I am so grateful for all the experiences
I’ve had up to this point where I am now.
I am so very deeply grateful by the lives
I’ve got to have shared in my life.
I am so grateful for all the moments I got
With loved ones, near and far, alive still or already gone.
I am so grateful for all that I have within me,
Within my heart, within my mind, within my soul.
I am so deeply grateful for all that I can carry with me forward,
That even during the critical and challenging moments,
When it felt like a smothering heavy weight holding me down,
Depressing me, grieving me, frustrating me,
There was a silver lining within it all,
There within every bit of heartbreak, pain, confusion,
Proof, I can and will still rise.
Caught ablaze because ‘LOVE,’ holds many treasures,
Within all its variety.
I am so grateful for everything, every plunge down,
Whether it be through joy or sadness,
Misjudging or understanding, hardship or triumph…
I am so grateful for who I have within me,
Within this body, this shell, containing so much strength,
Courage and heart, to endure what I have and what I will.
I am so grateful for all, who I’ve ever loved, all who I’ve
Ever lost, who loves me, who I love, and those yet to meet…
I am so grateful for how truth emanates through
Moments of chaos, immense grief, immense joy,
Intensely and subtly, surprising and lingers,
When I sit back to observe, to allow all that to become as needs be,
Another reflective, evolving, lesson, blessing, moment.
I am so grateful for this and so much more,
Thank you, Be Well, Be Blessed, Have grace, have faith,
And love with all you’ve got.
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror
The way we are,
Through every experience,
When we allow ourselves
To stay in each moment,
To embrace each moment,
Not expecting it to be any different
Than what it is.
Allows so much more to be liberated,
Allows us to give wholeness to each piece,
Allowing space to be given our full
Invested awareness and attention.
Through every which way,
These waves of emotions,
These heights of perception come,
These illuminating rays show up,
These twists of diversity,
These opportunities of feeling
These transforming offers,
To these ruptures of uncertainty...
Carves new experiences,
New ways to employ our senses & whole beings,
Mind, body, heart and soul.
To find our own ways,
Our own new and most meaningful ways,
To, through, from, emerge, live out,
From scratch yet again,
But not within a back stepping,
Still in a forward fashion,
No matter how we feel in that moment,
No matter how regressed we feel it is.
We are not who we were through its first experience of,
We are who we are now, having had those experiences,
Broke old molds, outgrown previously, coming and going,
With eyes, minds, body’s, hearts, anew…
Though it may feel an echo,
Each moment, each experience,
Each our new, new meaning we can change to shift it forward,
However we choose to do within that time, that moment,
That belief, that situation, that encompassing here,
Face and ride it out beyond our defaults.
Allowing to etch a unfamiliar aim, path, way,
Transmuted by who we choose to be now,
Presenting itself to be had, to get, to have,
Lays itself open to and for us,
For the taking, if we choose to let it be fully sensed,
Fully experienced, fully welcomed, fully loved, fully appreciated
And so will we sail into new seas, new lands, new worlds,
Allowing to set ourselves adrift,
As we flow, as we cascade, as we choose to claim,
As we choose to loosen our reins,
As we honor the moment, of our moments, in life...
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror
Be Blessed, Be grace, Be embraced,
Allow brilliance to unfurl, come to you, from you,
Be given to this moment, let it cultivate you, evolve you...
I am originally from British Columbia Canada, but have lived in Iowa, USA, for several years. Mom of four, Married. Hello, I am