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Do you know your worth?

Best measured by the

unique perfection of your Spirit

and the beauty of your heart.

 

Do you know your worth?

Best surmised by the

core of your being

and mixed with life's alchemy.

 

Do you know your worth?

Best treasured as the

roots of your knowledge

and sacred as the wail of release.

- JLD (6June2018)

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Photo: 30 May 2018, Full Flower Moon Sunrise, Sumner Beach

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still the mind

Feel

still the mind

Dream

still the mind

Believe

still the mind

Intuition

still the mind

Open

still the mind

Hear

still the mind

Sing

still the mind

Peace

still the mind

Heart

Still the mind

Soar

- JLD (22 May 2018)

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Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the fuel, the spark

 the ignition, the launch

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the leaving, the returning

the impulse, the propulsion 

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the sun, the moon

the stars, the dream

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the bravery, the strength

the mission certain, the outcome unknown

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the journey, the quantum leap

the re-entry, the landing

- JLD (16 May 2018)

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"Tree Veins & Golden Leaves"

When blown from the vein of Connectivity -

Be Golden, Be Vibrant

Be the Graceful Glider

Be the Crunchy Footfall

Be the Rich Mulch

Be next Season's Possibility -

Be Separate,

Be Inseparable

-JLD (2018)

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How does wood turn to stone?

And metal pour like honey?

It's the flow of the Universe

It's expansion and retraction

It's the seed of intention

It's the open channel

It's footfall on the forest floor

The umbilical cord

Human and Earth in form

Whenua and Whenua

Amine, Amine

- JLD (30 Apr 2018)

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*

Look

for the colour

in life

and walk

that path

*

Amongst the Autumn colours at the Botanical Gardens.

A tourist took this photo of me.

(April 2018)

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It's

The

Climb

*

**

Dawn Truth

Light and Dark

Share Space

*

 

***

rises

always

the sun

***

Sunrise

Sumner Beach Timelapse

21 March 2018

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It began

the moment

light broke through.

It portend peace.

It whispered possibility.

It tasted of desire.

It charged the heart space.

It woke the weary creativity.

It radiated sensual waves.

It called bones to action.

It sang fire not ice.

It began

the moment

light

broke through.

-JLD (2018)

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 ***

In the eye of the storm, you witness silent grace. Rest your heart for a moment and build your strength.

-JLD (2018)

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Fresh eyes

That's how I see the world

No haze

A different meaning for

"Morning Glory"-

True glory

In the eye of this beholder

Pure love

Morning glory!

-JLD (2018)

***Trio -

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We are a trick of Light. A dancer in nature's Realm. A flower of the Universe. A petal of Infinity. A pistil of Energy.

-JLD (2018)

***

Balm of the World

Love is the way..it is the antiseptic that will clean our wounds.. It is the tight suture that will prevent infection.. It is the gentle kiss of the scar..it is the balm of the world..
-JLD (August, 2014)

***

 

***

I was asking
But not listening
Always talking
Never grasping
In my mind
A stranger
 
I was running
Kept on searching
Yet all along
It was there
In my heart
Laid bare
 
Raw but agile
True and strong
Bold and fearless
In the deep
Of where I belong
-JLD (March 2013)
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*

when you re-emerge
the world will have changed
only because you have been changed...
irrevocably
life can be cruel, dangerous, sorrowful
maybe the rawness of exposed wounds
leaves tear stains and pain and anger...
but know...with certainty...
that it had to be this way
however distressful
the earth still revolves
we are still stardust
and have to grow in all ways
to know we are even more...
harmonic substance
we are waves, if forever is your belief...
the music of the universe

-JLD (May, 2014)

***

DON'T TAKE ME LIGHTLY

Don't take me lightly, as though my words and actions are feathers. Take me as I am, the whole bird..the flight and the feathers; the bones and the call in the wild; the lines and the curves; the leaving and returning in the sun and in the storm.

-JLD (February. 2015)

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I AM

I am a gospel song and the hard rock; the silk pajamas and the gravel road; the swaying branch and the stiff upper lip; the cup runneth over and the dry humour; the towering inferno, and the little lamb; the final straw and the first kiss; the open door and the small space; the feathered friend and the cocksure punch; the flight of fancy and the fork in the road; the perfect storm and the sea of love.

-JLD (October, 2016)

***

What did it take to elevate me?
It took your smile reaching for the stars in your eyes
And my heart realising it was a reflection

-JLD (January. 2015)

***

***

Feel the sunrise pulse in your veins
All the light that it contains
Feel the sorrows melt away
Even if it's just today

-JLD (November, 2015)

***

let go..step into the wilderness..no more difficult than stepping into safety.. we've seen safety crumble..seen the earth shatter..seen broken.. seen expectations fail..time and again..when the gate is left open..when the feet touch the ground.. wander on new soil..tread on fallen leaves.. look up to see the tree..the space between branches left by what has fallen..see the light break through..see the light break through..

-JLD (September,2014)

***

Amongst the turmoil, there is a peace that resides in you.

-JLD (July, 2014)

***

use your fire
tune into your heart..
use your fire
resonate with your gut..
use your fire
sing from deep places..
use your fire..
when fire calls

-JLD (Feb, 2016)

***

'Different'

I saw ‘Different’
And I could not understand
‘Different’ was unfamiliar packaging
And traveled in an unfamiliar van

Thought my doubts weren’t visible
Maybe ‘Different’ could not see
Turns out fear doesn’t hide
Whether ingrained in you or me

But ‘Different’ visits for a reason
Makes ‘Homogeny’ want to run
‘Homogeny’ becomes jealous
That ‘Different’ is having all the fun

Then a revelation happens
And the wheels begin their revolution
‘Different’ is the color and brightness
That travels hand-and-hand with evolution
-JLD (July, 2013)

***

Do you feel the rays
of sun
pressing on skin
sometimes
with great intent
burning rage
no protection?

Do you feel the rays
of sun
kissing on skin
sometimes
with gentle intent
glowing subtly
all protecting?

Most importantly -
Do you feel the rays
of sun?
-JLD (2012)

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Missed sleep
lately
thinking of
empty
instead of full..
cool sheets
a comforter
resting perfectly
still..
perfectly still
there is the
epiphany..
settle into a
still life
chiding self..
do not settle
detritus
is hard to clear..
create the heat
warm the sheets
open eyes
open windows
open heart
open floodgate..
open..
open..
open..
-JLD (2015)

***

We've all got something special to offer the world....a miracle in an action taken..a step into the wilderness and the "wild-ness" terrain of your heart..the truth that lives in you and courses through your veins like a well-worn mantra. Believe, Believe and Be!

-JLD (2014)

***

Dig deep
Where the longest roots
Find nourishment
Where they tenaciously
Hold their ground
Where they first appear bound

Dig deep
To see their tracks underground
Perhaps some human
Infrastructure broken
As it comes in contact
With nature’s requirements

Dig deep
For here is a network
Roots of many
Intertwine and wind
Seeking sustenance
On common ground
And nutrients when shared
Produce a thriving forest
A canopy in harmony

-JLD (Feb, 2013)

***

In the cupboards
Of heart and mind
Essential ingredients
Awaiting alchemy
Making peace
Of mind
Making peace
Of heart
Warm from the oven
A peace of each
And more
To share

-JLD (Jan,2013)

***

Honestly, it's honesty
That will take my heart
And break it
Or resuscitate and make it
Sing

Honestly, it's honesty
That can make my heart
Seem dimmer
Or sustain and make it
Glimmer

Honestly, it's honesty
That will awaken my heart
And save it
Or find courage to make it
Brave
-JLD (June, 2014)

***

Break the chains of fear around external and internal poverty. Believe without fail in nothing but this - we are each pure love and not the programmed messages that surround us.

-JLD (July, 2014)

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*

If I died today, would I go out feeling like a monster for judgement's stones cast, for all the follies and foibles in the past..or would I go out an Angel on high, never to have told a lie,or gotten high or left a love before it's time...Oh the lust and the lorn of any given moment.. Sorry to tell you, for neither an Angel nor a Devil reside exclusively in my cosmic bones..I have done all and none and in between and if I go out today..If I could choose the departure..I go out with the wind behind my back and the clouds above my head and the sand between my toes and the sea between my worlds.

-JLD (12 Nov, 2014)

***

brilliance 

look at you
radiating something new
something akin
to dark exposed to light

still a bit pale
against new found rays
this very melanin dance
lumina on your face

still to be seen
the bronze from exposure
will you put the shades up
or gaze upwards in your brilliance

-JLD (Dec, 2014)

***

There are days when I want to be the 'somewhere' in my dreams

-JLD (2015)

***

Don't be scared
Jump in there
hold the space
be aware

-JLD (Jan, 2015)

***

trembling arm
leaf acknowledging branch
biology, selection
from bud, birth, growth
maternal direction..

outlasting others
full seasons in the sun
the days of blossoming youth
though well spent
well gone..

elegant departure
uplifting, unseasonably warm
unlike brethren ripped from
Mother's limb in chill wind
carriage torn..

auspicious breeze
journey set in motion
underbelly smooth, veins outstretched
mystical magic carpet
gliding over ocean..

-JLD (July.2015)

***

You knew her as the lighthouse. Prism refracting stardust into your dark spaces.

-JLD (July, 2015)

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***

To the seeds planted,
may you be watered,
nurtured and tended
with utmost care and love.
As you spread your petal wings,
may you remain vibrant and strong,
touched by the radiant light of day,
or the darkness of repose.
As you mature,
may your body be sweet grace
when the fading and fallen hands of divinity
beckon your matter to the soil.
Here, you are reborn time and again.
-JLD (2016)

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hard.
this is the journey
in a word..
hard.
navigating trials
and trails..
hard.
so we break sometime
and fall..
hard.
an imprint pressed
into a heart..
hard.

-JLD  (01 Aug.2015)

***

Compassion -
Center
Of the Heart
Yes!
All are Worthy
All are Equal
All Divine
Yes!
All is Perfect
All will Shine
-JLD (Oct, 2012)

***

The sun rose, painting curves in the roundness of me and the roundness of you. In the first light, your eyes became a pool and my heart dove deep. 

-JLD (May, 2016)

***

We are each a flame
Sometime ceasing
to be visible light
but flames don't
truly burn out
they resurrect
as heartlight
forever
and ever
Amen

-JLD (2014)

 

 (Photo Credit: JLD, 2016)

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