This is about the Author

Greetings dear heart, so glad you are traveling along. I am grateful for your presence in my life. You fill my heart with song. Sept 27, 2012

Until soon.

Greetings dear heart.  I am glad you found your way here.   I am still on the Journey.  I am still learning and growing.  I have moved again.  In January 2011 I had a stroke and it was a gift to help me change everything.  I live alone now.  I write everyday.  I love.

Today May 27th, 2011 I have finally gotten my speech pattern back.  I am pleased to say that I am taking the time to get my own house in order and am working on cleaning up my side of the street.   When the wreckage of my past eclipses the Sunlight of the Spirit I know that I still have a lot of work to do.  I am changing my point of view.  Forever, I was looking at the wreckage.  Now I look at the lesson and bask in the Sunlight of the Spirit. All will be well….in Spirit’s own time.  I am blessed.  I am grateful and am loving life.  Not the scrubbing and cleaning but I find when I have my hands busy in service I am not creating more wreckage.

Now I can focus on the next right step.  I walk with Silence.  My Voice is my blog.  Welcome, dear traveler.  Glad to have met you.

This is an update Nov 7, 2010

I am a lover of sunsets

People and wonderful words

I am hermit who loves the birds.

I am a rebel who loves setting suns.

I am a traveler, I know you are one.

So take a moment, sit back and have what your please

Most of these poems were written on Soul’s knees.


Jan 18/08

I would introduce you to me, if I knew me well but I don’t. I have lived in my skin, this lifetime, for a great time. I am, at my beginning of finding out who I am. Writing helps.
I have been a student of Life for almost 65 years. I have lived in Europe, most parts of Canada. Have traveled throughout North America and Europe commerically and for pleasure. Now, I travel across the web on my keyboard. The more I travel, the more I remember.The more I remember, the more I read. The more I read, the more I write.
I have my own belief systems. I have probably studied yours.
I honor all that is as a teaching tool. I learn quickly. I do not have to burn my hand on the stove twice to know that it burns. That does not, however, keep me from using matches or loving a fireplace.
Please teach me by submitting a comment.

Nov 2/08

By writing here on a consistent basis I am learning more about loving, more about life. More about myself.

The passing of both my parents since starting blog has helped me to change, bloom and grow.  Their love is my greatest inheritance and memories of my childhood appear on these pages.

I did not know me when I started this blog.  Who ever does until they grieve well?

I have discovered my own Voice, my deep abiding friendships and the love of the Master help to teach me to express myself and to follow my own path.  I love nature, listening to folks tell their stories but most of all I love to laugh.

I once wrote…”Let this be my epitaph…  “She not only loved me, She made me laugh.”

I am no longer searching the byways and the highways to find myself.  I am searching within the wreckage of my past, finding the laughter and living in the moment.  I am truly happy, joyous and free.

Sept 13/09

My gratitude for learning speaks when I say” Thanks for the opportunity to be of service.”   This gratitude does not make me a door mat nor a toxic waste dump.  In my aloness there is learning.  My joy in this solitude appears to piss some people off but it is time……that those wrongs are righted.

From Rolling Thunder

“There was a law of nature that cause all things to be balanced, a law that says nothing comes frre, that all things must be paid for, that all wrongs must be righted.”

When anger against my joy causes folks to speak unkindly and doubt my truth….I do not need to prove myself but rather correct their lack of respect.

I am a writer….here I place my thoughts, yearnings and “learnings”.    Into my Higher Power’s hand I place the lack of gratitude from others for my friendship.   I am responsible to give the gift….not responsible for how the gift is received.

August 31 1:26 am

I have changed everything in my life…location, attitude, relationships in order to serve my mission.   I have spent most of 67 years doing.  Now, I am a human BEing.   I enjoy life.  I love deeper…not wiser.  I am learning to allow the writing BE and learn from the dance it leads.

I am taking the risk, moment by moment, to love foolishly and with gratitude…for the NOWNESS  of my life.

63 thoughts on “This is about the Author

  1. Very good introduction of yourself. As far as I am concerned, I have not travelled as much as you, being younger. But I still believe one can see the world and imagine a better one.

    Keep writing. You are great!

  2. hi there. just like you, i’m trying to find out who i am. and yes, i’m really struggling right now. i’m fond of writing poetry and reading some of your works really inspired me. i hope i can travel to several places like you did. :)

  3. Thanks for your kind remarks. I would not say that I am wonderous, any more than anyone else, however I do find life wonderous and exciting. I think one just has to be adventurous, or brave enough to follow up great leads. I am deeply grateful for my gifts, but I feel sure they are a very natural part of being human. Seek and you shall find, ask and you shall be given, I do believe in those sentiments.

    with love, Tessa

  4. To The Author,

    Your 65 years have resulted in your total lack of self awareness? Surely you jest. Surely you are dealing in smoke screen for whatever reason.

    To establish relationship, you have to risk revealing yourself, to some extent. And risking gobeldygook is not the way. Only honesty and courage works to engender the relationship and love we all seek.

    What about having another try at introducing yourself?

    Seahound

  5. I met you on facebook. Your poetry is beautiful. I lost my 36 year son August 25th. My grieving is intense. I hope I come here often and we can be friends.

  6. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spirituality. So I’ll share a spark of mine with you. This has been my spiritual journey:

    THE SEARCH

    I sought the Fount of Youth,
    Spring of Everlasting Life.
    I searched, Oh, how I searched:
    In suffocating jungles, steaming death;
    High ‘midst wind-swept mountains.
    O’er burning desert sands, on frozen plains.
    The prize eluded all my care.
    But wasteful search, to give up in despair,
    I must go on and win – or trying, die.

    The years of fruitless search had worn,
    My youth was gone.
    An empty shell stood sad, forlorn.
    This heart was dry.
    A burning thirst for love unquenched.
    In each young face, searched greedily
    to find a spark of truth.
    Truth was not there … And then … I turned to prayer.

    Poor, weary soul, come rest a while,
    Here, from whence in youth you fled, here is your goal.
    Yes, I, this spotless Host, I am the Fount of Youth,
    The Spring of Life Eternal.
    In your self-seeking, you saw Me not,
    And still I waited patiently.
    Now, in fervent, penitent love, come back to Me.

    Ben Nuttall-Smith.

  7. great to read from a fellowtraveler of this horrable and wonderful world. your place is beautiful and give insperation for life and art.
    you are travling the web now.. this is great way to look at it.

    blessings

    dhyan

  8. It is always wonderful to learn … especially about yourself … and age has no relevance to when we start to do that.

    I am 54 and a wife and mother living in Minnesota, and I have a great life! I really did not start to live my true life or know my true purpose until my daughter Liz died very unexpectedly on 9-20-03. Since that fateful day I have been on a journey of discovery and joy.

    I’ve become and author and a speaker … two things I NEVER thought I would do. But it brings me great JOY.

    I began my blogging journey in July, 2007. It is a joy as well.

    LOVE LIVES ON … and the bond we all share with those we love is never broken … not even by death.

    http://kimwencl.wordpress.com

    Blessings to you on your journey.

  9. I’m new on wordpress, and this is my first post to another members. Today, I’m surfing around to get the feel of my new wordpress community. I stopped by your spot along the way and your writings I have enjoyed. I remain encouraged about my own life; but at times its a race between time and energy. I don’t complain much because we all have problems. Keep up the outstanding job.

  10. You are a person well-lived the wondrous gifts of God : ) … out of a little incident many stars come to fill our space… floating untouchable, yet so very much a part of our lovely essence. Your’s admired.
    Thank you for sharing neighbor : )

  11. Thank you for your site. I am saying hello from ‘outside’ wordpress. I have very recently begun a blog. You seem ‘in touch’ with a portion of that which I also ‘explore’. An extra ‘connection’ – I, too, have spent time in what I now call ‘the north’. (Peace River, BC side). So it’s great to touch base! Since arriving back here in the States, the part of me that is oriented to social-political affairs has burst open. I have ‘walked with’ this part of myself before (social-political), and thought it quieted. Not so! I am so pleased to have come across your site – very much a ‘hail traveller, well met’ experience! Thank you.

      1. Good Morning! I seem to have ‘lept off a cliff’ every 20 years or so (rough measure) across time. The result is my landing in amazing learning situations – some far more challenging than expected! I have often visualized an evening “traveller’s campfire” sharing of that which each has observed, learned. I guess I use my blog in part to reveal something of this about myself. But I do need to begin my poetry posting — quite a different ‘set of eyes’ from the social/political I seem presently to be using! (thoughtsfromthewell.wordpress.com). Namaste. -Maggie

  12. Hello Sir,
    i was touched by your poem and the epitaph is something that i wish i had said…hope you don’t have to use it for a while yet.
    our unique perspective is the best we have to give, and yours made me feel peaceful. thank you and baraka bashad.

  13. You love me & you make me laugh. Both absolute gifts. It is with immense gratitude that I am your friend and you are mine. We have both been teachers and students of each other. We have both been in the role of inspiration and supporter. I love you. Blessings on your continued magnificence and spiritual journey.

  14. This was the best ABOUT I’ve read around … As someone who tries to find the right place on Earth and to discover what’s inside the heart that makes me wake up and go every day, I truly enjoyed this post here! Be blessed Mary!

    1. Thank you dear heart How very kind. I enjoy your blog and am learning from you every day, in every way and am deeply touched that you have taken the time to read my blog and the ABOUT. Thank you so very much. I love your writing. I love your Journey and I am so glad we met.

  15. Hi Mary Helen, you’re one of my dear facebook friends. It’s always a pleasure to read your awesome poetry. I enjoyed reading about yourself and all the wonderful comments that were shared by so many loving people. You are certainly very creative and talented. As you know, it is powerfully healing (for ourselves and others) when we write and use other modes of creativity: In doing so, we are being open vehicles for The Holy Divine Spirit, (the ECK), Sugmad (God) and the living ECK master and the Mahanta. In being instruments for the Holy Spirit, we also “burn off” eons, eons and eons of karma. It is a Blessing and humbling experience. One of my sons, “Davey” translated several years ago, but it seems just like it happened just yesterday; like “Kim” (replied on 12/30/08), her daughter translated, I can relate to her reply and I understand. She’s a brave and loving woman. Continue to take the best care of yourself and keep sharing your “AWESOME” poetry. With Spiritual Love, Always, Yoly

  16. Oops, sorry, my son, Shawn A. Mullen, above, forgot to “log out”, he uses my computer, sometimes. Just wanted to explain who Shawn Alexander Mullen is. May the Blessings Be. Love Always, Yoly Mullen

  17. wow, love. R u 4 rl? Tis because of ppl like u that the eck remains in eckankar. U exude so much love in ur words and i am infected by it. Thanx 4 being of service to spirit. Cheers on the way home.

  18. my dear this is lovely indeed
    thanks for the invite
    my heart is warmed
    I am also on a journey away from the “usual course” my life had taken into the unknown. So far much poetry has arrived, a little music, and some deep meditations. i am much enriched and serve the whole as nature gives. Thanks

  19. Hi Mary Helen, you’re one of my dear facebook friends. It’s always a pleasure to read your awesome poetry. I enjoyed reading about yourself and all the wonderful comments that were shared by so many loving people. You are certainly very creative and talented. As you know, it is powerfully healing (for ourselves and others) when we write and use other modes of creativity: In doing so, we are being open vehicles for The Holy Divine Spirit, (the ECK), Sugmad (God) and the living ECK master and the Mahanta. In being instruments for the Holy Spirit, we also “burn off” eons, eons and eons of karma. It is a Blessing and humbling experience. One of my sons, “Davey” translated several years ago, but it seems just like it happened just yesterday; like “Kim” (replied on 12/30/08), her daughter translated, I can relate to her reply and I understand. She’s a brave and loving woman. Continue to take the best care of yourself and keep sharing your “AWESOME” poetry. With Spiritual Love, Always, Yoly
    +1

  20. Thank You Mary, I spent an hour or more soaking in these words from the heart and soul. You have a wonderful gift of offering the window to your soul through your words…..And then it came to me that the window was the same one for my soul. The words were true, the thoughts were encompassing, bless you for sharing.

    To travels of the mind,may you find the peace you seek,

    Doug

  21. What a wonderful journal of moments…
    I have been wandering through your world here,
    and I have enjoyed reading of you…
    I am glad to have met you here in cyberspace….
    I think I have wandered my whole life…
    and I think I will until whenever…
    Thank you for stopping by my blog,
    I am learning how to maunver through the crystals
    in my computer that put me in touch with all
    the wanderers in cyberspace..
    I will now go back to reading your poetry…
    Hope all is well in your part of the world…
    )0(
    BlessedBe
    maryrose

  22. I can feel your pain,triump,elation and joy within your words.most importantly,I see soul that you are.I cannot begin to imagine what your journey has been about,but if we share more than our sex ,religion and birthdate,I know you like me are constantly reaching within for a deeper understanding of your endless depths of love,gratitude and a willingness to surrender to a higher good.I love you.

  23. The Mosaic Observance
    Different situations in life introduces me to different sides to myself, the question becomes, which one do I think I am? Then again, if I am but the sum of all my being, why am I still a mystery to myself?

    But what if every side to me views life differently, then through which view do I interpret the mosaic of life?

    But then again, do I have to solve the riddle of life or the sum of my being? Maybe what is actually required is merely the feeling of awe that comes from a humbled observance!

    Joud Shafiq (June 2011)

  24. hi!!!
    thank you again for re-blogging my post. And I’m glad I found your site.
    i hope i can travel too. it is listed in my bucket list– to travel and take a lot of pictures.

    Take care, ma’am and god bless :)

  25. Hi thank you for linking to one of my posts because through your link, I found your blog and that has made me smile! Love, love, love everything I’ve read on here! I particularly like this part “I am learning to allow the writing BE and learn from the dance it leads.” Do you mind if I quote you on my blog? I will of course give you credit and link back to you.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and soulful thoughts.
    Kay

  26. How in the world have I missed this page! Great introduction and your poetry continues to touch my soul:>) Now following you on Twitter – let’s tweet, tweet, tweet. . .

  27. I am so glad to meet with a beautiful heart, you are great. Thank you, and also Thank you for visiting my blog. Blessing and happiness, with my love, nia

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