Stories with a lesson: The story of “The wise Woman’s stone”

The Wise Woman’s Stone  “A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.~~The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.She…

Wisdom poems: “Love all” by Dostoevsky

Love all Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.  —Dostoevsky

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Run” (from spiritual confinement) by Hafiz

Run, my dear,from anything that may not strengthenyour precious budding wings, Run like hell, my dear,from anyone likely to put a sharp knifeinto the sacred, tender visionof your beautiful heart. We have a duty to befriendthose aspects of obediencethat stand outside of our houseand shout to our reason“oh please, oh pleasecome out and play!” For…

Wisdom poems: “If you love”… by Ibn al-Arabi

Your task is not to seek for love,but merely to seek and find all the barrierswithin yourself that you have built against it. Then when you see what is around you asnot other-than-you, and all and everything asthe existence of the One; when you do not see anything elsewith Him or in him; but see…

Poems with a lesson: “The cookie thief”

Let us all think before we quickly and blindly judge others…   The Cookie Thief A woman was waiting at an airport one night,With several long hours before her flight.She hunted for a book in the airport shops.Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but…

Spiritual poems: “The quiet search” by Melanie White

  Rushing through life leaves me unsatisfied. Where is peace? In the stillness where struggle ends and I surrender to the Oneness. Here, my breath guides me back to my self in the present, God’s holy creation with infinite possibilities Be still, and Know I AM. by Melanie White Posted with permission from Unity @…

A prayer shared at a United Nations Environmental Sabbath Program

  We have forgotten who we are. We have alienated ourselves from the unfolding of the cosmos We have become estranged from the movements of the earth We have turned our backs on the cycles of life. We have forgotten who we are. We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for…

We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, by Hopi Elders

  We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, by Hopi Elders   You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are…

The story of the origin of dog and cat

  ADAM SAID: “LORD, WHEN I WAS IN the garden, you walked with me every day. Now I see you no longer. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.” And God said, “I will create a companion for you who will be with you forever…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The I Am Prayer” by Trina Graves

      Affirming The Classics / Spiritual Poem The I Am Prayer September 22, 2020 Trina Graves2 Comments Affirming The Classics: The Lord’s Prayer All-That-Is, God, The I AM Energy,Known by many names: All One Source…Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent.Physical and non-physical dimensions are United in Oneness.   I Am thankful for the abundance You eternally provide.I…

A notice to all my dear friends from the blogging community

  Dear friends: I will be taking a break from the blog for a while in order to pursue other interests which are taking much of my time at the moment. I have done this before, and I always return with enthusiasm and a sense of renewal, as I follow the seasons of my life. …

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “love”

Love is sometimes shown in the things you don’t say, don’t keep track of and don’t notice. The greatest kindness is often shown in letting things go. None of us is perfect, but we can all be perfect friends and perfect partners by allowing those that we love to  be imperfect. Give those around you…

“The immesurables” from the Buddha’s teachings

[The Buddha] used to make monks and laypeople alike practice a certain discipline called the “immeasurables,” because it made you bigger. You sat and you sent out waves of benevolence and good wishes to the whole world, not excluding anyone from your radius of benevolence. It’s a radius. You have to start off when you’re…

NATURE POEMS: “Song of the Rain” by Khalil Gibran

“Song Of The Rain” I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven By the gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn Her fields and valleys. I am beautiful pearls, plucked from the Crown of Ishtar by the daughter of Dawn To embellish the gardens. When I cry the hills laugh; When I humble myself the…

Nature Poems: excerpt from Sabbaths, VII, by Wendell Berry

There is a place you can gowhere you are quiet,a place of water and the light on the water. Trees are there,leaves, and the lighton leaves moved by air. Birds, singing, moveamong leaves, in leaf shadow.After many years you have come to no thought of these,but they are themselvesyour thoughts. There seems to be little…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The cheapest room” by Hafiz

  What we speak becomes the house we live in. Who will want to sleep in your bed if the roof leaks right above it? Fear is the cheapest room in the house, I would like to see you living in better conditions. There is only one reason we have followed God into this world:…

POEMS: “There is simply the rose” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life…

A quantum physics quote Wow! On the nature of….? (reality?)

Niels Bohr … understood that the energy of electrons in atoms can take on only certain values, like the energy of light, and crucially that electrons can only jump between one atomic orbit and another with determined energies, emitting or absorbing a photon when they jump. These are the famous “quantum leaps.” Werner Heisenberg imagined…

A Spiritual Quote about love from Rainer Maria Rilke

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it. —Rainer Maria Rilke

A quote by Geoffrey D. Falk on the “Ocean of Cosmic Consciousness”

Art:   “Ocean of Consciousness Painting by Dina Soker We are individualized waves of consciousness on the Infinite Ocean of Spirit; so say the sages.   But, although the Ocean has become the wave, and the wave, when it dissolves the illusion of ego-separation and limitation, realizes that it has always been one with the Infinite…

A wisdom quote from Nikola Tesla on our interconectedness

Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, maybe, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes…

Quote: “Judge Not Today” by Deepak Chopra

Judgment creates turbulence in our mind. When there is turbulence in our mind, then it interferes with the creativity of our soul. Creativity and judgment don’t go together. Judgment also means that letting go of the need to classify things, to call them either right or wrong, to label, to define, to describe, to evaluate,…

A quote from Richard Rohr on aboriginal wisdom and our interconectedness

“Karl Jaspers calls the primal connection that the first people had with the universe Pre-Axial Consciousness. David Suzuki finds this Pre-Axial Consciousness among aboriginal people today as well. “Aboriginal people do not believe they end at their skin or fingertips. The earth as mother is real to them, and their history, culture and purpose are…

Love Poems: “Unending Love” by Rabindranath Tagore

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times… In life after life, in age after age, forever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age, forever. Whenever…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Be kind to yourself, dear” by Rumi

“Be kind to yourself, dear” If you put your hands on this oar with me, they will never harm another, and they will come to find they hold everything you want. If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer lift anything to your mouth that might wound your precious…

Poems on ageing: “Now I become myself” by May Sarton

Now I become myself Now I become myself. It’s taken Time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people’s faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, “Hurry, you will be dead before—” (What? Before you reach the morning? Or the end of the poem…

POEMS: “To learn from animal being”

“To learn from animal being”   Nearer to the earth’s heart, Deeper within its silence: Animals know this world In a way we never will. We who are ever Distanced and distracted By the parade of bright Windows thought opens: Their seamless presence Is not fractured thus. Stranded between time Gone and time emerging, We…

Spiritual Nature Poems: “Little things” by M. Linda Steffey

A Spiritual And Inspirational Poem from All-Creatures.org Spiritual and Inspirational poetry that touch the heart and soul, and provoke the mind. LITTLE THINGS Little things like smiles on faces Butterflies and hushed wild places Moonbeams on a summer night A waking earth is dim twilight These I love to see… The laughter of a little…

DOG POEMS: “DHARMA” Billy Collins

The way the dog trots out the front door every morning without a hat or an umbrella, without any money or the keys to her doghouse never fails to fill the saucer of my heart with milky admiration. Who provides a finer example of a life without encumbrance— Thoreau in his curtainless hut with a…

NATURE POEMS: “Roses and Jasmine” by Amira (Rosas y jazmín)

Roses and jasmine In the garden I visited the rose tree I wish I could be a bee To go deep into the scented roses With their proboscis as their noses They must be drunk from these large fragrant blooms, I decided to make a small bouquet And could not dismiss the jasmine’s perfume Dainty…

POEMS: “The real virus” by Mystic Meandering (re-blogged)

“The real virus” In the first minutes of dawn, at the edge of the dark night, she awakes… Inexplicable dread overtakes her… … a dream? …or the zeitgeist of our time… ~ In the dark hours of time, a “virus” slipped in; a failing, narcissistic system; a divisive ideology, resurrected from former shadow minds of…

A quote and a question from Neale Donald Walsch about life

  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…

Spiritual poems: “The Garden” by Trina Graves

  The Garden September 30, 2020 Trina Graves1 Comment The garden is createdBeautiful in simplicityWith the purest of flowersAnd a baby, sapling tree The temporary gardenersNurture with great careDeveloping the gardenWith the love they share But busy with lifeTasks to do, no endSome weeds will growThey can’t always tend The tree is always growingRooting deep…