MYSTICAL POEMS: “Knowing”

Knowing What is this Exquisite Presence, Shining Radiant in The Heart, This Dissolution of duality, This Wellspring of Ecstasy, This Fullness and Completion, In which time, space, and myself, Dissolve in Formless Rapture? I don’t know. Is it not “Consciousness”? I don’t know. Is it not “God”? I don’t know. Is it not the “Soul”?…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The Kintsugi”

The Kintsugi* Thanks to Sandhya Jade Keller, For inspiration, And the second-to-last stanza. At the juncture of Perfection and imperfection, Lays Immaculate Imperfection. There, even the wounded and broken, Emanate Blessings to all. There, even those crushed in sorrow, Are breathless with Bliss. There, even those moving in desire, Breathe Fullness and Completion. There, even…

POEMS: “Journey without end”

Journey Without End
I eschew the implied finality,
And the exalted loftiness,
Of words like “enlightened” or “awakened”.

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “In The Deepest Heart of Being”

In The Deepest Heart of Being There is a Place, In the Deepest Heart of Being, Where mountains rise so high, They look down upon Heaven. The sky there… Such a deep, rich blue, Stars… Sparkling in daylight, Light your Way. Soft breezes, Fragrant, With Fullness, Completion, and Bliss, Gentle your Soul, And you breathe…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Silence”

“The Silence”   Come, Join me in Silence, It’s the Holy ground of the Beloved. “The beloved”?  you say, We are deeply, Purely loved there- Is not that a sign of the Beloved? Compassion is born there Where Pure love meets suffering, Compassion unspoken, yet deeply felt. Jewels are found there; Strength, Hope, Peace, Joy,…

POEMS: “In This Dream of Manifest Existence”

In This Dream of Manifest Existence   In the Ecstasy of Your Embrace, duality Vanishes, For there is no space in which objects might appear, No duration of time, in which they might be perceived, And Vanished, as well, the subject perceiver. Neither Thou nor I exist, and yet… I Am. But here… in this…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Rose Unseen”

The Rose Unseen   I find it difficult to discard, Plants which are near to death, Failing, whatever the cause may be, For I, too, was once near death, Saved only by the Beloved Gardener. The legalists, the jurists of religion, Would have tossed my Soul aside, Onto the heap of the irredeemable, Deeming further…

“The spirit is the bouquet of nature” by Joseph Campbell

“The spirit is the bouquet of nature” The divine manifestation is ubiquitous, only our eyes are not open to it. Awe is what moves us forward. Live from your own center. The divine lives within you. The separateness apparent in the world is secondary. Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen, but experienced, unity…

POEMS: “Word tumbling” (about poetry)

Word Tumbling Every word is wordless in its Source; and no word can ever speak the Truth. But the poet’s words keep tumbling out of Silence like snowflakes falling unbidden from the sky, landing for one brief instant before melting.   Dorothy Hunt Word Tumbling

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Body Revelations”

Body Revelations Today I woke seeing not with my eyes, but seeing the world through the heart. The location of things seemed to drop from my brain and was peering out from my chest. My forehead unwrinkled its long years of worry; my throat released all of its grip; and now there’s a breath that…

POEMS: “Still Waters”

Still Waters You’ll never think your way out of thought, But you can Feel, ever, ever more deeply, That within which, to which, and as which, thought arises, Until, Feeling ever… ever… ever more deeply, You Become that Formless… Unlocatable… Aliveness, And thought, though ongoing, is simply… no longer… heard, Attention having ceased its outward…

A brief meditation and prayer to start your day

Sitting in a comfortable position, breathe naturally and place the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, creating an energy circuit. Slowly take deep breaths, focusing on clearing your mind. As the mind slows down, clearing all thoughts, begin visualizing love not only from the mind but the heart making the two…

POEMS: “Listen to This Stillness Moving”

Listen to This Stillness Moving Listen, Listen to this Stillness moving as the Silent Wind through Mind -the Mind of all creation –  blowing as the glistening brook, the salamander struggling up a wet incline of leaves, a tiny purple flower offered to the Buddha, joyful wind chimes jingling, scampering squirrels and squawking jays, preening…

SPRING POEMS: “Out of the cold” by Kathleen Gillum

“Out of the cold”   Out of the cold and frozen earth The tiny shoots appear, And always take me by surprise At this time of year. Those minty, fragile drops of white On slender stalks of green, Have sometimes sprung up overnight Upon the winter scene. They are the first of all the flowers…

“Imagine” by elquanah (re-blogged)

Imagine Imagine a world  with love, compassion,  peace, and tranquility.  A world with no sickness, fear or hate and  in tune with nature. Sounds like a song.    We are learning our thoughts, emotions and actions affect not only us but the world around us. Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religions in the world,  believed…

POEMS: “The Altar of This Moment”

“The altar of this moment” Place everything you can perceive— everything you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch, upon the altar of this moment and give thanks. It is over so soon— this expression, this single moment of your precious life, this one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy, this one…

POEMS: “Rest and Be Taken” by Adyashanti

Rest and Be Taken When there is deep abundance there is nowhere to abide. There is nowhere to rest or grasp onto and yet there is rest The sky abides yet it never rests. Neither can we say that the sky is not always at rest. We talk about the sky as if it were…

Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity

Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity “May I be a guard for those who need protection A guide for those on the path A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood May I be a lamp in the darkness A resting place for the weary A healing medicine for all who…

POEMS: “Let it go”

  Let it Go  Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold: the holding of plans or dreams or expectations – Let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide. The choice to fight what is here before you now will only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts to…

POEMS: “The Shape of Love”

The Shape of Love What we see is not the most important. Could dust rise without the invisible hand of the wind? Could a fan turn without any current? Could lungs breathe without breath? Tell me What is the shape of Love? How much does Joy weigh when held in the palm of your hand?…

POEMS: “Follow Truth”

Follow Truth The Buddha didn’t know that his choice to be himself would roll through the pages of history like a rogue wave.  All he did was sit beneath the bodhi tree, intention fixed on awakening, and when the light flowed in, he offered it back as the fruit of all his practice.  We each…

INSIGHTFUL POEMS: “The vision box” by Trina Graves

The Vision Box It was once a small box But now often fills a wall As colossal in dimension As the expansion of it all Hundreds of channels Cable, streamed, satellite Or pop on a DVD But is it all alright?… The television was pure magic When in homes it first appeared Quickly engaging many…

Words of wisdom to uplift your soul from humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a venerable French-German writer, humanitarian, medical missionary, theologian, physician, organist and philosopher. He was the founder of Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon. He is also renowned for being an organist and music scholar.   “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by…

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…

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……

POEMS: “No more longing”

Yesterday I sat beside
a pristine mountain lake
where sky and pines and water
lost their names in Seeing,
where Listening became
a single bird-song, wind song,

POEMS: “Today I Awoke” by Adyashanti

Today I Awoke Today I awoke, finally I see the Self has re-turned to the Self. The Self is none other than the Self. I am deathless. I am endless. I am free. The birds outside sing… The birds outside sing and there am I. The seeing of leaves on the trees, that seeing am…