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. …

Mystical poems: “Be silent” by Rumi

  You are the only faithful student you have.All the others leave eventually. Have you been making yourself shallowwith making others eminent? Just remember, when you’re in union,you don’t have to fear that you’ll be drained. The command comes to speak,and you feel the ocean moving through you. Then comes, Be silent,as when the rain…

A quote from the Bhagavad Gita about our Oneness

  For one who sees with the eyes of the heart, rather than the senses, the world looks different; the blades of grass, the song of the birds, the drops of dew, all are seen to be none other than the One Life that surrounds us in every moment.  They see the One in every…

A quote about our “oneness” from James Orocall

The collective unconscious, the same as other transpersonal phenomena, is evidence that our mind is not an isolated entity but is constantly in touch with other minds as well as with the world around us. We are never entirely detached from the outside world; never entirely enclosed within our skin. Our mind is coherent with…

A quote from Alan Watts on illusion (Maya)

Art: “Maya The Illusion” Painting by Antra Srivastava A separate self is merely conventional reality, in the same sense as lines of latitude and longitude and the measurements of the clock; which is why one of the means of maya, illusion, is measurement. Things are measurements; they are units of thought, like inches are measurements….

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Vision” by Elizabeth Reninger

Vision   Go out after midnight with the sky trembling in snowy light — each star holding its filament of desire. Merge your mind with the spiraling galaxies — with a movement so large only Your heart can encompass it. Drop your prayer into the ear of God. Write a poem to help her hear…

Quote from Nikos Kazantzakis on the hidden meaning of things

Everything in the world has a hidden meaning. Men, animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics. When you see them you do not understand them. You think they are really men, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later that you understand. —Nikos Kazantzakis

A quote from John Berger on “our presence is multiform”…

According to whether we are in the same place or separated one from the other, I know you twice. There are two of you. When you are away, you are nevertheless present for me. This presence is multiform: it consists of countless images, passages, meanings, things known, landmarks, yet the whole remains marked by your…

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