“Psyche’s Poetry: Beauty to Awaken the Soul” is a beautiful collection of stirring spiritual verse written to reveal universal truths and lead you to a fuller understanding of your inherent value, deeper purpose, and to greater consciousness. Within these pages, poet Pamela S. Alexander invites people of all religions, denominations, and philosophies to join her in the human adventure of remembering who you really are.
We all have innate gifts, but sometimes they can require effort to recognize and be difficult to share. As you allow the words of these poems to settle gently in your mind, heart, and soul, you will gain clarity and grow in the confidence to be true to yourself and your calling as you embark on your own journey to truth.
Embody the truth
Be a light
Live from the Self
And then take flight.
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Good morning, Pamela. This blog I run is quite mystical in nature, so it’s particularly exciting chatting about your poetry collection. Spirituality is an obvious inspiration, but can you elaborate on what really brought this book to life?
The poetry in this book is written spontaneously and is given to me like a gift from spirit. I will feel a poem coming, sit down, write the words, and then read the poem. All of this normally occurs within a minute or so. I sometimes will change a word or two around if the flow doesn’t feel right, but otherwise they just emerge fully formed. When I read the poems I am often surprised how they speak to where I am and serve as inspiration for myself and others.
The basic premise is much like that of my other book. The soul comes into the world and is conditioned by those around it to believe it is a body, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Many of us are told how to live, who to be, and what is true. There isn’t any reason to question the story we are told and so most of us just adopt those beliefs. The re-awakening to the soul is an inner journey and not an outer one. The inner fulfillment is what we seek, although we’ve been conditioned to believe that the fulfillment we seek is in the outer world.
The poems are about remembering and returning to the soul in order to live from a place of authenticity, wholeness, and peace.
That is so beautifully poignant. Color me inspired! May you please get into your journey as a writer a bit?
I was talking to my sister on the phone one day and she said she couldn’t remember much from our childhood. When I got off the phone, I thought about what she said. I sat down and wrote some of my memories of us. I sent it to her. The next time I was on the phone with her she asked, “Where did you find that poem? It sounded exactly like our childhood.” I was confused, I’d forgotten about what I wrote, “What are you talking about?” I asked. She said the poem that sounds like our summers on the farm. “Oh that, I wrote it,” I responded. “It was really good,” she said. I told my husband the story when he got home that night. He said, “Why didn’t you let me read it?” I was surprised by his comment, “because I didn’t think it was anything to share.” He asked to read it and then told me it was really good.
I decided to play around with writing poems. They were initially about things I knew about, like family members, experiences, and challenging emotions. At some point, they began to change and they just flowed easily and completely in the matter of a few minutes and were about the spiritual journey.
The re-awakening to the soul is an inner journey and not an outer one.
That truly is amazing! What main themes make up your poetry book?
When I started to put the poems together for this book, I grouped them into these subjects: soul, nature, freedom, love and beauty, guides, spirit, home, and heaven on earth.
Sounds absolutely lovely. What poets influence you the most?
I only began reading poetry once I wrote it. I tend to gravitate toward the spiritual writers like Rumi and Hafiz.
Yes! Gotta love those mystic poets. I’m a fan of Rumi myself. What would you like people to get out of your book upon first reading it?
The spiritual journey can sometimes feel lonely because the culture and most of the things in it are on one track and we are kind of going in the opposite direction. It is helpful to feel like you have someone who understands where you are and what you are going through. I want people to feel inspired to continue on this journey, even when things feel difficult and they feel challenged. I want them to remember there are more of us out there and that someone cared enough to put this book together for them.
How heartfelt is that? It’s evident that your entire heart and soul goes into your work, and I really admire that. Would you like to add anything else?
The art in the book is mine as well.
That’s wonderful, Pamela! I love that you both wrote and illustrated this exquisite poetic creation. Thank you very much for sharing everything that you shared. Whatever you do, don’t ever stop sharing your inspirational worlds with the world!💜