Monday, November 28, 2011

Going to Goo

What the caterpillar

calls the end of the world,

the master calls a butterfly.

The nearsighted caterpillar views

the world from a quarter inch off the ground,

beyond that it’s just a blurry mirage.

When the caterpillar cocoons and goes to goo,

it’s world does come to an end.

It chooses the end of that life story.

In a state of goo,

without the desperate clinging

to social contracts designed to

preserve the status quo,

transformation can happen.

But we must first enter the

cocoon of our inner world,

to allow the deeper truth of our

winged larger selves to emerge.

When you hold a caterpillar

on your hand, you feel the undulatig labor

of it’s whole body with each step forward.

It’s impossible to hold a butterfly

without destroying it.

You must allow it freedom

and simply offer gratitude if it alights.

So many of our social contracts

like the caterpillar

are laboriously maintaining

the only world we’ve known

clinging to survival.

Each of our inner butterfly selves,

are craving the freedom to

transform into our creative passionate selves.

Free to just be.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grace Long Granted

We ask for mercy

when grace is long granted.

It is our forgiveness

we must find,

for ourselves.

Creator never judged

In the first place.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

November 20, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Key of Forgiveness

The key to unlocking

the door

holding Creator hostage

within you

is forgiveness.

You must forgive you

for all those earlier

ignorant acts

that lacked love,

in order to recognize

how deeply beloved

you already are.

And on the same

keychain, with forgiveness

is the key of release.

Not only forgiving yourself,

as Creator has already done,

but releasing those old patterns

to embrace, to allow

the true you to

shine Creator out into the world..

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

November 20, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Glass Ball

the glass ball

protecting your heart

as you sat on the edge

of the bed

shatters from the

intensity of your love

from within

Creator announcing

your soul

to the world

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

August 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Last Unicorn

In an old children’s movie

The Last Unicorn,

upon hearing

she’s the final one free,

goes on a quest

to find the others.

She allows Smedrick,

an aspiring magician,

to turn her into to human

to obtain entry to the castle

where all the others

are held by the red bull.

In a foreign human body,

her memory fades day by day,

forgetting the truth of her soul.

Ultimately she faces down

the terrifying red bull,

driving him into the sea,

freeing the others

to return to their homes,

creating pockets of peace,

once again on the land.

And so, we unicorns,

who have chosen human forms

must face the red bull

of our own fears,

to help free each other,

that we may each

create pockets of peace

in own homes and hearts.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

October 17, 2011

The Haunted House

A haunted house

only works in the dark.

We enter these

tiny human spacesuits

we call our bodies.

Initially they startle so easily,

not knowing what is safe

and what isn’t.

In grown bodies

we enter a haunted house

seeing only the dark,

heightening our cautionary instincts.

It is what we see so suddenly,

the skeleton, the skull, a spider,

popping out at us and quickly back to darkness,

that startles our system so.

If we were to carry

a match, a lit torch

we could see the skull or skeleton

long before hand and

prepare our system

to know it’s truth.

It is only a shadow

on Jung’s cave wall,

and only able to “get us”

through our own fear.

In the darkened room

of our third dimension world,

if we can but light the match within,

the light of faith,

of knowing Creator is within us,

then the haunted house

can no longer terrorize us.

With the light from within

we can focus on the

section of the house

that is our responsibility.

With the light from within,

we can light the way

for others

to see a different view.

With the light within

the house is no longer


It can become heaven,

depending on where we

place our focus,

our attention.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

November 4, 2011