Wash Cares Away

Leave all of your cares
At your feet where
The water cleanses
And carries them away.
Allow the woes and
The worries alike
To fade as the wave
Retreats from where it came.
Allow the negativity to
Leave your being
And replace it with love.
Just be love.

– Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #031016-132

I am not giving up on you,
But I am giving in to me,
Into my needs and my love
Just as you always have.
I am standing my ground,
But hear me when I say
I will not give up.
I will love you from afar
And support your dreams.
I will lift you up and
Always wish you well.
I know I will see you again.
I don’t know when or where;
I don’t know how either.
But in the distance that
Our lives take us apart,
Know there is never
A semblance of distance
In between the heart.
I will keep you there
Where you feel safe and warm,
Until one day you may just
Decide to feel what it’s like
To climb inside for awhile.
To know that you are loved;
You are so loved.
Until that distant day,
I’ll hold you in my heart
And see you in my dreams.

– Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #030316-1111

I shut off my feelings
In order to survive.
But I’d rather feel
The depth of my love,
The craze of my aching heart
Than push my emotions
Back under the sand.
I’d rather feel
Painstakingly alive
Than asleep to my own life.
You captured my heart
So long ago and yet
Try as I might
And fight as I will,
I cannot shut off
What is dying to be alive,
If you’ll let me
If I can just see
What lures beneath
The layers of security,
I know I will burst
With the power of
A billion flames
The love I held captive
And the intention
I dare to set free.
To love you like
It’s my last waking day.
To prove that you,
My dear one are
Far from cursed.
Here stands a love
Far greater than most.
If you’ll let me carry
Your fearful heart,
I’ll show you the way
To an unrivaled love.

—Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #030816-800

Follow what lights
Your on heart fire
And sets your soul free.
Take a giant leap
And choose love.
You may not know
Where you will land,
But following your passions
Far outweighs living
On the sidelines in fear.
Would you rather feel
Painstakingly alive,
Following your passions
Into the unknown abyss?
Would you rather feel
Your heart burning in
Your chest or
Wonder what
Could have been
Had you courageously
Said yes to love?
Would rather not know
Where your leap lands
Or have your feet
Firmly planted right
Where you are in
An unexplored life?
When at the crossroad
Of fear and love,
choose love,
Every damn time.

—Karilyn Owens

What If…

God is a cloud from which rain fell.

—Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

What if a hummingbird
is God’s way of telling us
to soak up the sweet nectar of life?

What if God gave us stars
so we can be reminded
of his light at night?

What if the stars
are a reminder
to search for our own light
even when we cannot see it?

What if a rainbow is His way
of telling us to seek out his Grace
even if we cannot see the end in sight?

What if our soulmate
is God’s way of ensuring
we reach our highest potential?

What if His love,
love for ourselves,
and love for others
is why we are here?

Look for God’s signs of love,
and when He rains down
in sadness or jubilant joy,
know that the result is love.

For we have to feel
all we feel in darkness
to return to the light inside.

—Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #111815-1112

My love is like an ocean.
What you see above the surface,
Is nothing compared to below.

I have a yearning inside me,
To see where these depths lead,
To see your beginning and end.

I ask that you let me in,
I am waiting at your door.

My heart was broken then,
You opened up the gates.

I see your protective measures,
Will you let me shatter your walls?

I want to hold your heart,
To love you with all of me.

My love cannot be stifled,
You will not break my depths.

If you let love run through you,
If you see the life force it brings,
Know that it cannot hinder you.

We have dreams and purpose,
That will not be sacrificed,
Our focus won’t wane.

But when the day comes,
And success is at your door,
Money and fame
does not a life make.

Love is the answer.
Love is always the answer,
So let it hold space in your heart.

See how this Union as one,
Brings you to heights unforeseen.

If God wants us together,
There will be a time and place.

No fighting will be done,
Only surrendering to what is.

Faith will keep me going,
But God will call the shots.

For now I love you near or far,
Can you admit that is enough?

–-Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #111815-946

I reveal my heart,
My most deep self known.

No matter what happens,
My heart burns outside my chest.

My heart shifts,
I want certainty,
I want to know why.

I feel my heart ablaze,
This feeling is new.

I cannot deny nor dismiss,
That this is why I’m here.

I want to spend my life exploring,
The potential of my wild heart.

And at the end of my life,
Whatever God brings about.

I will have faced my bleeding heart,
And the expansive power it contains.

– Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #12716-103

You are light.
You are love.
Seek the truth
deep in your heart
as only you can uncover.
Lift the gate.
Set the fire.
Your blood will boil
over with excitement.
This is how you will know.
Do not watch it boil.
Create the magic
that fosters the flame.
And keep going back
until the light runs out.
This is where you start.
Open your heart,
where lies cannot breathe,
where your truth resides,
where your journey awaits.
Begin again.

—Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #121315-111

If I let love run through me,
if I let down those walls,
you’ll see a heart that is waiting
for her soul to be embraced.
It won’t take too much,
just honesty, trust and faith.
Open your heart and touch mine.
Allow me to see what sparkles
from the twinge in your eyes.
We are the same, you and I,
romantic at heart, nature sweet.
Just waiting for that someone
to take us to our knees.
And thank God above
for tenderly wrapping me in you.
I will never take for granted
the gift you are to me.
Your heart will be treasured
but never held in captivity.
I’ll let you fly, as will I,
to keep our dreams afloat.
Fear not, as we will return
where we can be seen.
Don’t hold back your love;
don’t safeguard your heart.
Give me the key for I promise
to never tear us apart.
The love that I crave is
not of this world.
It’s simply one that
only God creates.
I send out my gratitude
in answer of my prayers.
I know He will be smiling,
for I am where I belong.

—Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #122815

My open heart is ready to give,
is ready to receive the gift of love
in its deepest, darkest form.
I have closed the doors
to fear and worry;
I have opened the doors
to infinite freedom
through the greatest expression
of the ultimate gift in life—
the reason we are here.
I surrender to all that is within me.
I surrender to all that is working through me.
I surrender.
And when the day to receive comes,
I will fall in the arms of the one
whom my soul loves.
I will look forward without
forgetting what it took
to love with nothing to lose.
I surrender.
To a love that can move mountains
and surely my soul.
I will love with a fire in my soul,
a love that sees no barriers,
a love I’ve never had but will
treasure with every ounce in me.

– Karilyn Owens

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