To the man who stole my mother’s heart

I knew before I met you that you had to be special
because my mother was not one to ever settle.

She lived on her own for 20 years
Not really sure she had let go of all her fears.

She told me about you and that is when I knew
That the man of her dreams- well that was you.

She never thought that day would come
When she’d open heart despite the possible outcome

She found her true love, her white shinning knight
someone who shared that same bright light.

With drives and adventures all planned out
What was all this crazy talk about

Illness and disease so close, so near
Sometimes forgotten over the sound of laughter and cheer

It quickly caught up and upset the scale
 bringing with it, all that illness entails.

Your heart was full, and you were so soft spoken
I knew you never wanted to leave my mom heart broken.

But progressively you began to fade away
A wedding it is! with little delay

We celebrated the journey that lead us here
Perhaps shedding quite a few tears

Both slowly and quickly You began to decline
You held on, because you did not want to leave us all behind

We know now you are somewhere warm,
while we ride out the waves of grief like a storm.

You are somewhere loving, majestic with an incredible view
And remember dear Armand, that we will always love you.

 

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Love &support is a hidden gem

where_there_is_love_quote_mahatma_gandhi_yogaShe was undeniably compassionate- almost excessively. When others require ample amounts of attention due to their difficulties, or obstacles she always lent an open ear. One that would be understanding, and also ease some of their burden. This constant attack on her energy left her empty, and drained. Void of all energy, unable to recover herself, the need of her assistance still prevalent, to help ease the burden of others.

Her heart simply felt as though it was imploding unable to help others, to be sympathetic or even understanding. She wanted to feel normal, and able to provide her full love and heart to others. Her purpose could not be fulfilled without her vibrancy or sparkle. Unconscious to the fact that she was hurt and needed the warmth, love and tenderness that she had once provided others.

We always find solace in talking to others, to become aware that we are not alone. We are not the only one’s who may be struggling along our path. It takes persistence to achieve success. We may fail 757 times but the 758 might lead to our success. This is why we figure out what it is we are meant to do and persevere no matter how many times we must fall down. When we show others our failures, they are able to compare with their own lives and help provide us with comfort and reassurance, that nothing great is achieved without difficulty. She was having difficulty finding the reassurance she needed to proceed and develop her inner strength. Her explanation of her sentiments was too difficult to fully share, and unload onto the shoulders of others. She dug deep inside and buried them. The hole became overflowing with memories that were overly agonizing, and too damaging to share with others who were oblivious to her truth. It was an ongoing internal battle until she found the missing element.

A space and supportive community that inspire greatness, develop character, grow inner strength, and enhance qualities that already reside within each and everyone who simply show up. They simply show up and remain open in heart and mind to the experiences and knowledge of others. A place to share energy, and transform dark into light. To grow both inside and out. It is a place that has a magic quality within its walls that illuminates even the darkest of places. We tap into awareness with breath, tranquility in stillness and find roots in the present moment happiness that can be ours if we simply let go.

Although she still has the overwhelm that first tried to drag her under, she has developed the muscles she needs and found a support system to help her battle the swells within. She no longer has to feel alone, depleted and without.

Waves Of Tranquility

Turquoise, aqua, azure, cobalt, sapphire
From depth to surface
Indistinguishable, interchanging
Flow of colour

Ever changing, immense, power
Always moving
Transforming
Forceful, influential, vigorous swells take you over and under

Witness the intertwining of souls below
Mingle, dance and express life
Beauty, serenity
Found under the natural movement of rapids

The peaks roll forward
And conceal the sand
As they turn into valleys.
Then as quickly as they approached, retreat.

Overwhelming sense of calm
Watch the shift
The gust of air flows past
The roar of the ocean

In silence
We find tranquility
Through repetition
We find peace

Composed like magnets

To nourish oneself with the origins 
To absorb the knowledge of the earth without supplement
Natural, unselfish and bountiful

Generations & evolution altered provisions
Chemically & biologically evident the virus

Metamorphosis in food creates metamorphosis in devourers
more ailments, illness, disease & affliction
where fear is the mastermind.

Realization of our patterns, our why
provides clarity and cures
we mature and flourish

Acceptance & love the path in our journey
obstacles perceived as enlightening rather than misfortunes
we grow, we learn we create

the purpose to choose
potent constructive thoughts
to create influential and inspiring behaviours in ourselves and others

we like a magnet attract similarity,
choose nourishing/loving thoughts &beliefs
and that is what will manifest.

The Sun rises again

Warmth dissipates,
life hushed and serene,
Dormancy, lethargy follow

Still lingers the impressions of scars,
buried just below the surface
As not to disturb.

Time may heal, but not regenerate
Nothing will ever be as it was exactly
Always slight remodeling, as time always moves forward.

Transformation is not instantaneous,
You are not one then the other
always a transition period – a period of in between.

We overcome challenge with persistence,
like a river leaves an impression on the bank,
not an easy task.

Time & movement propel forward
We grasp easy, clear, painless
Avoid existence of wounds.

In between is where we learn,
we develop,
our “flaws” turn into strengths.

We dove into this journey,
with knowledge of transcendence
But progression is imperceptible.

Nearest has difficulty to judge progress
perpetual movement forward inevitable
Happiness is on the horizon.

Transition almost complete
Sun heightens, intensifies
The dawning of a new day.