Friday, February 20, 2015

Spontaneous Conversation: Soul Family, Universal Truths, Mystical Perspectives

This is so divine and precious. 

Also, on my radio show on Think Twice Radio 

This is NOT the Apple 

and below. 


Myself [Sue Marie, [This is Not the Apple] and Joel Lesses [Unraveling Religion] both radio producers at ThinkTwiceRadio, discuss various perspectives in spontaneous conversation at Our Lady of Victory Basilica & National Shrine.

The conversation focuses on soul family, spirit bonds, mystical perspectives, universal truths, the soul with two faces, rebirth, archetypes, psychology, medicine, holistic arts, ego vs self, trusting in the process, and poetry. 

The intro track © Deva Premal and Miten is from the CD "The Essence", and the track is "Gayatri Mantra" [the world’s oldest mantra, known for purification and healing.] The bells at the end are going off seven times at the national shrine. 

The question remains: Without Soul Family, What Is Life? 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Journey To Nepal

                 Published on KingSpring.Org 

Joel will be volunteering with and for --> - an organization that focuses on impoverished communities in Nepal, Haiti and Burundi, to enhance and advance the livelihood, capacity, and well-being of their members.

He is a poet, listener, counselor and a person who values exploration and evolution above all things and thanks everyone deeply for your consideration of his efforts.

Joel is a dear soul, brother, and friend I have been blessed to know personally for years. I support him wholeheartedly on his journey and dream. Nepal is an important place for me and I wish him wellness, peace, inspiration, enlightenment and education.  I am so proud of him and will do whatever is in my power to get him there to assist in the education of human rights and empowerment for those who live differently than most of us. 

Please do your part, if able, and give, share, give, share! 

I thank you from the depths of my own heart. 



This is Joel. 
Angels on your shoulders.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Please, never stop creating poetry, he said to me.

And I replied:

for all eternity
i shall attempt to describe
in words
how our kiss
between the thin line
where the sunset burrows
beside the sea

awaiting to rise
yet again
in love for the dawn
when she drags her belly
pregnant and full
across the purpling morningtide

a kaleidoscope of colors
yet to be seen
by the human eye
colors that exist
within your spirit
the iris
the corners of your smile

this is our kiss
eternal scripture

mere words
can never come close
to that divinity

yet i shall try
to write about that thin line
where the sunset burrows

beside the sea

 Words & Photo ©  Susan Marie

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Peaceful Pakistan, Pakistan For All [Children's Art Submissions]

Pakistan for All is proud to present a visual arts campaign for peace led by children.

We are asking children to show us the light and the way to 

'A Peaceful Pakistan, A Pakistan for All'

Please encourage your children to participate.

For details please contact

Sunday, February 1, 2015

i am gasoline

Published on Poems and Poetry 

with visions and goals
dreams and ideals
a sustainable life

something more
than this


before you
your feast
my mouth
your escape
my holy altar
your salvation

so that it
brings me
sweet breath
open your mouth wide,

allow it to flow
into your own
be a shining white beacon 
of hope
be all of this and more
for me, you, us

this most divine union
of souls
is meant
to change


let us rejoice
and bring them all
back home
to the land
the silt
the rich green grass
the climbing vines
and meadows
the cool deep streams
and the air we breathe

oh, so pure
the ether

let us bring it all

let us set fire to the sky
awaken oceans
raging, angry

let us call thunder
alerting the Earth
to shiver and quake
like my thighs
like your deep rich eyes
boring down upon me now
like the volcanic rumbling
of every tired human voice

let us torch ourselves
this world must be reborn

i am gasoline
and you are my match

let us awaken the angels
so their choirs are heard
in all worlds

like when we first met
a hazy rendition
of tidal waves
and dolphins dancing


© Susan Marie 
Artwork © Mark Reginald 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Helping The Community: Buffalo, New York

On March 4, 2015 Trinity Church on Delaware will be holding a silent/live auction 5:30pm to 8pm at the church. Susan Hughes and Joe Silvestri are co-chairs. 

Joe asked me to donate one book of my poetry, of course I will.

Trinity relies on the fundraisers for their out reach programs such as:

I am reaching out to all of you to see if you may be interested in helping too! I am sure anything that can be live auctioned is fine.

If you have any questions, contact: 

Thank you, if you can help and if not, that is okay too!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

And The Gods Smiled

Published on "For Much Deliberation"

imagine another human soul
crawling beneath your skin
gently guiding
each other
to perfect


black and white
does not exist
in this realm
only kaleidoscopes of spectrums,

imagine all defenses dropped
like a first rain
descending upon
crowns of daffodils and daises
and all the dirt and dust
of the alternate reality,

like diving face first
into oceans
of driftwood

only to float
upon stillwater

and rest
wasted and serene


so irresistibly


© Susan Marie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MLK: Voice For The Voiceless

I will always follow the philosophy of this man, one who stood for all of us and had a gift of bringing ALL people together with a rational mind, heart and spirit in the name of peace. 

Dr. King was a man racked with doubt, not without flaws, a man who questioned why he had been chosen for such a task - leading people to freedom, healing the wounds of a nation.  

And yet he led a nation. 

Through words he gave voice to the voiceless. Through action he gave courage to the faint of heart. Through vision, determination, and faith in the power of love, he endured arrest, the loneliness of a prison cell, constant threats to his life, until he finally inspired a nation to transform itself.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist.

King headed the SCLC and was a forerunner in ending segregation of African-American citizens in the South.  The creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in direct relation to the perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968. 



Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesdays With Morrie [The Empathy Library]

Published in 1997, written by Mitch Albom, with the leadership and guidance of his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, this under 200 page volume is full of simple answers to existential questions regarding the importance of human existence.  

In 1979, Mitch graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. During his time at Brandeis, he managed to cross the path of not only a Doctor of Sociology, a prominent college professor and a published author, but a friend, a guide and a man that Mitch lovingly referred to as “Coach.”

Nearing 16 years later, after watching a Nightline report by Ted Koppel, Mitch discovered that his longtime guide, Morrie, was suffering from ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Mitch had spent his life working in media, specifically as an acclaimed sports columnist. Mitch has been voted America’s #1 Sports Columnist ten times by The Associated Press Sports Editors.

With a successful yet spiritually unrewarding career, Mitch set out to reunite with his longtime friend and “Coach.” 

Unbeknownst to Mitch, this visit was to be his last thesis. 

He met every Tuesday with Morrie, watching his disease progress, tape recording their basic conversations about life.

This “thesis” eventually became a memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie.

This volume touched me deeply. The ideals and conversations documented by Mitch exhibit the inherent basic needs that must be met for happiness for spirits existing in a human shell. 

Mitch’s writing is not complex, it is precise and on the mark, exhibiting exactly what he meant to portray: a conversation with a man he admired facing life and death, simultaneous. 

Books such as Tuesdays with Morrie prove that the human condition is a fleeting one and that every moment must be savored, admired, in the here and now, not later.

I learned that everything I strive to complete really does not matter at this precise moment. What truly matters is that my limbs work, I am able to think, speak and write, that I practice compassion and kindness to the best of my ability and must continue to do so.

Most importantly, that I am able to love and forgive myself and others for simply being human.  

In the words of Morrie himself:

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, “Love is the only rational act.”

Everyone must read this book. It is one full of aphorisms of wisdom. It is a volume filled with unconditional love. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Notable Today" Recognizes Susan Marie

Linked HERE

Notable Today recognizes Susan Marie


Buffalo resident recognized as among the more notable persons to have been born in 1971. 


                 © Susan Marie The City of Buffalo

Notable Today™ is recognizing Susan Marie with inclusion in the 2015 edition of the prestigious Notables of 1971 List.

Marie, a Buffalo, New York resident, is among a number of individuals born in 1971 to have demonstrated or achieved notability, as determined by the editors of Notable Today™.

Recognition on a Notables List™ highlights individuals who have become worthy of attention or notice in their local communities through career success, demonstration of a high level of personal integrity, worthwhile volunteer contributions or other considerations.

Notables Lists™ are intended to celebrate excellence, achievement, altruism, and newsworthiness.

Susan was nominated in October of 2014 for inclusion in the Notables of 1971 list, and selected by editors in December 2014 for inclusion in the Notables of 1971 List™, 2015 Edition.