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Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happ...

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happ... : It was a revolutionary discovery I made that the best way to approach life is not to cry because something is over but to smile because it h...

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened

It was a revolutionary discovery I made that the best way to approach life is not to cry because something is over but to smile because it happened. I say revolutionary because I was of the mindset that goodbyes were sad, that endings are bad. It took my wife’s untimely death to turn my head 360 degrees around. What do I mean by this? What I mean is that it was a complete change of mind from thinking of going to self-pity and dejection when things ended to realizing that I could smile because they happened. While I grieved my wife’s passing, the grief made me look at seeing it from another perspective, the perspective of joy of the beautiful, loving experience I had with her. My mind wanted to stay in depression, my soul wanted to exclaim it’s triumph. I listened to my soul and began to appreciate what I had in a grateful frame of mind rather than a bitter frame of mind. This took some doing. The dejection inherent in grief is very powerful and it took constant practice to switch mys

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: You Create Yourselves

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: You Create Yourselves : You create yourselves, that you create your reality by your thoughts. Your thoughts create feeling in you and with those feelings you see an...

You Create Yourselves

You create yourselves, that you create your reality by your thoughts. Your thoughts create feeling in you and with those feelings you see and experience your reality. Your entire world is a feeling. What we call the collective consciousness is a collective agreed upon feeling of humanity that our reality should be a certain way. It’s an agreement. Most humans believe, in a gullible fashion, that some thing is creating their reality when it is them not that some thing. That some thing does not say how your reality should be. Let’s call that some thing God for this discussion. God has created the tools of human reality and it is up to humans how to arrange, shape and manipulate that reality as they so desire. God doesn’t care how humans arrange their reality. Humans have free will. Humans, take back your power by realizing that you shape your reality with your thoughts and not some thing else. The power is in you not out there somewhere, in you! We can bend our reality to our will.

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Contrary Is Not Opposite

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Contrary Is Not Opposite : Very often, we humans experience contrary things in our lives and feel they are in opposition to what we desire. I have discovered that when...

Contrary Is Not Opposite

Very often, we humans experience contrary things in our lives and feel they are in opposition to what we desire. I have discovered that when things happen in our lives that are contrary to what we want, it is not the opposite of what we want but a time that we are out of balance with ourselves, we lack inner harmony. Things are going awry. When you see contrary things happening in your life, it is the time to examine what you are thinking and feeling that caused your circumstances to give you a wake up call to get you back on track. Things don’t just happen as if you are a victim of life. You are actually a victor who has given away your power. You and you alone make things happen with your thoughts and feelings. You attract what you are. If your thoughts are imbalanced, as in you think too many fear thoughts, you will be like an animal of prey, a “fear-caller” and you will see things in your life that you will fear which is a form of being preyed upon. When you call fear with your t

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: “Forget The Self And You Will Fear Nothing”

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: “Forget The Self And You Will Fear Nothing” : ”Forget the self and you will fear nothing.” Don Juan Matus. Every human has a self-reflection and that reflection is created by the persona...

“Forget The Self And You Will Fear Nothing”

”Forget the self and you will fear nothing.” Don Juan Matus. Every human has a self-reflection and that reflection is created by the persona/psyche/ego that is a thought construct designed to preserve our identity. We humans fear losing that identity, that self, through death, shock, trauma, betrayal, etc. What I have discovered is that our identity is based on our self-reflection, our identity as we think about it, the ideation of who we think we are, it’s reflection outward, what we believe from our consistent behavior based on our thoughts, ideas, behaviors, belief systems and upbringing. It’s not that this reflection is false, it’s that it is illusive. What I have found is that when I forget about holding on so dearly to my self-reflection, there is no longer anything to fear losing. In not having anything to fear losing, I fear nothing. Have you ever thought about living without fear and I don’t mean the feeling of caution one has when crossing the street. I am taking about the

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Trust...How To Have People Hang Onto Yours

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Trust...How To Have People Hang Onto Yours : Most of us trust. Many of us get burned. Humans aren’t perfect, forgive them. That being said, I have found out how to hang onto trust, to b...

Trust...How To Have People Hang Onto Yours

Most of us trust. Many of us get burned. Humans aren’t perfect, forgive them. That being said, I have found out how to hang onto trust, to be trusting and associate with those I can trust. The following are my tried and true steps in being trustworthy in myself and what I look for in others: 1. Be trusting. 2. Show credibility. 3. Show sensitivity. 4. Listen to others, listen to yourself. 5. Be there for others. 6. Be a thought leader. 7. Lead by example. 8. Love yourself too. I have found these qualities in myself and they have made me trustworthy. I look for these qualities in others before I develop intimate relationships with them based on trust. They are not foolproof and neither am I. Again, humans are imperfect. There will be disappointment. Having people hang on to your trust is about hanging onto your own. Do you trust yourself?

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: “Intending Is The Secret”

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: “Intending Is The Secret” : “Intending is the secret. There is no technique for intending. One intends through usage.” Don Juan Matus, sorcerer from the books of Carlos...

“Intending Is The Secret”

“Intending is the secret. There is no technique for intending. One intends through usage.” Don Juan Matus, sorcerer from the books of Carlos Castenada. Indeed, intending is the secret but the secret to what? From my use and exploration of using intent, the secret of intending is that we humans are intentional beings, that is, we can use this mindful, emotional and soulful force to manifest any reality we desire. We intend, explicitly or implicitly, to bring about a thing and that thing IS brought about. There is no doubt or hesitation. I have used this force with great success. I know it’s secret. It’s greatest secret lies in its usage in that when we see that it works, that it’s real, we become believers. When we see that our intent works,  that it manifests our desires into our physical reality, it strengthens our skill to intend. What is the technique for intending? There is no technique as in a methodology but there is a conscious awareness of using your will to guide your in

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: A Warrior’s Connection With Intent

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: A Warrior’s Connection With Intent : The kind of warrior that I’m referencing here is the spiritual warrior who is aware of the warrior’s connection to Spirit and works with Spi...

A Warrior’s Connection With Intent

The kind of warrior that I’m referencing here is the spiritual warrior who is aware of the warrior’s connection to Spirit and works with Spirit every day. With the warrior’s intimate relationship with Spirit, he knows that other than Love, one of the greatest manifesting forces he uses is intent. The warrior’s connection with his use of intent is based on the following: 1. Whether his link with intent is “rusty.” 2. His success in cleaning his link with intent. 3. Learning to manipulate intent. 4. Accepting the designs of the abstract. A spiritual warrior’s connection with intent is based largely on the warrior’s impeccability. The spiritual warrior knows that being impeccable is vital for connecting with intent and is simply the best use of his energy level and calls for the following behavior: 1. Frugality. 2. Thoughtfulness. 3. Simplicity. 4. Innocence. 5. Lack of Self-reflection. The warrior’s connection with intent is a great connection that gives the warrior

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: I Have Chosen To Face Myself

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: I Have Chosen To Face Myself : One of the biggest experiences I have had and continue to have in facing myself is what I like to call experiences of embodied enlightenment...

I Have Chosen To Face Myself

One of the biggest experiences I have had and continue to have in facing myself is what I like to call experiences of embodied enlightenment. This is an agreement that I made with my soul, my Spirit to fully integrate into my awareness all that I am. What ensues from this agreement is an ability to see my Light, to see with my physical eyes the fluorescent white, tinged with blue and purple Light that emanates and surrounds me, that is coming in from the other side. When I first starting seeing this Light around my shoulders as I shut the lights off in the house before I went to bed, I would be surprised as I thought it was coming from outside the house as in a car’s headlights shining into my house. Then I saw this Light above my head before I went to sleep in my darkened bedroom, on the sides of my bedposts and eventually in the corner next to my bureau. I thought I was being visited by an angel it was so bright. I finally perceived that this was my Light and that my awareness ha

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: What Do I Do As An “Old Soul”?

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: What Do I Do As An “Old Soul”? : I am an old soul. A lot of people wonder about the description, “Old Soul” and what it truly means. My discovery and perception of my own “O...

What Do I Do As An “Old Soul”?

I am an old soul. A lot of people wonder about the description, “Old Soul” and what it truly means. My discovery and perception of my own “Old Soul” is that, in human terms, all souls are “old” in that they have been around a while. Just because the soul has been around does not make it an “Old Soul” as I and many others experience. The kind of “Old Soul” I am referring to is the mature and aware soul who has learned from and allowed deeper soul awareness from the many lifetimes that soul has incarnated in. The “Old Soul” is the Wisdom Keeper soul who sews seeds of light on the carpet of linear time, not even knowing that it will also be harvesting those exact mature plants of wisdom as it returns in a subsequent life. This “Old Soul” has made soul corrections in many lifetimes and is now a sort of master soul. There are souls who don’t expand their awareness as much in life, they don’t make their soul correction. They are progressing at their own pace as we all do. The “Old Soul” is

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Regain Your Lost Esoteric Knowledge

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Regain Your Lost Esoteric Knowledge : It is time to regain your lost esoteric knowledge which will help you to the way of Love and Light. Your deeper knowing will lead to your un...

Regain Your Lost Esoteric Knowledge

It is time to regain your lost esoteric knowledge which will help you to the way of Love and Light. Your deeper knowing will lead to your understanding and this brings enlightenment. Begin to allow your “Ascension Skills” to come forth. The following is a list of major “Ascension Skills.” Before you read these, if you are religious and believe these are blasphemous, then this is not for you. 1. Shape Shifting - the skill to change into another form from a crow to a wolf or anything else. 2. Transfiguration - this skill allows you to youth, that is, to become and stay young. 3. Telepathy - this is a skill of the third eye where you send a beam of pink-gold light to another person. You can actually picture that person and communicate with their thoughts. 4. Bilocation - this skill allows you to maintain consciousness of being in two places at once. 5. Teleportation - this skill allows you to send your four-body system (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) to another loc

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: We All Want To Be Accepted

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: We All Want To Be Accepted : "If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are. It is arrogant to set standards for others.&...

We All Want To Be Accepted

"If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are. It is arrogant to set standards for others." Louise Hay I have been witness, in my life, to people who could not or would not accept another as they were but wanted to be accepted exactly as they, themselves, were. To them, the other person they would not accept, was always doing something wrong but they themselves were above reproach. Instead of discussing perceived slights, this person would estrange the other he would not accept. I lived this and saw how this estrangement deeply hurt the other person. This other person was my wife and the person who would not accept her for who she was was her brother. What I saw was my wife constantly showing love to her brother in one way or another but he was always dissing her right in front of me. He was stepping over dollars to pick up nickels, meaning, he overlooked the most important aspect of the relationship with his sister, the aspect

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: How To Overcome A Grudge

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: How To Overcome A Grudge : When I was 15 I had a girlfriend who I treated with the utmost respect. One day, I came to her apartment and her father answered the door. H...

How To Overcome A Grudge

When I was 15 I had a girlfriend who I treated with the utmost respect. One day, I came to her apartment and her father answered the door. He looked at me and said, "You're not welcome here." I was in shock. Why? What had I done? I never found out why the girl and her father rejected me. Many, many years later, I was contacted by an old friend who said the girl, now woman, wanted me to contact her via email. Oddly enough, the first thing that came up was the hurt from that long ago rejection from her father. I emailed her asking her why I had been treated that way. She never responded. I realized then that I had carried that hurt, that grudge in my heart for many years and had never let it go. I was surprised that I had unknowingly carried that grudge with me for so long but I instinctively knew it was time to forgive and let go. A few years later, I heard the comedian, Louis C. K. say, "No, I don't hold grudges.  I don't have a grudge in my life. I forgive

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Best Thing You Can Do To Grow As A Person

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Best Thing You Can Do To Grow As A Person : The best thing I have done to grow as a person is to do life reviews every so often. My spiritual guides kept admonishing me to do a life re...

The Best Thing You Can Do To Grow As A Person

The best thing I have done to grow as a person is to do life reviews every so often. My spiritual guides kept admonishing me to do a life review and I resisted for a while. When I finally sat down and seriously did a life review, it was a quantum leap in maturing my persona, in better understanding my self, my life. I've grown and learned from my life reviews. I took inventory of my life, taking stock of where I've been, what I've learned and how these are valuable lessons, valuable assets for my today and tomorrow. It taught me to release life patterns that weren't serving my highest good. I give you the prescription for a life review with the understanding that it's not for everybody, is a challenging tool to use but in my perception, everybody must at least have the opportunity to consider doing it. It's a powerful tool for change, inner peace, happiness, balance, forgiveness, understanding and enlightenment. If and when you're serious about doing a lif

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Is It My Way Or The Highway?

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Is It My Way Or The Highway? : I perceive that many, including me, hold onto their cherished beliefs with such fixation that when these beliefs are challenged, there is a ...

Is It My Way Or The Highway?

I perceive that many, including me, hold onto their cherished beliefs with such fixation that when these beliefs are challenged, there is a severe reaction of the personality showing in bluntness, being outspoken, stubborn, dogmatic, domineering and condescending. I have found that this severe reaction causes great resentment in others. This fixation with beliefs is, in my view, the major reason for divisiveness on the planet. What to do? I have found that using the open mindedness of the wisdom true to my inner self is a great help in hearing out others' beliefs and staying in loving-detachment when these beliefs differ from my own. I listen, I weigh, I decide, I move forward with a new understanding of how others perceive whether I take on anything new in agreement or not. It is not always easy to stay in the Zen space when others are so zealous in their beliefs that they want to kill you. My response to those who are obsessed is to stay out of their field of influence. I do

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: I Am One Of Those People

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: I Am One Of Those People : Yeah, I know. You think people who are ultra-sensitive hyper-empaths are weird. You believe people who are highly intuitive and psychic are ...

I Am One Of Those People

Yeah, I know. You think people who are ultra-sensitive hyper-empaths are weird. You believe people who are highly intuitive and psychic are strange and scary like a crazy medicine man. I have to laugh because, being one of these strange people, that is, being born weird, I discovered through delving into the nature of psychic phenomenon that being psychic is endemic to all human beings. We are all psychic. We are all empathic. We are all intuitive. We are all sensitive. The only difference between me and most people who refute and deny their psychic powers is that I accept them, practice them, live them. I am them. I did not discover my psychic powers from a book or someone telling me. I experienced it through seeing things before they happened, seeing spirits, being sensitive to Spirit and the list goes on. Unfortunately, due to religion, who and what I am is seen as dark and evil yet I purvey no evil at all. I am not a child of Satan. I don't practice witchcraft. I am a wisdom

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Nothing Genuine Is Used To Deceive

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Nothing Genuine Is Used To Deceive : In my experience with being genuine and relating with genuine people, I never found myself or them using that genuineness, whether in oursel...

Nothing Genuine Is Used To Deceive

In my experience with being genuine and relating with genuine people, I never found myself or them using that genuineness, whether in ourselves, what we stood for, what we believed or what we did to deceive ourselves or anyone else. I believe now that nothing genuine is used to deceive. If something genuine is used to deceive, it's not genuine, I'm afraid. What does genuine mean in the sense being used above? To be genuine is to be authentic, having the reputed qualities or character, possessing the apparent or alleged attribute. You are not fake or counterfeit. You are the real McCoy. It means that who you are is backed up by your thoughts, beliefs, actions, words and they are true and consistent. You are not a phony. You don't say one thing and do another. You are not two-faced. You are real. You do not use anything that is not authentic to move ahead in life. You are the way you are no matter what. Most of what we see in people today is that they tend not to be genui

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Eight Roads To Heaven

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Eight Roads To Heaven : How do we get to Heaven which is not a place but a state of being? I discovered, with the help of Buddhist wisdom, that there are eight road...

The Eight Roads To Heaven

How do we get to Heaven which is not a place but a state of being? I discovered, with the help of Buddhist wisdom, that there are eight roads to Heaven and they are through: 1. Rightness of belief. 2. Rightness of speech. 3. Rightness of lifestyle. 4. Rightness of thought. 5. Rightness of actions. 6. Rightness of exertions. 7. Rightness of meditations. 8. Rightness of Divine connection. The Eight roads require integrity, rightness and honesty of behavior in every day life. Watch out for dishonesty and self-deception. In my world, getting to the state of being called Heaven through the Eight roads is being impeccable not moral.

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Here-ness And There-ness

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Here-ness And There-ness : With the  human perception of Spirit, I have found that most of the humans on Earth have allowed themselves to be convinced by religion that...

Here-ness And There-ness

With the  human perception of Spirit, I have found that most of the humans on Earth have allowed themselves to be convinced by religion that Spirit is over there, that is, God is somewhere else in different places like Heaven, in the sky somewhere. Most humans refuse to perceive that Spirit is right here, that is, Spirit, God, is in everything including in humans and God is not human or some kind of deity in the sky!!! God is Spirit and does not think like a human...at all. What I have discovered is that Spirit, God, is a Force of consciousness, a Beingness endowed in everything from a microbe and an ant to a human and a Galaxy. God is NOT a deity; God is a Force that resides right here, it has here-ness not there-ness. God is me, is in me right here where I am, not outside of me there, where I can point my finger over there like people do when they point their finger up to the sky and say "God is there." When I mentioned this to the religious crowd, they called me blasphem

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Ultra-Sensitive Empath

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Ultra-Sensitive Empath : I experience my life as an ultra-sensitive Empath. As such, I have been willing and able to go beyond humanity's collective consciousnes...

Ultra-Sensitive Empath

I experience my life as an ultra-sensitive Empath. As such, I have been willing and able to go beyond humanity's collective consciousness to new and higher consciousnesses. I have felt into humanity's religions, morals, standards, treatment, War, greed, killing, educational systems, Love, kindness, intolerance, tolerance, etc. I have done this not as a rejection of society's mores and structure as I live within and adhere to them. I have gone beyond society's structures because I have experienced them and am now onto new experiences. I have simply gone beyond. Let me give you an example. I no longer participate in morality in that through my sensitivity, I have perceived that there is no right and wrong. For me, now, there is only being impeccable. What that means is that I no longer need the codes of society to tell me how to behave toward another. My impeccability tells me how to treat others and that is with no harm, with compassion, with Love. This is not morality

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Why Change Is Painful

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Why Change Is Painful : No one seems to like, to enjoy, change even though it's a Cosmic Law and change is the name of the game. Humans are change agents but th...

Why Change Is Painful

No one seems to like, to enjoy, change even though it's a Cosmic Law and change is the name of the game. Humans are change agents but they find change distasteful. Why is that? From my experience with being a change agent and having learned to accept and make changes in my life, I have found that it's not the actual change we humans find so abhorrent. Not at all. What we, as a species, find so loathsome about change is the in-between time of our decision to change and the actual occurrence of the change itself. During the process of change, we often find ourselves in a no-man's land of not being what we were and not being that which we desire. We are in transit and it is in that time of transition to our new selves that we often find uncomfortable enough to cause us to quit and go back to our comfort zones. Why is that? We quit when we are about to reach our goal, to be the change we want to see in the world because that's when it's the most dark. It's that

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Spiritual Path

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: The Spiritual Path : Our physical avatar, that is, our human complex, enjoys connection with our soul on purpose and is on a spiritual path during its particular...

The Spiritual Path

Our physical avatar, that is, our human complex, enjoys connection with our soul on purpose and is on a spiritual path during its particular incarnation. Throughout a soul's continuum, from life to life, it is on a spiritual journey as it gathers greater awareness from its spiritual paths. Here is some advice on how to treat your spiritual path: 1. Turn all mishaps into the path. 2. Drive all blames into one. 3. Be grateful to everyone. 4. See all confusion as Spirit and practice emptiness. 5. Be good, avoid evil, appreciate your lunacy, pray for help. 6. Whatever you meet is the path. This advice is meant only to make your spiritual path more facile and not to take its place. All must walk their spiritual path but it does not have to be with suffering, it can be with grace. How you walk your individual spiritual paths, you singular lifetimes, determines the tenor and caliber of your spiritual journey.

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Does America's Violent Gun Culture Stem From Unhap...

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Does America's Violent Gun Culture Stem From Unhap... : I listened to Russell Brand comment that America's gun insanity is the result of darkness and unhappiness in the culture. My question fo...

Does America's Violent Gun Culture Stem From Unhappiness?

I listened to Russell Brand comment that America's gun insanity is the result of darkness and unhappiness in the culture. My question for Russell Brand is, what does this darkness and unhappiness stem from in the wealthiest country in the world where we have an insane gun culture that has led to much carnage? I have some answers as well. My most immediate perception of why Americans are unhappy and filled with darkness and see a need to fill that unhappiness with insane gun laws and mass killings is that their focus is too materialistic leaving them feeling empty and unfulfilled. They come to ask themselves, "Is this all there is?" When they arrive at this place of  unfulfillment, they feel as if they have been lied to and cheated because isn't it all about the American dream? There's nothing wrong with wealth, money, power, etc., but not as ends in themselves. The meaning of life is not just about more money, more power, more wealth because it does not bring

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: "There's No Such Thing"

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: "There's No Such Thing" : From my experience of stepping onto my own wisdom path, it has led me to more esoteric awareness in using realities like reincarnation, Taro...

"There's No Such Thing"

From my experience of stepping onto my own wisdom path, it has led me to more esoteric awareness in using realities like reincarnation, Tarot, astrology, numerology, spirituality, karma, divination and so much more. Using these forces has also helped me keep an open mind to all ideas and disciplines. As I listen to other's ideas outside my own, and consider them, I notice that when I ask what they think about such metaphysical realities, i.e. mention reincarnation, most people respond with, "there's no such thing." What I realize is that these esoteric concepts are not everybody's bag. Not everyone is open to, aware of and believes in reincarnation, things like that and they simply will not consider it. End of story. That's fine. I respect their ideas, I recognize that they are just not aware of these things yet. What's odd to me is that they are so quick to say, "there's no such thing." With that statement, they tell me there is absolutely

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Because Of My Mother And Wife, I Love Women

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: Because Of My Mother And Wife, I Love Women : Both my mother and my wife's names began with the letter M, my mother's birthday was August 23 and my wife's was August 24 and, ...

Because Of My Mother And Wife, I Love Women

Both my mother and my wife's names began with the letter M, my mother's birthday was August 23 and my wife's was August 24 and, astrologically, they were both Virgos. The energies I was graced with from these beautiful women taught me how to love, to be Love in all moments and to feel a deep love for all women. Both my mother and my wife loved me and accepted me for who I am, supported me, helped me, cared for me in so many, many ways while helping my dreamy nature to stay grounded. This care and love I received from them throughout my life is the basis for my love of them and women in general. My relationships with women have not been perfect, including my relationship with my mother and wife but I have had successful and happy relationships with women all my life and still do. I learned to treat women with love, compassion, consideration, appreciation and gratitude. I never felt the need for a battle of the sexes although there were plenty of ego moments with my mothe

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: "I Knew You Before"

Step onto Your Own Wisdom Path: "I Knew You Before" : I share this beautiful poem by Karen Maezen Miller, entitled, "I Knew You Before," from Lion's Roar magazine in the 'Just ...

"I Knew You Before"

I share this beautiful poem by Karen Maezen Miller, entitled, "I Knew You Before," from Lion's Roar magazine in the 'Just So' section: I KNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WERE A VICTIM, BEFORE YOU WERE A WRECK, A MESS, AND A BOMB. WITHOUT A CROWNING SUCCESS OR CRIPPLING FAILURE. BEFORE YOU HAD AN ISSUE, AN AXE, OR A CROSS. NO DISORDER, NO SYNDROME, NO LABEL- UNDIAGNOSED, WITHOUT A BLEMISH OR SCAR. BEFORE THAT NIGHT AND THE MORNING AFTER, BEFORE THE AFTER AND BEFORE THE BEFORE. BEFORE THE FALL, THE CRASH, THE CRIME, WITHOUT AN UPGRADE OR MAKEOVER. VERSION 0.0 NO STORY NO NARRATION, NO CLOSED CAPTIONING, NO FOOTNOTES AND NO BONUS FEATURES, BEFORE YOU REMEMBERED TO FORGET AND FORGOT TO REMEMBER. I KNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WERE WHAT YOU SAY- WHAT YOU THINK, WHAT YOU FEAR, WHAT YOU KNOW. DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF BEFORE?