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Organic

Infiltrate
This
Wild
Green;

Rustic
Luring
Wintry
Scene;

Spiky
Thorny
Grassy
Grove;

Earthy
Treasures;
Sacred
Trove.

©Robyn Lee

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Vision Quest

Swept away
on
a
Vision Quest

 ~

In
The midst
of
a
Whirlwind

~

My
Rite
of
Passage

~

Delivers
me
Safely

~

To
a
Cherished
Space

~

Nature’s
Purest
Place

~

Where

~

Buried
Deep

~

Under
Golden
Grains

~

I
find
a
Treasure

~

My Lens;

~~~

Standing
Alone

~

Secure
in
Wet
Sand

~

I
Look
Through

~

And
Within

~

Seeing
From
New eyes

~

Magnified
Truth

~

Empowered
Presence

~

Illuminated
Self;

~

My
Eyes relax

and

~

Focus
Converges

on

~

All that
is
Love

~

All that
is
Me;

~

Blinded

~

From
Fear

~~

Shielded

~

From
Pain

~~

My Lens

~

Exposes

~

That
Which is
Real

~

That
Which is
Illusion

~

Altering

My
Vision

~

Eternally

~~~

©Robyn Lee

 My first nature excursion in about 6 weeks!

On Friday at 4 pm I had an enchanting encounter with the sea.

A healing moment indeed.

Thanks to each of you for being so incredibly loving and supportive,
and sending me such passionate healing energies as I continue my journey.
I know they hold great power, and I love you all for the special souls you are.

~Robyn Lee


Master Plan

Minds churn,
Hearts in huddle;

Conspiring,
within a salt puddle.

United they plot, and
Bravely they face;

Their task: to make the world
a much better place.

~Robyn Lee


Allure

Wings flutter so grand
Enticed to land
Sunflowers will lure
Perch and adore

~Robyn Lee

This exotic winged creature joined me one afternoon in my yard, soon after I caught his attention by bringing out a vase of these freshly cut sunflowers(below). He then proudly posed for me, perched upon a flower stem!

This post is dedicated to my youngest daughter who is heading home from college for the summer tomorrow. When she was small I called her my “Butterfly Baby”…and I still do.

Welcome Home Honey!  


I Want To Know


It doesn’t interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.

~David Whyte

This poem entitled, Self Portrait was written by David Whyte, and is an excerpt from his book
Fire In The Earth. It resonated with me as I reflected upon my feature image today, which portrays my own shadow during a visit to the woods, where I often go to contemplate life’s hard questions. Hope you enjoyed.  

Much Love ~ RL

 Click here to read an interesting analysis of Whyte’s poem:
Analysis of “Self-Portrait” « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS



Transform


To harden the earth 
the rocks took charge:
instantly
they grew wings:
the rocks
that soared:
the survivors
flew up
the lightning bolt,
screamed in the night,
a watermark,
a violent sword,
a meteor.

The succulent sky
had not only clouds,
not only space smelling
of oxygen,
but an earthly stone
flashing here and there
changed into a dove,
changed into a bell,
into immensity,
into a piercing wind:
into a phosphorescent arrow,
into salt of the sky.

~Pablo Neruda

 

This riveting narrative by Pablo Neruda is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoyed it alongside today’s feature image.

Have a great today!

~Robyn Lee



Laugh

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

~ E. E. Cummings

Off to New York City today for another medical adventure that I hope will get me out clicking soon!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled with Love and Laughter.

Warm thanks to each of you for all the wonderful comments/likes and encouragement.  

~ Robyn Lee


Receive

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet,
and the winds long to play with your hair.”

~Kahlil Gibran


Savor

“You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

~ Walter Hagen


Work

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”

~ John Ruskin


Childhood Found

         

Lost Childhood

small footprints mark the earth
laughter woven into the wind
spirit children play

tossing stones
leaping into the air
each foot landing in its rightful space

under the watchful trees
on the hidden path
in the haunted glen

 childhood found

~
by Ivy

 

Childhood Found « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

 


Rewards

Note: Click link below (blue) to find out more on what this bench means to me

Rewards « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Soul Mates (Grounded)

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” 
  Vincent Van Gogh