Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. Rumi

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Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Secret Title (to be revealed soon)

I have a title for the below poem but since it's also the title of my upcoming poetry/art book, I want it to be a surprise!  (I love surprises!)   With lots of flow and magic (which I'm fully envisioning) I'm hoping you won't have to wait too long.

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Untitled, originally uploaded by -Fearless-
(Originally spotted  here.  I couldn't resist, it was way too perfect.  Thank you "Fearless" and Jenn)

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You don't have to wait

a second longer
to move
to step
to shimmy
through that mirage
of can’ts and not
enough-ness

You don't have to try
to be
something you've always been
something you can't
not be.

Breather of life
one who cannot be contained
or named
one who sleeps and dreams
and wakes
who forgets and stumbles
who hungers
to be Seen
and understood

one who despite-
despite so much
returns
and returns
to Love

I know how very tired you are.

You can let go now.
You can let go of those mountains
you carry.
You don't have to wait
a breath longer to be
all you ache
to be

all you so perfectly are.

Simply breathe
a breath so wide---
so cracked-open wide
even the moon
enters.  And the two of you
with your galaxy full
of Light
with your naked wide-
openness

can shimmy
can shimmy right on through
to the other side




23 comments :

  1. Oh friend. How did you know my soul needed to hear this? Thank you.

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    1. Dear Lisa,

      My heart lights up knowing I wrote something you needed to hear.

      Your presence is such a gift.

      With love,

      Julia

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  2. Just beautiful, beautiful wisdom, Julia. Thank you. What a lovely invitation for us all...

    XOXO

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    1. Christa. Have I told you how much I adore you?

      Sending you love today,

      Julia

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  3. This poem goes straight to a heart that didn't even know it was aching. Thank you for the gift of your voice.

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    1. Dear Cindy,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your words here. They (you) seriously touched me today.

      With love & gratitude,

      Julia

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    2. you can let go now. you can let go of those mountains you carry. you don't have to wait a breath longer to be all you ache to be. WOW!!!! these words sang to me!!! what a beautiful poem, and i am so excited to hear the title. hope your day is filled with lots and lots of love.

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    3. So happy my words sang to you, Kelley.

      Sending so much love your way,

      Julia

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  4. Sitting in a cafe with tears flowing...not caring about the glances of wonder from others. :) This poem was just what I needed to take in right now. Thank you for always knowing. You are such a gift to me, dear friend. I love you.

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    1. I am so very happy it was just what you needed, Alia.

      I love you so,

      Julia

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  5. You put into beautiful words just what I was feeling. Thank you so much. I can't wait until your sweet, amazing, powerful, loving book that is filled with your "youness" is given to the world. Yay! So much love to you.

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    1. And I can't wait to hold your book in my hands, Jodi. !

      So much love right back,

      Julia

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  6. these words speak right to my very core, thank you, again! i am so excited to hold your book of love and power in my hands....till then, i send you LOVE and strength!!! you amaze me!

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    1. Christy--your words totally warm my heart. Thank you for sending the love and strength-it's been a wild week--I'll take it.

      Love,

      Julia

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  7. LOVE this one. I want to shimmy. I'm SO excited about your book. xox

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    1. And I'm excited about yours, J! Thank you for your support and goodness.

      xo

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  8. Oh how this is where I am right now Julia!

    I wish I could find my art, to teach myself the beauty my heart won't grasp.

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    1. Travis, how very good to have you here.

      I just know you can find your art! Even picking up a crayon can be the beginning of all kinds of beautiful opening. Your heart knows just what to do, I'm sure of it.

      Sending love and happy findings,

      Julia

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  9. "I know how very tired you are. You can let go now."

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    1. Jill, I'm sure that's all any of us need to do...just let go. Yep. I'm sure.

      *Hugs*

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  10. Love this poem Jules, Beautiful. xoxo
    Amy

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  11. You won't believe this, but "shimmy" appears to be one of the words of 2012 for me :)

    So looking forward to holding and celebrating the birth of your lovely book.

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What are you thinking/feeling? I'd really love to know...

♥ Julia