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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For This You Came

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Roll down the windows
throw open the doors
dip your toes in magenta
burnt umber, cobalt blue

Let yourself sing off-key

For this you came
to show up 
Here
to swim and splash
in the shimmering palette
of you

to make something out of nothing.

What good is "good" or "safe"
when you can have spilling over laughter
heart-melting connection
breath-giving moments
of Real?

Rip off your life-preservers
stop clinging to the shore 
of what makes sense

Turn the sky upside down

Let faith be your shelter
your candle, your torch
your one and only
safety net

With hand over heart
in this right now moment
say yes!
a leaping-with-the-whole-of-your-body 
YES

to your Life



28 comments :

  1. i am turning the sky upside down.
    ok, julia, i will.
    ((beautiful, dear!))
    xoxox

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  2. Rachel, sweet Rachel, thank you for taking the time to stop by & say hello...it's been more than a little quiet around here so your presence is celebrated this morning (as it always is!).

    Here's to turning the sky upside down!

    So much love to you. xo

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  3. I wanted to thank you for sharing your poetry..they speak to my heart. I will be on the waiting list for your book of poetry! =) Have a beautiful Spring!

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    1. Lynnette, it makes me very happy to know that my poetry speaks to your heart. Thank you for taking the time to say so.

      Sending love to you today.

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  4. YES!=)

    i just love you and your poetry.

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  5. Ah, Julia, I love you. You have such a beautiful heart and beautiful way with words.

    I will be sharing this on my blog tomorrow...

    xox

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    1. Grace, you always do this--when I need it most, you lift me right up and remind me of what matters.

      You are seriously precious.

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  6. oh dear one YES!
    this speaks to me so very much and re-lights the fire of YES that began with the choice of that word which I chose for 2012...thank you!!!
    I am sticking this one up on my wall for sure...hope you do not mind.

    xox

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    1. I do not mind at all, Christy. So very happy this speaks to you and re-lights that gorgeous fire of yours.

      Thank you so much for leaving your shining presence here.

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  7. Simply beautiful. I strive to do this everyday.
    Love you,
    Amy

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    1. Thank you, my sister. Me too.

      I love you.

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  8. Ahhhhhhhhh...even before reading the words of your poem, the title "for this I came" called me in like an ancient siren song. And now having read the words, with hand over heart I say "yes."

    Thank you Julia - you and the words that come from your heart are sovereign.
    XXOO

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    1. Called me in like an ancient siren song," I love that. Thank you, Dani, for always saying just what I need to hear. I so appreciate you.

      Sending a heart full of love your way.

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  9. Oh Julia! This is incredibly beautiful, thank you!

    Cannot wait to hold your book in my hands...

    XOXO

    C

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  10. Thank you, Christa.

    You're incredibly beautiful too, my friend.

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  11. THIS:
    Let faith be your shelter
    your candle, your torch
    your one and only
    safety net

    LOVE Love love! <3

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    1. J, I wish I could hug you right now. Thank you for leaving your sparkling presence here.

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  12. I have been reading you for some time now... I think I originally found you through the brave girls club. Your words are perfectly ordered to reach in and grab me, so good. I hope to be able to write so openly and inspiring in my poetry.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Dear Becky,

      I just popped over to your blog and the words that were waiting for me there completely opened me this morning...how much I could relate and see myself in your "43 and Finding Myself" post.

      I'm so very glad you're here, walking this wild, painted path with me.

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    2. Wow! Seeing you over at my place just now helped me breathe on a difficult day. I'm just thrilled that you were there and that you read me and left such amazing words for me.
      Thank you for helping to turn my day around.

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    3. It makes me so happy to know that I had something to do with turning your day around, Becky. Here's to taking deep, deep breaths and knowing how very connected we are.

      Sending you love.

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  13. "let yourself sing off key .."

    Perfect permission from you to me. Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Tania! Sing like crazy!

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  14. ohhhh, how I love this, Julia!
    heart turning little summersaults
    as I read along and the singing starts to rumble
    somewhere deep....glad and grateful,
    that:)
    -Jennifer

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  15. How beautiful, how personal, how universal. How perfect. Thank you.

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  16. Lana, thank you. Your words have added so much beauty to my day. ♥

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