Wednesday, October 14, 2009

'til it bleeds daylight

Fear trembles bottom lips just before the day is done.
Anxiety heats unsettled souls.
Our eyes stop blinking.

During the last vestiges of gold light upon golden leaves,
thoughts stir and whir in heart quivering spin cycles.
Stark images project on our internal screens,
stoking ash remnants of our innocence and
revealing the harsh realities of our "what if" scenarios.

mind over matter........
what is matter?

does it....... matter?

yes it does.

All we can do is to try our best.
All we can do is to ask God to dance with us.
What more can we ask of ourselves?
What more can we ask of God?
We're only human.
We're only human.....

......caught like a deer in the headlights.

Hey, God? Can you please add me to your dance card?


Marja said...

"caught like a deer in the headlights" Your words dance on the page Love the autumn leaves

Anonymous said...

When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music.

One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.

It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw "G" I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i". "God," "u" and "i" dance." God, you and I dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercies be upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God as God abides in you.

Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.

"You changed my mourning into dancing…"
Ps 30:12

Source Unknown

Your dance card is full God wants them all.

Love you


Awareness said...

Marja...thank you. That particular line is a phrase used in Canada (not sure of other countries) to describe someone who is startled and frightened to a point where they can't move. :)

Mavis.... I love how you've beautifully described your meditative process....the surrendering part. Thank you for this and for your blessing today.

The photo I posted? I took it after we talked, on my way to my friend's house. It's from the Lt. Governor's property. I have a few more I'll post too. :) The late afternoon lighting was amazing!

btw, your email never made it to me. I will test it out from work to see if I have a problem too. I don't normally and often forward things to my awareness email address.

much2ponder said...

Fall should be at peak where you live eh? We are about there too. Been away from the blogging world for a while. Stopping in now and again. It was nice to read your thoughts today. Blessings Dana.

Meg said...

This poem blessed me, and so did the comment left by Mavis. "Hey God, will you add me to your dance card?" I love that.


Awareness said...

m2p....welcome back! good to see you again.

meg....I'm glad it spoke to you, and that you also found Mavis' words helpful too. She's a dear friend.

Kay said...

haha....clever. thank you for the lingering smile after this read :)