22 thoughts on “Leap Frogging Each Other Home

    1. Aww, many thanks dear Luisa! Hope all’s well with you, loving your recent posts. Ha-Ha! “you are still a girl” … hmm, tell that to my back some mornings! Love and light, Deborah.

  1. I love this! It’s the joy of knowing that, when you’re with like-minded souls, you take turns, practicing give and take and knowing that, from the oneness that this creates in your soul group, you have each others backs.

    May the oneness continue to grow all around you Deborah 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sophia for your deeply truthful words! Yes, team “leap frog” (our soul group) certainly have our backs as we give, take and share. It’s ab-SOUL-utely a two-way (sometimes more) thing, never a one-way thing! A fair and simple rule which many don’t understand as they take and take and never give (or offer their) back … then wonder why nobody wants to interact (play ‘leap frog’) with them. Hmm, learning to wait my turn and cultivate patience continues to offer my ego huge lessons. Love and light, Deborah. 🙂

  2. I love the way you explore this idea, Deborah. Friends and players, how important they are, especially the like-minded ones.
    Blessings always, but especially for this.

    1. Thank you so much dear Cath for your lovely, encouraging reply! True, our leap frogging friends are most important, vital even. Team work makes the dream work! Love and light, Deborah.

    1. Thank you so much BW for the treasure of your friendship and the kindness of your words. Love and light, Deborah.

  3. Beautiful and fun, dear Deborah. I like this better than Ram Dass’s “Walking Each Other Home” which has a somber feel. So much joy expressed in the faces of playing children and the memory of a body that knows how to skip, leap, and fly. May we all leap our way through the joy we find in this wild life. Blessings to you.

    1. You know it was our dear friend Lori who first mentioned “walking each other home” and that got me thinking, following Friday night’s dream of “leap frogging” over my parents, grandparents and siblings in my childhood garden … because I hadn’t even heard of that saying by Ram Dass before but I loved the thought of walking each other home … so after my dream I thought, we don’t only have to walk each other home, we can leap frog too …

      Why? Because when we lower our backs and surrender to our place in our ancestral line we start to participate in our own history. I hope that makes the tiniest bit of sense. Poets eh?! We think in the strangest of ways?! Many thanks dear Elaine for offering me your back and playing leap frog with me in this life. I’m learning so much about patience and taking turns. Sending love and light across the oceans and oaks between us, Deborah

        1. Aww Lori, welcome to Team Leap Frog! We’re small in number yet big in heart. Yes, it all started from the other day when you told me “we’re all walking each other home”. Well, I thought about that, lots, and then a strange “leap frogging” dream followed two nights later. Those webs we weave, indeed. x

  4. Lovely, Deborah! I think of the frog that leaps and is kissed by the princess and the frog becomes another princess. And the joy in the in encumbered-ness of this. With eyes that are clearer, a body that is stronger and firmer, a heart that beats steadily, a pen that can create words and make magic. Keep leaping dear friend. Love from the icy south, susan

    1. Wow, I love your magickal little fairy tale with its frog and princess, especially if the two princesses are to kiss and marry at the end! Is this a real one or did you make it up as I’ve never heard it before?! Susan, thank you so much for such a generous poetic reply! Each rich line offering gifts, much like the backs offered to us by the players in our game. Keep leaping yourself dear friend! Passing the flame of love from my heart to yours, Deborah.

      1. Definitely made it up as I went along, thinking of you and Lin! And the rest where my fingers did some leap frogging –
        It’s so wonderful to know that we have each others’ backs on which to leap over –
        Happy Sunday dear Deborah!
        A melted heart hug coming your way, pulsing with love, susan

        1. Oh, then I love it all the more Susan (Lin too!) and your delightful description of leap frogging fingers too! Yes, by offering ourselves as platforms for others love spreads further afield. The poet Rumi comes to mind, “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames” which I’ve translated today into “Set your life on fire. Seek those who play leap frog with you.” x

  5. Deborah, this is excellent!! I can remember spending many hours on the swings and being catapulted by the seesaw. I don’t think you forget about having the energy to run around nonstop.

    I remember playing leap frog quite a lot, getting to jump over then run back to join the line and bend over again. My favourite line is ‘In the transient clothes of my body’.. wow!! Thanks for the memories. All the best, Anna.

    1. Ha-Ha! “Catapulted by the seesaw”, especially when someone heavier got on the other end you were shot up high! Such boundless energy. Ah, that line is how I feel about the ‘bodies’ we wear, those that cover up our shiny soul … a couple of weeks ago I came across this …

      “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.” ~ Unknown

      Many thanks for your playful, reflective reply dear Anna! Love and light, Deborah.

      1. You’re most welcome Deborah!! Btw, goodreads.com attributes Lauren Jauregui as the author of the quote.

  6. Although I am (almost) a decade away, I look still within! To move the game from grass and grace, I know we are all just leap-frogging each other home. Love you!

    1. Thank you so much Aladin for your lovely reply! I shall enjoy playing the metaphoric game of “leap frog” hopefully with you for many years to come. Sending love and light back across the seas between us, Deborah.

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