Author Archives: aletalane

About aletalane

I am a learner.

Tapestry

Once, you inspired a fire in my heartspace, one that smelled of cedar trees and sandalwood and felt like a thunderstorm.   This fire is not for you, not anymore.   I can no longer bear the weight of your … Continue reading

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Blessed is the beauty of your life

Blessed are those who have made it here, now.  Blessed are those who have felt the furious heart-pounding element of pure wrath and have felt the tang of bitter disappointment fill their mouths.  Blessed are you, for you have chosen … Continue reading

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On noticing your body’s reactions

Notice. Notice the way your body moves and responds to the emotions that course through your living body. Does disappointment cause your chest to drop?  Does excitement send a sizzle of electric energy buzzing and dancing along your living skin? … Continue reading

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Let it be

I joined a ‘talisman of the month’ club (www.soulmantras.com.  Check it out, it’s awesome). For the month of March, the mantra is ‘Let It Be’. Those are scary words for a world in which we strive to fight doing exactly … Continue reading

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The Making of Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life.  Everyone makes them, at all stages of life.  Mistakes are how we learn and grow and evolve.  Mistakes can spur us on to making changes to how we conduct certain activities, and if you’re … Continue reading

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The magnitude of the love of lifetimes

Nobody warned me what it would feel like to fall in love with you. Nobody told me how the earth would open up and swallow me whole, caressing my body with her lush tongue as I was slowly devoured. Nobody … Continue reading

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On finding grace in the hard choices

All of life is a choice.  It’s just one big choice, one big question, “Do you choose to live?” At one point in time, we’ve all made the biggest choice there is: to come to this life, this planet, this … Continue reading

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