What is this Money?

A symbol

A piece of paper

That could

Fuel a fire

For warmth

And light.

 

It looks like

A stable

Mountain range

Holding you up

Like the earth.

Like home,

Comfort,

Safety.

 

It tastes like

A banana

Dark chocolate

Delicious raspberries

Fresh, clean

Water flowing

Quenching a thirst.

 

It can feel heavy

Like chains

Around your body,

Neck, ankles,

 Shackles

Chained to

Someone else’s

Expectations

Choking off

Your life force.

 

Bait, bribe

Manipulation

Cheat

Scam

Sharks swimming

When you’ve

Been wounded.

Refuse it so tainted.

 

Stand

Naked in the

Woods

Unfettered

Breathing an

Abundance of

Air

Warmed by

Generous Sunshine

That owes no debt to

The earth.

 

Open again as it

Now rushes.

Become a garden hose

For this money.

 

Direct its flow

With deeper

Awareness.

 

A human creation

Now arriving from

Hands of generous

People through

Your giving heart of

Service

Abundantly

A blessing.

 

You’ve always known

It cannot ever

Become a beautiful heron in flight,

The expansive sky,

A caring hug,

Or a tender kiss

Of love.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about the optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow; de-cluttering for freedom; and planning transitions to new or updated spaces for optimal joy in life. Laura knows that the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by more than a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to help her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Her trifecta of serving people includes public speaking, writing, and compassionate coaching. Laura is a published author of the books Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui and Cherish Your World Gift Book: 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Your Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include loving her dog, laughing with great friends, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. You are welcome to connect with Laura below.
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Wendy Watson-Hallowell | The Belief Coach

Fabulous!!

Larry Tyler

Laura this is inspiring. Strong Ink Indeed!!!!

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