lunedì 26 ottobre 2015


by Dorothy M Rowatt

 Juliet's brow unfurled
In the place 
Where her parents'
Woes caused her
to rest. 

The beauty that once
Sparkled so bright
Gave way to the
Tomb and the sorrow
Of night

Which fell upon the
Place where good Montagues
And Capulets strayed
From Heaven's Love
And God's good

Her lover and friend,
Called dear Romeo,
Is there by her side
And will never go.

He lifts her soul so
They, too, can now be
Two stars in
The Sky
Which Heaven
Can see. 

Copyright ©  Dorothy M Rowatt, 2013 
 You may share this poem as long as it is not altered in any way and that the author's name appears at the end of it. 

venerdì 8 maggio 2009

Forming Circles of Light - by Dorothy M Rowatt

Many of us who have an interest in spiritual matters and complementary therapies will have no doubt about just how important prayer is in our lives. However, a few years ago I was interested to discover the outcome of a scientific documentary on the power of prayer.

A scientist was doing some research into the ways people with health problems were affected after having someone pray for them. Two groups were formed - one received prayers and the other one didn't.

Those who were doing the praying belonged to a number of different religions. Periodically, they would receive a telephone call inviting them to say a prayer for a member of the first group.

The Buddhists chanted; the Evangelists called out to Jesus; the Catholics used their Rosaries - their differences were not important. What was important was that they believed they were connecting with someone/something higher than themselves. They were all praying to 'Source' and they were asking for help, healing, peace, love and comfort for the person in need.

When we come together in prayer, a circle of Light surrounding the one we are praying for is formed. Those who have a sixth sense can often see or feel it.

Does prayer work? Does it bring about healings? Who knows - the results of the scientific study proved to be inconclusive. However, the researcher noticed that those in the group receiving prayer seemed to gain a better quality of life than those who didn't receive prayer. Somehow, they became more serene, more spiritual and better able to cope with their problems.

It is now a very important and difficult moment in the history of mankind, so the more people who come together in prayer and form circles of light, the better. All you need to do is to come together with an open heart and a firm desire to bring comfort, love and healing to those who are suffering. Once you have said the prayers of your choice, you can simply place the whole situation into the hands of the Divine. The outcome will then be for the Highest Good of all concerned.

giovedì 30 aprile 2009

THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT - a cat lover's poem

This is a poem that I wrote some years ago when I woke up during the night and glanced over to the chair where my cat usually sleeps.  All of a sudden he picked up his ears and was immediately fully awake, too.   I wondered what might have woken him up, as there wasn't a sound to be heard.   I concluded that it must have been the silence itself that woke him.

 I had to get up to let him out, so now wide awake myself, I felt inspired to write a little poem about what I felt might have been going through his mind.

A photo I I took of a feather cloud in the sky above my garden.

(Sadly my cat Smokey is no longer with us but he will be forever in my heart.)


The still and steely silence
Drove my sleep away.

No bumps, no bangs,
No clunks, no clangs
To tense my gut as in day.

Fresh fields to roam
Not far from home.

A succulent mouse
Or perhaps in someone's house
Some meat left out on a tray.

Be ever vigilant.
The coast must be clear.
What I do is not for a seer.

My owner would shake
And shout and create.

I'm her lovely soft boy.
When I'm near she knows joy.

"But for Heaven's sake!
What time can it be?

No Pussy, not yet.
Go back to your bed.

It's only four, 
Too early to open the door.
Okay, I can see
There's no peace for me."

So she let me go to roam.
But she wants me back home
By dawn
When she has her first cup of tea.

by Dorothy M Rowatt (2004)

martedì 28 aprile 2009


by Dorothy M Rowatt,
 (in collaboration with 'clair communications')

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been with us for years. Many studies support the effectiveness of gratitude, which suggests that a positive, appreciative attitude can greatly contribute to success in business; enhanced health and well-being (often resulting in a faster recovery rate after surgery); as well as a heightened performance in sports.

While we may acknowledge the many benefits of gratitude, it may, however, prove difficult to sustain an attitude of being grateful. Many of us have been trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. Therefore, for gratitude to meet its full healing potential, it needs to become more than just a few words on Thanksgiving Day. We really have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit - and that, without doubt, can take some time.

That’s why practicing gratitude on a continual basis makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach, in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.

There are many things to be grateful for: colourful autumn leaves, legs that work, friends who listen and really hear, chocolate, warm clothing in the winter, the ability to read, fresh flowers, butterflies, our health. What’s on your list?

Some Ways to Practice Gratitude :

• Keep a gratitude journal in which you can list things you are thankful for.

• Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures.

• Have thoughts of gratitude before falling asleep, and always try to find the hidden blessings in a challenging situation.

• When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.

• Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Try to write about it, sing about it and always express 'thanks' for gratitude.

As you practice, an inner shift begins to occur, and you may be delighted to discover how contented and hopeful you are feeling. That sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work.

Author’s content used under license, © 2008 Claire Communications

domenica 26 aprile 2009

The Light Worker's Way

by Dorothy M Rowatt

photo of feather clouds in the sky, by Dorothy M Rowatt

Our roads entwine,
We make our way.
We wait upon
The breaking day

For His work, not yours,
Or mine.

We must only wait
To see
The reason for life's

But no one walks the road
For His hand, yours and mine
Will lead us to where we

Just wait awhile and
You'll see the gifts;
For if your eyes will seek
They'll surely find

A wanderer
Who needs your help
And mine.

By Dorothy M Rowatt (2004)

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