Monday, December 3, 2012

When The Thinker Has Thunk

Photo: WHEN THE THINKER HAS THUNK 
by Judith Froemming 

"When the thinker has thunk
and convinced you of dearth,
spinning stories of junk,
disparaging your worth;

take a bath in the sunlight,
have a talk with the moon,
drink a glass of sweet starlight,
rest your eyes on a bloom.

photo by Paula Neagu
 
When The Thinker Has Thunk
© Judith Froemming 2012

"When the thinker has thunk

and convinced you of dearth,
spinning stories of junk,
disparaging your worth;

take a bath in the sunlight,

have a talk with the moon,
drink a glass of sweet starlight,
rest your eyes on a bloom.

photo by Paula Neagu
 
 

The One To See

Photo: THE ONE TO SEE
By Judith Froemming

"Oh, tree, 
thee in me 
is the One to see, 
how letting go 
sets hearts free, 
and standing still 
can simply be."

photo by Plantifleurs L'univers
 
The One To See
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Oh, tree,

thee in me
is the One to see,
how letting go
sets hearts free,
and standing still
can simply be."

photo by Plantifleurs L'univers
 
 

Fragrance For Free

Photo: FRAGRANCE FOR FREE
By Judith Froemming

"A river loves being a wanderer, 
a tree loves being leaved, 
the sun loves throwing out diamonds, 
and flowers are fragrant for free.
 
Flowers bloom when watered, 
trees green in the sun, 
the sun guides the planets, 
and the river returns us to One." 

photo by A Space of Grace
 
Fragrance For Free
© Judith Froemming 2012

"A river loves being a wanderer,

a tree loves being leaved,
the sun loves throwing out diamonds,
and flowers are fragrant for free.

Flowers bloom when watered,

trees green in the sun,
the sun guides the planets,
and the river returns us to One."

photo by A Space of Grace
 
 

Your Kingdom

Photo: YOUR KINGDOM
By Judith Froemming

"No matter the size of your kingdom,
no matter the weight of your crown,
you are queen of your own choice,
and king of turning peace down."

photo by Save Birds and Animals
 
Your Kingdom
© Judith Froemming 2012

"No matter the size of your kingdom,

no matter the weight of your crown,
you are queen of your own choice,
and king of turning peace down."

photo by Save Birds and Animals
 
 

Take An Open Heart

Photo: TAKE AN OPEN HEART
By Judith Froemming

"Wherever you travel,
east or west, 
however you travel,
patron or guest,
whomever your companion,
self or other, 
take an open heart,
make presence your druther."

photo by Shawna Corrin Karrasch
 
Take An Open Heart
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Wherever you travel,

east or west,
however you travel,
patron or guest,

whomever your companion,
self or other,
take an open heart,
make presence your druther."

photo by Shawna Corrin Karrasch
 
 

Not A Word Can Speak

Photo: NOT A WORD CAN SPEAK
By Judith Froemming

"Misty mountain petals float, 
hovering above the peak.
Loving lotus softly opens,
not a word can speak.

Ethereal art, freely hung,
a beautiful retreat.
Nothing to say, nothing to do,
more words portend defeat." 

photo by Milky Way Scientists
 
Not A Word Can Speak
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Misty mountain petals float,

hovering above the peak.
Loving lotus softly opens,
not a word can speak.

Ethereal art, freely hung,

a beautiful retreat.
Nothing to say, nothing to do,
more words portend defeat."

photo by Milky Way Scientists
 
 
 

Loving Hush

Photo: LOVING HUSH
By Judith Froemming

"The story is deeply drawn, 
across our time and space,
you can keep all your treasures,
preserve your young face.

This illusion claims power,
to save you a place,
yet no matter the promise,
there's no winning this race.

There's nothing to do, 
there's no where to rush,
A million years are yours,
in each moment of Love's hush."

Fall Abstract
photo by Bryan Hansel Photography
 
Loving Hush
© Judith Froemming 2012

"The story is deeply drawn,

across our time and space;
you can keep all your treasures,
preserve your young face.

This illusion claims power,

to save you a place,
yet no matter the promise,
there's no winning this race.

There's nothing to do,

there's no where to rush,
A million years are yours,
in each moment of Love's hush."

Fall Abstract

photo by Bryan Hansel Photography

End The Lie

Photo: END THE LIE
By Judith Froemming

"I wandered after some dream, 
of golden threads and star-dusted wine.
One million miles from true north,
my skin fell off and I lost my shine.

The Con-troll drooled for my heart,
wet head pressed on cold stone,
shaking bones sucked desert dry,
'told you so' voices droned.

Time to let go the illusion,
give up the compulsion to climb,
in one waking, illumined moment,
the truth tells me Love is still mine.

Tears of release pour from the sky,
quench my bones and wash my eye.
Skinless, transparent, shimmering with light,
walk out of the drought and end the lie."

photo by Giuseppe Pasquali 
Todo sobre Neruda y los poetas
 
End The Lie
© Judith Froemming 2012


"I wandered after some dream;

golden threads and star-dusted wine.
One million miles from true north,
my skin fell off and I lost my shine.

The Con-troll drooled for my only heart,

wet head pressed on cold, dark stone,
shaking bones sucked desert dry,
'told-you-so' voices sourly droned.

Time to let go the illusion,

give up the compulsion to climb,
in one waking, illumined moment,
truth tells me Love is still mine.

Tears of release pour from the sky,

quench my bones and wash my eye.
Skinless, transparent, shimmering with light,
walk out of the drought and end the lie."

photo by Giuseppe Pasquali

Todo sobre Neruda y los poetas

 
 
 

Recalling Rest

Photo: RECALLING REST
by Judith Froemming

"My head was turned by a sweet, ripe sun,
I thought you'd left me, fields to run.
Oh wintersong, you're back to see,
Love's silent cycle set me free. 

You're drifting down in luminous gown,
sprinkling wisdom all around.
Recalling rest, blanketing deep,
until green birds wake my sleep."

photo by Spereuch Saint
 
 Recalling Rest
© Judith Froemming 2012

"My head was turned by your sweet, ripe sun,

I thought you'd left me, fields to run.
Oh wintersong, you're back to see,
Love's silent timbre set me free.

You're floating down in luminous gown,

sprinkling wisdom all around.
Recalling rest, blankets deep,
until birds of green wake my sleep."

photo by
Spereuch Saint

 

Loving As Art

Photo: LOVING AS ART
By Judith Froemming 

"I notice
I create a lot more joy,
by expanding the playground,
and sharing the toys.

I notice
I create equanimity,
by quieting the mind,
and traveling belief-free.

I notice
I create a compassionate heart,
by Originally Blessing,
and Loving, as art."

photo by Jung Hwa Yoo
 
 Loving As Art
© Judith Froemming 2012

"I notice

I create a lot more joy,
by expanding the playground,
and sharing the toys.

I notice

I create equanimity,
by quieting the mind,
and traveling belief-free.

I notice

I create compassion of heart,
through Original Blessing,
and Loving, as art."

photo by Jung Hwa Yoo
 
 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Way of the Tree


The Way of the Tree
© Judith Froemming 2012

"One day, many years ago, 
I was walking in the woods and noticed 
that a beautiful red leaf was beginning it's spiraling descent 
from a nearly full, ripe tree. 
I thought sadly,  
'Why do the trees have to lose their beautiful leaves?' 
To my surprise, I heard the tree say to me,
'Look around you,
do you see even one tree reaching down to grasp after it's leaves?'

I slowly looked around and confessed, 
'No, I do not.'
Then the tree quietly said,
'Let go. Trust the process.'
So I did. 
I heard the wisdom in the falling silence, 
and remembered, 
'I am that.'
 I continue in the Way of the Tree to this very day."
 
photo by 'Let me know, I'm so grateful'

Only Presence

Photo: ONLY PRESENCE
By Judith Froemming

"No matter how fast the runner,
No matter how high the flight,
how many closets are stuffed,
how forcefully beliefs collide,
not one can end the suffering,
not one can bring the peace,
not one can open a closed heart,
only presence brings release."

photo by Ben Gilberti
 
Only Presence
© Judith Froemming 2012

"No matter how fast the runner,

No matter how high the flight,
how many closets are stuffed, 
 how forcefully beliefs collide,

not one can end the suffering,
not one can bring the peace,
not one can open a closed heart,
only presence brings release."

photo by Ben Gilberti
 
 

Send Love

Photo: SEND LOVE
By Judith Froemming

"Fear throws angry stones,
and fences with words.
Fear drop big bombs,
and withdraws in hurt.

When the force is fearful,
the heart shrivels and cools.
When the power is Love,
peace and presence rule."

photo by Heart Highlights
 
Send Love
© byJudith Froemming

"Fear throws angry stones,

and fences with words.
Fear drop big bombs,
and withdraws in hurt.

When the force is fearful,

the heart shrivels and cools.
When the power is Love,
peace and presence rule."

photo by Heart Highlights
 
 
 

Answer or Question?


Photo: ANSWER OR QUESTION
By Judith Froemming

Am I drop or rain?
Am I fish or ocean?
Am I tree or sap?
Am I wave or motion?

Am I answer or question?
Am I unseen or seen?
Am I chaos or calm?
Yes, and everything in between." 

photo by Did You Know?
 Answer or Question?
© Judith Froemming 2012

Am I drop or rain?
Am I fish or ocean?
Am I tree or sap?
Am I wave or motion?

Am I answer or question?

Am I unseen or seen?
Am I chaos or calm?
Yes, and everything in between."

photo by Did You Know?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cut Off The Mind

 

Cut Off The Mind
© Judith Froemming 2012
 
"A Zombie may be nothing more 
than any unconscious being, 
apathetically and lifelessly,
lumbering across the face of the planet,
buying and consuming everything in it's path,
unsatisfied, unfulfilled,
anxious and unstill.
One way to stop it:
cut off the mind."

 
photo by Anonymous Portugal Internacional

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Equanimity

Photo: EQUANIMITY
By Judith Froemming

"The clouded mind rolls back, 
reveals the spacious Uni-verse.
Closed eyes now see with patience,
and the heart expands to encompass the bigger picture."

photo by Cs. H.
Equanimity
© Judith Froemming 2012

"The clouded mind rolls back,

reveals the spacious Uni-verse.
  The heart encompasses the bigger picture,
 closed eyes now see with patience."
 
photo by Cs. H.

The Falling Of Diamonds


The Falling Of Diamonds
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Oh, the riches in falling,

the beauty in sorrow,
the spilling of diamonds,
hour after hour.

The clearing of the past,

the cleansing of the soul,
the release of the story,
the abundance in letting go."

photo by Imperfectly Perfect
 
 

The One To See

Photo: THE ONE TO SEE
By Judith Froemming

"Oh, tree, 
thee in me 
is the One to see, 
how letting go 
sets hearts free, 
and standing still 
can simply be."

photo by Plantifleurs L'univers
 
The One To See
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Oh, tree,

thee in me
is the One to see,
how letting go
sets hearts free,
and standing still
can simply be."

photo by Plantifleurs L'univers
 
 
 

Take An Open Heart

 
Photo: TAKE AN OPEN HEART
By Judith Froemming

"Wherever you travel,
east or west, 
however you travel,
patron or guest,
whomever your companion,
self or other, 
take an open heart,
make presence your druther."

photo by Shawna Corrin Karrasch
 
Take An Open Heart
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Wherever you travel,

east or west,
however you travel,
patron or guest,
whomever your companion,
self or other,
take an open heart,
make presence your druther."

photo by Shawna Corrin Karrasch
 
 
 

Your Kingdom

 
Your Kingdom
© Judith Froemming 2012


"No matter the size of your kingdom,

no matter the weight of your crown,
you are queen of your own choice,
and king of turning peace down."

photo by Save Birds and Animals
 
 
 
 

Fragrance For Free



Photo: FRAGRANCE FOR FREE
By Judith Froemming

"A river loves being a wanderer, 
a tree loves being leaved, 
the sun loves throwing out diamonds, 
and flowers are fragrant for free.
 
Flowers bloom when watered, 
trees green in the sun, 
the sun guides the planets, 
and the river returns us to One." 

photo by A Space of Grace
Fragrance For Free
© Judith Froemming 2012 
"A river loves being a wanderer,
a tree loves being leaved,
the sun loves throwing out diamonds,
and flowers are fragrant for free.

Flowers bloom when watered,

trees green in the sun,
the sun generously guides the planets,
and the river returns us to One."

photo by A Space of Grace

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cracked In

Photo: CRACKED IN
By Judith Froemming

"A crack in the earth creates a river of life,
A crack in the heart opens the way to compassion,
A crack in the mind falls a wall of beliefs,
A crack in the flesh dances the moment in."

photo by Elena Paluhina
 
Cracked In
© Judith Froemming 2012

"A crack in the earth creates a river of life,

A crack in the heart opens the way to compassion,
A crack in the mind falls a wall of beliefs,
A crack in the dogma dances unity in."

photo by Elena Paluhina


Here or there

Photo: HERE OR tHERE
By Judith Froemming

"There is the past.
There were mistakes made,
there were relationships derailed,
there were rejections,
there were slights and oversights.
There is not here.

There is the future.
there are bills to pay, 
there is work to do,
there are changes to make,
there are dreams to manifest,
There is not here.

The first letter of there is a cross.
when I am not here,
I am on the cross of there.
When I am on the cross of there,
I am here,
suffering.

I choose to end my suffering,
I choose to consciously be here.
Mindfully present breath 
draws me here, 
now.

When my mind is not there,
suffering, 
I am powerfully here,
now."
 Here or there
© Judith Froemming 2012

"There is the past.

There were mistakes made,
there were relationships derailed,

there were rejections,
there were slights and oversights.
There is not here.

There is the future.

there are bills to pay,
there is work to do,
there are changes to make,
there are dreams to manifest,
There is not here.

The first letter of there is a cross.

when I am not here,
I am on the cross of there.
When I am on the cross of there,
I am here,
suffering.

I choose to end my suffering,

I choose to consciously be here.
Mindfully present breath
draws me here,
now.

When my mind is not there,

suffering,
I am powerfully here,
Loving."


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Open Door

 
Open Door
© Judith Froemming 2012

"When the heart says 'Yes,'

Love opens the door,
to enter a still, present moment,
home of clarity and candor."

Hobbit Tree Tunnel, Dancersend, England by Algo


Harbor of Love


Harbor of Love
© Judith Froemming 2012

 
"Ah, ancient moonetic call.
You open wide your wise full eye,
cast golden light on my bowed brow,
and I sail into your harbor of Love."

photo from 1,000,000 Pictures

Love All The Way

 
Love All The Way
© Judith Froemming 2012

"This physical ride lasts a minute or two,
dreams up and plans down, twirls 'round and pulls through.
Cling on for fear life, or Love all the way,
There's more than one choice, it's yours any way."

photo from Happyas Larry

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Heart O'Leaf


Heart O'Leaf
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Canopy of love,

light on her branches,
generous she shelters,
my heart O'leaf dances."

photo by
Spereuch Saint


More Alive

Photo: MORE ALIVE
By Judith Froemming

"Shake off your umbrella of fear,
draw the silky cool splashes of Love to your flesh.
There is no other moment 
more alive than this."

photo by La Bioguia
 
More Alive
© Judith Froemming 2012

"Shake off your umbrella of fear,

draw the silky calm splash of Love to your flesh.
There is no other moment,
more alive than this."

photo by La Bioguia


Life Cycle

 
Life Cycle
© Judith Froemming 2012
 
"The life cycle of anything
is a complete circle."

photo by Snow Addiction

Stillness as a Cat


Stillness as a Cat
  © Judith Froemming 2012

"'Yes, it is wise to just sit,' said the cat.
When I sit, I'm just that, stillness as a cat.
A cat who purrs about having sat,
is sitting in the past, and now isn't that."
 
photo by Paula Neagu 

My Skin Is Everyone

Photo: MY SKIN IS EVERYONE
By Judith Froemming

"My tears are alive, my locks are true, 
my eyes see all, my heart sees you, 
I belong where I stand, my home is here, 
my skin is everyone, my mind is clear."  

photo by Paula Neagu

My Skin Is Everyone
© Judith Froemming 2012

"My tears are alive, my locks are true,

my eyes see all, my heart sees you,
I belong where I stand, my home is here,
my skin is everyone, my mind is clear."

photo by Paula Neagu
 

Eat Flowers For Breakfast

Photo: EAT FLOWER FOR BREAKFAST
By Judith Froemming

"Eat flowers for breakfast,
drink sunlight for lunch.
bathe in starlight at bedtime,
kneel in prayer at tree's trunk.

Sing songs on gazelle legs,
paint portraits with peace,
sleep in the ocean,
beat your heart in release."

photo by Bruce Cryer
Eat Flowers For Breakfast
  © Judith Froemming 2012

"Eat flowers for breakfast,
drink sunlight for lunch.
bathe in starlight at bedtime,
kneel in prayer at tree's trunk.

Sing songs on gazelle legs,
paint portraits with peace,
sleep in the ocean,
beat your heart in release."

photo by Bruce Cryer

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magic Carpet


photo by Colours of Life 
 Biggest carpet of flowers in the world, Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Garden


The Garden
© Judith Froemming 2012

"The Garden is present;

seeded in your heart.
Just open to Love,
and blossoms spring forth." 

photo and painting by Rebecca Steelman

Nothing Missing


Nothing Missing
© Judith Froemming 2012

Wings of blessing,

this day of flight.
Give up suffering,
let go of fright.

Accept it's offering,

glide inSight.
Nothing missing,
the moment's right."