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Christi Ortiz

Christi Ortiz
Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion.  She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.

POEM: Herald of Spring

The crocus teaches us the courage and the fierce beauty of hope Tender and fragile petals laugh in the face of the despair and the dark night of frost and cold.

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POEM: Suffering, Our Best Teacher

And yet how interesting that even though the Buddha had a unique ability to live in this suffering free cocoon of incessant pleasure with his every need met, it was only in breaking out that he was freed.

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