Bird-heart rib cage / frantic flutter wing-span / off-beat dream shake / new song sung
Church lady sucker punch, didn’t see it coming and I’m still spinning.
Hey folks ~
The original plan was to write a sentence everyday for 108 days. Plans got derailed – since I began 108 Days of American Sentence, my sweet man had emergency open heart surgery. I’ve been with him along the entire journey – from being in the room when he was diagnosed with an aneurysm in his heart along with the prognosis, to the surgery and the excruciating days directly afterward, and now along the slow forward and back and zigzag course of healing. This experience has been intense and terrifying and deeply human – and despite how scary – there is the gift of deep love, trust, warmth, benevolence, and comfort along the path .
These sentences were to be a meditation of sorts, I’m glad to be getting back to them.
I’m sure I will write more about this open heart passage – I’m mostly exhausted right now. I do know this – if you love someone: tell them, show them, be kind everyday.
Hurt – his first word – I’m sorry – as if there was anything I could do.
Shift to gratitude: relief/redemption/restoration/hope/blessings.
Words from the Heart Chakra:
“Did you really think that fear, hatred, violence and control freaks could achieve victory over love, forgiveness and creativity!?” – Geordie Numata, Deer Spirit Reiki
“If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.” ~ Leonard Cohen
“I’m very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth. Any guy who says ‘Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the meek’ has got to be a figure of unparalleled generosity and insight and madness…A man who declared himself to stand among the thieves, the prostitutes and the homeless. His position cannot be comprehended. It is an inhuman generosity. A generosity that would overthrow the world if it was embraced because nothing would weather that compassion . . .” – Leonard Cohen
“Poems are a hotline to our hearts, and we forget this emotional power at our peril.” – Andrew Motion Continue reading “Love, Forgiveness, and Creativity will Prevail ~ Anahata”
“I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and then you must make really good love again.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
“Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.” ~ Timothy Freke
“Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
“His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died. His heart stopped. He wasn’t afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life – so beautiful, painful and dazzling – does not get better than that. And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.” – Laurie Anderson
“You do what you love, or you get arrested.” -Lou Reed
More heart chakra quotes here.
Patti Smith has a way of drawing in that open crown chakra energy and bringing it down to earth and expressing it through every chakra.
See more on this at The Power to Dream – The People Have It.
photo by Linda Smith Bianucci