On Brokenness and Unintentional Breaks

Dear friends,

I took a couple of days off from the challenge because nothing was flowing. I didn’t want to force anything if I weren’t truly invested in it. That said, I am back. This piece just flowed out.

Speaking of Brokenness

To be human is to be broken
And break we must
Before we witness our true nature
Divine beings in diverse Earth suits

It is our duty to seek the others
Who think they are broken
And sit with them
To draw out the Truth

In our brokenness
We are one step closer
In our wholeness,
Who we really are

There is no single atom
Which is not truly Divine.


Although I am loath to discuss spirituality extensively here, I am finding that the poems which I am writing have a particular bent at the moment. My second April poem-a-day follows.


I surrender to this becoming
All that I was, I still shall be
This, and much more.

Growth, a shedding of old identities
The person I used to be, the stories that were currency
I hold them close, but they chain me no longer.

Just as much as we are created beings
We create ourselves anew
With every moment, with every choice
Every time we say ‘I won’t let this define me.’

So it is – pain will not be who I am
I bow to its important work
Yet resist allowing it to claim me
For once, I am certain

I will be more.

Spreading the word about ‘Stones in the Road’

Dear friends,

I hope this post finds you well. I’m enjoying the ride with regard to Stones in the Road at the moment. Seems to be taking on a life of its own.

You can hear the first mention of the book on Source FM here – from about 30 minutes in.

There is further news, however. I will be speaking about Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth on the programme at 9.30am on Monday 20th October. I’ll read a couple of poems, and speak a little about the book and the story behind it.

Meanwhile, if you’ve read and enjoyed the book, may I ask you to share the link with somebody who might enjoy it just as much? I’m also tweeting and posting on Facebook about the book, using the hashtag #stonesintheroad

It would be fantastic if any social sharing could use the same hashtag.

Looking forward to posting after Monday’s show.


A book to expand your horizons…

Hi, friends.

I hope you are well. You may have noticed something a little different when you dropped by today. Facing The Page now has its own domain. Also, this is a post I’ve wanted to share for some time. I recently read a book which shifted my perspective more than the average reading material. Former aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Suzanne Giesemann has recently published Wolf’s Message, a book which spoke to me as few others have. I am excited to share my impressions with you, with Suzanne’s permission.

Wolf’s Message: A Review

Every once in a while, a book comes along which opens our eyes to that which we cannot physically see, and yet know on some level to be true. Suzanne Giesemann’s recently published Wolf’s Message is one such work. I doubt that the book would ever have come into my consciousness if not for the suggestion of Martha Jo Atkins.
I downloaded it to my Kindle on a Thursday, and finished it whilst sitting in mid-August sunshine the Saturday after. Former aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Suzanne Giesemann avows elsewhere that she never expected to become a medium, but circumstance intervened with the loss of her step-daughter Susan. The young man ‘Wolf’ (Michael) Pasakarnis whose Message Suzanne delivers to his family, and now to the world through her book, died in the exact manner that Suzanne’s step-daughter did only a few years earlier.
So insistent was Wolf on communicating with his family that he visited with Suzanne the night before the scheduled session, to reveal things which were later corroborated by his relatives. ‘Wolf’ requested that Suzanne ask his parents to score these particular details, using a method outlined by Dr. Gary Schwartz, author of The Afterlife Experiments. It is safe to say that reading Giesemann’s book leads down a path of further investigation. I am now in the process of reading Dr. Schwartz’s book as well. It serves to throw further light on Suzanne’s work, as though any were needed.
Wolf’s Message is a book to be read with an open heart, which reveals that there is so much more to life than what we see. Over the course of several months, Suzanne worked with Wolf to reveal a message of hope for humanity, and show us the way home.
The product of this, besides the book, was the beautiful ‘Heart Gifts’ presentation, wherein Suzanne details every aspect of the journey she undertook in this physical world, whilst working with Wolf in spirit.
I am loath to reveal too much more, as Wolf’s Message is amongst those books best enjoyed without expectation, but with the knowledge that once you read the book, you may not be quite the same person you were when you first picked it up. Or downloaded it on Kindle, for that matter – I know I’m not. In short, Suzanne has written a heartwarming, enlightening book about her experience, which leaves the reader richer for the reading.

The book is available in both physical and e-book formats from Amazon.

If you read the book as a result of reading this post, I hope you’ll come back and let me know what you think.