Friday, June 19, 2009

Stay Awake

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you want.
Don't go back to sleep.
people are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.
I am fighting to stay awake. To keep trusting and to not give in to stress and worry. I know spirit won't let me down, but being in the world as you all know it is hard when you are bombarded with messages from everyone of fear and nay saying.
Tonight my gallery is having a group show and I am praying and crossing all fingers and toes that I sell something, or many somethings :-). Please send me some good energy tonight.
Have a wonderful Friday! XOXO


Unknown said...

Energy on its way! I hope the best for you!
I always think it is terrible the way we are enslaved to what I call the needs of the world (IE. making money)

Erin Davis said...

I am sending positive energy your way. Love the Rumi poem.

ExtraO said...

I wish you the best of luck tonight, Annie.
(I love it that my name is so much poetry.)

ExtraO said...

That it's IN so much poetry.

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

This quote by Rumi is one of my favorites. It is ALL about not going back to sleep. Sometimes I (kiddingly) say to my husband, "It was easier when I was asleep." Yes, it is. :-)

When I was facing a lot of fear about 5 years ago (no money), I found the book, You Have the Power: Finding Courage in a Culture of Fear by Frances Moore Lappe and Jeffrey Perkins. Wonderful! I love it because it is so practical and full of heart and personal revelation. It is also just we need today to transform our "Old Thoughts" about fear into "New Thoughts," which is what they present in the book. Plus, its approach has a deep spiritual significance. Frances is Buddhist-leaning by the way. Founder of the Small Planet Institute. She is one courageous woman. I hope the gallery thing goes well for you tonight! Hugs!

Mary Ellen said...

You are strong and determined, so I am confident wonderful things are heading your way, in spite of the butterflies fluttering away inside. Peace and happiness to you! (This is one of my favorites from Rumi - thanks!)

Unknown said...

You will Annie, love you much...M

Paula In Pinetop said...

Everything is crossed. Sending good vibes.

kj said...


i hope it so.


Annie said...

Thanks everyone, you are ALL so wonderful and I felt your energy.
No sells, of anyone's work, but perhaps this weekend...And Jan I will check out that book, though I can't buy anything right now :-).

robin bird said...

what a happy, happy bowl annie! i am behind on reading your blog so i don't know how tough things have been but it sounds like money issues are a source of constant strain. that isn't any picnic i'm sure... i am sending you good strong energy for hopefulness and courage.


Anonymous said...

I am sorry you did not sell anything. Thank you for these words from Rumi. They speak to me today like you cannot imagine.

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