…To kiss your lips.

An Old to and Old Beloved
A portrait of Marriage – oils by MaryHelen Ferris

To kiss your lips…

then I will know I have lived.
When I long for God The way I long for you  I will know that I have truly surrendered.
When I kiss your lips I know the joy that God intended me to learn.
When I serve God through loving you I will know
I have not lived in vain.

Blessings Oil on Canvas mhf

Creator…more surrender please?..artwork by Colin Hall

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I  have awakened now from a deep sleep, from the sorrow and the strife.

I have gone beyond the borders of conventional space and time.

I have surrendered all my cravings, needs, and valentines.

I have taken out the memories and given my head a shake.

 What did I think I was waiting for, “for heaven’s sake”?

Did I not come for service, to learn on bended knee?

Did I not come to be, less of me, more like Thee?

Did I not come to share your love, with every leaf and flower?

If this is true, how can it be I do not serve

with laughter and give thanks every blessed hour?

How can it be with all these gifts, I am not sharing with another

A life of joy your love has taught giving kindness,

compassion and love to each child, sister and brother?

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How can I make each day of service….more loving, more free?

More of your love in service…less of me and more like Thee?

It is in this moment…with Colin Hall visual art

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That all the deeds are done.

From the sunrise on the ocean

Until life’s setting sun.

It is in the at-one-moment

All the change can be.

It is in the awakening

All the chains are set free.

It is in the joy of knowing

of your Love, Soul can

act-as-if It is in

It’s Home above.

When I walk this earthly plane

with all the love I can claim.

When I can give to love’s own brother,

child, stranger, sister and Mother.

Then I can walk in majesty

of all the beauty you have give me. 

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till my last breath…

I will be living life

Not dying the death. 

When I would truly be

Happy, joyous and free…

I would in this moment

Be more like Thee 

Less like me!

Creator’s love with Colin Hall’s artistry

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The Creator‘s love is wondrous

It is so wonderful to see.

He paints the stars on a velvet sky.

He holds the addict in his hands.

He judges not a one of us.

He sustains and helps us stand.

The love and understanding

That he gives to us each hour

Help me to believe and rely upon

The love of my Higher Power.

Invocation with Colin Hall visuals

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Across the river, and through the glen,  

there are places ,we have always been. 

Where your thoughts are safe

and your dreams come true.

I am heading there….
May I ask you
To join me there?

Across the river, 

through the glen.

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our love has always been.

Blessings to you

and yours as you

celebrate the joy

of life for another day. 

 

Invocation  with Colin Hall visuals

The Dancer’s Star Blanket

Blue Star Quilt

 

Across the ages she has come 

 

to dance, to love and laugh

 

“Her laughter,” the old ones say “is too loud.

 

Her feet do not pound the earth as others do.”

 

But her heart dances on

 

and she gives the love

 

Keeping her promise is all that she knew.

 

She needed to learn more.

 

She thirsted for the knowledges

 

in every leaf and rock.

 

She annoyed every one

 

with her searching for the search.

 

She burped and farted…they mocked.

 

No one ever knew

 

the courage it took to ask.

 

No one ever knew

 

her deep love for Mother Earth.

 

No one ever knew

 

her deep abiding love

 

for the Creator.

 

Until they saw her last dance.

 

She knew.

 

She laughed.  

 

She burped and she farted.

 

When the competition was over…

 

The young ones, were surprised

 

that they were asked to join

 

in the making of her star blanket.

 

The old ones, smiled and said…

 

“Just because she did not win in the competition

 

Does not mean, that the prayers stop.”

 

The blanket was made amid laughter and tears.

 

They knew she was dying…there was no fear.

 

When the time comes

 

the old dancer will be wearing  

 

her star blanket

 

as she dances her way home.

Lone Star Quilts

 

You are…

Sunrise in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India

 

You are the joy at sunrise.

You are the last glint of light.

You are the song in my night.

You are the reason I am happy.

You are the reason I fight. 

You are the song my heart sings.

Beloved,  you have your own  special way

of showing me and teaching me

all the things you want me to know.

I shall  tell you,  now,  before I go.

I love loving you.

I love being in your life

I love the past lifetimes

when you were my wife.

I love the feeling of my skin

when I hear your  voice.

I will never tell I love you

I will show you beloved

that is my choice.

You are the northern lights in evening.

Northern lights

You are the rainbows in my rain.

You are the delight of my own laughter.

You are my biggest pain. 

You are the reason I am living

happy joyous and free.

You are the reason I am giving 

all this love to others. 

You are a apart of me. 

You are the reason for

the  fire in my belly

the sparkle in my eyes

the longing in my voice.

You are the  joy of life in me. 

As long as I live

My love I will give.

I will always  and in all ways

want to walk with thee. 

I will never tell you I love you

Because you already know.

In the land beyond the River…

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Photo art via Colin Hall  of  British Columbia,  Canada

Beyond the sweet forever, 

In the land

beyond the River…

We shall  gather

to greet 

our beloveds

and  our Friends

In the land of endless day

Where love does

have Its say.

We will be

together once again

where the loving never ends.

Knowing this does

 fill the heart.

When the time comes

for Soul to depart. 

In the interim,  

it is comforting to know

How the Sunlight of the Spirit

has a constant loving flow

Guiding  all of us here

as we scurry to and fro. 

How the inner

deep connection

Is renewed

through deep reflection; 

As the angels and teachers

guide us through

the dark nights and  the snow. 

We walk together, 

through the Valley

With Spirit as our rally.

To the land beyond the River, 

Beyond the sweet forever, 

Allowing the tears to flow.

As we  for the last time,

kiss the brow

Of the beloved

who is leaving now.

We rally round

the golden hearted

Sending  love

with a single song.

We are standing

with you dear heart

As you go with them

to the water’s edge

When the time comes

for Soul to depart. 

These are the things

we know together

We can handle the

storms and weather

Because of Source ,

so full of Love

Beaming from

Its Golden Heart. 

Standing with you

always and in all ways

In the Journey

to forever

and the land beyond the River. 

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 Art work Jim Warren