About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Poem #343 - Ups and Downs

Take stock of your life.
Are you happy so far?
Do things like sadness and jealousy
Your happiness mar?

The ups and the downs –
Those most human emotions
Are all part of your nature
Just as waves are to the oceans.

Do not try to delete
Negativity from life
For along with your humanity
There will always be strife.

Knowing this fact
And not being thrown by the changes
Will help you to deal
With the emotional ranges.

Ups and downs, highs and lows,
This is why you are here …
To experience life
Yet through it all, have no fear.

So know that these waves –
These tidal changes you feel
Are unavoidable lessons
With which all humans must deal.

So keep in your mind
A most helpful phrase.
Know that “this too shall pass”
As you go through your days.

For what goes up must come down.
It is natural law.
When this fact you accept
The breath of peace can you draw.


  1. ..."this too shall pass..." My friend's mother used to use this phrase whenever my friend was sad or troubled. The lessons of life bring us "highs and lows" and we must accept the experiences without fear.

    May peace be with each of us today through our "ups and downs"...

  2. Love this poem and welcome it greatly due to the state of things lately...

    I like the images of the ocean and the waves as well as the encouraging words of "this too shall pass".

    Everything we attract into our lives becomes lesson of some kind whether good or bad.