Veritas Inlustrat

"YOU LOOK LIKE THE SUN, AND WHEN YOU DON'T YOU LOOK LIKE THE MOON."
The Indie Chicks
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South of France

August 2014

-Erika Lane

The Awakening

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware 
of this moving 
of life

I found my dreams 
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly 
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy 
even for insults from you
I only ask that you 
keep some attention on me.

-Rumi 

Minor White

Minor White

 Rafaela Carrillo
http://baellaphoto.virb.com
-Erika Lane

Waking up these invading

thoughts marching

trickling in slowly, all at once

The cold parts of this world 

they scold me into corners

stay there in the dark now

it won’t be very long

The reasons sway unanswered

we go on never knowing

what’s in another mind

My thoughts they flow like water

wishing for a paper

hoping for some concrete

some proof

something that’s real 

Besides my twisted head beats

that linger for this moment

that fade in the next second

that stay and disappear

Underneath an armor 

it feels so very heavy 

sticks to skin like butter

that slides off under heat

We are not promised morning

after a night of thinking

so hold on to the sunshine

that’s outside your dark room

These words will stay on paper 

and outlive human clothing 

I write, my soul is stamping

a small place in this big world 

Make your stamp scream louder

make your heart last light years 

your light will turn to matter

no matter what substance you are. 

-Erika Lane 

air
water
-Erika Lane

daily om

Spirit of the Sea
Whale Medicine Like the whales each of us has a unique song or gift to offer the world as is meant to be heard by others.

Native Americans teach us that the Great Spirit speaks to us through our animal brethren. The whale is one animal that we can learn from. Whales have existed for over 50 million years and are considered to be record-keepers who possess knowledge of the past. 

It is through the vibrations of their unique sound that they release this ancient wisdom to us. At the same time, their sound carries across such great distances that whales can enter the realm of the future where they can acquire knowledge of what is to come. Every whale sings a song, and they never repeat the same pattern when they sing their song. Since whales must be conscious at all times in order to breathe, they cannot afford to fall into an unconscious state for too long. Never completely asleep, their brain has constant access to the collective unconscious where all answers lie. Whales float peacefully, secure in the ocean environment that supports and sustains them. 

You can learn from the wisdom of whales by remembering to express what’s uniquely yours. Each of us has a unique “song” or gift to offer the world. Your song is meant to be sung by you and heard by others. No one else can sing this song but you, and your song is medicine for the healing of the planet. Like whales, you can choose to access information about the future when you go into a meditative state. Whales teach us to look at where we came from and where we are headed. Knowing that our past helps shape our future, we can remember to make positive choices regarding our lives, the environment, and our world. Like whales, we can remember to stay awake and actively engaged in a universe that supports and sustains us. When we express ourselves and share our unique gifts, we add our wisdom and vibration to the planet.

-Erika Lane
witching hour
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La Luna
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