Rose A Day – 21

Feed the fire, for it has started,
and extinguished it can not be,
so long as you feed the fire.

Within us is a fire that needs only our desire to grow and create to burn. Such a desire is inherent in each of us, thus this fire can never go out. It has been burning, at some intensity, for your entire life. If you want it to grow, you must feed it. You must fan the fire of your soul with the breath of your efforts. Don’t fear this fire, it does no harm. It does not consume. It provides warmth. It nourishes everything it comes in contact with! Spread the fire of your soul. Show others the heart it takes to forge ahead. You are your ultimate craft. Become you, no one else may! Nothing feels better than being entirely and unapologetically you.

Are you going to starve the fire? You can feed your physical all you want, but if you don’t fan the spark you will always feel unsatisfied. A slight chill you can’t quite explain will linger about your bones. No matter how much physical warmth you pile on, you will never cast it out. So fan that fire!* Not too much at once though! All the best things are accomplished one step at a time. You wouldn’t want the fire to rage out of control because you gave it too much to start out. You can also put it out if you are too forceful. Find the right balance. That’s key to this whole fanning and growing of the fire. Appreciate the process.

Enjoy another beautiful day. Enjoy all the beautiful moments that will make it up. Don’t forget what you are capable of. You’re awesome, so stop making excuses.

*Hint* Your MIND is the fan.

Diadem’s Folly

I search and search through endless streams,
for some contemplation that satisfies, as your touch,
even the thought of drinking from your cup;
The only thing I’ve found is drinking from my own.

“Look boy,” spoke the old tree, “you’ve been here a long time.” Startled, Diadem jolted awake. From his lips he let slip into the moist air, “Did you just speak to me?” The wind rushed and Diadem braced to hold his posture. “Quiet, boy. This is no foolish matter.” He recognized that maybe just this once he should hold his silver tongue. The old Grimly tree continued. “You did arrive here many ages past, long before me, and still you are stuck.” Befuddled, Diadem tried to intuit the true meaning of the tree’s words, if indeed it was saying anything at all. It was rather difficult to believe that now he was talking with, or at least hearing the words of a tree.

“You see I’m a tree,” it went on, “I have only ever had a perspective of the world around me from right here. It takes a long while for me to branch out to the world, let alone to the cosmos. Sure every now and then I pick something up that gets left around by the locals or travelers, but for the most part it has been just me, and mine. Which of course is yours and everyone else’s too, but that’s beside my bark.”

Now Diadem was sure he was in his own mind, but this was something he felt was of importance to him. He stayed quiet. “Are you listening boy, you ought to listen to this,” it swayed, “I’m pointing out that you have had all the opportunity to reach the corners of existence and you still can’t figure it, let alone you, out. The perspectives you’ve shared have long resonated their truths with you.” Diadem relaxed, and attempted to sort out his head. “Is this some insanity of mine tryi…” The old Grimly stirred up the wind again. “Now boy, this is no insanity of yours trying to shake your limbs! As if you even had limbs worth shaking,” the tree chuckled derisively. “Insanity would blow those tiny saps away.”

Diadem stayed quiet, indicating he was ready to listen. “Once again the Grimly moved onward. “You have everything you could possibly need not to mention the potential for everything and more.” The tree fell silent. Diadem started pacing out time in his thoughts. “So how long have I been here?” The old Grimly howled, ” Long enough for you to be stuck boy, and that’s the worst you could be. I’ve never left this place, and I’d still rather be a tree than stuck.” The woods sang an eerie tune. Diadem pondered.

Reaching towards your face I hear you say, “Burn me.”
Condemnation I’ve been struck, the right cord plucked.
Now I prepare the sail, to travail, with sights on the grail;
I’ll find the way, compass arrow, chasing sparrows.

Rose A Day – 20

Pull from me whatever you wish to see,
we will come to the pinnacle in time,
to look down and see us from the start,
longing to find the end we are.
– IV

That’s the call of the rose. It’s simple. It’s mental. You can see whatever you want. You can close your eyes and create anything. It’s magic. It’s really incredible. You have the ability to think up anything you’d like. It’s an awesome gift. However, to become whatever we see is not a freely given gift. We must work to bring it into reality! As the rose says, you have to ‘pull’ from it whatever you wish to see. In time, with effort, you will reach the pinnacle.

You are the rose, the rose is you. Answer the call. Create. Be your own beacon. Grow into the beauty that you are. Every day is an opportunity to grow in some way. Fill this earth with all the beauty you can! What do you want to pull from the rose? What sight will you see? Will you commit to making it your reality?

Remember, you are the hero of this journey. No one else. You are the hero.

Rose A Day – 19

There are those who can touch from a distance,
A smile, laughs that echo through time, warmth.
Unseen their motions across the Earth’s surface,
Nudge us gentle, like the moon does the waves
– IV

You’ve done it again. Given life to this planet in some way. Without you, it can’t live to its fullest. That’s right. You are a part of the wondrous growth, and beauty of this entire world. You make up part of it just as much as anyone and everything else. Isn’t that just the coolest thing? I know it puts a smile on my face!

Oh where will we take this road? Where will you decide to go? A few more steps today, a few more steps tomorrow. Soon you will be looking back and thinking, “Look how far I’ve traveled.” What did you create today? Is there anything you really want to do again tomorrow? Something you did really well? Look for those positives. What did you do right? Build with that. Small successes. Every day is a new beginning!

It’s going to get interesting to see where I take the rose. Each is a step in my journey. I smile and feel great spilling out what I feel. I know I can’t see way ahead of me, but I don’t need to because the point I’m at now is everything. The beauty is everywhere, appreciate it, and appreciate yourself!

Rose A Day – 18

I am free, I am free,
I may not have money,
but at least I am me.
– IV

The thing about beauty is that it costs nothing to enjoy. It’s in everything. Every smile, and every laugh is beautiful. You are you. You can find beauty in all the struggle. Although the tree can’t get up and leave, it is itself, free and beautiful. Without the struggle would you know beauty? I doubt you’d have as much appreciation for it.

So here it is. A small cut of the beauty I discovered in my moments today. This rose was my release of all I felt. There is no way this expression could ever come out as anything but beautiful. The expression of a soul’s creative energy can never fail. Did you express yours today? You still have time! Take 5 minutes.

Even if it’s just a thought that makes you smile. Find that beauty. Tomorrow is a new day to take the next steps. Our journey’s will unearth the darks and lights. We will use them both to paint our lives! Magnificent works of art. We are all on our way. You’re awesome. Don’t doubt it. Always the positives.

Rose A Day – 17

On this night, in this light,
Perhaps you will be right
Be strong, this is your life.
– IV

Sometimes we cut it close. Sometimes we barely make it. Not because of any lack of preparation, but because that’s the way the numbers went. We can’t control everything. There is no shred of hope for maintaining complete control over our lives. All you can do is be strong and certain that you are not going to give in. This means that every day you wake up, you are going to show up. You are going to put in the effort. You are going to do what it takes. That’s just who you are. A hungry soul looking to grow.

Time is rarely in our favor. It always seems to be pushing against or running out on us. It doesn’t matter. You need to give the best effort you can each and every go. The conditions will never be ideal. Don’t wait for them to be. It’s no a sign. It’s just a chance. You’re better off preparing and working towards what you want than waiting around for luck to drop in.

So go ahead get out there, and put in the effort towards your goals. Raise your head each day hungry to meet the sun. You can create whatever you set out to make. That’s the beauty of effort. Little by little. A determined will can accomplish any task. You’ve got to want it though. You’ve got to choose the strong choice. The one that will ask the most of you. That’s the only path you should follow.

I apologize this was late. I’ve been falling behind, but I won’t let that stop me from producing beauty. Enjoy your night. For those of you starting out on your journey, I believe in you! You’re awesome. Enjoy your night.

Well Where Will You Reach

To be taken away upon the clouds,
To reach into the soul, one look,
One moment, one breath at a time.

Don’t we all just want to dream,
that someday our fires will reach
the golden shores of elsewhere,

And upon those shores we’ll grip
The ecstasy that we can see,
In the beauty of the rolling seas.

Or in the beauty of you and me.
One released breath after another
One moment seized after
releasing the other.

What more does a soul want?
What more than pleasant thought?
With which to chart a course!

Onward and upward without fear!
We walk mind in mind, clear;
To the highest peaks of elsewhere!

Patience we must channel thought,
For if there is to be a perfect moment,
It will come from hard fought life.

Only courage will find this awing land,
As it will take dirty bruised hands.
To climb from the bottom and stand,

At the precipice, hand in hand,
In grand moment of successful sigh,
And gaze lasting for a lifetime.

Rose A Day – 16

You’re a little wild,
Don’t lie to your self,
We know what it is,
to be held in here,
hell you have to be,
to let loose to a degree
else you’d be lost
– IV

You’ve got to be you. You can’t cage yourself. You’ve got to break out of the shackles. You have to dance! You have to create. If you don’t, you’re missing out on a vast part of you. CREATE WHAT? Anything you’d like! Remember it’s for you! Create for you. Love you. If you don’t accept all of you, how can you expect anyone else to do so?

I’m experimenting with shadows! They are some of the funnest places to play. It takes a lot more attention to detail. So the journey is evolving. I’m not sure what changes will come as we continue, but I’m sure there will be plenty.

Enough of what I’m doing. Go on and open up out there! Be you. Be wild. Don’t hide it. Create what you feel. Don’t be ashamed. We all have different degrees to which we enjoy things. Don’t be afraid to try those things you’ve always been drawn by. It’s okay to play with the dark every now and again. Healthy too!

I’m hoping to find a rhythm,
I really live this groove I’m feeling.
Dance on everyone, dance on!

Rose A Day – 15

I am the frost, you the thaw
These are our hearts;
I will make a summer and a home.
– IV

The world never relents. If you get too comfortable it will cover you in dust. You have to work to build what you want. It doesn’t just come to you. You must take what you have and work with what you can gather. If you want to be live in the the warmth of an endless summer you must go out and create it.

This is a great worry to some. We often look to others, and see what we lack. We do this instead of seeing what we have! What a grave mistake to go around lacking when the truth is you’ve been so blessed.

Try this. Look for what you did well today. What did you do right? Then how can you do better? Don’t look to how you failed and get down about it. Tomorrow is a new day to do better and improve. Are you going to look at it in a positive light? If you make it a point to do so! Create the beauty. Bring on your summer!

Rose A Day – 14

It is both exhausting and humbling,
to discover how we can be both
the greatest fool and wisest of wizard
All in the thin threads of one human life,
even in one moment to the next.
– IV

In our lives we are actively changing. Every time we go out and door. Even before we go out the door! All this change can be tiring. It often times is! Look around and ask yourself, “How many people do I know that can handle big changes with ease?” Then look to yourself! How well do you handle change? What about when that change is a new perspective that lands the old you on its ass? Take the winds right out from your sails. What do you do now? How do you manage? Do you let it set you back?

Let those moments humble you to the grand awe of the universe. They are the moments in which you can achieve the greatest of growth.

In the greatest of turmoil the strongest will to grow conquers. The wizard lets these moments of change humble him. Becoming thankful for the opportunity to see what once was hidden. The fool ignores it all and laughs on the way towards repeating the error.

Keep exploring this wild journey we are all on. Keep taking the time to be thankful for change. Meet it with a willing soul! You will not be dissatisfied with the ending result. I know change can be is hard. This is especially true when we’ve found the way we were was not what we thought or wanted. Be glad you now know! What happens next depends on you. Don’t be the fool forever. Keep your head up and align with what you seek. Then just keep taking the steps 🙂