icons as healers-leaders at nautilus teachings

no regrets
no regrets

“Love lies hidden amongst
The leaves I never played in…”

I am crouched
In the cornered shadow
When he appears
Rusted
Barnacled
Scarred
His eyes peer at me
And pull me from the
Deep mossy cavern
Into warm kiwi waters
With waving
Symphonic sea grasses
And Whimsical fish
He blinks his caramelized eyes
Instantly
I am transformed
Into Fancy finns the mermaid
We glide past
The
Sticky Licorice colored
Bottom
Through the
Stinging
Defamation
Of
Gossip
And
Into
Cobalt waters
Of
Healing
Protective
Tides

wise old mr. hawksbill
wise old mr. hawksbill

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Or did i?

Vincent Van Gogh
Painted “Starry Night”
Saying,
“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”

this profound statement
Lines the chambers of my guarded heart
Although I may not produce perfection
I ache to paint imaginatively
my dreams taking flight within…

Ernest Hemingway penned
“There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter
And bleed.”

Words spill upon the blank canvas
Of my life
As I hold in the palm of my hand
The memory of pain
How powerful then
To believe my spilling of truths
Can heal seeping wounds
In one sentence of rightness…

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
And if you dare to dream of meeting your
Heart’s longing.” Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Oriah pens this in her book “The Invitation.”
As I sit with this in my shadowed corner of life
I know this is my desire.
To live in colored abandon
A life so exhaustedly authentic
That sliding into my sheets at night
Will only guide me into an emulsion of
Illuminated thoughts…

Joel Osteen is delivering the message,
“God didn’t make a mistake when he made you.
You need to see yourself as God sees you.”

Cracked
Flawed
Struggling
Silent
Became
Beauty
Expressing
Images
Upon
Canvas
Knowing
I
Am
Not
A
Mistake

“sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something,
You just have to jump off the bridge
And grow your wings on the way down.”
Danielle Steel

unfurl
unfurl

I
Have given flight to my dreams
I have broken the chains
Spread my wings
And begun to soar
It was the unfurling
Which was the most difficult
And yet
The most healing…

I became the vast blue ocean
Through shadowed icons in my life
Living through their words
Their paintings
Their teachings
I found my true north…

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious,
Too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows
Not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith.
Patience, Patience, Patience, is what the sea teaches.
Patience and Faith.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting
For a gift from the sea:”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I shall look with eyes
Unshielded
I shall listen with ears
Pressed gently towards life
I shall love
With a heart
Unguarded
Knowing
God
Vincent
Ernest
Oriah
Joel
Danielle
and
even
Helen
All
Have
My
Barnacled
Back…

with faith as my strings
with faith as my strings

“The most beautiful things in the world
Cannot be seen or even touched,
They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

I caress my essence

Glimpsing the potential

Impending Spontaneous

Passage

I am about to embark upon

With full awareness

That

I
Must
Live
Outside
The
Shadows
If
I
Wish
To
Be
Soulfully
Scene…