to be with someone who will let you breathe here…

to be with someone who will let you breathe here. and just be here. and not ask anything else of you

to be with someone
who will let you breathe here.
and just be here.
and not ask anything else of you,
not to tangle in their weaknesses
or to heal their wounds…
they’ll just want to know you…
and have you know them.
someone who just lets you
feel beautiful here
while you wonder of your
dreams together in the
glow of the moon.

– butterflies rising

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Journey Companions Prayer… please let the ones on my journey…

please let the ones on my journey be here for the soul sparks... for us to see them in each other

Journey Companions…

please let the ones on my journey be here to run wild with me… never try to keep each other small or hold each other back. and let them want me to breathe and grow and bloom and bloom and bloom… and please let me want to give them all of the same breathing room and growing space, too. and let them be here to be beautiful and good to my heart and soul… but if they are not, help me to learn the lessons they are here to teach me… and help my heart to let them go. and please, let the ones on my journey be here for the soul sparks… for us to see them in each other and to remind each other of them when we can’t see them in ourselves… may we light each other’s way and guide each other home.

– butterflies rising

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Journey Companions… please let the ones on my journey be here for the soul sparks…

please let the ones on my journey be here for the soul sparks... for us to see them in each other

Journey Companions…

please let the ones on my journey be here for the soul sparks… for us to see them in each other… and to remind each other of them when we can’t see them in ourselves. may we light each other’s way and guide each other home.

– butterflies rising

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Journey Companions… please let the ones on my journey want me to breathe…

please let the ones on my journey want me to grow and breathe and bloom and bloom and bloom

Journey Companions…

please let the ones on my journey want me to breathe and grow and bloom and bloom and bloom… and please let me want to give them all of the same breathing room and growing space, too.

– butterflies rising

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Journey Companions… please let the ones on my journey be here to be beautiful…

please let the ones on my journey be here to be beautiful and good to my heart and soul

Journey Companions…

please let the ones on my journey be here to be beautiful and good to my heart and soul… but if they are not, help me to learn the lessons they are here to teach me… and please help my heart to let them go.

– butterflies rising

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i once loved someone who kept saying… “be smaller. now smaller, still.“…

i once loved someone who kept saying... be smaller. now smaller, still.

i once loved
someone who kept saying…
“be smaller. now smaller, still.

but as small as i made myself,
it was never, ever small enough.
because my light was never the problem…
their own darkness was.

so the next time i love,
i want to love someone who says…
“brighter. now brighter, still…
you could never, ever shine too much.”

– butterflies rising

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we find our soulmates in the places we go to find our souls…

i think we find our soulmates in the places we go to find our souls

where we are drawn and pulled. and when we are shifted and stirred. in what makes us feel. and feel alive. or feel understood, like outstretched hands and lifelines, like home. in our self-searching, where we feel soul memory. or in the inspiration touches and in what feels like free and brings us wide-lung breathing. and in our fire-catching and lightning-chasing, they meet us there with sparks. where we light-find and heart-reach or lose breath and dream wild… i think we find our soulmates in the places we go to find our souls.

– butterflies rising

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the same kind of fierce and reckless passion…

i have to believe that pain doesn't just wear our hearts out; that it stretches them with purpose - butterflies rising

we can fall into others with so much intensity and gravity, but then, when it comes to ourselves, we can struggle just to find a simple acceptance. but what if self-love is so much more than just a tolerance of yourself. and what if the things that feel like they are just leaving you on your own are not, but they are asking you to learn to choose yourself… and to do it with the same kind of fierce and reckless passion that you have chosen others. and what if that’s what this part of your journey is for.

– butterflies rising

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