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Friday, August 3, 2012

"Allow" - by Danna Faulds


“There is no controlling life…
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado.
Dam a stream
and it will create
a new channel.

Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet.

Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground.

The only safety lies in letting it all in

The wild and the weak;
fear, fantasies, failure and success.

When loss rips off the doors of
the heart,
and sadness
 veils your vision
with despair,
practice becomes
simply bearing the truth…

In the choice to let go of your known
way of being,
the whole world
is revealed
to your new eyes.”


Danna Faulds
From: Prayers to the Infinite


Danna Faulds’ poetry comes from the heart of her spiritual practice – Kripalu Yoga and meditation.
She writes: “…I had long since given up any rigid notion of an
 anthropomorphic, judging God,  yet here I was

 in intimate dialogue with something bigger than myself.
Over time I uncovered a remarkable fact:
 the very act of personally addressing
the Infinite opened me to a different experience of self and other,
one in which I sensed divinity as an interior part of all things.”
(A woman after my own Heart!
J)

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Art – “The Infinite”
Mystic Meandering

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For an exquisite poem see
Uma’s “Flow”
Secret Notebooks…Wild Pages



8 comments:

  1. "...simply bearing the truth" so beautiful! I love your art Christine! Is it with craypas? Its so calming. Thanks for Uma's link loved the poem there too!!

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    1. Thank you Aarathi... Yes, it is craypas. Glad it speaks to you... Wasn't Uma's poem exquisite!! Just lovely...

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  2. a lovely poem esp for right now in my life. thank you

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  3. Wonderful Christine, and thank you!

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  4. This was incredibly uplifting to read as a new week begins, Christine... And as very your art work inspires too! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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    1. Thank you Tracy :) I find her poetry uplifting as well... I like what she says about just "letting it all in." :)

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