Which Way I Say


Peace & Grace to you beautiful beings……

Ever feel as if you are totally clueless to path for which “you” are to travel? Of course we all have been there.  Not only do we inquire within in what direction are we going, but also what are we taking, what is necessary for the trip and how much to pack of what.  What vehicle must I travel in or must I simply just take myself and bared naked soul to simply find myself and find my way as I tread.  These are just a smorgasbord of questions that come to mind while living this thing called –Life.  We must be mindful what we pack but also equally mindful to not carry baggage that we can’t afford to weigh us down while treading.  Because you are unaware of the conditions, pack consciously and attire yourself with wisdom and follow in the interior compass of spirit to guide you.  No matter what curve, turn, weather condition or condition of the road, be it gravel, mud, pavement or dirt.  Prepare for all conditions and equip yourself with courage, fearlessness and persistence to find what trail is meant specifically for me.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.


St. Sincere Signaling


Peace & Grace my beautiful ones…

Ahhhhhhhh yes it is that day marked on the calendar in red that has a chunky baby arching an arrow to shoot folks… PAUSE.  My lovely ones, this day does not predicate your love and adoration for anyone.  More importantly take a moment or few moments to love on YOU, love yourself because it begins with you.  No one can love you like you do and when love shall reign upon you, I promise you will not see a scene of this cherub shooting you with an arrow, nor will hearts pop as cartoon special effects.  Love is within and too, is an action that you must display with others.  Be reminded not to become intoxicated with the hoopla of the 14th but to love and be loved all 365. The Most High showed you an incredible amount of love when you got breath blown in that shell you called body this morning and equipped you with five senses and sound mind.  Get back to basics of love, joy, faith, peace and understanding of this thing called life with your beautiful blessed selves.

Love & Blessing to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOPoeticSOUL” D.

Transition of Truth                          


Peace & Grace my beautiful and precious ones…..

In the wake of so much going on in the atmosphere, but like, literally and in my own life, I searched for some type of message of enlightenment.  Yes my dear ones, desperately needing to reassure me that there certainly has to be some light and understanding arriving soon to what is total shambles.  Truth be told, sometimes you have got to give a little thanks for the shambles, why?,  because they directly force you to focus and tune in on another kind of “I got to get this together” type level.  Rather it be friends behaving as a foe, you questioning your worth and totally clueless of what path to choose and too what vehicle to pack with what necessities (metaphorically speaking now), because what you may think is a quick getaway, needs to be a vacating of your mind and spirit away from all that is polluting your realm. That fog of others baggage can begin to weigh you down quicker than you will know or can imagine.  Peacemaking it for others, being the empathetic soul, can bruise your statue within.  NO need to create aches within your core that are not even those woes of your own.  Let’s be real about it.  Truth speaks if only we listen.  You must lubricate yourself with wisdom and clarity and slide slowly into the transition of the truth of what phases you are currently experiencing.   This my precious ones, is, of course, easier said than done.  Application is a tedium task but necessary for your next step to grownDOM.

Growing pains, the elders spoke of quite frequently when I was growing up. However, as a young seedling, you thought of limbs growing and maturing as an adolescent, in your mind.  But those ligaments of lessons that endlessly bestow understanding of this life thing is indeed powerful.  Grabbing those nuggets that were shared with you even at the tender young ages, it is amazing how they resonate with you and you truly “inner”stand it for its purpose.  This journey called life is something interesting and you must cultivate a greater knowledge of tuning into the exquisite morsels that unveil themselves only when you are aware and ingest the flow of firmly placing your ears and minds to the Divine ones that truly speak and give guidance.  My lovely ones, please be encouraged and know that someone, somewhere is too, “going through” some rough patches as well, but you too can overcome any and all adversities with a resilience that only the Creator can mold of that raw form you be.

Love & Blessings to you, you and you.  Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.


Time discovers truth


Mirror of Matter


Peace & Grace to each of you my lovely and blessed beauties…..

Mirror, mirror on the wall will you please tell me I will not succumb if I should fall? So where is this question come from you wonder?  I found a poem that a sisterpoet wrote and the message couldn’t have come at a better time. The title being “Mirror Talk” I got to thinking about the cartoon movie with the mirror uttering responses to Snow White.  Well, sometimes we must speak directly to our own selves and await the inner you to speak and to also tune into the spirit and listen.  Unlike the wicked witch offering apples we as earthly being experience sometimes getting knocked by bunches of apples, those being the evil forces working against what we strive, but unlike the response telling you of your beauty and who was the best in the kingdom, we must at times, take a long look at ourselves and find the response that was always there.  Give thanks for the words of encouragement that float right into your palms when you need it and give thanks for the shift of the greater that is to come.  Sometimes we must reroute our outlook on some situations and saddle up some strength and sacred guidance along the road ahead for which you travel.  Don’t allow your fortitude fuel to decrease, it is necessary for the journey.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.

Finding My Alright



Peace & Grace my beautiful and precious ones….

This life and its quite interesting episodes can play some head nodding, eye rolling and throw your hands up moments.  But, I must keep reminding myself that regardless, your/my “okay moment” doesn’t last forever.  So what am I saying????  Well my lovely ones, the “okay moment” is when you are between the storms and the neutral I have no idea what is going on and why is this happening to me moments.

In an endless appointment within my inner self, I searched for my own equatorial line- my balance.  Needing and desperately feening to see some light in some dark and dim situations, I begin to listen to some music.  You know sometimes the songs with the simplistic of lyrics, speak volumes in an array of directions the greatest magnitudes.  The song simply says, “It’s Alright” by one of my favorite artist Ledisi.  The great aspects of artistry and truly enjoying the gifts that one has,  is when you truly ingest those live performances and when they flow in much truth and with the flow of how they feel and pour up their personal situations to assure you, that they too, have struggles.  In the midst of listening, I kept reminding myself, “its alright, its ok”… Truth is, this song use to be my morning song to work.  Because no matter what the day would bring I would remember, “its alright, its ok”.  I speak encouragement to myself and to others who are constantly being tormented by those closest to you, being ridiculed by those on the outside trying to fiddle through the blinds of your life and attack you with words, lies and assumptions.  To those that are battling childhood injuries or verbal attacks, swings and punches that lurk in the deep corner of your mental apparatus, you too have survived and sometimes the salt can sting your wounds from the remembrance, but then you must continually say in heavy repetition, “its alight. Its ok”. Because regardless how deep the wound, how ugly the scar, you still are here and have an opportunity to heal, even if you must heal all over again on a different level. So find your source of instant uplifting to shift you back into the state of “I’m gonna be ok.” Be advised while “finding your alright” that you don’t become overwhelmed and slip, because the slippery effect of sliding backwards to the hurt is far more damaging than you can imagine.  My beautiful and lovely ones, be encouraged and remember no matter how it feels, trouble cannot last always.  Find the joy in something and allow it to saturate you with a comfort of safety and balance.

Love & Blessings to each you, you, you and you.  Monique “1MOPoeticSOUL”D.


Sailing Strategically



Peace & Grace my lovely and beautiful ones…

“Your inner circle maybe tight but the threads that make the stitches strong are the quality of the thread and how each needlepoint is carefully made is the importance of how it stays in place just as an intricately woven tapestry.”  ~1MOpoeticSOUL

With that morsel being shared, I am aware now that my circle continues to become smaller, but the quality vs. the quantity of those in it, pour soooooooooooooooooooooo much into me. I have one sister-friend whose words alone in one conversation, challenge me to tighten up and analyze and be a better me, the instant we hang up the phone.  Then there’s this brother of mine that each time we speak, he has no idea that he reminds me, that my dreams and aspirations can be more than thoughts but I can breathe life into what births within and my visions can come true.

Soooooooooooo, what direction you wonder doth I aim to on this little trip to GROWNville.  Well, my lovely ones, here it is.  As you continue to grow physically, your mind and spirit also evolve as you will and do with life experiences and applications of wisdom.  Although you may have intended some to join the caravan with you, sometimes, you simply outgrow some of those that you hold tight onto.  Letting go is not a simple task but often very necessary as you progress and begin to truly see the clarity in your life and how you choose to mold your ways of thinking.  True, your distance and slight sweet tug away may cause a little bruise to them, but if they truly honor your friendship and relationship and where you are determined to go in your life and within yourself, the acceptance should be worthy of simply respecting the “you” that you have become and grown to be in this stage.  If paths merge down the road in the Divine’s plan, so be it, but if not, you must continue to structure self and soar self’s spirit to fly the flight of the destinations and altitudes you feel within the “inner-you”.

Shugas, no matter the connection or who they are, never allow anyone to weigh you down from the light that beams directing you to your path(s) of purpose AND never allow them to fault or place guilt on you for choosing to LIVE instead of existing and being bombarded by their doubts of ambition or mindsets.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpeticSOUL”D.

Psalm of the Oracles


Peace & Grace my precious and beautiful Shugas…..

It is simply ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmazing how the spirit of the humble elders exude such a dynamic yet meek aura.  The spirit that lives within your inner most being most definitely speaks volumes and not one word has to be uttered.  I had the opportunity to assist and sit with an elder mother this past weekend.  With all the ruckus and confusion in the midst with heightened emotions all in the mix, just being in the company of a sacred and sweet soul, cooled me as cucumbers and with the right amount of sweetness as a glass of southern wine as I call it, known to most as sweet iced tea.  In my mind I had to immediately give thanks and utter an internal thanks to my Maker because it was her sweet delicate yet wise spirit that brought a peaceful calmness upon me and I knew it was Divine in all its ways.  Give thanks for consciousness and awareness to recognize when to obey and flow in the realm of the Almighty ingesting the Divine lessons.  Endless mounds of blessings I pray among our elders that still share these realms of living with us on these earth lands and for instilling a wealth and richness into our very sense of being, thinking and flowing.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.