Early Bird

With my eyes closed, I can fly. I can soar, high above the views that people spent millions for. First, I must ground myself. 🧘🏻‍♀️ Wishing you a healthy week. 🌞 ~Michele my image, Solana Beach, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

No Reservations Required

A hand-stitched sundress                         brushing against              women             who did not see their own greatness Too young to join             their chirping, chopping, stirring, and frying             I twirled through unapologetic thighs                         pillars of strength surrounding me             I admired their prominent hips,                         womanly figures draped with flowing skirts,                         some adorned with aprons             Each southern beauty wore a crown …

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Sunday stretch

Go on without me - I need a few extra minutes to work out some kinks. Enjoy your day. 🧘🏻‍♀️✌🏻 ~ Michele my image, La Jolla, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Stewards of the Earth (extended tour)

You are always there for me;               when life gets too heavy, and the burdens too much It is you I can turn to It is you who restores, wholly It is you, I will return to Mother Earth my healer ******** Additional photos added since first published (February 18, 2023). Enjoy the groovy sounds …

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Sun fractures darkness

the further I drove, the closer I got to me distance restored my equilibrium and my regard for humanity traveling toward ten thousand stars only one needed to make a wish not on the brightest,             but on one that stood out                   make a wish, I did I held tight to that wish, I did everything …

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Superstition Mountain

Outlined in the distance, its powerful presence has been a vision to admire, even worship; not a painting I thought to fold myself into, especially when the setting sun transforms the mountain of stone into a majestic goddess. From my knees, I would praise, but never once have I thought myself worthy of such magnificence. …

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my inspired blog back story

I wanted so much to just disappear; I did not want to talk to anyone, but most people need their goodbyes. I have had too many of them to need any more. "What are you going to do?" she asked me, as I was rolling my last cart of personal belongings to my car. Dammit, …

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from the Trail

morning tug of war a primordial mind pulling me down where it is safe, and the space is warm the seeking mind ultimately wins pulling me toward a path that pushes air through my lungs, blood into my legs, and thoughts into my waking brain …………………… How many times I’ve passed him I’ve lost track …

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A Simple Poem, A Simple Life

As a child I wanted things. As a teenager I had irreplaceable things stolen. As a young woman I acquired more and more things. I am no longer any of those things. I now give away things. I like the space created by giving away things. I gave away a classroom full of teacher things. …

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Let your Spirit take Flight! (dance)

Grounded, I know how to be. Feet planted for         writing,            teaching,               listening,                  gardening,                     meditating,                        photographing,                           cooking and serving,                              bed-side tending,                                 and for clothes and hearts that need mending. A responsible grown-up – you can count on me most of the time I am a focused woman moving through tasks but sometimes I must toss aside …

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