Debra’s Musings

Purple Feather

Feather, purple feather.  Have you ever seen one?  I hadn’t until now.  It was my first exquisite sighting of such perfection. As it floated to the ground beneath my feet, I heard it’s song.  The softest of all melodies played just for me. My heart began to beat faster, my senses alive.

I felt an opening in my mind like a blinding light.  Sharp clarity holding me in its grasp.  I waited, not knowing what to do next.  My body began a dance unknown to me.  A rhythm stirred within me that felt familiar, yet ancient.  A smile crossed my lips as I surrendered to the moment.  Each movement became a celebration of Life.  I began to see beyond the veil.  Time was of no consequence, mattering not in the least.

Only the rhythmic music stirred my soul.  The movements of my body slowed as I felt myself wrapped in feathers. Feathers of purple flames caressing my body softly.  Such a deep contentment floated around me as I began to pluck the feathers from the space surrounding me, where they teased my senses.

I gathered them all up into a bouquet.  The beauty stole my breath.  I knew I would never be ordinary again.

Seashells, Sand & Sun

Three of Life’s Treasures

Filling the heart with memories of contentment and longing

As the tide washes in and out we feel our life, ever moving, changing, flowing

Contemplation flows full circle, back to the shore of life

A secret smile escapes our lips with a soft sigh

A distant rainbow appears to remind us of the colors of our soul

Whispering it’s song of freedom

The Pink Rose Holds A Secret For You
There is an ancient story of a wild pink Rose of incomparable beauty and perfection.  The Rose knew it had only a short life in bloom.  So time was precious, magical really.

The very essence of the Rose entered into each passerby who touched the beautiful petals.  The Rose held a soft pink with streaks of silver running from its base to the exquisitely curled edges of perfection.  This Rose held secrets, as all roses do.  This secret was different.  This single Rose held the secrets of Freedom through Love.

Standing tall and gracefully regal in the light of the sun, Freedom’s Love Rose whispered to everyone passing by.  For those who heard the call and came forward, each found a different secret, unique to their needs.  For some it was forgiveness, for others it was healing, prosperity, health, kindness, peace and joy.  Freedom from all that is not love.  All day the little pink Rose touched the lives of unsuspecting passers by.

The real magic occurred when a person stopped to touch and take in the fragrance of this special pink Rose.  By the power of attention to the Rose, each person was given the gift of recognizing their own love, light, abundance, beauty, freedom, courage, strength and perfection.  This made space for the miracle of their life to unfold by growing deep inside their heart.  Recognition of this Rose burst open the Flame of Love’s Freedom for those wise enough to see what others had missed.  Sometimes the best things in life are hidden in plain view.

I like to think that for some it is a Rose, for others perhaps someone who is cold and hungry on the street, a butterfly fluttering close, the smile of a stranger or a song the breeze carries to you.  Love can be everywhere when we let it in.  There are many ways to unlock the heart and all of its amazing secrets.  All in plain sight.  Like the beautiful Rose who wilts and moves on, leaving seeds behind for more roses to bloom.  Everything changes, morphs and shifts holding secrets waiting to be discovered and shared.

Flight of Fancy

Light as a feather

I float into a tall tree

The morning dew tickling

As I bounce from branch to branch

Falling slowly to the ground

Until just then, a breeze whisks me up

Into the air

For another flight of fancy

I relax as I effortlessly

Moving high over land and sea

I find I am fit to take this flight that so delights my soul

The majesty of color and sound

Delights my senses deeply

I think flying is simply perfect

As I close my eyes free to be me

Debra’s Definition of Courage

I was thinking about Courage. Huge subject, but this is what came to me while mulling it over. Courage is the will to act upon the strength and power within the Heart. Courage is not something you can have, it is something you become. To live a courageous life takes place in a person’s life when they allow the true essence of who they are to rise up and shine for all the world to see. Fearless of opinion. Those courageous individuals who are true to themselves, feel a powerful resolve that is unshakable. A true conviction of purpose to carry on in the face of any challenge. To stand in power of purpose is a pure point of courage, available to everyone who cares to utilize it in their life. The unfoldment brings forward the power alive within. This point of power has been diminished greatly and when awakened can shatter the fear of moving forward toward the intention or goal. Greatness arises from mediocrity. One or more lives are altered as awareness shifts to possibility and progress. Great is the union of courage and honor – a great gift within the heart of every human soul.

What is your definition of courage? I would love to hear from you.

Debra Oakland