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Wednesday Morning Meditations


I open my eyes to the soft, pale light of winter’s lovely pastel palette

All is quiet

it’s just before dawn

There’s a sense of calm in the air

but also, of anticipation

Something wonderful is about to happen

Yes, a brand new day

filled with promise

I slide out from beneath my warm blankets, clothed only in dawn’s soft glow

Finding my robe, I gaze out the window

at snow covered branches bathed in the gentle hues of morning

In front of that window, is a sleeping kitty curled up in a chair

So sweet and cozy, I resist the urge to wake her with my show of affection

With pen in hand and coffee nearby, I write

and I wait

not actually waiting

My mind is empty, not thinking, just being, just absorbing and savoring all that this present moment offers 

Multiple moments tick by, but I hardly notice the lapse of time

Soon I hear the quiet stirrings of loved ones awakening

Increasing light pours in through my window, although the sun still hasn’t quite yet risen over the horizon 

Pastels gradually give way to an orange glow

sorbet colored clouds hang in a sort of suspended animation, slowed by the cold winter air

Floorboards creek in the next room 

and increasing traffic sounds outside mingle with the sound of cartoons playing downstairs

The day has indeed begun

As the sun now explodes over the horizon bathing all the world in its golden light

I’m filled with deep gratitude


That I don’t have to hurry off to work today  😉


© Julie Rehnelt 2018


Sorry I don’t have a photo to share with this one, I was too ‘busy’ just being.  Plus, there isn’t any frost on my windows this morning ~ apparently a windchill of minus 8 isn’t cold enough.  😉  I suppose I could have snapped a photo of my sleeping kitty, I haven’t shared any of her lately.  Maybe next time…


Well thanks for reading.  Happy Wednesday and keep warm ~ or cool, depending on the weather wherever you are today…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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You Are


You are my sunrise

you are the moon

you are the wispy clouds in a sky of blue


You are my sunset

you are the stars

you’re where my dreams fly when they traverse afar


© Julie Rehnelt 2017




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sensuous Springtime


Ah sensuous springtime

when all the earth comes alive

sights, sounds and scents allure


Plump pink buds eager to open

unfurl their soft, tender petals

exposing bright blossoms

releasing a sweet, luscious fragrance

arousing my senses

awakening desire


Ah sensuous springtime

when all the earth comes alive


and me along with it…


© Julie Rehnelt 2016






 There’s just something about apple blossoms…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Related : Come Away

These Tears


These tears

they keep falling

like the cold rain that weeps down my window pane 

from gloomy skies

are my eyes

as these tears

they keep falling


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Hanging There With You


Though worn out, wind beaten, battered and bruised 

know you’re not alone love, I’m hanging there with you

Whereas distance separates us, many miles apart

Spirit connects us within our hearts

And together we’ll weather whatever winds blow 

until the time comes to finally let go

Then we’ll dance on the breeze into endless blue skies

amidst fluffy white clouds our souls will fly

There will be no more suffering, no more pain

only love and joy and peace will reign


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Before the Evening Comes


Evening begins to fall, as daylight gives way to night

and on the brisk spring breeze, dark clouds roll in

as we stand, together, courageous

with the light of the moon glowing between us

just before the evening comes


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Fog


In the stillness of an early winter morning

a dense fog settles upon the earth

clothing all of nature in a mysterious veil of mist

Leaving behind frosty sprinkles

as a garnish to last season’s treats


© Julie Rehnelt 2016



I love the fog.  Deliciously, mysterious fog!


I didn’t have my camera along with me when I came upon these frosty treats, but luckily I got a new phone that takes halfway decent photos, so I was able to capture the moment.  And a beautiful moment it was.


May your day be filled with beautiful moments, and with…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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