Sometimes I feel as if everything is in constant editing mode. Whether it be writing, living, cooking, loving, learning, we're always in a constant state of change, adjustment, edit. Something is always encouraging us, pushing us, challenging or begging us to forever be in change, in motion and rising to each occasion presented to us.
When I began rebuilding this site I was on my own and I was clueless about how to do anything more than add an article by copy and paste, after I had written it. The idea of building a website was absolutely intimidating to me. All sorts of firsts like, editing photos, finding out how to maneuver setting a website up and being confident enough with sharing what I was creating, while still keeping up with everything in this dance we call life.
With some much appreciated help from my husband, John and his complete love, support and encouragement, wonderful direction and support from
Vin at www.peoplesinternetradio.com and a lot of determination and inner knowing that I can do this, I am learning, building and I'm completely motivated. I stepped out of my comfort zone and it was worth it. This site will probably always be in constant edit mode, just like I am. I accepted the challenge, I rose to the occasion and I am succeeding as far as I am concerned. You know why? Because I know it can only get better from here. I can do anything I want to do and even the stuff that I never thought I would ever want to...ever! Honestly, the thought of running a website was until last week, terrifying!
That being said, I started the poetry section off here by just throwing all of the videos of some of my poetry with the original text, together in one piece. I could accept that layout for the first week of the site being up. Now that I feel a bit caught up with everything I have a new idea for this section. The videos will be back up as I go and can always be found below at our YouTube Channel.
Be patient with me as I work through this constant change. I promise this won't be too painful. Until then, I 'll leave you with the offering below.
Rise to Be
Rise up to each new day.
Rise up to the challenges,
Rise up to meet yourself eye to eye.
Rise up to be more than you thought was possible for yourself.
Keep yourself low to the ground.
Keep yourself rooted.
Keep one hand to the Earth, one receiving from the sky.
Keep moving forward.
Move like Water flowing down a creek.
Move like Air, twirling through the leaves.
Move like Fire, dancing flames, jumping sparks.
Move like Earth, strong, secure and nurturing on your way.
Love with a fierceness and passion that overwhelms you.
Love like tomorrow may never come.
Love without regrets or doubts to consume you.
Love with a passion that burns through the hate and despair
Be more than they told you was possible.
Be unexpected, free and challenging.
Be bold, be brave, be secure in self.
Be what the child within has been begging of you since you've forgotten your dreams.
Cari-Lee Miller ©2014
It is the simplest, most intricate events in this life that cultivate slowly to make the greatest things happen. These small weavings through time are a treasures we often overlook. Walk each moment in a way that leaves you whole and not wanting. Not always the way it goes but surely the way most rewarding, most memorable and most pleasing when hindsight sits at your feet, beckoning you to understand the lesson.
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Your pharmacy is in your kitchen.