Tag Archive | meditation

Enter the Garden

Enter the garden
which grew out of friendship
trust, and tender care
The delicate petals hold our secrets
gently and safely urging
us to let go, grow, and breathe
the colors of peace

©Alexis Rose, image source: Pixabay

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Secrets of 1,000 Lifetimes

The secrets of 1,000 lifetimes
lay within those deep dark eyes.
When she sits upon the water
she shares her burden with the
ancient ears of the seas.
Breathing in, she closes her eyes
and feels the crest of the wave wash over her.
She is at Peace.

©words and photo: Alexis Rose

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Dancer in the Sky

She moves through the sky
pirouetting on pointe

Long sinewy arms
gracefully stretching
the expanse

Flowing skirt billowing
and swaying
she moves effortlessly
through the air

So tall, so beautiful
she opens my mind
and soothes my soul

The wind shifts
and I watch her float away
dancing, morphing
into someone else’s picture in the clouds

Overhead
the deep blue stage stand empty
and bright

As I turn to walk away
I catch the white
of another dancer in the sky

©Alexis Rose, image source: Google

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This Hike On A Cloudless Day

Walking at a slow and easy pace, I mindfully climb up a mountain trail on a cloudless day.

Prayer flags hanging in the trees. Some tattered, some brand new. All of them, hundreds of them secure in the branches high and low.
Crossing bridges made of wood I’m mindful to quiet my footfalls.

Besides the babbling creek, the only other sounds I hear
is the gentle wind rustling the leaves and grass.

Large stone incense burners filled with offerings of those who climbed before me, remind me to stop, rest, and breathe. Remember to breathe, take it in, and just walk softly. Peacefully.

This mountain; this hike under a cloudless sky
brings me closer to the place I’ve longed to visit for years.

My senses are awake. I feel peace and reverence.

I sit and meditate, letting go of the strings that hold me hostage to the stress and worry of the past few months. A knowing that I’m letting it go. I feel myself letting it go. I take a deep breath and wipe away tears of gratitude as I commit this experience, this landscape to memory.

I feel free, strong and affirm to myself that this mountain walk, this hike on a cloudless day, is a gift of beautiful peace that I get to experience as I travel along life’s path.

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Lessons of the Flowers

I take with me the lessons of the flowers. 

I will persevere and grow

silently displaying my beauty and strength.

I will reach towards the sun

hold fast during storms

I will live life fully in bloom.

 

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©Alexis Rose, image source:pixabay

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Reflections

Reflections of those we love

shimmer upon the water

bringing comfort and strength

even as they soar beyond this moment.

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©Alexis Rose, Image source: Pixabay

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Morning Mantra

I am one with the movement of nature… I am Peace. 

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©From the collaboration, Of Earth and Sky, Alexis Rose, photographer: Shelley Bauer

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Beyond the Next Cloud

If only for a moment
Stop, turn your face to the sun
Let it warm you from the inside out.
Feel the gentle wind blow away any doubts.
Imagine that the expanse of the beckoning sky
Is reminding you that your dreams can come true
and that they lay just beyond the next cloud.

©words Alexis Rose, Image Source: Pixabay

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The trees remind us to trust the journey

She connects with the world
through her heart.
Tending to one flower, one smile,
one child at a time.
As she walks through the woods
the sound of the trees reminds her
that as long as she trusts the journey
she will find peace.

 

©Alexis Rose, Photo by Nelly Volkovich on Unsplash

 

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Giving thanks for….

Giving thanks for

breathing deep, feeling love and compassion

smiling at the innocence of a child

and appreciating the people

in our lives who bring

peace, hope, and love to our world.

Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash

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