Can I?

Written by on October 4, 2021 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 2 Comments
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autumnAs I write this post, I am feeling a bit melancholy. Yes, it happens to the best of us, all of us. This weekend marks the three-month anniversary of the passing of my companion and best friend. Honestly, I feel his presence every day, but some days are sad. I get a quickening in my gut, a pit. I allow that feeling to flow through me and move on, telling him I love him and hearing him say, “I love you, babe”.

Another constant companion these days is not new to me, gratitude. We go back a few years and ‘g' never lets me down. Gratitude can shift a mood very quickly. I wonder if part of the grieving process is just allowing yourself to feel? Feelings are so integral to our conscious state, our awareness of how we feel keeps energy flowing so we don't get stagnate. We as humans are blessed with physical senses and some of us recognize the intuitive, sixth sense that goes just beyond the ordinary.

I celebrate our five senses in the poem below. I wrote it over 5 years ago and I think it is just for a day such as this.


Join me and gratitude and let's make some sense, with all our senses. Much love to you, Julia

Can I?

Can I feel the crackle of leaves fallen and know they aren't bawling.

Can I taste the rain as it falls and absorb its goodness into every cell of my body.

Can I listen to the wind rush through the branches swaying and move as eloquently, knowing all is as it should be.

Can I smell the wood, the river, and make my heart unified with just these two.

Can I see the blue and white above me, smile and know there is no contrast, it's all an illusion.

Can I sit beneath this small tree and just be.  JRP

Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As a home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, art creation, writing, and trail blazing. She loves her life in Western North Carolina.   

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  1. carl@windshippublishing.com' CARL RACHEL says:

    TO Julia Parsell,
    CAN I is a beautiful work. It is “an opening” to all that is. In my first book (an inspirational fable based on my life experience, for which I am now seeking a publishing house) the supportive character tells the protagonist, “Fear is just misplaced energy.” I believe strongly, after looking back across my years, that nearly everything we do, say, feel, and run from is based on some illusive fear that tries to control us from acting, seeing, and praying. Through prayer (a truly underrated power), we can actually rise above the current moment to see how it is connected to Infinity and the One Awareness that is God. We are not alone now. We’ve never been alone. And we won’t be alone, tomorrow. Those who pass through our lives have been put with us not for a moment but forever. They actually do wait for us as they move forward, ahead, above. Listen to that wind. Feel the woods. The river. Allow those clouds to talk with you about what they see from their vantage.
    Julia, what CAN I tells me is that you are fully cognizant of love. And that love assures of a rich life here and beyond. Godspeed, sister.

    • Julia says:

      Thank you so very much! Yes, I am cognizant of LOVE and so appreciate your comments and encouragement. Best wishes with your book!! I so appreciate your affirmation of the continuity of our loved ones in this plane. Yes yes! ❤️

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