The Heart of Love

Prayers, Poetry, Divine Inspiration by Gail Swanson


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Love Manifested

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Last night I was doing what I love most in the world, swimming in the sea. I feel the happiest, the most me when I am one with the sea. I belong there, I come from there and I always must live close to this place that nurtures me like no other. I have had many magical experiences by the sea. I could write a book about them all. This is one that is most dear to my heart.

There are times when I just get that nudge to bring my camera and so I did as I packed my bag and headed for the beach last night. It was a gorgeous swim with my sister mermaid friend which makes it all the better. The swim was glorious with a sunset to match. It was our little piece of heaven on earth.

I snapped away at the cloud formations that were rising out of the sea making it look like a heavenly city of clouds. We watched as the sun set and I took some more pictures with the feeling that something was going to show up. Now for the story….

Sally and I were best friends since grammar school. I could write another book about all our hilarious and mystical experiences together. When she was going through chemo she would come and stay with me and we would go to the sea and swim. We would stand holding hands and we would pray together. We would dream that she would be well and that we would continue our wonderful adventures and grow old together.

The very last time she came we stood in the water, closed our eyes, breathed a deep breath and prayed. With my eyes closed I began to see the most magnificent heart. It was fuchsia pink and bright green. I told her what I was seeing. She gasped and said she was seeing it too, exactly as I described it. This went on for a long, long time.

When we got home Sally sat down at the dining room table and proceeded to draw in vibrant color the exact heart we both had seen. She was an artist and had brought her supplies with her. Can you imagine having that kind of confirmation! I wish I had that drawing but she took it home with her however I can see it always in my mind and in my heart.

Back to last night. I had been talking about Sally while we were swimming. When we got out and were sitting watching the water and the sky I was thinking of the magic that happened that day with her and what took place after. After that day when we held hands and saw the same exact heart together, every time I went to the beach I would see with my own physical eyes hearts manifesting. They would appear in the water mostly, riding the waves. Once there was a couple next to me and the man was down on one knee proposing and I could see a heart glowing in between them!

I was thinking of all of this while snapping pictures of the sun setting. And there it is ….love manifested….a beautiful heart in the sky!

Hello my darling Soul Sister Sally! I love you.

me sally barbara


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My Enchanted Girl ~ for my daughter Kate

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my enchanted girl lives among the fairies
and my enchanted girl lives beneath the sea
at night the mermaids comb her hair
and the fairies beckon to her
they urge her never to forget
the wonders that she knows
so the fairies twirl and dance and sing
and the mermaids gently guide her
they sprinkle magic in her eyes
and whisper her true name
they only have one wish for her
that she will always know
that fairies dance behind her eyes
and mermaids kiss her lips
that she was crowned so long ago
the queen of sea and glen
yes my enchanted girl lives among the fairies
and my enchanted girl lives beneath the sea
and all who look upon her
may see within her eyes
the strength of ancient wisdom
and the light of the morning star
for she is blessed and known
throughout all space and time
for heaven shines upon her
enchanted girl of mine