Turning to the Light


If there is healing within our wounds then there is hope

beyond what we can ever know, even

in the worst of times,

simply by turning – to the light.


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Hearts Running Free


Peace, the internal calm and quiet

of a soul, so beautifully convinced they are loved

and accepted, that they live

with their hearts

running free.


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We Healed Each Other


When we first met My Love, we not only fell in love, but for the first time

we accepted that we were loved. As if lightning struck us, we were dumbfounded

feeling now that we were somehow loveable. The truth sank deeply into

our spirits, and healing was established reigning in our lives.

So in a very real sense….. we healed each other, while

always thankful for the heavenly arrangement. 


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The Healer’s Award


Have you ever read a post or article that really stands out as encouraging, and bringing some much needed light into our world? I’m sure we all have, but in this day of division and strife, we need more writing on healing, and hope. And so many people groups need reconciliation.

And we need to recognize those that write this way. Whenever I think of bloggers that encourage us and infuse us, with positivity, I think of Erika Kind. And today when I read her latest, on the causes for hate and strife, I thought of this award to recognize bloggers with this very special gift of encouragement and healing.

I have never invented an award before. Now I know what you’re thinking. Nico, you don’t accept awards so why would you create one?

 We really need hope and reconciliation in our world, and to recognize those who promote these ideas. I feel strongly about it.

So congratulations go to Erika Kind!

You can find her wonderful blog here: http://www.erikakind.me

What are the rules for this award? There are no rules.

Just nominate those bloggers who promote hope, healing, and reconciliation. You can use the photo above (cherry blossoms), or any image of flowers, which can be a wonderful symbol of hope and renewal!

Congratulations again Erika!


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When we live in the trauma of the past, we can miss the beauty of a rose,

focusing instead – on the thorns. As we search the sky for answers

all we really need, is to see the beauty right next to us.

As our confidence returns, we begin

to let go of the emptiness

and we are filled

with a sense

of hope.


And that is when we can receive the healing, that was always meant for us.


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Synchronized Healing


In the new world, just beyond the thin blue veil, oceans will wash us

with synchronized healing – again and again with the tides, until

all our of scars are erased, and every tear is dried

by the One who made us, and until

all of our wars have ceased,

deep inside.


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On the Deck


On the deck he fell asleep, gently rocked by the waves

he was dreaming of wings fluttering, the gentle speech of angels

in his ear. What were they saying in their heavenly language?


A seagull rudely burst into his dream, and his eyes squinted open

as the bird squawked for more food, the engines began to roar.

He realized he had been praying moments before,

and as he drifted off again, a voice very clearly spoke,

in the space between waking and sleeping, between

now and eternity, somewhere in the gray



The voice said, “You can trust Me, even with this.”


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Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”