I was thrilled when Alexander and Kenneth Soares of Power Thoughts Meditation Club (PTMC) selected me to be the first-ever female voice in their repertoire back in 2016. They elevated my words and voice with primal drumbeats, chanting, and evocative and alive scenery from around the globe. Watch and listen here — or head on over to youtube to join in the comment stream. You’ll quickly understand why PTMC has more than 961,000 subscribers as of this very Now. These […]
This video first appeared here in 2012, after MerhlinsPlace enhanced my words with evocative imagery and music. Thanks to CL for reminding me to bring back this classic post (permanently on the left sidebar with other videos created around my poetic work.) Featured image on home page is “The Triangle,” a 1918 drawing by Kahlil Gibran. you are the river of love’s tenderness Beside every wounded heart flows love’s river of tenderness it babbles and croons with the power to […]
I was so pleased when frequency masters Kenneth and Alexander Soares at Power Thoughts Meditation Club chose to feature me as the first female voice of PTMC back in 2016. They elevated my words and voice with a primal drumbeat, OM chant, and evocative new imagery from around the planet. Consider joining the 960,000 people already subscribed to the PTMC channel, which is packed with a vast array of sound/frequency meditations, healings, and support. And, if you are so inspired, please […]
I was revisiting my September 2008 post featuring India Arie in a 2006 live performance of James Taylor’s “The Secret of Life.” One thing led to another and I discovered her YT video (below) of “I Am Light,” which stunned me with its profound beauty and simplicity. If that wasn’t enough radiance, I also stumbled upon the original studio recording of “Beautiful Flower,” for which Arie was nominated in 2008 for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song and also […]
I have checked in with Emmanuel Dagher’s energy messages now and then, but only in recent days have I discovered his “Core Energy Therapy (R) Music — which is attuned to the 528-hertz “Love” frequency and facilitates shifts at a deep, unconscious level while treating your ears to upbeat, admittedly “pop-py” music. (If that’s not your thing, oh well, carry on…) His online store offers samples of 8 tunes, downloadable at $2.99 each. According to Emmanuel, this particular tune (Beautiful […]
So, have these dark winter nights dragged you into your personal netherworld for the umpteenth time? (Raise hands and shout Huzzah!) Or, has the season gently nudged you over a threshold into radiant new beginnings? (Raise hands and shout Huzzah!) Both? Neither? An amalgam that leaves you frayed and/or knotted, delirious, despondent, determined, dejected — unsure of whether you’re coming or going? No matter. Here’s an audio rendition (with text) of “If You Feel Lost and Alone,” one of the […]
I’ve just added three videos featuring my poetry at the top of the left-hand sidebar. Click on “Videos Featuring Rachel’s Poetry” for an introduction and links to the creative folks who put my words to art and music. Then, click the tiny triangle for the drop-down list of the three individual entries. All have appeared over the past couple of years, but now they’re right where you can easily find them any time you want. Full text, too. Whether you’re […]
Thank you, Julie, for pointing me toward this powerful tribute. The featured image on the homepage grid is a 17th-century sculpture on a tomb in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Amiens, France. The Weeping Angel (L’Ange de Pleureur), by Nicholas Blasset, was popularized on postcards during WWII and often carried by British soldiers.
I never thought that my lifetimes of healing, my years and years of digging deep and releasing, my commitment to service, my twisting and gnarling and gloriously torturous path, and my unwavering trust in Divinity… …would lead me, in the days and weeks running up to the Great Shift of The Ages, smack-dab into retail! Yet here we are and here I am, unable for months to delve into my poetry or move forward (for now) with the Words Divinely […]
Some lovely Words Divinely Wrought updates are waiting in the wings… …though I am right now giving my attention to local happenings. I will post the updates when I can focus on them as they deserve. In the meantime, please take four minutes and 29 seconds to visit (or revisit) this video rendition of my poem, “you are the river of love’s tenderness.” Just in case you forgot or have entertained even a moment of doubt. When you reach out […]
While I finish up the latest update on the Words Divinely Wrought Global Poetry-Share, here’s a comforting dose of balance, calm, and wisdom from Lee Harris. I love his no-nonsense, quiet, intelligent way of speaking about the larger energies that are now affecting everyone, albeit in different ways. Definitely worth investing 15+ minutes of your day or night; then we’ll return to the poetry plantings now transpiring around the globe. (Archived posts may be found toward the bottom of the […]
Here’s our latest update, from Julie Mitchell in central California, USA. “Well, I parted with the first poem… yes, I’ve decided to tuck them both. I’m not sure why I chose the cemetery and its little church. It just felt right to place You are the Prayer there. “It was a beautiful day today. I parked in front of the church and went in. I sat there for a few minutes thinking about what it might mean to someone […]
In Oslo and other sites around Norway, 40,000 people gathered with folksinger Lillebjørn Nilsen and others to raise their voices in love. Standing in the rain, together they sang the 1970s-era peace song, Children of the Rainbow, which had been described as “Marxist propaganda” by a man now on trial for murdering 77 Norwegians, mostly teenagers, last July. According to UK-based Reuters/Guardian, the crowd chose the song because it “extols the type of multicultural society (the accused) has said he […]
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer. Thank you to MaxSchlick for uploading this video, and thank you to http://www.the2012scenario.com for pointing me to this gem. Note: The “scenario” site presents what to some will be mind-boggling truths regarding the upheavals now taking place on our planet as humanity accelerates its evolution. If this is not […]
If you have ever felt unloved, judged, bullied, forsaken, or abandoned, it’s safe now to let it go and allow yourself to partake of a greater Love. No need to pin the sentiment on any particular person living here or beyond. The embrace might emanate from nature, from the animal kingdom,from the All-There-Is, the Goddess, Quan Yin, Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or from a distant star you remember ever so faintly yet so very well. If you prefer, […]
So many of us seem to be navigating through grief and loss these days. It might be the loss (or impending loss) of people and other living beings. It might be that we are releasing old dreams and pictures of how we expected our lives could have, might have, would have, certainly should have looked by now. It may be that we are grieving past pains and suffering and loneliness and a lingering sense of alienation — all having outlived […]
If you had the pleasure of viewing the video presentation of my piece, “this fragile web: why every moment matters,” you know the skill and grace with which Jeff T (MerhlinsPlace) weaves deeply felt words, images, and music. Jeff and I have collaborated once again, bringing a new dimension to my poetry, “you are the river of love’s tenderness,” which appears in text form in the post directly below this one. Jeff’s ability to elevate my healing journey of personal […]
In my multiverse, today feels like a bust-out day. (At last…) I could share with you the fact that I have been “in session” for days – supported by the energetic healings of Aleya Dao, whose daily “Cups of Consciousness” have become a staple of my evolutionary diet. Her most recent, one-hour “Tall Cups” healing/meditation for clearing Ancestral Issues and Lack has supported me in peeling away layer after layer after layer of inherited hoo-hah. (It’s fast becoming the most […]
A divine confluence occurred between my post of “this fragile web: why every moment matters” (November 18, 2011) and my post of December 3, which featured the sublime video “A Fire For You – Winter Solstice,” created by merhlin and featuring the music of composer John Boswell. I connected with merhlin (aka Jeff ), presented him with my longheld vision of collaborating with other creatives to add a new level of dimensionality to my words, and he has created an […]
I know we’re not quite there yet. But in my part of the world, the snow is falling, the temperature plummeting, and, for me, the pull to go within no longer cuts me any slack. I just discovered this soul-stirring video from merhlin, which features music from composer John Boswell (who it appears is the “Hearts of Space” John Boswell and not the Symphony of Science John Boswell), along with poetry from the Wingmakers site (Poetry Chamber 24). I have […]
TheSilverDubber integrates this evocative composition by “maverick cellist” David Darling with some unexpected yet pitch-perfect imagery. The result leaves me feeling sublimely unruffled on numerous levels. Might this be the galactic love child of the classic films “Contact” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind?“
I’m sure loving Willie Nelson right now — even though I haven’t been a huge fan in the past. It was hard to choose between his 1992 live appearance with the Highwaymen in Aberdeen, Scotland, singing “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” and this 1997 heart-and-soulful rendition of “Funny How Time Slips Away.” I think it was the reverence on the faces of Nelson’s peers and friends that ultimately won me over. May we all know the joy of […]
This 12-minute documentary was produced and directed by filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein and narrated by Tom Hanks. Ordinary people whose extraordinary actions led to the largest boatlift in history: over half a million people evacuated from Lower Manhattan in just nine hours.
I don’t know a single person who – consciously or unconsciously – isn’t feeling challenged, stressed, bewildered, or downright slammed these days. So here comes my Kiwi friend KE, who introduces me to this precious ditty by Pink Martini. (I especially admire all those beings who find divine guidance in a song inspired by a 1960s-era ketchup ad.) What’s not to love? Stay cool, stay grounded, stay true, sweet hearts. (And, of course, remember that “hold on” is often just […]
Finally, some sensitive and talented folks created a youtube video featuring one of my poems, and I am thrilled! If you did not see “what if an angel took hold of your hand?” when I posted it on January 27, 2011, you can find it here. The full text is also included at the youtube site. The peoplepassion channel is definitely worth a visit, as well; they have produced a powerful series of videos to heighten awareness of the drought […]
Obviously, I have not been inspired to post anything new for awhile — although the Universe within and without have certainly been afoot (or is that “afeet”?) So that you don’t feel forgotten, I offer up this short-but-oh-so-sweet video of a poem by Persian poet and Sufi mystic Hafiz, uploaded by Millionofus. Be sure to turn your sound up; it takes a bit of time before the Yanni music kicks in. Joyous May arrival and Happy Beltane to you!
At first, I thought this one was “for the boys” — until I realized it’s for all of us who are traversing the landscape that embraces the valley sweep between being “ordinary humans” and the untrammeled universe of becoming expanded, infinite beings of higher spiritual consciousness. We are Creator Gods, we are wayshowers, we embody Divinity and the sacred marriage of masculine and feminine in every cell. Every step we take, every breath we make, is an act of heroism. […]
Several days ago, I drove 100 miles to pick up yard-sale leftovers that were being donated to my tiny rural town’s library. In amongst the books and CDs was a home-burned version of Mary Black tunes, reminding me how much her music meant to me during a challenging period in the early 1990s. For copyright reasons, I’m not able to post the video; enjoy this beautiful rendition of “No Frontiers” on youtube here. Lyrics and more on Mary Black here. […]
I stumbled upon this video last night and just gobbled it up! Something about the music and the honest simplicity, and best of all, it made me laugh at myself — and that’s always a wonderful gift! If you click through to gatewaytobeing’s youtube channel, there are lots of other “one minute messages,” though I haven’t explored them yet.
It’s been less than six months since I posted this video of ’60s pop star Dion singing homage to Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy. It’s worth repeating. In answer to the song’s question, my answer is “Yes, I did love the things that they stood for.” And I still do. Give a listen and look here.
Sincere thanks to Akasa WolfSong, who recently posted this video on one of her blogs. The video was created by Jan Phillips, Visionary Thought Leader. Highly nourishing. Deeply inspiring. Sure to feed any creative soul.