I'm looking forward to being on Donna Voll's Spirit Connections Internet radio show http://www.achieveradio.com/spirit_connections/ tomorrow evening (Tuesday, January 29, at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Pacific time)). I hope you will be able to listen in. Here's her description for this show:
On Spirit Connections
Tuesday January 29th, 2013
Donna Voll with guest Claire Ann Stevenson
A Mother's Tears, Poems of Heartbreak, Loss, and Discovery
A year and a half after the tragic loss of her son, poetry started
flowing from Claire Ann Stevenson. The release of her pain and anguish
provided through this amazing outpouring helped facilitate her healing,
and is offered here to help others heal. Those suffering similar loss
will find hope and strength in her poems.
This show will be archived if you are unable to listen to it at air time tomorrow.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
had a doctors appointment recently for a six month check up. While
I was there I pointed out this big bump that had developed on my little
finger. The doctor said that it was a cyst and that he would drain it.
He went to get a big needle and some freezing spray. I was wondering
if it was going to be a painful procedure. While he was gone I
decided to talk to my son on the "other side". I asked Graham to be
with me and that I hoped it wouldn't be too uncomfortable. The next
thing I knew I was hearing the song, "A Thousand Miles" play. I posted
that song on my facebook page just ten days ago! I really like that
song because I would (and will) do anything to see my son again. I had
to smile. Graham was letting me know he was with me. By the way,
it wasn't painful at all having the cyst removed. Here is the link to
this great song, performed by Vanessa Carlton - https://www.youtube.com/
The boots on the right in this picture are my son's. He loved these boots and was wearing them when he passed. I recently bought a pair of boots that reminded me of his. They are the boots on the left in this picture. I feel that I am walking the path that Graham blazed before me.
Posted by Claire Ann Stevenson at 8:46 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
|Image from New World - What Is a Spirit Guide?|
husband and I were driving over to visit my parents recently. As my
husband was driving I was on our smart phone going through my facebook
news feed. I found a post about spirit guides (What Is a Spirit Guide? by New World - click on "See More" below the linked image to see the post) that I
thought was interesting. I read it aloud to my husband. Right after
that a song came on the radio that caught my attention. I used the
Shazam app to find out the name of the song and artist - "Silent
Lucidity" by Queensryche. The song played and Shazam showed the lyrics.
The words brought me to tears - I really liked these lines:
If you open your mind for me
You won't rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumbling down
And a new world will begin
I will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you
My husband pointed out that it seemed very odd that this song played
right after reading the spirit guide post. Here is the song on youtube
with the complete lyrics:
Posted by Claire Ann Stevenson at 10:34 AM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I just had my 6th Art class. I am delighted with this painting that I did. It's amazing what we can do if we just give it a try. I think this expresses the sentiments in my Dance With the Divine poem beautifully. I am signing my paintings as GRACS (pronounced as GRACE). That is combining the first three letters of my son's name, Graham, with my initials CS. I am looking forward to where this journey will take me.
Dance With the Divine
I want to dance with life's melody,
In perfect joy and harmony,
No discordant notes to hear,
Just lovely music in my ear.
With the rhythm I will flow,
Twirling and bending as I go,
Gracefully moving, in perfect accord,
With the steps I came here for.
In attunement with the divine,
Aware that everything is by design,
The strains of love will always play,
To gently lift my cares away.
Copyright © C.A. Stevenson 2009
Posted by Claire Ann Stevenson at 7:31 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013
I thought this was an excellent article. Jackie Moore shares some great guidance in coping with grief. Her biggest advice is to say your loved ones names. Talk about them. Share their stories. Keep them alive in hearts and memory. They will always be a part of our lives.
Jackie Moore: Say His Name
Posted by Claire Ann Stevenson at 7:06 PM
Thursday, January 3, 2013
past several days have been melancholy for me. I think this is fairly
normal after the holidays are over for the bereaved. I was very busy
and now everyone has gone home and my husband is back to work. The
distractions are over and it's back to what is.
My son, Graham, had a
sweater that he particularly liked. He wore it often. I have a
picture of him wearing it from our last Christmas with him in 2006. He
is standing with his dad and his grandpa (my dad). I felt the need to
wear his sweater today. I also wore the boots I recently bought that
are a lot like the boots he had and loved. I then put on the ring that
we gave him for that last Christmas. He wore it every day. I made a
quick trip for a few things at the grocery. When I was returning home a
song played on the radio that I hadn't heard before. I felt it was a
message from Graham. I kept hearing the lines, "I will wait for you."
It brought tears to my eyes. I looked it up when I got home. It's by
Mumford and Sons. Here it is to listen to - https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=CTew0ga2viw. Thank you, Graham, my sweet boy. I know you wait for me. ♥
Posted by Claire Ann Stevenson at 7:27 PM