POEMS: “Sweet Darkness”

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

SHAMANIC SERIES Haiku poems, Learning from animals: “Squirrel” (Aprendiendo de los animales: “Ardilla”)

Photo credit: albino squirrel Pinterest Learning from Nature: “Squirrel”   Resourceful, clever, Energetic, expressive, Excellent planner!   Teaches:   -Prepare & plan ahead -Live in tune with the seasons -Balance work and play   (Also: -There’s time for everything, -Let down your defenses, -Learn to trust more!) Amira   Aprendiendo de la naturaleza: “ardilla”  …

POEMS: “Allow”

There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado. Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel. Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.

POEMS: “When I rise up”

When I rise up above the earth,
And look down on the things that fetter me,
I beat my wings upon the air,
Or tranquil lie,

POEMS: “The Language of Light”

The Language of Light If I could but speak to you the ancient language of light, you would weep with remembrance… But I have remained mute for oh so long that even I forgot my song. Lonely I have been upon this plane; deep has been my longing to go home, and silent my voice…

(Capricorn/Cancer) HAIKU Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: “Snow Goose” (Serie chamánica, Tótem de la rueda de medicina: “Ganso de Nieve”)

  (Capricorn/Cancer) HAIKU Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: “Snow Goose”   December 22 to January 19 Northern Hemisphere: Capricorn June 21 to July 21 Southern Hemisphere: Cancer Element Earth, Stone: Quartz HAIKU   Beauty, insight, love, An environmentalist! Intuitive, fun…   Teaches:   -Seek cooperation -Plan ahead (& keep a) sense of humor -Share honest…

POEMS: “What I have learned so far”

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.

POEMS: “Awakening Now”

Why wait for your awakening?
Do you value your reasons for staying small
more than the light shining through the open door?
Forgive yourself,

“Interbeing” by Thich Nhat Hanh

If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper.

POEMS: “You reading this, be ready”

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

POEMS: “Sweetness” by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Sweetness”     You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. Only in the awareness of the present,  can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup. Only in the present,  can you savor the aroma,  taste the sweetness,  appreciate the delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past,  or…

(Sagittarius/ Gemini) HAIKU Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: “Owl” (Serie chamánica, Tótem de la rueda de medicina: “Búho”)

Photo credit:  http://www.pinterest.co.kr   ” Shaman Barn Owl” ~ Tammy Mae Moon   Shamanic Series, Medicine Wheel Totem: “Owl” (November  22 to December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere: Sagittarius May 21 to June 20 in Southern Hemisphere: Gemini Element: Fire, Stone: Obsidian) HAIKU   Independent, wise Intuitive, determined, Optimist, honest…   -Bringer of Wisdom -Great revealer of…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Mother, Silence”

Mother, Silence Sometimes when life is difficult, I curl up in my Mother’s lap  and drink her ever-present love that never has required a single thing to change. And when my life requires courage, or I don’t know what to say or how to be,  I go to her and listen with my heart. My…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Journey of Return”

Journey of Return When the Beloved wants to take you Home,  extend your hand to His welcoming even though your body may be trembling and your mind may want to flee; even though those around you grieve, and you yourself have mourned, even before they, the changing form of your body. Tears are not the…

HAIBUN AND HAIKU: “Yetis” (Haibun y Poema Haiku sobre los Yetis)

Photo credit: movie “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987) –   HAIBUN: After watching a beautiful animated movie called “Smallfoot” I was so amazed at the message this movie had for children and especially for adults. It was quite a disclosure, and it touched my heart. It left a very positive and happy feeling: the hope…

POEMS: “INNOCENCE”

Photo credit: Pinterest INNOCENCE My gaze is clear as a sunflower. My way is to walk the roads Looking right and left And sometimes looking behind me… What I see at each moment Is that which I never Caught sight of before. I have the knack of full awareness The knack of essential astonishment That…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The Rhythm” by Mystic Meandering

  The Rhythm I float on the swells of the great Sea, the vast, open Spaciousness; out beyond the thought stream of duality. Just the deep calm of Isness rising and falling in and endless subtle rhythmic movement; a stillness that ebbs and flows fluidly. Here there is a gateway into Rest, the Quietude, where…

POEMS: “Peace is”…

  Photo credit:  Croatia lakes “pinterest” “Peace is”…   Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables? Does peace require an absence from your boss, your spouse, yourself?… Do you think peace will come some other place than here? Some other time than Now? In some other heart than…

From Neale Donald Walsch: “Every day is a New Beginning”

  Every day is a New Beginning. A new cycle begins this day, yet a new cycle begins every day. Indeed, every moment. So if you recognize anything on this day, recognize what it symbolizes: The miracle of the endlessly continuing Cycle of Life. What a grand day! What a time for celebration! We begin again today!…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Devotion” by Mystic Meandering

Photo credit: Artist Rassouli @ http://www.Rassouli.com “Devotion”…   An unexpected visceral longing arises – again… A primal Love and Longing for what cannot be named; like a lover pining away for their “Beloved.” Its intensity nearly snuffs my heart out and will only be revived by the Silence of “The Presence.” The Heart only wants…

NEW YEARS POEMS: “This Year Is Yours” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  This Year Is Yours   God built and launched this year for you; Upon the bridge you stand; It’s your ship, aye, your own ship, And you are in command. Just what the twelve months’ trip will do Rests wholly, solely, friend, with you. Your logbook kept from day to day My friend, what…

HAIKU POEMS: “JANUARY” (“ENERO”)

  “January”   First month of the year, Sets the base for (the) months to come… Build upon each day!   Keep your inner peace, Focus on all your blessings, Fill your heart with love! Amira “Enero”   Primer mes del año, Establece la base para (los) próximos meses … ¡Construye sobre cada día!  …

HAIKU POEMS: “New Year” (Año nuevo)

New Year   A New Year begins… A new chapter, a clean slate… A chance to re-boot!   Let’s review the good, Build upon it and improve, Our hearts be our guides!   (Let’s make our dreams of harmony, Peace, Compassion, Love, Truth, & Respect, a reality for all!) Amira   Año nuevo   Comienza…

NEW YEAR’S POEMS: “New Year Greetings”

New Year Greetings If it didn’t bring you joy just leave it behind Let’s ring in the new year with good things in mind Let every bad memory that brought heartache and pain And let’s turn a new leaf with the smell of new rain Let’s forget past mistakes making amends for this year Sending…

POEMS: “The Gift of Silence” by Dada Gavand

“The Gift of Silence”   Silence is the gate… We are missing the aesthetic beauty of Silence, the fragrance of quietude and inner peace, because the mind has become overgrown and overactive. It has captured us and the whole energy of life, going on and on ceaselessly, continuing with its mechanical momentum in time. In…

POEMS: “The Inward Pull” by Mystic Meandering

The Inward Pull There is an intimacy of the Heart in turning inward, following the pull of “The Silence” that is hauntingly sublime… A magnetic pull of “The Mystery” pulls from within, pulling ItSelf back to ItSelf… In fluidity of being one feels suspended in an endless depth and breadth, fullness and emptiness, all at…

PET POEMS: “THE SWEETNESS OF DOGS”

THE SWEETNESS OF DOGS What do you say, Percy? I am thinking of sitting out on the sand to watch the moon rise. It’s full tonight. So we go and the moon rises, so beautiful it makes me shudder, makes me think about time and space, makes me take measure of myself: one iota pondering…

SHAMANIC SERIES: Learning from animals Haiku poems: “Beaver” (Castor)

National symbol of Canada   “Beaver”   Work ethic, order, Perseverant, industrious, Cooperation, Hope!   Teaches:   -Don’t procrastinate! -Balance work-play-family -Have faith, build your dreams!   (Also: -Change is your friend, Stay flexible and ready to invent, -New horizons and hope for your family and home) Amira Símbolo nacional de Canadå Series chamánicas, aprendiendo…

POEMS: “Light will someday split you open” by Hafiz

“Light will someday split you open” Light will someday split you open even if your life is now a cage. Little by little, you will turn into stars. Little by little, you will turn into the whole sweet, amorous universe. Love will surely burst you wide open into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy. A life-giving…

POEMS: “Learn to be Grateful” by Edgar A. Guest

  Learn to be Grateful Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful…

Learning from Nature HAIKU POEMS: “Delicate flower” (“Flor delicada”)

“Skeleton flowers are unique flowers which turn transluscent upon exposure to water and rain. Its white petals become completely clear, then transform back to their original milky white color once dry.”Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. The plant grows on moist, wooded…

POEMS: “One”…

Photo credit: Pinterest One The mosquito is so small it takes almost nothing to ruin it. Each leaf, the same. And the black ant, hurrying. So many lives, so many fortunes! Every morning, I walk softly and with forward glances down to the ponds and through the pinewoods. Mushrooms, even, have but a brief hour…

POEMS: “Appeal to all adults” by Didi (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Didis Art Design:
? ? ? Hello, adults all over the world Adopt the attitude of the children They have no borders to each other No skin-colour that separates them They do not threaten themselves To kill each other They speak and play in tune with their heart Never get apart Hello,…

POEMS: “A new day”

If life seems at its lowest ebb, because a day’s gone wrong.Let not your heart be troubled, for a new day soon will dawn

Spirituality from Daily Word: “One Power”

  One Power I live in an awareness that I am one with the One. It is freeing to realize that I alone decide what kind of day I am going to have, and through that decision, what kind of life I will experience. I begin by becoming aware, moment by moment, of the thoughts…

A quote from Einstein to ponder about…

“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.” — Albert Einstein