Kali

Where did you reside before
you made your entrance here?
Was it in the darkness beyond the sun?
Did you dance within the Milky Way
and skip among the countless stars
that crowd the cosmos far and wide?
Did you slide down moonbeams
and have the glowing dust of
nebulae sparkle through your hair?
Did you sit at the feet of the Masters
who meditate in the ethers
to raise the vibration of all existence?

An astral body was your vehicle then, created
of light and prana that you transported
effortlessly between the myriad
planes of existence. Nothing hindered
your explorations and curiosity of
All That Is. You dwelt there in a state of
Connection to Every Thing with joy and delight.

O, Tiny Giant, now you have taken a human form
and chosen those who will guide, teach and protect
you as you journey on to continue your adventures.
What path will you seek to take?
Follow your light.
Follow your breath.
Ride the waves of nature and learn from the wind,
the water, trees and animals. They teach freedom.
You need nothing else but belief in yourself.

O, Divine Kali Devi, I hold you in
light and love as you expand
in consciousness
during your stay in this
Earthly realm.
May you be surrounded in love.
May you always feel safe.
May you live in peace.
May grace and acceptance be yours.

The Wheel of Becoming
continues its spin
throughout your
comings and goings.
 Its energy
propels you
ever forward
toward your
Knowingness and Ease.

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  1. I love how we are pulled into the mythology, from space to soil, from heaven down to earth… love that connection..

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  2. Gayle,What a beautiful poem to exit the group with. I hope you will save your poems about your family, esp. grandchildren in a book so when your are not with them, they will still have you. I wish I had more written material from my mom, grandparents, etc. I have a lot of questions I can’t ask.Dinner last night was wonderful, as always. Maybe we could look for a different cuisine for our next outing. There is an East Indian restaurant in Vero that is supposed to be good if a little pricey. I’m sure we could find something affordable if that might interest you.Love you,Barbara

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    • Thank you so very much, Barbara. Perhaps that’s the least I could do…put all my writings into an inexpensive book so my family can at least have it if they wish. Dinner was nice and I’m all for trying new places. I actually believe I’ve eaten at that Indian restaurant in Vero…I did like it. And there’s always Aromas in Melbourne, the Lebanese place that we visited before. I also know of a French crepe place (I think on New Haven) in Melbourne that’s good too. Love you too, and appreciate your support! xo

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  3. A beautiful prayer of love and life and freedom ~ This part is my favorite Gayle:

    Follow your light.
    Follow your breath.

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  4. Love the passion and intensity

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  5. Glenn Buttkus

     /  March 9, 2017

    Gayle–you had me at “AllThatIs”–your metaphysics resonates strongly with me. When it comes to spirituality, there are myriads of perceptions–and there is room for all (are you listening DJT?) With 7 grandchildren myself, I relate as well to your shift of focus. My wife, now retired is always called first for babysitting.

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    • No, he’s not listening! My philosophical and metaphysical musings have taken me far from mainstream thinking and I agree, there are myriad paths of perceptions that must be allowed for exploration and expansion. I count my blessings that I’m in the position to be such a close part of my grandchildren’s lives. Seven must really keep you two grandparents hopping!

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  6. The wheel of becoming… love the idea of that!

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  7. Delightful poem and prayer to your granddaughter.

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  8. Ride the waves of nature and learn from the wind,
    the water, trees and animals. They teach freedom.
    You need nothing else but belief in yourself.

    I love the positive energy that flows through this poem.. a most gorgeous write ❤️

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    • I want that tiny girl to grow up with a strong belief in herself and her abilities. It will serve her well whatever her path. Thank you, Sanaa!

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  9. We all began somewhere….a stunning exit piece, Gayle. Enjoy!

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  10. Oh, I want to slide down moonbeams with dust of nebular in my hair. What a glorious thought! Your words are magic. I am so sorry I am just finding dVerse as you are taking a sabbatical. Enjoy those grandbabies!

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    • It does sound glorious doesn’t it?! I hope that our paths will still cross as I have plans to join in when I can. I will certainly enjoy those two little girls…thank you, Beverly.

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  11. therisa

     /  March 9, 2017

    Fell in love with this poem, from the very first stanza, Gayle, reversing the role of the child asking the adult, where did I come from. May she be curious and filled with wisdom and knowledge, throughout her life.

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    • I’m very happy that you enjoyed this, Therisa, and grateful for your kind wish for her too. Thanks so much.

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  12. The most tender, loving, thoughtful and enchanting welcome into the world! Thank you, Gayle, for such a powerful farewell poem – but hopefully not forever farewell, just a pause…

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  13. A lovely name, Kali, and a lovely poem, Gayle, so magical and mythical. What a fantastic way to say hello to your new granddaughter!

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    • My imaginings of where her soul was before her birth but of course much of it are hopes that she will have a happy, healthy and soul-filled life of peace. I like her name too! Thank you, Kim, and I hope all is well with you.

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  14. I hope she grows into this poem 🙂

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  15. scotthastiepoet

     /  March 9, 2017

    Lovely poem for Kali, Gayle – I am currently studying pranic healing, so plenty of knowing resonances throughout in this for me… Delightful…

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  16. I love this poem from the first line to the last. Wishing you and your family the best in all things. 🙂

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  17. Congratulations! beautiful poem.

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  18. “The wheel of becoming” oh I do like that! Magical, feels almost like a psalm. So lovely Gayle..

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    • The Wheel of Becoming is a Buddhist belief and one that really resonates with me. I’m glad you like it too, Raivenne. Thank you for your compliment.

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  19. This is both magical and sweet. What a lovely gift to your grandchild. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Imelda. This poem just flowed out of me when I thought of little Kali. She’s tiny but I feel her very large soul. :~) xo

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  20. This is so very beautiful, full of light and love…….and what a beautiful name she has. I second the idea of gathering your poems for your grandchildren into a book over the years, for treasuring in the years ahead.

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    • Thank you, Sherry. I like her name too. Yes, perhaps a good plan to compile a book of some sort. I could use a project. xo

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  21. Thanks for your prayer Gayle. I hope you find overwhelming enjoyment in your grandchildren.
    I know you will return soon, thanks

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    • Hi Walt, I’m glad you liked my prayer of sorts for little Kali. I do find great enjoyment and fulfillment in being in their presence…such a blessing. I will be coming by again.

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  22. A beautiful ode, prayer for your grandchild. I believe she shall want to treasure these beautiful words from her grandmother for years and years to come. I hope you will print this and place it in a family album

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    • Thank you, Lillian. I’m thinking perhaps I shouldn’t put these things off, like compiling some of my writings in case someone may be interested in what their grandmother had to say way back when!

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  23. This is so beautiful Gayle. How wonderfully you’ve captivated that Divine Consciousness in every atom. This reminds me of the poem, Kali the Mother by Swami Vivekananda. May the Divine Mother protect and bestow grace in all.

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    • Thank you very much, Sumana. Interesting that you mention Swami Vivekananada as he is someone that I revere as a wonderful teacher. I don’t believe I’ve read that poem of his though…will have to look it up. Hugs for you, Sumana. xo

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  24. through your words…I think I had a glimpse of Devi Kali….wonderful poem…!!

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  25. A beautiful prayer for your grandchildren, they are truly blessed to have you in their lives :o)

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  26. Your love for granddaughters is clear! Enjoy your time with them!

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  27. Love this Gayle the travel from there to here. We love our children but the grandchildren gives us a depth.

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  28. Hello Gayle! Beautiful, captivating poem!
    I wish you a delightful weekend!

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  29. A very poignant, insightful, wonderful post full of a grandmother’s love, Gayle… Love this one. I am waiting for a phone call. My granddaughter has had back labor all week and is not yet in hospital but will be soon so we can welcome Klaudya, Charlotte Anne. 🙂

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  30. How utterly beautiful, Gayle…this weaving of mythology and fact. Such a tribute of hope to your babies. Absolutely awesome poem! Blessings on your head…and theirs.

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  31. Hi! I read that you are exiting for family reasons and think your grand kids are so lovely in the photo you posted at dVerse and will love having you spoil them and teach them about the beauty of life, so evident in your lovely verse here –
    “Ride the waves of nature and learn from the wind,
    the water, trees and animals. They teach freedom.
    You need nothing else but belief in yourself.”
    I love this so much, never believing enough in myself just always hoping I get it right. I take this wise counsel to heart. thank you! -Gina-

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    • Well, mostly the reason is my stagnant enthusiasm. I’ve just been uninspired lately and it’s true my attention is on my grandchildren and will be more when I start babysitting them three days a week but it’s really because my muse has taken leave. I haven’t given up yet though and think I have more things to share…someday. Thanks for your generous compliment for my poem, I really appreciate it, Gina.

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      • muses come and go and sometimes a break from writing inspires more! You have more joy than you can handle now with those cuties! Love and enjoy the times as they are gifted to us. And I look forward to what you will share in future. Blessings on you and your loved ones. it’s a joy to meet you. Gina

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  32. Just Barry

     /  March 11, 2017

    From stardust to stardust! What a poignant tribute to your new grandchild. Simply beautiful.

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  33. Wonderfully profound, gentle, deep and so beautiful. Kali is a name to live up to and this poem may just help her to do so. Make sure she gets to read it or better still read it to her…soon.

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    • Many thanks for your kind compliment, Paul. Kali is a kick-ass goddess but she also has a loving mother side to her. I hope our Kali grows up to have a healthy balance of the two. I hope I will be able to share this poem with her personally when she’s able to understand.

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  34. Ride the waves of nature and learn from the wind,
    the water, trees and animals. They teach freedom.

    One can get the leads from observing nature, foliage and fauna. However it takes lots of skills to be able to do so successfully

    Hank

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    • Hi Hank, thanks for your comment. Yes, you have to be able to observe nature, sometimes in silence, in order to receive all her gifts.

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  35. Gayle, I will really mourn your leaving Dverse. I’ve wondered for a while at your absence. Your support has been invaluable! Get the kids a nannie. I’m not sure you’re not needed more at Dverse!

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  36. Petru, that’s very touching and I’m grateful that my presence has meant that much to you. I’m hoping that taking a step back may allow my enthusiasm to be restored. I will still be around…and no, we won’t get a nanny to replace me! 🙂 That would be rough on Grandma Gayle! If you’re on Facebook, look me up under Gayle Walters Rose, we can keep in touch.

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  37. What a beautiful celebration, Gayle. I was immersed in the journey from existential existence to human form. Boundless beauty, these tiny humans are. I love the ending, how you encourage her to follow her light and breath, and the last many lines feeling like a prayer straight from your heart to hers. Lovely!

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    • Thank you very much, Angela. This was written straight from my heart to hers. You are so right too, these tiny humans are boundless beauty. I love to talk to her and watch her, even at this young age, try to communicate with me. I’m listening!

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  38. Just superb

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