POEMS: “Self-Observation Without Judgment”

  Self-Observation Without Judgment Release the harsh and pointed inner voice. it’s just a throwback to the past, and holds no truth about this moment. Let go of self-judgment, the old, learned ways of beating yourself up for each imagined inadequacy. Allow the dialogue within the mind to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift out of…

LOVE POEMS: “ST. VALENTINE’S DAY” by Edgar Albert Guest

“ST. VALENTINE’S DAY” Let loose the sails of love and let them fill  With breezes sweet with tenderness to-day;  Scorn not the praises youthful lovers say; Romance is old, but it is lovely still.  Not he who shows his love deserves the jeer,  But he who speaks not what she longs to hear. There is…

MYSTIC POEMS: Vigil of “The Eternal Presence”… by Mystic Meandering

Vigil of “The Eternal Presence”…   Beholding the Beauty of the Placeless Place, the Invisible Space of “The Eternal Presence”, prior to the world of form, where You exist before your “self”, before the “you” was born… Enfolded in the Embrace of Existence… Surrendered to The Silence… Immersed in the deep internal River of Stillness……

ZEN STORIES: “Mokusen’s hand”(about generosity, giving & receiving)

MOKUSEN’S HAND Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “our mistakes”

You are a pure child of God, beautiful in your innocence — and that this is true no matter what you may have done.   There is no offense you could ever commit that can rob you of your magnificence, or of the wonder of who you are. Who among us hasn’t fallen from the path, betrayed…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “entertainment”

The degree to which people have evolved is instantly revealed through what they call entertainment and ‘fun’. What do you call ‘entertainment’? What do you describe as being ‘fun’? How do you spend your free time? How do you spend your entertainment dollars? How much television do you watch? How many movies do you see? What…

Meditational Poem: “Walking in wisdom” by Tarchin Hearn

“Walking in wisdom”   Capricious chance and steady causality two sides of time – the coin of becoming – bursting fresh the universe with a brand new me appreciating, playing music in the boundless hall with notes a-noting.Walking down the path, seeing for the very first time. Continuously born anew. Never repeating Never . ….

INSPIRATIONAL SONGS: “Everything is One Thing” by Shelley Morningsong (4 minutes)

INSPIRATIONAL SONGS: “Everything is One Thing” by Shelley Morningsong     Many thanks to Sheila for introducing me to this amazing artist!!! 2016 Native American Artist of the Year!! Grammy Member, ASCAP Member, Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne) has recorded five sensational Native American, Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of New Mexico’s finest Native…

It’s time for gratitude and celebration!!! (Es tiempo de gratitud y celebración !!!)

Today, I am deeply touched by the beautiful people that I have been able to connect with through this blog! I started this blog in May of 2016, at the time I had no idea where this experience would lead to. I just wanted to share a collection of poems, inspirational stories, and material which helped me to remain inspired through the tides of life.

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Birthright”

Birthright   Despite illness of body or mind, in spite of blinding despair or habitual belief, who you are is whole. Let nothing keep you separate from the truth. The soul, illumined from within, longs to be known for what it is. Undying, untouched by fire or the storms of life, there is a place…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The open door”

The Open Door   A door opens. Maybe I’ve been standing here shuffling my weight from foot to foot for decades, or maybe I only knocked once. In truth, it doesn’t matter. A door opens and I walk through without a backward glance. This is it, then, one moment of truth in a lifetime of…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “Oneness”

All of life is animated by a single fantastic energy, which is the essence of everything that is — including you. Isn’t that amazing? Now, because this essence is who you are and what you are made of, it can obviously never leave you. Perhaps not so obviously, it can also be wonderfully helpful. It can bring you peace in moments…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Voice for the Universe” by Margaret Jang

Voice for the Universe   I communicated to the universe with one initial plea, that it’s my deepest desire to be a clear channel for thee. To bring forth messages from a much higher learning, seeking information for what is most concerning. A voice for the universe, a humble servant to be, being able to…

WISDOM QUOTES FROM BYRON KATIE

WISDOM QUOTES FROM BYRON KATIE:   “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”   “As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out…

POEMS: “Like The Water” by Wendell Berry

Like The Water Like the water of a deep stream, love is always too much. We did not make it. Though we drink till we burst, we cannot have it all, or want it all. In its abundance it survives our thirst. In the evening we come down to the shore to drink our fill,…

POEMS: “The Silence” by Wendell Berr

The Silence   Though the air is full of singing my head is loud with the labor of words. Though the season is rich with fruit, my tongue hungers for the sweet of speech. Though the beech is golden I cannot stand beside it mute, but must say ‘It is golden,’ while the leaves stir…

POEMS: “The hidden singer” by Wendell Berry

The Hidden Singer The gods are less for their love of praise. Above and below them all is a spirit that needs nothing but its own wholeness, its health and ours. It has made all things by dividing itself. It will be whole again. To its joy we come together — the seer and the…

POEMS: “Enemies” by Wendell Berry

Enemies If you are not to become a monster, you must care what they think. If you care what they think, how will you not hate them, and so become a monster of the opposite kind? From where then is love to come—love for your enemy that is the way of liberty? From forgiveness. Forgiven,…

POEMS: “Walk slowly”

Walk Slowly It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay race; that we will all cross the finish line; that…

(Aquarius/Leo) HAIKU Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: “Otter” (Serie chamánica, Tótem de la rueda de medicina: “Nutria”)

(Aquarius /Leo) HAIKU Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: Otter   Aquarius (North hemisphere: January 20 to February 18) Leo (South Hemisphere: July 22 to August 22) Element: air/ stone: turquoise Haiku   Social, inventive, Smart, intuitive, nurturing, Honest, a true friend!   Teaches: -Dig deep for the truth -Stay grounded while reaching (for the) stars…

POEMS: “Who you are”

Who you are is so much more than what you do. The essence, shining through the heart, soul, and center, the bare and bold truth of you does not lie in your to-do list.

POEMS: “Let go of Something”

Let Go of Something Let go of something, somewhere. Use yoga to become aware, to touch what lies beneath the surface of the skin. Is there tension longing for release; a knot of fear so deep and familiar that you believe it’s part of who you are? Ease into dark corners, locked rooms, unexplored hallways….

Poem by Rumi: “Be empty of worrying”

“Be empty of worrying” Be empty of worrying Think of who created thought Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open Move outside the tangle of fear thinking Live in silence Flow down and down Into always widening Rings of being. Rumi

This is what I have to say to you

This is what I have to say to you: You know all that you need to know. You already are all that you need to be. It remains only for you to recognize and acknowledge who you are, what you know, and the powerful presence that is awake within you. You think of yourself as…

POEMS: “Stand Still” (in the forest)

Stand Still Stand still. The trees before you and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is a place called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you,…

Nature Poems: “Both worlds”

Both worlds   Forever busy, it seems, with words, finally I put the pen down and crumple most of the sheets and leave one or two, sometimes a few, for the next morning. Day after day – year after year – it has gone on this way, I rise from the chair, I put on…

“Basics of eco-friendly cleaning” by Susana @ Holistica2be (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Holistica2be:
One of the easiest and simple ways of living a more eco-friendly life is to choose eco-friendly cleaning products. Ordinary detergents contribute to pollution of water bodies by adding nutrients, toxic and harmful substances to coastal and inland waters (rivers and lagoons). Over time this results in eutrophication and “poisoning”…