Blue as the summer sky.

Warm as the sun.

Gentle as the softly blowing breeze.

She of the Land stood, arms outstretched

to catch it all

to breathe it in.

Eyes closed she saw the visions of a New Land.

She knew where it was

how to get there.

As she stood, feet firmly grounded,

she felt herself rise and soar,

awakening to a newness.

It was exactly what she expected.

And it was – perfect.

©  Raili Tanska

Soul  Gifting

I am delighted to announce that Tom Merriman from

Beyond the Sphere

is September’s Soul Giftee. Artist, photographer, poet, philosopher, Superhero story teller, letter writer – Tom’s blog is a veritable treasure trove. It’s worth visiting.

On his site he has also created a number of candles for ‘spreading the light’ in this world of ours. Should you wish to join him in this, simply go over and grab a candle or two and start spreading. My Tom Candle shines every Sunday – and today of course, because it is a Tom day. Thank you Tom for the many hours of pleasurable reading and chatting.


© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others. ― Roy T. Bennett

16 thoughts on “Awakening

  1. Lovely! I love those big sunflowers. We have several that peek over our neighbor’s tall garden fence. They make me smile every time I see they. They are bowing their heads now….

  2. I like this awakening, especially these lines “she felt herself rise and soar, awakening to a newness.” This is so beautiful, Raili!

  3. Perfect Awakening indeed, Raili!
    And thank you for choosing me for the Soul Gift, it really is a lovely surprise. And I like your description of me as well… it makes me sound good! 😀 Thank you for the mention, I appreciate it.

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