Let It Begin With Me - 2017

Reignited by the brilliance of the Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, and her Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb." I am sharing my last piece from a collaborative Season for Peace and Nonviolence event at Northaven United Methodist, Dallas, in 2017.

Let It Begin With Me

I heard the Dalai Lama say

“Engage with those right beside us”

I saw a young man

With a black hoodie on

That had a rainbow Buddha and a message

“We are HERE to heal, not to harm.

We are here to Love, not to hate.

We are here to create, Not to destroy.”

A Princess

From a galaxy far, far away


“Take your broken heart

And make art.”

Peace begins

Right where we are

We cannot meet the wounds of the world

With animosity

perpetuated projections

the dense fog of mistaken identity

that drapes our soul

in grey doubts

We cannot linger in global fear

Like a 3D hangover

While ignoring our own pain


Through introspection

Deep contemplation

We meet our shadows

In the fruitful darkness

Like the heavenly sapphire morning glories

Turning to the LIGHT

Awakening within.

“The wounded healers

Become leaders”

In an emerging paradigm

The seed of Peace

An idea that spirals upward

Is planted in the fertile soil …… Of paradox

We begin to SEE

There is no I

You or even we

There is simply


What if we

Met each other

Like unknown artists of our lives

Staring into the mystery

At the edge of a foggy dock

Surrendering to that which is Greater.

Instead of creating

Enemies of ideologies

What if we met in LOVE

Dreaming a new vision into being.

We are entangled

By our very

Quantum nature.


Cannot separate

Itself from Light.

Darkness is only

The theatrical backdrop

So the glory of constellations may shine


The intricate diamond web

That is LIFE.

Illusory power

Is Diminished

In One moment

Tasting Truth

Of the eternal fountain


The purification

Being called forth

Is not puritanical

Pure Awareness


Opening the gates of the heart

Where kindness leads

Courage speaks

A universal language

The power we seek

Is a disguise

For really

A desire

To meet GOD

In every encounter.

To discover the Master

That hides amongst us.

A new lens

to view the world in

kaleidoscope 5D is vital

Through deep listening

internal GPS

reveals that we are being activated

in the remembrance

of Wholeness.

When the piercing pain

Arises in the harsh circumstances

Of humanity

When we cannot imagine


That will come forth

Bearing witness to suffering


the kiss of the Infinite ONE

the healing balm

We are not turning

Our backs

To the cruel

Isms And phobias

Of Ego creations.

No….we meet

Every challenge

In every moment

With a FIRE

More potent

We simply


For one candle

illuminates a room

Dispels the darkness…………IGNITES a million flames.

Collective Compassion


The secret codes

Of the universe

Radiating from our heart

Luminosity of 10,000 Suns