The foundation of this poem is based on a true story of a friend, encouraging her to overcome gripping vultures of past harmful habits, to see more clearly her beautiful essence. This poem helps us cultivate a belief in self, to break free from self-imposed chains and stand strong in our love, light and truth.
As Conditioned Thoughts reside in the first gateway of deconditioning oneself, it powerfully expresses, as you are encouraged to open your vision to new beginnings now, to see how conditioned thoughts restrict and not allow. A gentle hand of rhythm and rhyme prompts you to believe in yourself and experience peace forevermore.
Enter the third gateway to dive into the depths of being pure spaciousness and boundless, radiant essence. You are guided to seek personal transformation by manifesting change within, carefully considering all parts of being then proceed to go in. It embodies a joyful frequency of truth, spirt and honor. The light of soul finds purpose.
Lee Ann shares the three poetic gateways we pass through as we travel upon life’s path to the mountaintop. The gateways are symbols of personal growth and spiritual expansion. Gateway I represents deconditioning of the self, release conditioned patterns of dissonant behavior. Gateway II reconditions the self to find balance, and harmony. Gate II symbolizes the unconditioned self, the unlimited possibilities of being a free soul through synthesis of self.
Lee Ann shares with us the inspiration behind her book “View From the Mountaintop: A Journey into Wholeness” and reads her poem ‘Lessons’ to provide support and encouragement as we seek to find our ‘quiet center’ during this ‘world pause’ pandemic 2020.