The Weighting Game


So sad to see this beautiful woman, looking at her weight/her worth and being aghast….

The game where
when weight you gain,
you only lose
your worth.

The game where
when weight you lose,
you gain,
can still be elusive,
in skinny jeans.

The game where
your worth is
inversely proportional
to the measurements
of your waist line.

The game where
With each pound
you lose,
you become more
Less protected,
Less insulated,
Unless your heart
is unweighted;
true to

The shame,
it keeps us
from claiming
our true
For when
we are focused
on where we
are “not enough”
we balance
it out,
by adding to
our waist,
or further denying
our needs for love
and nourishment.

By not feeling
that we are enough,
we are unable to
receive and use
the gifts and
talents that
are ours.

By weighing
ourselves on an
inverted scale,
how can we ever

Ponder for a
moment, how
much more
you could
accomplish, when
not focused on
only represses,
rarely uplifts.

So reach up
high, my friend.
Accept your gifts!
And put down
your whip!


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The Seduction (mature)


In my dreams, day or night,
You call out to me.

In my mind, in my thoughts,
You play.

If I ignore you,
You press me further.

Submitting brings me peace,
You show me the way.

Removing each piece of clothing, bit by bit,
You command me to reveal myself.

Pressing me further and further each time,
You peel off more layers.

Vulnerable and bare naked,
You revel in my truth.

Just when I feel my limit is reached,

You take me further into the void.

From my fingertips,
You flow.

From my lips,
You form sounds.

In your trust I place myself,
You nare disappoint.

With each word I write,
You reveal to me more of myself.

I am grateful for the words,
You, my muse.


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the fear of death keeps us from living not dying

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The fear of death keeps us from living, not dying.

Paul C. Round

It is our fear of death that keeps us from stepping out of our comfort zones into our greatness.  For us to gain in life, there are parts of it that we must be willing to lose.  The parts we leave behind are those parts that no longer serve us.  They can feel like a security blanket, so in a way,  we can feel vulnerable without them. There is also often a grieving process involved in release,  in a way,  we do die. However, it is the death of that which no longer serves.  This grief can be temporary,  if we allow it to be.

Let’s take a look at the natural world where animals “let go” in order to gain:

A snake sheds its skin so that it may release that which no longer serves it and so that it may begin anew.

The caterpillar must be willing to let itself die  as a caterpillar,  so that it may enter into the void of the chrysalis so that it may transform and emerge as a butterfly.

Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.

Luke 17:33

By giving our fears over to God, we may release that which holds us back. In letting go,  we step more into our power.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

By holding onto our fears,  we block our own freedom. When we choose fear over our greatness,  we keep ourselves in bondage. Through surrender,  we cut away these self-imposed limitations.

Just for today, I choose to release my fears about my greatness and walk in my strength. Please join me!


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Falling in love


Like a newborn baby, I swaddle in love all of the parts of me that feel:





I wrap my heart around those pieces that feel:


afraid to be naked, exposed or seen

afraid to love…and to be loved…and to receive or give love.


With each moment that I allow more love for me, the more I am able to love you.

I give love to those parts of me that have held me back. They did so, out of the only love they ever knew, which was fear. Now they receive my attention and the tension resolves. They melt like butter in the hot sun of my own love.

Please join me today is giving yourself a little bit more love, compassion and grace. The small things do add up.

Receive your own gifts. For as we each learn to receive our own love for ourselves,  we free ourselves to both give more love to and receive more love from others.


Photo by author, 2011

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