go on and on 

An impermanent breath

Of eternity.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Mother Nature

Breathing in silence

Breathing out love and patience

Earthling gratitude

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Heart Whispers

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Bumble bee humming

Amidst the Forget-me-nots

My heart whispering

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Looking Deeper

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“It’s better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It can’t be taken away from you not by angels or demons, heaven or hell.” 

-Buddha