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Set Fire to the Night

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

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When the white hot fire rises,
when all the particles of your body
tremble in righteous indignation,
when even your hair feels a’ sizzle,
eyes shooting flames,
tongue with burning words,
reach deep inside
where the cooling waters flow,
quench your thirst
but not your will to be heard,
to speak your truth,
to own that which is rightfully yours:
your Words, your Truth, your Soul
spoken in love and power,
setting fire to the night
extinguishing the heat
with one fiery embrace

©SpiritLed 2014

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Unruly Blood

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

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Beside the still waters
your voice whispers
releases all my fears
enters me in the places
where I dare not go
spirals through the center
of who I am

My unruly blood
pumps through agitated systems
creates tiny constellations
your voice, it soothes the savage sound
the deeply held beliefs
of unworthy
and unkind

©SpiritLed 2014

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Empty Spaces

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

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In the deepest, darkest recesses
there resides a space
for only you

a space where you may enter and dwell,
to rest and receive the blessings
that are your gift

where you may receive the guidance
that is our promise to you,
a promise made before time began,

made in holy space
signed in spirit
sealed in angel’s wings

a promise for your everlasting care,
that you may not go this path alone,
that when you seek home

and the company of those whom you left
so many lives ago, you may connect
through the silent space within

that open, lonely space waits to be filled
that love, that place
only found within

if you seek, if you open,
if you allow the light
into the empty spaces

©SpiritLed

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You Are Enough

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

Ангел, монотипия, акварель.

You search your whole life
for your purpose, your path
you climb the mountains
ask the questions
get the degrees
cry in the night for the answers
until you feel it’s a lost cause,
the answer isn’t for you

But child, it is
and seeking is not the path,
you must listen
and be still
and open your eyes
to what is right in front of you
and all around you,
your destiny lies in who you are,
what you love,
the passion that gets you
fiery and red-hot inside
the joy that you bring
not just to others
but to yourself

Open up,
take in the spirit that is calling,
the breath of life
moves through you each moment
reveals your passion
brings you joy
gives you purpose
guides your path
whispers that you are enough,
and that is all you ever need to be

©SpiritLed 2014

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The Beat

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

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The turning and the churning
is in each of us
the desire to make change
if we can persevere
ignore the rain

The slashing and the gnashing
of self-sacrifice and teeth
the pain of labor’s love
if we have patience
release the white dove

The prowling and the growling
rumbles from deep within
the courage to make our demands known
end our children’s suffering
see them grow

The timing and the rhyming
we each find our own beat
make joyful music for the world
wrap each other in our arms
keep our hearts warm

Together
together
together

And the beat goes on

©SpiritLed 2014

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Prayer

Originally posted on Spirit Led:

Fog with trees and lamp post

Connect me
to some nugget of truth
or insight
that I may record it
for the world to know
that I may spill it
from sacred lips
like a stream ever-flowing

And if the sound still falls
on deaf ears and eyes avert
from the vision in my soul

So then use me as the song
in their hearts
the breath when they
are disconnected
the lonely howl of pain
when the darkness lasts too long

May I be the focal point
of hopeful direction
a calming in the rage
a cooling in the heat

Let my life be a lamp in the fog
starting first with me

©SpiritLed 2014

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