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“Love needs to be nurtured and fed to survive; and our suffering also survives because we enable and feed it. We ruminate on suffering, regret, and sorrow. We chew on them, swallow them, bring them back up, and eat them again and again. If we’re feeding our suffering while we’re walking, working, eating, or talking, we are making ourselves victims of the ghosts of the past, of the future, or our worries in the present. We’re not living our lives.”
― Thich Nhat HanhNo Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

You, Grow above it

I gaze upon the pavement

Witness grass, weeds, flowers

Push themselves through the cracks

Sidewalk mangled

Concrete lifted slabs

Make way roots they spread

Plants they grow

Freeing itself

From the confines

concrete represent

Heavy slab

Won’t hinder Nature

I reflect on challenges

Weighted resistant to change

Nature reminds me

Break through

Life proves

We and nature one in the same

We are co-creators

Responsible to one another- to grow.

Through our concrete.

Crawl from up under the slab

Rise above our challenges and be accountable.

Be accountable for words

Things we do to one another

Power of Nature resides in all of us,

It resides within me

I remember where I come from, it’s not easy

Breaking through barriers

Limited beliefs

Cruel behaviors

We are a part of Nature,

Creation lives within me, within you

My higher self reveals

The power within me

To change, break the concrete of my life.

Rise from beneath the earth, from mud to become

The Lotus.

So plant the seed, feed it, and care for it.

Surround it with sunshine and adequate water.

Love the seed.

Love the self.

Keep it safe from harm.

Surround the seed,

With those that truly accept it.

Love and Acceptance, sunshine and water.

Rich soil nourishes, Nature inclines

Born to be loved, nurtured

Born to be whole

I will grow above it,

At all cost, my right to be

Expand my roots

Mangle the slab

In every direction of life

Who that seek

Within, will do the same

Lean in, Co-exist

The way of nature





I wish

I wish…

I wish I could stop blaming you. Pointing the finger. Bad mouthing with my spew
of judgements. What I put out there comes back to me. It only harms me and it harms you.

I believe the  political climate is a relection of our society and in deeper levels a
reflection of our families, friends, and ourselves. I read somewhere that “Our common
wealth fare should come first,  that personal recovery depends upon unity.”

How are we ever to recover mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially if our common needs are not met?

How are we to heal if we keep looking to blame one another or blame the system instead of looking within the system, within ourselves to find the truth?

I wish I could learn to be accountable for the things I do and the things I say.  How can I expect the world leaders to fix what’s wrong unless I can do the same?

Admit to short comings and take action to change for the better.

When I feel vulnerable I wish I was brave enough to speak  my truth and I wish you were brave enough too.

I wish for authenticity.  I wish for clarity.  I wish for transparency.  I wish for safety.

Me/You/Us/Them! It’s only a mirror. There is no separation!

I wish for you and me.


I wish…

One day

Dusk at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and sunrise at local hot pond in Puna. One day.​ 


Orinthia’s Declaration 

“Fearlessness and confidence come not from what we do, or what we accomplish, or what we wear, or how we look, but from a deep and complete acceptance of ourselves.”

I came here to learn

In the culture of my family, friends, acquaintances, lovers, and enemies I have unknowingly engaged in the dynamics of evolutionary growth of being. 

Experiencing raw truth, rebuilding broken beliefs; a sigh of understanding,  I dance with the old and new boundaries of myself and others. In this folly, I swirl, shiver and anjalate uncovering what was always there. Me. 

The thoughts that stir my feelings of resistance. I’m afraid of the unknown. Yet, how can I fear what God as sown? My anger created walls of resentment, closing me in. Blaming without.  I cry in surrender. 

Grace, Relinquishes my hold and fear dissolves into acceptance.  

Acceptance of my own truth, I see it needs my love and support. Realizing again we are all doing the best we can. We all need acceptance, love and support whether near or far because ultimately it’s all energy. 

My life is perfectly imperfect. Unfolding as planned, I trust the bloom. My life gravitates where it will and expands where it needs. 

I am here to learn. We are here to learn. I learn and practice to pass with care. I see myself in the mirror and accept, love and support; living my best and wishing the same for others. 

We are more than we know and less than we are in the dance of this great mystery. 

Lita P

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“The most important thing for us creators is to shine, and to shine unapologetically. I feel like when I do that, people respond. That’s me being my truest self, me being who I came here to be.That is our job as human beings. Everybody has a reason why they came and a gift, and you have to live up to that highest potential of what you came here to do.” Valerie June


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