There were no more surprises that day until the sky began to darken. She looked to the west. “Oh!” she gasped, as a face formed before her eyes. “Hello!” she called. “I guess the Universe is always saying hello,” she said as the clouds rearranged themselves and the light faded from the sky. “You just
During her walk that afternoon, she came upon her next surprise. A face. Staring up at her from the asphalt. A mask of varied color, with one eye coyly closed, the other staring boldly at her, and green lips curved in a cupid’s bow smile. “Hello,” she said to the leaf, before the wind carried
Silence… …sweet, blessed void… Refuge. Solace. And… …the only space… in which she can truly hear.
Unveiled, God’s brilliance is dazzling. Unveiled, God’s work is breathtaking. Unveiled, God’s precious one realizes What an incredible gift Life is. Bigger than I thought. More than I thought. Love beyond words. The mask I wore lay at my feet, Replaced by another— Wiser, Stronger, Closer to the Truth, And not afraid to roar.
Feathers brush my new skin like a lover’s touch. “Who are you,” Owl whispers into my heart. “Who am I, Mother Father God,” I pray, “What am I?” Warmth and Light envelop me. “Ah yes,” I sigh, “I remember.”
Courageous Lion. Untamed. Free. Bearer of Light and Power, Because he remembers who he is. He walks into the fire, Kisses Dragon’s beautiful black nose, And sends him to sleep. Lion gathers the jewels And lays them at my feet. In the Light, they transform— Hard edges crack And melt. Wings sprout. A cloud of
Dragon dwells in darkness. In old, mysterious, forgotten places He hoards the hard-edged jewels I have held dear— Unworthiness Smallness Fear He keeps them safe in his cold grip, Croons and coddles and polishes them with fire. In their gleaming facets he admires himself. He doesn’t realize the reflection is distorted. Cold and dark have