Beds Burning

Fire met gasoline too many times…
Lit match caught the sheets on fire,
Flames burning the sheets and broken headboard,
No longer messing my bed with me,
Without love…my room is scorched,
Fire travels across the bed to the walls,
Passion plays in the words of youth’s record,
I leave her to those pages,
She can burn on the pyre,
I shut the door behind me,
As beds burning…
I look behind me as the house is razed,
On unholy ground.

Watch “Lady Gaga – Til It Happens To You” on YouTube

Lady Gaga is drawing attention to how much of a problem rape is on college campuses. Her video “Till It Happens” uses some graphic images to provoke the viewer to seriously think. Why not use creativity to send a message about what needs to change in our society? How can we better educate men and women to change things around? How can we better support survivors in the aftermath of sexual assault?

It Comes Sweetly

A wave crashes me to your shore,
Lighthouse beacon shimmering on the water,
I see your face in the crescent moon,
It comes so  sweetly,
Our once upon a time…
We are rolling in the deep together,
I am the scales on the fishes,
Thousands of shells scattered on the shore,
You are the moon, stars, and  infinite  galaxies,
It comes so sweetly,
Our once upon a time…
I am the mermaid watching your ship,
Sailing for destination  unknown,
Carry with you, my Beloved…
Love and how,
It comes sweetly.

A Love That Has No End

Matt Kahn makes some very interesting points about how emotion gives us a visceral experience of how we interpret our experiences. When you feel emotions in your body they let you know whether that experience is in alignment with you. He speaks about how love exists only during a constant state of openness. Love has no beginning or ending and exists outside our constructs of time. The video is well worth the time to listen to what he has to say if you approach it with openness.

Depression and Suppressing Self Expression

I read this great  article via Wake Up World that discussed  the link  between depression  and denying  the self expression  of  your true  self to have  your emotional  needs  met. It leads you to become more isolated from authentic self, from Source and connecting to others in your life. Your true self is how your soul expresses itself in our physical existence. The false self is how we construct ourselves to have our needs met and is conditioned from a young  age.

I found the article to be very true about the link between suppressing yourself and depression. The more authentic I am the more that everything  in my life  slowly started to improve. Your relationships originate from a place of integrity, honesty, respect and love for you that you can  share  with  others. Your choices begin to shift to what best aligns  with who you are. When you love who you are and where you are  that is the true starting place for change.

It took me a long  time  to recover from depression. What made recovery difficult was the core belief that I was worthless if others didn’t  approve of me and that my self was unlovable. Both of these core beliefs  were  utter bullshit. I was  created by God who doesn’t  make mistakes. I’m a spiritual  being who is enjoying  and learning from a human experience.

Fill Up the Cup

Emerging on the other side,
Too long  running on fumes,
When there’s  nothing left to give,
Some beg for what remains,
Between the dusk to the dawn…
Someone still watches over me,
When the rest are gone,
Gone. Gone. Gone.
Forgive them for they know not,
Infinite spring  reviving all life,
It’s  just the flowing love…
Down…down…to me…
Filling up my cup.