POEMS FROM A MOTHER: “Farewell letter” by David Whyte

Farewell letter She wrote me a letter after her death and I remember a kind of happy light falling on the envelope as I sat by the rose tree on her old bench at the back door, so surprised by its arrival wondering what she would say, looking up before I could open it and…

POEMS: “Blessing” by John O’Donohue

“Blessing” On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you…

“ONENESS” (“UNIDAD”)

  Centering my energy within, I feel it moving throughout my body. I send the flow through my feet, feeling myself exchanging strength with the earth below. I expand the energy outward as love, embracing the trees, animals, mountains, and waterways that cover the planet. I allow it to rise into the sky as steady…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Morning Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Morning Prayer Let me to-day do something that shall take    A little sadness from the world’s vast store, And may I be so favored as to make    Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more. Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed    Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The embrace” by Mystic Meandering

Thursday, July 4, 2019 The Embrace… Everything is held in the Embrace of the Luminous Unmanifest… ~ This Eternal Embrace is a dynamic stillness of Being that holds everything as it is; a holding space for everything to just Be… ~ We are held in this space of Divine Embrace – a Vastness that just…

POEMS: Is it possible? by Anthony de Mello

Is it possible? Is it possible for the rose to say,  “I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me,  but I will withhold it from the bad?”  Or is it possible for the lamp to say,  “I will give my light to the good people in this room,  but I will…

A quote by Walt Whitman about Nature

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Creation” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Creation” The impulse of all love is to create. God was so full of love, in His embrace He clasped the empty nothingness of space, And lo! the solar system! High in state The mighty sun sat, so supreme and great With this same essence, one smile of its face Brought myriad forms of life…

POEMS: “For courage” by John O’Donohue

“For courage” When the light around lessens And your thoughts darken until Your body feels fear turn Cold as a stone inside, When you find yourself bereft Of any belief in yourself And all you unknowingly Leaned on has fallen, When one voice commands Your whole heart, And it is raven dark, Steady yourself and…

SUMMER POEMS: “From blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

“From blossoms”   From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Remembering” by Mystic Meandering

“Remembering” Posted: 06 Jul 2019 11:16 PM PDT Sitting in the Sanctuary of Silence, the deep space of Formlessness keeps pulling me in, enticing me to remember, to listen D E E P L Y . . .     In this space of Pure Awareness, beyond thought, I can feel the intimacy of Silence once…

A wisdom quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “Why is this happening?”

“Why is this happening?” is the most useless question in the Universe. The only really profitable question is, “What?” As in, “What do I choose now?” This question empowers. The “why” question simply perplexes, and rarely satisfies even when it gets a good answer. So don’t try to “figure it out.” Stop it. Just focus…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Listen politely to your dear heart” by Badshah Khan

Rubayiat Al Thurab (Verses of the Dust) – 84 BismillahIr RahmanIr Raheem Listen politely to your dear heart, Its Speaking to you’ Its uttering the language of eternal love. Heed to your dear heart, Its a boundless wealth of righteous, Your heart, habitually recite the sacred words. The sacred words of your divine creator Keenly…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “One By One” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“One By One” Little by little and one by one, Out of the ether, were worlds created; Star and planet and sea and sun, All in the nebulous Nothing waited Till the Nameless One Who has many a name Called them to being and forth they came. All things mighty and all things small, Stone…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “God’s Garden” by Robert Frost

“God’s Garden” “God made a beatous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said: ‘To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowerets tend, But keep…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Prayer”  Lord, let us pray. Give us the open mind, O God, The mind that dares believe In paths of thought as yet untrod; The mind that can conceive Large visions of a wider way Than circumscribes our world to-day. May tolerance temper our own faith, However great our zeal; When others speak of life…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “It’s Each Of Us!”

It’s Each Of Us! I placed the votive candle, Into it’s beautiful glass holder, And noted how the frame, In which the wax was held, Was so badly bent and battered. For a moment, I paused, wondering, Was such a candle fit to light, In Remembrance of The Beloved, Framed in such imperfection, So very…

A quote from John O’Donohue about stress

  “We rush through our days in such stress and intensity, as if we were here to stay and the serious project of the world depended on us. We worry and grow anxious; we magnify trivia until they become important enough to control our lives. Yet all the time, we have forgotten that we are…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Wake up lovers” by Rumi

“Wake up lovers, it is time to start the journey! We have seen enough of this world, it is time to see another. These two gardens may be beautiful but let us pass beyond them and go to the Gardener. Let us kiss the ground and flow like a river towards the ocean. Let us…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “your soul”

  Life is about your soul, not about your body and not about your mind. Most people work hard to keep the body happy. Then they seek to stimulate their mind. Then…if there is time… they look after their soul. Yet the most beneficial priority has it just the other way around. When was the…

POEMS ABOUT POETRY: “THE LIGHTEST TOUCH”

“The lightest touch” Good poetry begins with the lightest touch, a breeze arriving from nowhere, a whispered healing arrival, a word in your ear, a settling into things, then, like a hand in the dark, it arrests the whole body, steeling you for revelation. In the silence that follows a great line, you can feel…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Am I not Here?”

Am I not Here? When I would sit to “meditate”, When I would strive to do, Or refrain from doing, The Beloved would whisper… What are you doing? Am I not here? Where would you go to find me, My Beloved, My own? What would you do to gain my Love, Which is now, has…

A quote by Neale Donald Walsch on “living rightly”

You will benefit enormously if you simply strive to be a good person. Strive to live rightly. This will not always be easy. It will require real work, real dedication, real commitment to the Journey of Your Soul. Yet in the end, I trust in God that it will be so very worth it, for…

POEMS: “The Central Calm” by Edward Carpenter

“The Central Calm” Drawing back for a moment from Time, and its superficial claims and conclusions, Realising for a moment the artistic nature of the utterance of the Universe: That all is for expression, and that for this end commencement and finale, first evolved and latest evolved, are equally important; That Progress is a word…

NATURE POEMS: “Summer Song” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  “Summer Song” The meadow lark’s trill and the brown thrush’s whistle From morning to evening fill all the sweet air, And my heart is as light as the down of a thistle – The world is so bright and the earth is so fair. There is life in the wood, there is bloom on…

POEMS: “For Loneliness” by John O’Donohue

“For Loneliness”   When the light lessens, Causing colors to lose their courage, And your eyes fix on the empty distance That can open on either side Of the surest line To make all that is Familiar and near Seem suddenly foreign, When the music of talk Breaks apart into noise And you hear your…

A quote (within quotes) by Neale Donald Walsch on “fear”

   “Fear is one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell said that, and he was right.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said, “Fear and guilt are the only enemies of man.” She was right, too.  And Franklin Roosevelt famously said,  “The only thing we have to fear is fear…

Quick notice dear friends!

Hi dear friends! I just want to let you know that we’re going on another camping adventure in nature for a few days. I am not taking any technology with me, so I will unplug from the net for a while, and recharge with mother Nature. I appreciate your visits and your comments and look…

“Boots” by Ancient skies (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Ancient Skies:
I’m not sure when we fell in love with the sound of stormtroopers boots, or embraced the concept that strong means destroying other people, or why we’ve always mistreated people that are brown. Don’t let anyone fool you, even if they’re waving flags, hatred is, and will always be unequivocally…….…