Do you have a friend whose advice you trust implicitly? Are they on the physical or spiritual plane? For some, this friend may be what they call their guardian angel; for others, it may be God; for others still it may be a friend with whom they have almost a psychic link. Whichever meaning you give to “trusted friend and guide”, my hope today is that you may continue to be guided by their intuition, wisdom and love in everything you do! Enjoy my poem. Much love, Anita.
Angel by my Side
When I stop doing and sit quietly
just being, I feel you by my side
trusted friend and guide.
Towering over me
your wings enfolding me
in a loving embrace
as a parent to a child.
My scalp tickles at your touch
causing smiles of surrender
all over this body.
Such benevolence! Such grace!
Your breath pours over me
soothing my muscles
loosening my joints
quietening the mind
unlocking the soul.
May your light flow through me
sending healing to all.
Give me strength to work with you
in service to all.
Be by my side always
to catch me when I fall.
How many of us hear the call home? How many of us stop and listen, to hear if God is speaking to us in the silence, in the peace, in our growing intuition? Take a few moments now to read my beautiful poem, The Siren’s Call, which was published on the Women’s Spiritual Poetry blog. Click on the image below to read the poem (you can also watch and listen to the video version)! I hope you find your own “quiet beacon through the fog“. Blessings, Anita. ❤
What do female voices from around the globe think is the meaning of the Divine Goddess/Feminine? To find out, I recommend this wonderful book, Goddess: when she rules (Golden Dragonfly Press). Profits from the sale of the book will go to charities which promote education for women. I wrote the essay below as a contribution to the Goddess book. The editor, Catherine Schweig, also hosts a great blog site for those interested in spiritual poetry: Women’s Spiritual Poetry. Click on the image to read the article which was published in Mystic Living Today e-zine. It’s a bit longer than my usual posts, so you’ll need a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Enjoy! Much love, Anita.🙏
Divine Goddess: Healing our planet through compassion.
The horses in the field were having their usual mid-morning snooze, seeking shade from the unusually hot temperatures we are experiencing this week. Cars sped by on their usual morning school run. Some suddenly slowed to a crawl, their occupants’ necks craned out towards this lovely spectacle, children gesticulating excitedly in the back seats. I could almost hear them shrieking, “Mummy, slow down. Horses! Look, horses, mummy. Slow down.” Continue reading →
To celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday in the UK (11th March), here is my poem about the ultimate icon of motherhood. You may call her Divine Mother, Goddess energy, Mother Mary, Earth Spirit and so on. To all the mothers out there (fur kids are included!), let’s celebrate the wonderful job we do in caring for our children; to all the children out there, do not forget to be thankful and spare a thought for those children in the world who are enduring terrible circumstances at the moment (bombings in Syria, terrorist atrocities all over the world, hunger, abuse of any kind). Be grateful for each and every blessing we have in our lives and be kind to each other. Amen. With much love, Anita.❤ 🙏
She moves in tune With the wind Unseen by human eyes. Her delicate veil An endless trail Of fairy-soft steps Encircling the Earth. Her breath is an Angel’s kiss Light as the morning mist Caressing the skyline. Her dance a melodic harmony Of light and form. Earth Spirit rejoices In this glorious morn. She is maiden and mother Sister and friend Belonging to no-one and all. Taste her in the air After rainfall. See her in the forest Flitting to and fro. Hear her song In the waterfall at dusk When creatures Large and small Congress to heed her call. Earth Spirit breathes calm Over all. Earth Spirit breathes calm On us all. She breathes for us all.