11.30.2009

Migrate


gifts rise
as identities fall aside
releasing: I am this I am that
I'm not this I'm not that
freedom to honor ones truth becomes available
perhaps any struggle is between the dance of who we think we are
and
the expansive possibilities of who we actually are
to pretend that life is contained
and predictable
is a shame
migrate towards vast potential
find that
step after step on your path
ignites deep inspiration guided by your soul
~


tiny snowflakes
and frosty autumn leaves

~

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60 comments:

  1. Excellently deep words - and lovely pics.

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  2. Wow, those snowflakes. Amazing.

    Words filled with such wisdom. You truely tapped into a great truth. And this can be such a challenging one to remember on a daily basis. I really was in need of this reminder, and thank you for writing it for me!

    I am remembering.

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  3. Your words always touch deep into the heart. And the autumn leaves remind me of my childhood in NZ...

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  4. Excellent! the image the depth of words everything is just excellent:)

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  5. the shapes and forms are too good in the first image!

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  6. Change, evolution is a very good thing. It's not normal to stay the same. We need to look more to nature as our guide. Beautiful photos and beautiful words. Thank you:)

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  7. What wise words you write...and the photos take my breath away. The jewel tones are gorgeous! What a pleasure to read/see your post.

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  8. Tammie, I am glad you are a helper. I feel you could help us to find out who we really are just as nicely as you have helped the placement of those stones.
    Your poem does some of that. And just last week the stones were as loose as some of us are even though we are 'grown up.'
    ..

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  9. Once again, as I sat in the stillness of my home, I was transported by your images and words, Tammie. It took me such a long time to learn the lesson of Now - almost a lifetime. Your eye is eagle as always - those teeny snowflakes are magical! (To see them so separate, individual, and distinct is also a perfect reminder.) I appreciate your gifts.

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  10. Oh my these are so profoundly beautiful! Good for meditation.

    "migrate towards vast potential"

    This line speaks volume!

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  11. WOW! Talking patterns!
    Great job!

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  12. Beautiful words and those 'snowstars'. Magical!

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  13. Such inspiration, Tammie! I am going to come back and read this one again and again.

    Love those snowflakes.

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  14. Beautiful and thought provoking. And so very, very true. Bless you now and always.

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  15. So beautiful Tammie. Loved the tiny snowflakes that looked like stars.

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  16. These are beautiful pictures to go with your beautiful (and wise) words.

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  17. Beautiful!... Your nature in detail is magical:)

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  18. Sometimes when I share my poems I am not sure if they will reach the deep place I am feeling. How wonderful that so many of you are finding something to take from this post. Thank you for this.

    Sharon,
    I love that you say that it is not normal to stay the same. Change really is refreshing and natural.

    Sweetest,
    the jewel tones of these rocks touch me too!

    Jim,
    you mentioned me helping the placement of the stones in my photo. I did not touch them. I think the frozen ground maybe rose up around them, not sure really. The riverbank was paved like that. Never saw that before!

    Barb,
    it seems the lesson of now is endlessly to be embraced!

    Amias,
    I enjoy it when some one is touched by a line. it is so interesting to pull one out and let it touch us.

    Sharodindu,
    I love that"talking patterns"!

    Everyone, thank you for inspiring a smile in my heart and eyes!

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  19. Great pictures, Tammie, to go along with your fabulous words. We all really do need to (as they say in the Methodist Church) "strive for perfection".... That's obviously impossible for us humans---but we can migrate that way, can't we??
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Perfect. Delicately true. Gorgeous. Thanks, Tammi.

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  21. Exquisite beauty and depth in every word and rock. Lovely photos and poem both inspiring truth.

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  22. Oh, Tammie Lee, your blog is just BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy you said hello on mine, so I could find yours! What a gift! Thank you!

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  23. Love the middle picture - are they snowflakes - they look like stars.

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  24. Hi Tammie!!! the words and images are wonderful....I especially love the pretty snowflakes .....amazing that they are all unique...each and every one of them....

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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  25. Tammie, you beautiful words are what I work through everyday, you give it so much elequence though. The snowflakes are amazing. Touching work Tammie.
    Blessings and smiles

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  26. I love those beautiful stones Tammie.

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  27. Aah, vast potential, yes. Your words are inspiring, energizing.

    Good LORD! Those tiny snowflakes are so perfect, like tiny stars. Oh how I miss snowfall and watching them gently land on my black wool coat. I loved examining their tiny spiky details. Breathtaking photos!

    Thank you for your visit and sweet words.

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  28. There you are !I changed my page and lost your blog.But I knew I would find it just when!Your words and pictures expand my thoughts.

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  29. Thos star snowflakes are heavenly. Love your words going with the pictures. yea you rock girl.

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  30. Ahhh.. so beautiful.. Your words are real.. you are real, that is the best part... I love you..

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  31. You eyes are very noticing - the snowflakes are like tiny fallen stars! So perfectly shaped and delicate.

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  32. Thanks for this wonderful post... deep, wise words there... and I just loved those photos!

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  33. Beautiful photography! I've always wondered why we are conscious of difference and immune to likeness. Lovely words.

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  34. Tammie, i haven't visited ifn far too long, these are very wise words indeed. Igniting deep inspiration, is just what i need to do. Stunning pebble pictures! x x

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  35. What a gorgeous middle photo. Love the yin yang of the poem: the first five lines knocked me out.

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  36. Your poetic words deep in meaning and very inspiring! Your photos are an expression of beauty and wisdom. Snowflakes just like twinkling little stars! Great capture!

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  37. Wow Tammie, did you write this for me? I have been struggling with this for a while now.

    those tiny snowflakes are amazing. so amazing what can happen when water and cold meet.

    lisa

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  38. Tammie-Lee boy I needed this today. You have me bawling.

    Love your friend.

    Renee xoxo

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  39. These are all nice but I love the second one. The tiny snowflakes are so darling interspersed amongst!

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  40. Dear Tammie--
    This was just what I needed this morning. Some truth, some beauty, connection!
    Love to you!

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  41. Tammie, if you were an object you would be one of the most beautiful glitter/snow domes or trinket box chiming magical music. Just a thought that popped into my mind wile reading this post xx

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  42. Those snow stars are breathtaking--as is your wonderful poetry.

    What amazing photography--yours never ceases to fill my eyes.

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  43. Those stones are gorgeous. I love the way showed the photos separately and then integrated them.. along with your lovely poetry.

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  44. What a beautifully written and insightful poem...it just flows... I love the phrase: "perhaps any struggle is between the dance of who we think we are
    and
    the expansive possibilities of who we actually are"...so very true!

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  45. You have a beautiful Heart of Crystal.

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  46. brilliant composition:)..lovely pics dear

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  47. Great prose. They way you have typed it out is an art in itself.

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  48. Such Beautiful poetry and photography , I'm so glad I stopped by and didn't miss this soul stirring poem , it definitely guides the "
    Soul ".

    I blopped over to let you know I received the cards , they're gorgeous , love them. Thank-you for being a great " Spirit Helper ".

    ~ Natural Blessing's ~

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  49. Magic in your photos, I am in La la land, where magic is all around me, I feel the sprinkles of sweet fairy dust all around and around.

    This one SOULFOUL, touching.. SMILES

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  50. Lovely photos and lovely post. Your photography is really magnificent..

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  51. Tammie: What neat photos of the rocks and the changing through the colder days.

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  52. I have lived a long life and I think the most important lesson I have learned is that the more we know...the more we realize the things we do not know.

    I enjoyed reading this post of yours...it truely gave food for thought.

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  53. Some lovely images, I like what you notice. Nature throws up some wonderful colours and fragments at this time of the year.

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  54. Hi Tammie,

    Lovely poem and beautiful pictures!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Best regards
    Asta

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  55. skins shed naturally. we are always becoming. the washed stones are beautiful.

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  56. This new photo of tiny snowflakes & frosty autumn leaves is SO beautiful!! As are your wise words Tammie....I do hope to hold a book of yours someday, reverently in my hands...
    xoxo abigail

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  57. "migrate towards vast potential" Your poem inspires possibilities and "ignites deep inspiration guided by your soul". Listen to that soft voice of inspiration and follow... Thank you for this uplifting and inspiring post... Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina p

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  58. The first image looks like a painting.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie