We Rise

In starting from somewhere

be it
weighted failure
breaking until we collapse
seemingly unbearable defeat

we surrender to rest

breathing in to let go
giving space for a moment’s reprieve

and then we rise

lifting our eyes
we reach
turning
extending

our kinaesthetic sensing
met by
meeting 
ground

knowing life
as it shapes and
moulds us

our hope
sculpted from the inside

like a marble’s artist
with intuitive wisdom
exposing its innate shape

being made ready
for the next passage

encountering 
what feels to be
an unending valley

maybe a mountain
to unimaginable to climb


yet in reaching its peak
a multifold glory
a basking in the warmth
of all that is

before 
being thrust back
into chaos’ storm

challenged yet again
to shake off that binds us
unravelling our mind’s restrictions

in the mystery of this unwinding
we discover a pristine lake
in the middle
of everywhere and nowhere

diving in
our body and soul
tingles with aliveness

a moment of being
a sacred cleansing

We Rise

Ruth Roberts

Discovering Code

In arriving
in this form

our essential hardware is
always in the background

our software often suffers
broken linkages from
our ancestral lineage

outdated conscious and unconscious coding
limiting how see ourselves and each other

this conditioning
layers of
predetermined stories

can restrict
our ability to function
in this world

it is through entering
chaos’ apparent disorganization

patterning can be
recognized and interrupted
and occasionally met with a crash

giving space for
awareness
understanding
new vision
to arise

always undergirded
by the support of our hard drive
a universal relationship of ground

 new programming can be installed
connections get rewired
fresh coding integrated

 our system
instals the latest updates
reconfigures damaged links
while retaining historical data

as it accesses and informs
more congruent pathways of comprehension

in completing its tasks
all applications with all their collective complexities
become activated when their process is initiated

this correlates with
life’s conquest for
conflict resolution

routing clarified
updated synapses

freeing up storage space
to revise old versions
increased speed in performance functioning
with greater capacity to hold and retain past and current memories

a coordinated dialogue between all moving parts
supporting connectivity and embodiment

providing knowledge, skill and relationship
to the creative and illuminating source

an essence that governs all life

Ruth Roberts

 

If

each person
would take the time

to be
introspective
get support

to heal
their trauma
associated with the pain
behind the complaining

to repair through
rewiring
the linkages

not to forget the past
but to integrate its wisdom

being
met
seen
understood

then we would live
in a very different world

defences dissembled
boundaries redefined

shifting
the collective
conscious and
unconscious mind

Ruth Roberts

We Are All With You

know that you carry the wounds
of our ancestors within

speaking for those who have left us
their voices beaten down
discredited and destroyed
by this world

have gratitude and
be empowered young women

now you
have a voice being heard

feel the strength of
acknowledgement and community

reverberate in everyone’s right
to be seen and believed

we are all with you

Ruth Roberts

Eulogy Prayer for my Mom – 48 years later

 

Available in the iBookstore: Free Download 

On June 9, 1960, at the age of twenty-eight, Ruth Roberts’ mother died in a tragic accident that made front page in the national newspapers. Ruth and her sibling were with their mother that day and were severely injured in the accident.

This eulogy and prayer describe a place Ruth came to after many years of struggle, feeling broken and finally healing.

When her father was dying in 2006, Ruth spent significant time with him the week before he died and was present through his passing. This was precious time together, when love superseded all else and dissolved lifelong wounds.

Not yet feeling complete, Ruth yearned for a way back to her faith. She found herself driving over three thousand miles to a Contemplative Prayer retreat in Dove Creek, Colorado, where with the support, patience and understanding of its spiritual director, Ruth reunited in a new relationship with God.

On June 9, 2008, forty-eight years after her loss, the director created and provided a beautiful ceremony to honour Ruth’s mother, for which Ruth wrote the following eulogy.

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