Into The Stillness


Photo by Leah Schroeder

I dive deep into this quiet place, the void, the nothingness and infinite possibilities all at the same time.

I sit in this stillness, allowing myself to grieve lives lost, relationships that have fallen away as I have opened up to allow my light to shine.

In this space in time I shed old energy.  I observe my reactions and emotions to events around me.

I sit in stillness, listening for the insights to guide me beyond this present moment.

In this moment, I recognize I have temporarily moved into the shadows.  It feels like a rubber band being pulled back, so that once released will fly forward with tremendous force and momentum.

I sit in stillness, being, breathing, feeling the peace in this space in time.

I am the bud of a flower.  I am growing, shifting, and changing, ready for the perfect moment to explode open with brilliant colour, light and beauty.

I sit in stillness, discovering this spiritual being within this physical body, this being that is so much bigger and brighter than the physical container that holds it.

I am love, contained for the moment within this vessel, allowing space to refill so there is more to give to others as I begin to overflow again.

I sit in stillness, appreciating this gift.  At first I resisted this experience, trying to figure out the why of it all.  I have shifted into acceptance and peace.

I have surrendered to the flow of life.

I sit in stillness, embracing the beauty of this moment with love and gratitude.


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Leah Schroeder is a Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Instructor, and ThetaHealing® Practitioner, .  “I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. For most of my life this has been and currently is the place I call home. I spent 17 years working in Financial Services.  A strong sense that there is something more I am supposed to do in the world, a fascination with energy and a series of intuitive nudges have led me to begin practising Reiki ,  ThetaHealing®, and IET®. I have a desire to learn, practice, and teach other healing modalities, empowering others to help shift the consciousness of humanity.  I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and stories with you.”


The Little Seed by Guest Blogger Anneliese Pennycook

The Little Seed PictureThe Little Seed

in earth before unearthed
waiting for the Sun to shine
waiting for the snow to melt
waiting for the rains to come
waiting to grow
then break free
from your shell
that small shell you came from
from the ground
that force that keeps you down
and your roots keep you there
but you strive for air
that breath of fresh air
that single hope
that you’ll be
more than just a seed
that hope
breaks rocks
chokes weeds
never knowing what you’ll be
just the drive To Be
is Hope enough
to set you free
from being

The Unveiling by anneliese pennycook

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The Unveiling – By Guest Blogger Anneliese Pennycook

The Unveiling Photo

The Unveiling began, as the first poem suggests, as a “little seed.” a small idea, a hope, a Dream.

The Unveiling is the unveiling of a soul, an artist, the Truth, and in the light of that truth, Love. The Unveiling is a calling, a plea, an invitation, to strip away the layers of Fear and Falsity that stifles the soul’s growth and impedes upon its innate Divinity.

The Unveiling is a revelation, a disclosure, making public that which is too often kept private, bringing to Light that which is too often kept dark. Above all, The Unveiling is about Love. Love is the only power than can heal us. Love is the only power that can save us. Love is the only power that can transform us. Stripped bare of all inessentials, Love is all we need. All we need is Love. Let our Love then – in whatever form it takes – let it be ‘unveiled.’

love always…

The Unveiling

written by: anneliese pennycook, 2003.

By the River

I love rivers. When I was in NYC I would walk along the Hudson, in Berlin along the Spree, in Minneapolis along the Mississippi. Where ever I travel to, I always look to see if somewhere there is water running through the city. I still have Venice on my list as a city I would like to visit.

Enjoy the poetry,


By the River

By the river
The moving stillness placates me
Reflective silences
Triangle of ripples
White speckles
Floating in distance
Bring me deeper within myself
Nature, so exquisite

Image: “Ponte Vecchio, Florence” by James Barker /

Image: Beautiful Woman Practice Yoga On River In Nature by adamr /


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Kara Johnstad is a creative visionary, transformational catalyst and a powerful voice in the time and age of transition. She is a singer / songwriter, creator of The Essence Radio Show™, and founder of the Voice Your Essence™ Mastery Program. She is also a contributor to The Daily Sisterhood Blog. If you are ready to take your voice and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription of her weekly eZine @

an icicle for an eye

the tight-lipped city

put up no defense

against the suburban move

it settled the cold case

by inner installments

till memory was paid in full

one look back

before the key in the night door

is turned

the road is aghast

at going in

time is happening

at the same time

beside you a bird

carries it lightly

but only because you follow

its solitary flight against the still sky

Una Woods was born and raised in Belfast where she now lives.
Her first published poems and short stories appeared in The Irish Press, New Writing Page, ed. David Marcus.
The Dark Hole Days, a novella and short stories, was published by Blackstaff Press in 1984.
Contrbutions to anthologies include: the Female Line, published by NI Women’s Rights, 1985; Blackstaff Book of Short Stories, 1988; Wildish Things, Attic Press, 1989; Stories by Contemporary Irish Women, Syracuse Press, 1990; Phoenix Book of Irish Short Stories, Syracuse Press, 1997.
Listed in Unveiling Treasures: A Guide to Irish Published women Writers, Attic Press, 1997.
Her play Grace Before Meals has been staged by Cello Productions Theatre Company at festivals in Ireland, including Dublin theatre fringeFest, and Earagail arts, 2005.
A short film is currently in production based on her poem, Afternoons.


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Dr. Ellen Anne Burns is an actress, writer, mother, teacher, and student, not necessarily in that order. She was brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she has just completed her PhD in Applied Drama. She believes in a holistic spiritual practice, involving meditation, self love and discovery, learning and practicing forgiveness, gratitude and love every day. Ellen wishes to support and guide others on their own journey of self and love, especially with a view to romantic relationships. She is a mentor on Gabrielle Bernstein’ and is thrilled to be one of the founding members of The Daily Sisterhood Blog. If you wish to contact Ellen please message her here, and she will respond as soon as she can.