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Old 02-18-2019, 08:21 PM #1
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In a dream
She sailed through my car window
her wings spanned across the back seat
fear stopped my heart
yet I could hear it beat!
my mouth cotton dry
my eyes now closed tight
I held my breath and sighed
I knew she was a sign

I summoned the nerve
to turn and take a peek
so sure, she wanted my eyes
but instead
she nestled against my cheek
Her plumage so soft
the air so sweet
I knew in my heart
she had come to
set me free

No longer afraid
I welcomed her presence
I silently prayed
and let down my defenses
at ease and un-alarmed
welcomed the unknown trenches
and just as I drew my last breath
I awoke from this dream

Now I lay me down
before I fall to sleep
I seek the wise white owl
I pray she will return for me
but each morning when I wake
I again must accept defeat
but soon I know someday
the wise white owl
will again come for me.

and I will be ready!


A Dream Can Come True

“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy.

There's a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it's like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person's eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”

― Tara Brach
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In a dream
She sailed through my car window
her wings spanned across the back seat
fear stopped my heart
yet I could hear it beat!
my mouth cotton dry
my eyes now closed tight
I held my breath and sighed
I knew she was a sign

I summoned the nerve
to turn and take a peek
so sure, she wanted my eyes
but instead
she nestled against my cheek
Her plumage so soft
the air so sweet
I knew in my heart
she had come to
set me free

No longer afraid
I welcomed her presence
I silently prayed
and let down my defenses
at ease and un-alarmed
welcomed the unknown trenches
and just as I drew my last breath
I awoke from this dream

Now I lay me down
before I fall to sleep
I seek the wise white owl
I pray she will return for me
but each morning when I wake
I again must accept defeat
but soon I know someday
the wise white owl
will again come for me.

and I will be ready!


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“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy.

There's a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it's like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person's eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”

― Tara Brach
This is beautiful

I found myself relating to the words..
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Originally Posted by Olanza-what? View Post
In a dream
She sailed through my car window
her wings spanned across the back seat
fear stopped my heart
yet I could hear it beat!
my mouth cotton dry
my eyes now closed tight
I held my breath and sighed
I knew she was a sign

I summoned the nerve
to turn and take a peek
so sure, she wanted my eyes
but instead
she nestled against my cheek
Her plumage so soft
the air so sweet
I knew in my heart
she had come to
set me free

No longer afraid
I welcomed her presence
I silently prayed
and let down my defenses
at ease and un-alarmed
welcomed the unknown trenches
and just as I drew my last breath
I awoke from this dream

Now I lay me down
before I fall to sleep
I seek the wise white owl
I pray she will return for me
but each morning when I wake
I again must accept defeat
but soon I know someday
the wise white owl
will again come for me.

and I will be ready!


A Dream Can Come True

“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy.

There's a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it's like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person's eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”

― Tara Brach
This was a really beautiful poem!! I really liked its imagery, and the wonder that it evoked
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