Insane To Sane

In Response To:

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday – Repeating Shapes

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Jewels – February 25, 2021 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be any variation of the prompt and/or image. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

MLMM Photo Challenge #355 – Use below image as inspiration for a poem or short story.  Alternatively, If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.  You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Repeating shapes formed

doing the same thing

over and over again

the soul slowly loses itself

in the dense fog of blindness

until…a succumb to surrender…

a crown jewel for the soul

at last insanity is halted

fog’s density is dissipated

perception is restored

by choice new shapes are fashioned

constantly growing, changing

broadening in understanding

freed from a monotonous prison

to a province of diversity unlimited

flourishing soul’s sane mind of peace,

joy and infinite creativity.

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Awakening: The Journey To

In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Awakening

It begins with a

rugged, uphill battle

a road paved with

spiritual scars

The scheduled Roman road that runs across the Pennine’s Blackstone Edge Moor, Yorkshire © Mark Moxon

unevenly paved cobblestones

these paths, not pretty,

not smooth, instead…

Wisdom building, 

beauty making pain that

leads to a precious gift

a down for the count surrender

and there, we are met by God

where He gathers our

spiritual scars

weaving them into an

embroidered tapestry of 

fulfillment through selflessness

that will shroud the downtrodden with

a Love that heals and conquers all!

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Word For The Day…

From:  Gratefulness.org

Through me course wide rivers and in me rise tall mountains. And beyond the thickets of my agitation and confusion there stretch the wide plains of my peace and surrender. All landscapes are within me. And there is room for everything.

ETTY HILLESUM

(PHOTO BY TOBIAS KELLER)

A Torrent’s Love

In Response To:

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Winsome March 2, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge– #86 Cliche – To participate, create a post on your own site and pingback here or drop a link in the comments.  Look forward to your responses.

Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Torrent #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

A torrent came upon this soul

from whence I knew naught

it was not winsome nor was it cliche

this torrent tumbled me and dropped 

me over the edge beyond depths

of waters I had seen before…

It was different, it was new

scary, yet exhilarating…testing my

trust to go beyond myself and 

surrender to the Power that metamorphose

in unknown ways higher, greater than

what the human mind could ever conceive

a truly transformative gift of Love!

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#writephoto

The Road To Serenity – Haibun

Written In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge # 50: Acceptance –  This week, examine the role that acceptance plays in your life. So looking forward to your responses.  

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 – PROMPT:  You could write a story or an anecdote with a Haiku as part of it. A Haibun or Alternating verse and poetry, of course works.

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Over thirty-one years ago when I entered Alcoholics Anonymous to begin my journey with God, the “old timers” (very wise men of God), kept telling me over and over again to read page 449 in the back of the AA Big Book. So I looked it up and this is what it said;

 

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.  When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation–some fact of my life–unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.  Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.”  

 

Over the years that first line would come to mind whenever I was struggling with problems and it would remind me that the only way to acceptance is through humble surrender to my powerlessness…  

 

surrender to know

lack of power in all things

soul’s empowerment

 

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is only 164 pages.  The rest are wonderful stories that people from way back when shared and the wisdom gained through their experiences.

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God,

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can and

the wisdom to know the difference.

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