Intensity of Conscousness

Intensity of Consciousness

To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive — to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before. Rollo May

Hold Me by Marlayna Fire

Hold Me

Hold me gently in your armsWatch over me like the stars in the night skyWarm me with your breathLicking the tears from my face. Kiss the pain goodbye.Allow my demands to emerge in breath.Fold me up and hold meUntil our joy is fully merged. Hold me with your open heart.Sing your story for my hands.Show … Read more

No Shame for Tears by Marlayna Fire

No Shame for Tears

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts Charles Dickens

In Your Light by Marlayna Fire

In Your Light

In your Light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, How to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that light becomes this art. Rumi

Delight in Your Presence by Marlayna Fire

Delight in Your Presence

I thought I knew exactly what would happen And I was entirely wrong Because you are you And I didn’t know you Until I did And then it was too late And would have been untruthful For anything else to be Including what I thought Which turned out to be wrong Because in the end … Read more

I Cry by Marlayna Fire

I Cry

It’s not unusual for me to cry when I come.  I don’t mean just a verbal cry.  I mean I cry, tears running down my face.  I cry.  I can sob. When I was younger, I was embarrassed, and I was confused.  Emotion was so strong within me and I couldn’t understand the tears.  The … Read more

Two Kinds of Power by Marlayna Fire

Two Kinds of Power

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment. Mahatma Gandhi I find inspiration in many places and from many people. For more inspiration, … Read more

Failure and the Sexy Red Dress

Failure and the Sexy Red Dress

As you may know, I have been going through divorce over the last year. A disconcerting process which bounces between deeply painful, wonderfully illuminating, and nearly unintelligible.  Bounce is the operative word, like a ball thrown back and forth where sometimes you are the one bouncing the ball and sometimes you are the ball. I … Read more

Creeping White Lies by Marlayna Fire

Creeping White Lies

Have you ever had a profound moment of clarity squeeze through in just one heart beat? The kind of instant awareness in which something gnawing at you breaks free and springs into your consciousness without warning?  You catch your breath realizing, “Oh! My goodness! Of course!”  Clarity emerges.  In that one heartbeat, you feel yourself … Read more