Uma Bode

Love The Life We’ve Got

There is so much to be said for cycles. For knowing that there are cycles. For knowing that the pain always subsides, eventually. So, today, none of the darkness has manacled me. Skies are blue with cooling autumn… Read More

Slow Rejuvenation

Waking up today I didn’t feel like I weighed a thousand pounds. Instead, I felt energy slowly returning to my body and heart. The love and the light are finding their way into me. Rejuvenating me. Being willing… Read More

Friendship Lessons

Today is another day. Sometimes when I wake up, I am grateful to be alive. Excited for what will come in the hours ahead. Other times (like this morning), I lie in the gray light and wonder why… Read More

Jake dissolving into light

Jake, My Beloved Dog

Yesterday, August 23, 2018, right around 6 PM EST, one of the most wonderful dogs ever born left this world. Jake came to me in summer 2003, just over 15 years ago, after my dad died of cancer… Read More

Calm After The Storm

As the days and hours continue to pass, things shift and change, as they always do. That’s the greatest gift and the important thing to remember. Nothing stays stagnant. You can’t step into the same river twice. That’s… Read More

No Bullshit Here

Been going through hard times the past few days. Within that journey there’s always nuggets of wisdom peeking out from the darkness.

Launch

Jeez. It’s so anticlimactic to work so hard for so long and launch TheUmaverse.com and then none of the social media links work correctly and even the facebook posts about it just slip away. Starting a website is… Read More

I Can’t Take Down The Christmas Tree

I can’t take down the Christmas tree. I’m not sure what that’s all about, but I just can’t bring myself to take it down. I love seeing it when I come home and I love how it lights up… Read More

Sunset over mountains

I have no poems of light

I have no poems of light. I have only poems of surrendering to darkness. This world tells us “fight the darkness.” But I have a different message. Surrender to suffering and allow your journey to REALLY begin. Drop… Read More