Your Words

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Sometimes She said, 

“The only words
that you have…

are the ones you write
are the ones you long to speak
are the ones you guard
are the ones you fear to say
are the ones you need to convey
are the ones you must utter
are the ones you know to be true
are the ones you must trust.”

As they are your words…

your breath
your lifeline of truth.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpt from Rise & Shine

©2017 Photo
Te’ handwriting Her words unto the page

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Trust Your Knowing

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“Trust the unfolding of your journey. Focus on what is within you…your knowing.”

What do you know
to be true
for you?

Who are you?

courageous
loving
kind
strong
committed
creative…

You are all of those things and so much more. Simply by being You.

“You above all know.”

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner

©2017 Photo Te’
Summer Hike with Her Angel Bailey; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

 

 

 

 

HONOUR

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Honour what is sacred for you
and what you are creating.

Respect what you know to be true for you.
You above all know.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “On Higher Ground”

©2017 Photo
Te’ Hiking Horse Heaven Hills, WA

Her Journey

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At first She had wanted to tell the story of her life…but first She had to listen to Her soul speak.

All along this writing journey, She walked along the river’s edge.  Coming to realize that most of our lessons are learned ‘after’ we have experienced them.

When you reflect upon your journey…

you will see.
You will begin to understand the path you are on.

Trust that you are right where you are suppose to be…in this glorious moment of being alive as you listen to your soul speak.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
excerpted from RISE & SHINE

©2017 Photo
Te’ Along the river’s edge; Columbia River, WA

Be In Awe

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Have patience with yourself…be in awe.

As a writer we often push ourselves
to get a word onto the page.

To express a thought.
To recapture a memory.
To tell a story.
To simply write.

Perhaps today one sentence is enough.
Who knows where it may lead…

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner

©2017 Photo Te’ along the river’s edge; Cowlitz River, WA

BEAUTY

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“…the truth of the matter is that beauty is all around us.” – Te’

I AM a walker. Forever gazing at clouds. My photos capture the beauty of what I see.

Sharing these magical moments makes it real as we get lost in often looking at what distracts us.

Most of my photos to date are simply within walking distance of my home. However I guess I do take a fair amount of photos while on drives.

A question I was asked recently from one of my dear artist friends;

“How do you capture such beauty? Where do you go to see these amazing views? How is it that you find such beauty?”

I go outside.

My response quite simply leaves me humbled.

I attempt to capture beauty that I see. But the truth of the matter is that beauty is all around us.

Being able to see this beauty is the joy. The discovery of daily life. A practice. A mindfulness to be more present. More aware of what is all around us.

Astounding for me to also realize that many of my photos are of vast skyscapes.

It is I who marvel at those who capture a photo of a something close up.

Focusing in on the details of what they see. What others myself included, miss.

Perhaps that is a metaphor for our lives. Finding the balance. The balance of looking out so far into the future that we miss the details that within a given moment that warrant our attention.

I AM learning that we walk hand in hand with nature. Every day. It is in the blessing of what we experience that creates the magic.

See we must be in awe. Childlike wonder.

I simply hold this wonder when I walk. When I drive. When I sit and look out my window. The sun. The birds. They call to us to go and play with them in this magic kingdom called earth.

This my friend is beauty. This is the living from our soul, calling us home to ourselves to enjoy life. To know the beauty within.

It is morning. My coffee has long grown cold. And I AM smiling as I am still in my blue bathrobe. Watching as snow dances on the ground.

Thank you for sharing this amazing journey of triumph with me. Truly.

High Five to the beauty that is all around us!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from RISE & SHINE
©2017 Photo
Te’ hiking Horse Heaven Hills, WA

Freedom in Forgiveness

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“There is freedom in forgiveness.”

…but in my growing up years
I AM learning that in forgiveness

there is freedom.
There is more room and space for love.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from Her Journal

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Te’s handwritten journal; morning writing