Hide Inside.

sometimes I hide inside this cozy bubble of joy.

holding tight the moment.

until it has cultivated to a point where I can no long contain

the joy.

it bursts forth at will.

on its own.


sometimes I hide inside the kids play fort.

with only one goal in mind.

to burst forth when one of them walks past.

creating a blanket of laughter and giggles.

holding space for the joy to envelope us all.


sometimes I hide inside to heal a hurt I no longer want to feel.

the raw deep emotion that keeps lapping at my joy.

eroding my moments with dust of the past.

holding it gently to wait patiently for it to crumble

to dust of its own. returning a few times to make sure

the hurt is truly gone.


sometimes I hide inside for the briefest of moments.

long enough to say, I love you. thank you for this day.

bursting back out to climb those vast moments sprinkled with life.

embracing the joy and the pain with what is needed again and again.


most times I stand here in the moment embracing

a life so spectacular that love could only have created it.

To Close \ Stepping Back \ Reaching Forward

To Close

the Lines blur

        emotions Swirl

                  too Close to see

        the Detail

of things.

Stepping Back

one Step

        maybe two

                   Back away

        to See

Clearly now

        ’twas a Dream

                  Close in Again

One will See

          the depth of brilliance

                  Open reality.

Reaching Forward

the Light I seek

           is reaching Me.

                    in every moment I walk

to Thee. Open arms.

            Open heart. Broken open.

                     reverent Start.

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A Single Place

Among the grass. Beneath the trees. Along the coast. Among these things. Sits a place within us all. Tempered to withstand a fall. Strong enough to launch us up. Free us from this worldly rush. Within us lies the deepest calm. The vastest ocean. The most melodic song. A single, simple, joy-filled place. Open for us to embrace. Skip and run. Crawl and dive. However, you go. Go inside. Hold that sacred, holy place within your heart. Go. It awaits!

2021 http://www.carriedforth.com

Messages From Love.

Sit with patience. Love and understanding.

Hold yourself in high regards.

All is in place now to go forward.

Seek what’s yours, you will find.

Love and understanding are yours to keep.

Angled in the world we reap.

Blooms and buds awaken now.

In this moment you have as well.

Holding in a higher place. 

The power in the angelic embrace.

Go forth with peace within your heart.

Forever moving. Never part.

Grounded in the faith you bring.

Shining light. Forward spring.

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Ferns and Fungi

I am always fascinated with ferns and fungi. I remember hiking with my parents as a kid and poking fun at dad for stopping often to photograph ferns, fungi, nuts, and other random stuff. Now, I find myself doing the same. 🙂



Random stuff. 😉

The world is full of brilliantly, beautiful things!

Love and blessings, 💕 Carrie

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