My Heart's Rainbow

My soul came to reconnect with this world on many levels.  The way to do this is to have an open winged heart that is not afraid to forgive and to ask for forgiveness.

One of the great powers I have is the ability to cut through to, see, and speak the truth.

My great service to the world is to bring joy and playfulness and to teach the dance of the Tao.  I can do this many ways - through my touch, my voice,my sight, and my heart.

My challenge is to remember this in the business of life and to keep the balanced rhythm in the great dance of life which includes all aspects of my being and to not forget to use the great oneness/stillness as an oasis of love and regeneration for my spirit."

December, 1997  Borrego Springs Vision Quest
Copyright, Katherine Lake  All Rights Reserved


The Starfish

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance.  As he got closer he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. 
Approaching the boy, he asked," What are you doing?"

The youth replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean.  The sun is up and the tide is going out.  If I don't throw them in, they will die."

"Son", the man said,  "Don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?  You can't possibly make a difference!"

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf.

Then smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one!"


Imprints, author anonymous

When I resolve into the essence
That I most truly am,
I feel a deep conviction
With every living thing.
For that which most imbues me
With my identity
Is somehow in the other, too,
So that when I look around
I see myself - reflected.
Hidden in this union
Is the wonderful discovery
That if indeed the angels
Have wings -
Then so do I.
And if the essence of a flower
Drifts out on a gentle breeze -
Then so do I.
And if the silent mystery
Somehow becomes revealed
In tiny dewdrops fair -
Then so will I.
For every lovely thing
Manifests its essence
Of which I am a part,
So beware,my soul, beware,
And move with gentle heart,
Throughout this mystic veil.
For if Love has left its imprint here -
Then so have I!


"I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching  fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to be as blossom,
goes on as fruit."
by Dawnna Markova


The Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours
and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imaginatoin,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting,
over and over announcing
your place in the family of things.

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