The Launching

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Traveling a path she has already begun
Deepening the grooves and widening the arcs
Branching out and pulling in
A quickening in the pulses of momentum
Preparing to launch herself to where there is no longer road
Preparing to catch fire and soar

Advancing, With A Gravitational Pull

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Two planets collided
and when the debris settled
it was revealed that one was destined to become Earth
while the other took up its role as Moon

Past and Present collided

With the Past
like the Moon
forever caught in the gravitational pull of the Present
stark and devoid of life
and yet still able to exert force on emotional tides

The Present
like the Earth
full of vitality and colour and change
breathing and spinning and ever-renewing

The Moon and the Past most readily come into view when times are dark
they speak of history
of battle scars
and of altering perspectives
they are also illuminated with wisdom

The Earth and the Present
are a treasure chest of emerging experiences
a place with kings and queens in disguise
advancing against the edges of what could become

Two planets collided
and an epic story was launched.

The Fires of Rebirth

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Marked by a furnace of heat propelling you forward
With the past set ablaze in the present
Gifting you with enough volcanic momentum
To confront the wrongs and make your choice
You can immerse yourself in this purification process
Trusting the natural energy to be an expression of the Divine
Or you can close your eyes and swallow your own decay
Rebirth is always a primal push for life
Strive to latch onto the nourishment of joy

Passage of the Storm

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the landscape never desires the storm
and yet this destructive force pounces, uninvited
its fury seemingly unable to be spent
uprooting ancient traditions of trees
hurling away gathered treasures
decimating budding flowers
all while voiding the world of colour and imagination

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desolation

a period of mourning ensues

and yet encoded in the DNA of Life
is its inability to be entirely destroyed
along with an activation key
for transformation

this begins reflexively
in intermittent, gasping breaths
eventually in growing defiance of what has been ravaged
building momentum
until it looks around and sees
that the storm has smoothed away rough edges
sharpened what was yet untried
unearthed previously unknown gems
and enriched the soil with deposited nutrients

although always wistful of its pre-storm state
the land intuits that this is ever-living in the Memory of Time
and lays claim to what it was, what it is, and to what it can become

fortified with a deepening awareness
life surges for the thrill of its own glory and expansion
fashioning complexity upon complexity
the re-formed landscape valiantly acknowledging its place
in the continuously unfolding
Story of the Universe

Infusion for the Battle-Weary

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Battle-weary and worn
suspicious from memories
where enthusiastic starts were beaten down
locking the posture into a distortion
that has become the norm

But all is not lost
not everything is forsaken
previous fires can be lit again
and new ones can flare into being

Not ignoring the dragons
not closing eyes to bombed-out landscapes
otherwise it wouldn’t be Courage

It is time to hope again
time for latching on in ever-expansive ways
drawing strength from the Sun
and daring to shine even the dark and barren places

It doesn’t have to be perfect
in fact, it won’t be perfect
but openness is itself a victory

The spinal column will be aligned
standing tall with head held high
so that flowers of every hue can be scattered
and even if they don’t take root
no one will be able to argue out of existence
the fragrance of the petals

In the Rush to Become

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Running to something
running to become something
it involves the entirety of who you are
past yoked to present
a full commitment
burning lungs
charged with oxygen-rich air
all of the passion
all of the pain
are needed to build the momentum
to burst through boundaries
soar while grounded
gifting you with bearing witness
to newly emerging
internal and external landscapes

Tossed About

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A wish is made
a breath is blown
and like dandelion seeds
we are tossed about invisible currents
of neurochemicals
hormones
changes in barometric pressure
sunlight and moonlight
alongside people who can spin us around
without a moment’s notice

Will we remember the wish
the initial burst of inspiration
Will we root and transform
and metamorphose enough to launch new dreams
Or will we keep drifting
captive passengers flung by breezes
but still beholding wonders
we had never imagined

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