Permission to Feel

Today, I give myself permission to feel what is real for me right now, right here in this moment, even if it is fleeting. Suppressing the feelings just keeps me “in it.” Denying the pain, pushing it away, causes persistence. Seeing where I want to be and only focusing on the goal keeps the anger,Continue reading “Permission to Feel”

My Backyard: The Chesapeake Bay

If you look closely, you will see a man and his dog “in the middle of the water.” The Chesapeake Bay is filled with sand bars and natural jetties. In fact, container ships require Chesapeake Bay Pilots to help them navigate the shallow waters of the Chesapeake (Chess-A-Peak) Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary inContinue reading “My Backyard: The Chesapeake Bay”

Perspective: It’s Everything

When I look at life as magical and miraculous, I see magic at every turn. Yet, when all I feel is despair, then I find myself disconnecting – creating the very thing I believe. How I perceive means everything; it can make me, it can break me. Truly. Sadly. Happily. You name it, I createContinue reading “Perspective: It’s Everything”

Boundless, Releasing the Albatross

To the ones who stifled my cries, told me lies about myself, to limit me, to control me, manipulating my emotions, to keep me in your bed, or from hurting your head with my brilliance. I say to you, Stand Down! ~~ This Lady is now bound- less. ~~ I can see where my strength andContinue reading “Boundless, Releasing the Albatross”

Song of the Sea: The Film

You don’t know how much strength you have, until your last choice is to be strong. -Johnny Depp Song of the Sea is an animated film that received an Oscar Nomination. It is a beautiful story about a young girl and her older brother who must find their own strengths to save their family andContinue reading “Song of the Sea: The Film”

The Song of the Sea

Gonna rise up turning mistakes into gold. Gonna rise up and find my direction magnetically… Rise by Eddie Vedder It’s no wonder I must descend into the murky depths for my soul to heal. When I feel, I feel with each and every fiber of my being; down to the core. My passion, when IContinue reading “The Song of the Sea”

Water & Women

Many women poets and writers carry the water theme. Perhaps we are magnetically drawn to one another here on WP due to our similarities in personalities. While this is part of it, I believe there is more to it than that. As women we are vessels, living chalices created to carry life. Without water, weContinue reading “Water & Women”

Lady of the Water: Keys to Address

As I start to live more and more in my power, I can set why I have feared this. Where I am going can be filled with great loneliness.  Rising up from the Abyss has given me great clarity. For the man who can hold my hand, walking next to me will need a greatContinue reading “Lady of the Water: Keys to Address”

Treasures from the Abyss

Last night at this hour, I was near the bottom of my murky descent. It seems that I had a lot to clear while the weather was so turbulent. Diving deeply, breathing labored. Eyes swollen, crying ugly. As I slept, I gained some ascent. By morning, still some sadness overhanging. Deep in meditation, I receivedContinue reading “Treasures from the Abyss”

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