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Like the Upward Light of Love

Sun Flower Mosic

Like a burning flame,
like love which moves ever upward
sunflowers lift my spirit…

I made this sunflower mosaic in honor of one of my Flickr contacts, He Marli, who introduced me to Google’s Picassa and who has  inspired and uplifted me by her work and insights.  You can find her old Flickr site here. At the time, I did not know how to use Photoshop and had very limited photo-editing skills. He Marli is a master in blending images together.




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Embraced

 

“We are loved by an unending love. We are embraced by arms that find us even when we are too proud for soothing. We are counseled by voices that guide us even when we are too embittered to hear. We are loved by an unending love. We are supported by hands that uplift us even in the midst of a fall. We are urged on by eyes that meet us even when we are too weak for meeting. We are loved by an unending love. Embraced, touched, soothed, ours are the arms, the fingers, the voices; ours are the hands, the eyes, the smiles; we are loved by an unending love.”

—Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro




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Deep Listening

 

When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you’ve had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind’s eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

— John Fox




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Joy of a Feather

 

I like to be around children. They delight in the things I have forgotten or am too busy to notice. They remember how to live in the kingdom.

I shared in this child’s  joy when she showed me her treasured feather in sky blue. Joy is something we can generate and share with others. She generated and passed on her joy to me.

I am reminded of these words from Amma:

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Be Lovers of Your Souls

 

This evening, I attended the 6th day of a 9-day prayer devotion to St. Clare of Assisi at a Poor Clare monastery. Right after the adoration of Christ in the form of consecrated bread, a priest gave a talk about St. Clare’s final words. I believe that her purity and constant love for God and others gave her words a lot of power. It must have been something she prayed each day in some form or other. Her presence was so palpable and living in the priest’s speaking of her words:

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Be Yourself

 

This is a collaborative collage I did with my friends Joya, Lorraine, Denise, Christine, Kirpal and Margaret for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I believe Joya began this collage and we all added to it, or decided not to add something.

It reminds me of a song by Cindy Lauper. These are part of the lyrics:

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Soft and Tender Name

softandtendername

This is a collaborative collage I did for Amma’s Circle of Love with Christine, Denise, Lorraine, Kirpal, Joya and Margaret. I cannot remember now where all the images came from, but the quote is from Christine’s German  calendar. She translated it as:

“Everything asks to be caressed and called by its soft and tender name.”

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You Are a Child of the Universe

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Shortly after my husband died in 2003, I began to write for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I had received a few cards when my husband was ill. The writers assured me of their prayers, and shared positive quotes with me. I received much comfort. I decided to join the writing group since I benefited so much from it. At first I had a lot of reservation about writing, as I had never received good grades in English. So far, no one has complained about my sentence structures or grammar. The process of thinking of others helped pull me out of depression.

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