Poem ‘Perfect Moment’

Perfect Moment

During the times when you reflect,

Do you feel sadness and regret,

Of dreams you had but did not follow,

For all the decisions you ever took,

Were made in the moment when you could look,

At all the options which were available to you,

With inner knowing you really knew,

The way forward for your soul’s needs,

To gain in knowledge and plant new seeds,

To follow this path and where it leads,

Out of love, not out of greed,

So please, when you look back and reflect,

Know that each moment was always perfect.

 

I wrote this poem after reflecting on some past event. it is so easy to look back on the past and judge yourself badly for making the wrong choice. But, all our choices lead us to where we are now. That’s a good thing.

It’s not always easy when you’re dealing with a challenge to see everything from the bigger picture. We always make what we feel is the right decision at the time. It’s very important to accept this and not give ourselves a hard time for it!

Poem ‘Not A Possession’

Not A Possession

I am my own person, I am not a possession,

I will not be paraded as if in a procession,

All my decisions are mine alone,

My choice of partner, career and home,

I live in Love, not in fear,

My path ahead is bright and clear,

If you have a problem with what I do,

The problem is not mine, it lies with you,

Through all my challenges I make my own way,

I will not be put off course by what you say,

To you this may be quite a surprise,

That each day I’m stronger and become more wise,

I go through each day following deep inner knowing,

I love all I do, with a smile always showing,

I would like to thank you for your concern,

Whilst I stay on my true path, with my lessons to learn.

Poem ‘Manifestation’

MANIFESTATION

If we always look to the future or always look to the past,

Our dreams and ambitions will fade and not last,

Whenever we’re looking forward, or looking back,

Living in the moment is what we lack,

When we live in the Now, we are fully present,

We need to practice this as it is where we’re meant,

To find the stillness which keeps us connected,

Then our glorious selves won’t be rejected,

By our ego, which takes is off course,

By filling our minds with hatred and remorse,

Causing us our time to waste,

Making decisions in too much haste,

Wishing we were some-place or other,

Placing over our inner being a thick, heavy cover,

When we are fully present we can truly imagine,

Our lives as we want them, but we can also bring,

All that we need for this into our imagination,

Which will help to manifest it, bring it into creation,

We need to see it, smell it, hear it- to really feel,

It, as if it exists now, as if it’s already real,

It’s a powerful tool, working with visualisation,

For it brings what we imagine into manifestation,

In the now is where your dreams exist,

It is where we can find eternal bliss.

Poem ‘Here Now’

I wrote this around the time I started my business in 2010.

 

Here Now 

Here I stand on this new day,

My path is clear, nothing in my way,

 Everything I need is within my reach,

From my example, others I teach,

To live each day guided by Love’s flow,

That all is perfect, I do know,

I continue forward, following my guide,

With no need to run and no need to hide,

Throughout my journey I give love to others,

All of my sisters and all of my brothers,

Feeling togetherness, all is as one,

Man and people, planets and suns,

Giving, receiving, from the heart so pure,

I’m in the right place now, that is for sure.

My Journey To Mindfulness: Part 1

Before I write about my experiences, I would like to give the definition of the mind and of mindfulness:

  • The Mind: Oxford Living Dictionaries define the mind as ‘The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think and feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.’
  • Mindfulness: Psychology Today State ‘Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past, or anticipating the future.’

I believe our minds are very powerful. If we’re not aware of our thoughts, they can run away with us, moving our attention past or to the future, away from the present. I have to pull myself up on this frequently, but that’s all part of the journey. I am aware when my attention has moved away from the present and I am able to adjust.

My first experiences of realising how strong our minds can be was during my work as a nursing auxillary. I was around 20 years old. The first situation was with a patient who had been admitted with a stroke. She was unconscious, with CT results showing a huge amount of brain infarction (death of cells). Medical staff informed her family that she probably wouldn’t recover from it.  Within 24 hours all her children, apart from one who was in Hong Kong, had visited to say goodbye. It took her son 4 days to make the journey. The night following his visit, she peacefully passed away. I was amazed that she was able to wait to die until after her son saw her.

This was the first realisation I had of how, in some circumstances, there’s a possibility we are able to make the transition of death consciously. That’s an incredible realisation. We may have the power to choose when we die. This means death may not just be something physical which happens to us when our body stops functioning. It means there’s a likelihood we consciously take part in the transition.

My second experience whilst working on the same medical ward was during a hectic shift. We’d had a cardiac arrest first thing in the morning. That lady didn’t make it. Inevitably, we were running behind. In those days we made sure all patients were washed before lunch time. At the point I was gathering the other nurse who was going on break with me, a buzzer rang in one of the side rooms. It was a 92(ish) year old man, who had been admitted with one form of chronic leukemia. He asked if he could get back onto the bed. This took two members of staff as a hoist was needed to transfer him. Due to time constraints it was impossible that was able to happen at that time. I told him we could get him back on the bed first thing after our break. He replied ‘I’m dying you know’. I told him he wasn’t, as it was part of the job to remain positive and encourage the patients to be so too. He once again told me he was dying. I left him, with the belief I would help him back on the bed after the coffee break.

We returned from our fifteen minute break to find the crash trolley outside his room. He’d had a cardiac arrest and died in the chair. I can’t remember, but I think they got him back on the bed to work on him.  I felt awful. I had denied someone their dying wish.  I deeply regret that now and of course if I could change that, I would.

At the time I wasn’t aware that a person could be so conscious of their impending death. It is something I have often thought about over the years. His statement has become part of the foundation of how I treat and respect people. I believe others when they tell me how they feel. Even children. It makes me so angry when adults don’t believe children just because they are children. Especially schools/teachers not believing in illness and being poorly. However, that’s another post!

The main thought these experiences led to is that if our mind has this much power in our lives, how can we use this to our benefit?  Our minds can have a negative effect on our lives, by always bringing us down and somehow, drawing our attention to bad things that happened. We have the ability to use our mind in a positive way, to not let it control us by taking our attention away from the present in a negative way.

 

Poem ~Smile~

I wrote this many years ago, when chronic fatigue was a massive challenge for me. My daughter was at primary school. It was nice to do the school run as that was how I socialized. I needed to rest on the bed before and after lunch to pace my energy to enable me to walk there and back. There was one parent who was always cheerful and would always speak, which was the inspiration for this poem. It really does make a difference to your well-being if someone says a simple ‘hello’, if you don’t see people through the day.

 

SMILE

Each day I like to see your smile,

It makes me want to stay a while,

Your warmth, your care and welcoming chat,

Comfort me, help me to know that,

The small things we do, the kind words we say,

Create more love and make someone’s day,

We are all so busy, but we all know,

It doesn’t take much to say ‘hello’

To ask someone if they’re alright,

Sends out love and sends out Light,

Each time I go out I follow your lead,

And give someone a smile,  incase they’re in need.

Poem: Guardian Angel

I wrote this poem during the 2000s, around the time I read Diana Cooper books. In 2011 I began selling my poetry books at Mind, Body, Spirit events. At some point I was inspired to write a series of angel poems.

 

Guardian Angel

Your love shines long, your love shines bright,

Your love shines through both day and night,

Lighting my path, guiding my way,

Giving me encouragement and kind words to say,

Always with me, I’ll forget you never,

We’ve been through many lifetimes together,

Since my beginning as a divine spark,

Your love is forever in my heart,

And although I never see you, I can feel you are there,

With all your support and every way that you care,

As I move along my path I AM sure,

I will benefit from all your gifts so pure,

You are so giving, all from me you receive,

Is the only thing I can give you, I believe,

So these words now that I speak out,

Are said with love and are heartfelt ,

~ Thank You x ~

 

This poem is free to use for personal use. Please link back to this page when used online.

Please contact me top purchase a licence for commercial use.