Author: Debbie Lynn

God Speed

  By Debbie Lynn Last week, my husband was seriously wounded in a head-on crash in the Caribbean, (Turks and Caicos). His injuries were critical enough that the E.R. doctor strongly advised that he be life flighted to the U.S. Of course, I complied. And although his wounds were life threatening and painful, I am happy to report the worst is now over. Overwhelmed with emotion (and without much detail) I put I plea out on Facebook for positive vibes and/or prayer. The outpouring was mind-bending, heart-felt and sublime. But mixed in with all the love, was an undertone...

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Notes from a Jaded Traveler

  By Debbie Lynn It is 6.30 AM, Sunday. Anse Mitan, Martinique The sun begins to illuminate the sky and the reflecting light makes everything look pastel, like an old painting. The horizon is delineated by a slightly darker shade of blue, separating the sky from the water. The ocean is flat as far as the eye can see; proving to me again how there are so many, many illusions that we live in. The distant melody of an island coming to life serves as a reminder we are, somewhat, back in civilization. The dogs barking, airplane thunder, cars and...

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Using Shame as a Weapon.

  By Debbie Lynn The “Rights,” the “Lefts” and the ones who fall in-between are fighting. The words: shame on you, fills social media The tweets, posts and a lot of commentary aimed at the jugular to be vindicated after an attack on someone’s opinion is running rabid. The current climate is sticky. The air is heavy and laden with doubt, fear and anxiety. Sensationalism sells. *big sigh* One person will say, “I am so tired of being shamed,” as they rant and shame another for being shameful. The irony is almost laughable. Almost. But the soapbox, self-proclaimed victims or...

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The Pursuit of Passion (Without the Agenda)

  By Debbie Lynn   We have all heard the phrase, “If we find our passion; we will be happy.” But I think it is the other way around. I believe when we are happy; our passion for everything, everything explodes from within. I have struggled with passion for quite some time now. For me, the mere thought of devoting an enormous amount of energy to one particular person or thing hovers on the edge of insanity and attachment. Some call that nonsense, some call it lazy yet, through myriad experiences of wholehearted devotion to one thing or another, I...

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The Sound of My Silence (A Meditation).

By Debbie Lynn Some people like to chant, some sit quietly, but I meditate to a mind full of music. Music takes me places. It is an escape, a lullaby, and an inspiration that moves my soul. It can take me into a deep meditative state and drop me into another world eyes wide open. There are times when a single note is like lightening—an electric charge that can bring me to tears. Other times I fall into the hands of a melody and I am swept far away in a transcendental paralysis, with a million colors shooting though...

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