GOLDEN LIGHT

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Aah to have lived another day… She said
to watch the sun bow down before us.

I AM humbled.
In awe of such a gesture of Mother Earth.

Yes it has been a good day.
An even more amazing year of freedom.

I hope you are blessed by the glow within
as you create magic.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ blessed by the golden light of day; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

 

TOWARDS

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She walked away from Her past…

away from shouldering
life times of regret and longing.

She walked…
towards HerSelf.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ Autumn Magic: Skyline Vista with Her Luna Girl

 

 

 

 

REMEMBRANCE

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There is so much I feel… She said.

right now
today
most often really.

Life has a way of opening up the raw edges of our remembrance.

I hope you allow love and light into the shadows.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner

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Te’ journal handwriting

FREEDOM WARRIOR

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I have never been to war to fight for freedom.
But I have crossed onto foreign soil
to take a stand.

I have never walked in your shoes
or experienced what you have.
But I have walked in mine.

I have not seen for my own eyes
the devastation of what you have.
But I have seen pictures that attempt to capture history.

I can tell you this…

You are brave.
You have walked or been carried.
You may feel so much grief that it grips
you unexpectedly 
in moment of great distress.

You may do your best to try and not see
the images playing reruns in your mind
yet they still may only appear more vivid
in the darkness of night.

You are alive. Breathing.

They taught you.
To be strong.
To keep your emotions in check.
Now only to be encouraged to share and feel all that seems so hard to reach.

Why am I alive?
Why not me instead of him or her?
Would I be better off dead then here right now feeling half alive?

Seeing helplessness in the mirror.
Reflected back in another eyes.

Can you know freedom that you have fought for us to celebrate?

~

How could She begin to possibly understand
or write about something that may bring hope or offer insight… when the furthest She has ever been away from home by HerSelf was 700 miles?

She does know of heart ache and loss.

Of loosing people close to Her due to accidents and sickness. Old age.
Of fighting personal battles in life with courage.

She has seen the devastation of cancer.
The ravages of a disease eating away at Her papa’s once handsome face.

She has Her own hidden emotional scars of feeling inadequate and afraid.
Feeling deep empathy for others that at times She cannot separate from HerSelf.

Yet She sits here in the bright morning sunlight.
Trusting.

The song of birds outside Her window.

How does this bring hope? Offer insight?
Through wielding of Her pencil as it etches its way across the page.

Why is She sitting here alone?
With a thought so distant from what She woke up with.

To write with such conviction
on a topic she feels strangely drawn to…

Grief.

The long held sorrow that carries itself within you for a love, a life you will never fully know again.

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Yet I write. As if I know first hand the battle scars you carry buried deep inside your soul. Darkening your spirit of trust. I applaud your bravery…

To take another breathe.
To take another step however painful.
To take another chance.

On living.
On yourself.
On life.

Thank you for your courageous bravery.

High Five to you Freedom Warrior!

©Te’ Werner
Revised excerpt from Trusting Warrior

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Te’ walking along the Klickitat Trail, WA

 

OWN YOUR ORBIT

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Own the space you inhabit within yourself… She said

It’s a transformational experience to realize that there is a space within you that is yours and yours alone.

There is freedom to create your space of magic!

#ownyourorbit

©Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ and Her Luna Girl “Magical Winter Hike”; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

 

 

 

GO PLAY

Go play… She said.

Sometimes as writers we push ourselves to get something on the page. Anything. Even a word.

The more we seem to force our thoughts to make contact with what it is we think we need to be doing is usually the time for us to get up go outside and create magic.

I don’t know about you but sometimes a girl just has to go outside…brave the elements and play!

There is freedom in taking time to go play.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ “Winter Magic” playing with Her Luna Girl

 

 

 

 

PERFECT BEGINNING

How many times have you waited for…

The perfect moment. The perfect time. The perfect beginning. To begin? She asked

She thought of all the things that She “had” to do.

All of the things that She “wanted” to do.
Everything that She had “dreamed” of doing.

She realized She had been afraid of failing.

Afraid of even trying.
Afraid that She wouldn’t do it right.

Simply afraid that She wouldn’t know how

or may not meet another’s approval
or feel supported in Her endeavors.

All the fears that She had as a child somehow carried themselves into Her adulthood.

She grew weary
of carrying Her past around with Her.

So She began…to let go

of trying so hard
of being afraid.

She found Her freedom in courage.
She began to embrace HerSelf.
She felt compassion.
She knew love.

She began to love Her perfect self.

High Five to Triumph of Beginning a New Year!

©2019 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “Perfect Order”

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Te’ hiking with Her Golden Luna Love; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

Perfect. Recently I had a conversation about how we hide behind our perfectionism. Most often we do not get much completed. At least as much as we would like too. Thinking that what it is we want to do must somehow be perfect before we begin it.

This awareness is most freeing. Liberating actually. It really helps explain a great deal as I AM creating. I think back on all the things in my life that I haven’t done. The things that I have struggled to get done. Or am afraid of beginning.

So,  I begin.

May you claim your perfect self… She said

LIFE

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It takes as long as it takes…She said.
Sometimes longer.  

It does not matter in the grand scheme of life how long it takes to reach your goal.

A decade. A lifetime. 

What matters is your working towards your goal in this lifetime.

It’s called LIFE…She said.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2018 Te’ Werner
Excerpt from HER RISING

©2018 Photo
Te’ hiking; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

COURGE TO RISE

Where is your courage to rise? She asked

It takes a great deal of courage

to rise up
to face your own self
to see your life as it is
to accept that you can forgive yourself
to embrace your own rising with joy.

As She raised Her face upward…
know that courage is within you to rise. 

High Five to Your Triumph!

©Te’ Werner
2018 Excerpt from HER RISING

©2018 Photo
Te’ sky gazing Horse Heaven Hills