each morning from a painted scene to a dark bluff.
you’ll try your whole life to understand how a single person can affect you as much.
how it can seem as if you came here just to wait. years. knowing something then that you would later feel, at first illusive, later definitive. that it was your forever. the bridge was of time.
sometimes you just wait—your mind, your body and the silence. the backs of your eyes aching, but calmed with what will later be known as meant to be.
© r.e.l. 6/18/13
Featured in Feminine Intent on redbubble
in all the ways i know
to explain what it meant
to watch my feelings
trickle down my logic
tease my soul
into believing i’m crazy
in a moment
my words [pause]
i can only explain
and feelings of you
still in the air
as i remember
and how time
has a way
with the intrigue
of the heart
© r.e.l. 2/14/13
when you’re not looking, i’m a wave
when you are looking, your choice
now listen to an idea
that i’m about to tell you..
watch your body
it’s reading the river of your mind
© r.e.l. 10.22.12
Posted for 10/30/12-11/5/12 on Jingle Poetry
eyes at sunset
never stop penetrating
the everlasting moment …
just bow your head and be silent
© r.e.l. 5/19/12
Posted for Poetry Picnic 5/20-5/27/12
the way you move
through silent instincts
i remember your words
to the space
that only imagination
and bodies feel
then minds are still
© r.e.l. 11/16/11
Posted for Thursday Poets Rally 11/17-11/23/11 on the Promising Poets Cafe
to fill every gap
with each perfect
to be full
in your deep
as the covers of me
© r.e.l. 3/31/11
inspired by kundalini energy, induced by hatha yoga
posted for The Thursday Post on Ethereal Heights
Posted for Poetry Potluck 4/3-4/9/11 on Jingle Poetry
you know how sometimes
the stars have a mind
of their own
as they move on their way
to find the best way
to mix with the look in your eye?
in your eyes
© r.e.l. 2/27/11
posted for Poetry Potluck week 24 (2/27-3/5/11)
featured in FREEDOM IN WORDS & ART on redbubble
shared on Ethereal Heights
you are a mystery and a mind who flies
among thoughts, reacting to time
in a body, yet not… memories
only a part of you because
you know there’s a space
between, that is silent
it will heal you if
you let it
you, before you do
for a reason unknown
but do it anyway because
it is your trip through life
we are more real every day
© r.e.l. 2/12/11
inspired by another soul
featured in Freedom to Shine on redbubble
posted for Poetry Potluck week 22 on Jingle Poetry
Continuing on from coming into wholeness… I want to talk about the unconscious. It is here that we are driven. The largest part of our psyche is the unconscious, in the same way that most of an iceberg is actually underwater. A lot of the unconscious is the “shadow,” according to Jung.
The art of “letting go” is the way we drop our worries and pinpointed desires from our minds so that they no longer control us. All that we try to let go, all the activity in our minds that over-thinks, all the agitation, and all that keeps us from reaching our dreams is sourced here in the unconscious.
It is normally not so simple to overcome. If we are not able to express ourselves from the core of who we are because we feel uncomfortable doing so, and we are not sure why, it’s because we are blocked.
Dreams are a wonderful way to access our unconscious. Dream interpretation is a way to talk to this “person” who is dreaming. To enter into any sort of dialog with the dream, regardless of the philosophy, is a step toward unleashing the material from your unconscious mind and allowing it to settle in the conscious mind.
Once this unconscious material is freed, regardless of your method, you will most likely feel a range of emotions from elation to discomfort. Don’t be alarmed by this, as it will pass quickly :) It is all part of the process of moving the energy…
The unconscious can be reached in deep meditation too, even as meditation-in-motion in a strong yoga asana practice which leads to mental and emotional stillness. The trick is to stay focused on the right meditative tools so that you can train your mind to observe unconsciously as the energy unfolds while you are awake. It can be confusing while awake to determine which is conscious and which is unconscious, so this requires pure stillness in your mind in order to access it.
Alternatively, some people are able to enter into a dialog with their child self.
You can be sure that whatever is most important to you will come up in a dream or deep meditation! Figuring this out is the key. It is sometimes not easy (or impossible) to remember dreams. Setting an intention before sleeping, as well as creating a special dream log book with a flashlight is a start to getting in the groove of remembering. As you give attention to your dreams, you will more easily remember them and all the details.
Interpreting the unconscious, whether in nighttime dreams or in meditation, can be fun as you learn your symbolism. It is fun to bounce the ideas off others too. However, all symbols are yours alone. Even though people have created symbolism dictionaries, the symbolism to each person is unique in its own way. [Although if you read one of these dictionaries, you will take on some of the symbolism!] Once you have determined your own, it is fun figure out!
Even if you have a conscious recognition of unconscious material that feels disturbing, this can change completely if you figure out the source behind it all. Once you do so, you will feel the shift on an emotional level!
All reaction is unconscious. If you are conscious, you never react; you act. Action is conscious; reaction is unconscious.
~ Osho ~
© r.e.l. 9/23/10
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