Deep Calls unto Deep. {Poem} ~ Anita Brown

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on Apr 24, 2013
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Found peace on my board
That sacred space meant to carry both ego and spirit
Surfing a life well-lived
Just might prove that our humanity is not
The opposite of our divinity but the manifestation of it!

Sensing we all might just be royalty after-all
Confident in my mission
In my uniqueness
And yours
Like a drop of water in the ocean
I am at once an individual
And yet complete and integrated with the whole

I am one with the rolling deep
Because deep calls unto deep you know
And the mystery that is profoundly curling in on itself is
Undulating out a rhythm in a cadence called Life

Surrender to it
And savor
The ultimate in revelatory freedom


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Anita is a content mother of two teenagers and wife of 20 years, both of which she is grateful for every day. She began writing poetry in the fall of 2012 after a mini-breakdown cracked open her heart and allowed this newly found gift to shine through. Many months later, she is realizing the truth in the saying that ‘breakdown equals spiritual awakening’ as she is pleasantly shocked at how much more peace she has in her spirit and how that is reflected in her life.  Anita loves yoga, dancing, traveling, cooking, walking her golden Sierra, and quiet evenings at home. She especially enjoys teaching meditation to under-served communities and listening to others as they express the same joy at the transformation occurring from such simple but regular practice.


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  • Ed: Brianna Bemel
  • (photo source: provided by Anita Brown)


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29 Responses to “Deep Calls unto Deep. {Poem} ~ Anita Brown”

  1. Dana Teague says:

    The peace, traquility and relaxation we obtain from the beach and ocean – beautiful!

  2. cheryl ann shartle says:

    Beautiful, beautiful words here. I was very moved by this work especially the line "our humanity is not
    The opposite of our divinity but the manifestation of it!" Yes! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Bob says:

    I have gained great comfort and peace from the ocean waters since I was a boy. I especially enjoy the peace that is created at the end of the day when the crowds have cleared out or walking along the beach in the early morning hours. This poem sums up those emotions perfectly.

  4. anitawbrown says:

    Thank you Dana…I hope your summer at the beach fulfills all your desires for tranquility!!

  5. anitawbrown says:

    Cheryl Ann, I so appreciate your kindness and pray your week ahead is filled with manifesting beauty!!

  6. anitawbrown says:

    Bob, you are fortunate to have had all those experiences growing up! May they continue to enrich your life!! thank you…

  7. coleen says:

    peace…that is what i find in your poem and also the beach! thanks anita…what a great person you are!

  8. Carol Nitzberg says:

    Lovely flow of words to match the feelings of nature.

  9. Ronda says:

    Thanks Anita for those beautiful words that call us all to surrender without fear to find freedom in the deepest places!

  10. Ron says:

    The truth of it All said so beautifully…..

  11. Mary Beth says:

    Beautiful and heartfelt.

  12. anitawbrown says:

    Coleen you know the feeling is mutual..thank you for sharing the peace!!

  13. anitawbrown says:

    Thank you for sharing, Carol…Hope you can get out and enjoy these incredible spring days

  14. anitawbrown says:

    All! Right on, Ronda…not one is left behind 😉 thank you!!

  15. anitawbrown says:

    Awww Ron…you are so kind and I'm wondering if your ears are ringing? Your name came up a few times over the past week!!

  16. anitawbrown says:

    Thank you MaryBeth…so glad you were able to sense the authenticity

  17. Karen says:

    Beautifully expressed! We are in this human experience to bring forth our divine selves for all to see and BE! In revealing our true selves – living from the inside out – that is true FREEDOM! Thank you for sharing your beautiful LIGHT!

  18. Heather says:

    This is one of my favorites Anita !

    Well done 🙂

  19. Brooke says:

    Beautifully brilliant

  20. anitawbrown says:

    I love the way you described our human experience TO see and BE!! YES!! thank you!!

  21. anitawbrown says:

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your support my friend 😉

  22. anitawbrown says:

    Too kind my dear..thank you for reading!

  23. hope says:

    What a great talent you have discovered. I enjoyed your poem as I also find such happiness and peace at the beach. I can see you on your board conquering the waves and life!

  24. anitawbrown says:

    I appreciated your words of support and sensed them coming from your beautiful heart that I have known and loved for nearly 30 years now!! XOXOXO

  25. Renate Sullivan says:

    A mother is always proud of her child, but you have grown to be a well rounded woman and it shows how you are able to express your self in your poetry. thank you for sharing with us

  26. anitawbrown says:

    Always special when Mom expresses her love and appreciation!! thank you

  27. Deep continues to call to the deep within me.
    Thank you, Anita, for this reminder.

  28. Psalm 42:7
    Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

  29. anita brown says:

    Thank you Stephen Michael…I appreciate your reference!!