The Pregnant Living Silence
In the silence and stillness of the Now, the soul reveals itself.
A Fork in the Road
We will all come to a fork in the road and have to choose.
One way seems very attractive as it leads to prominence,
Worldly success, recognition and security.
The other way does not.
Yet some tug in the heart prompts us to go this other way.
Something about this path seems more real,
Genuine, authentic and peaceful.
Accepting my fate I choose this way, alone,
Which seems to take me somewhere hopeful.
Ahead the birds are singing
And I feel that my steps wend
Watching birds flit about the bare winter branches,
The sun moves slowly across the frosty blue-white sky
When the day is short and the sky is dark
It is easier to see the light,
A point of light shinning in the firmament.
When the weather is cold and the air is sharp
It is easier to appreciate the warmth,
The love within and which connects us.
We’re past the darkest time
And the light is rising now -
Like a dawn and a spring it lies before us
Beckoning hopefully for ourselves and the world.
Now without distractions we can see the light -
The light borning within the world.
Never has there been such a light
Coming now to awaken and save us.
Let us open our hearts and minds
To Christ who is here now and coming,
Until there is no thought of mine and yours,
Until each has what they need without lack,
Until all the hurts and fears and guilt are washed away
And we can live as we should
Putting aside all separate agenda
Building the world that is destined to be.
When the cock crows
When light first heralds in the darkness
When through sadness and tears we look up
And hear the angel's sounding
Within our breast something leaps for joy -
Something perplexing that is not of us
Not of this human life and its travail -
A spirit as foreign to us as a star
Suddenly descending on earth.
We resist, it doesn't make sense
Why hope, to what purpose could it serve?
Why this unearthly call in this sorrowful world?
Yet for a moment we lift our wings
Wings we had forgotten
And rise up in flight
Above the cacophony, strife and despair
If only for a moment exhilarated.
Maybe we had things reversed
Maybe we are meant to fly
Maybe we have these wings for a purpose
Maybe death cannot daunt us-
The spirit's immortal flight now feels as natural as any rock.
Maybe I am a rock, a flower and spirit come to life.
And I will echo this angel's call-
Awaken brothers to the glorious dawn!
A spirit not of this world has come!
Awaken and rise up!
A New Age Muse
If we would really look we'd see
There is a new sun in the sky now
And although the remnants of a dying world
Persist for the moment, a new age is emerging
As different from today as the myths of old.
This present world has had its day and purpose
But a time foretold unfolds now unannounced
Although there are signs that portend
Change and transformation.
The conflicts of the past
Will soon be a fading dream.
Embrace this light
And release fear
And thoughts of separation.
Let love reign and trust
For we are no longer alone.
A spiritual world emerges and
A divine host lights the way.
Let us craft the new song of this heralded time
When the veil is rent and nations see the horror
That was done and the redemption that is now.
The Divine Mother now stands revealed
Creative life now flows free and unimpeded.
Just a random moment in time - that changes everything
If you were just calmly sitting in your chair
When a shimmering light began to cohere before you,
Until within its brightening glow
A radiant man materialized
And lo, he said, Blessings, I bring you tidings
And remembrance of who you really are
And of the work you are to do.
And then he described to you the true nature
Of this life and world, so different from the earthly view.
Would you say no this couldn't be
That you prefer the dreams of earth when
You might awaken?
So is it when we are touched by spirit
And realize that there is another level of reality
And truth more real behind this worldly skein.
What choice really is there between truth and dreams,
Between true life and worldly glamours?
And though your neighbors, family and friends said no
That couldn't be, who would you believe?
The testimony of the blind and confused
Or your eyes, your heart and your spirit
That together attest the truth.
Religions aren't just for the hoary past
The truth therein is still true
And though our modern world
Has forgotten the ancient living gods
They are still there, waiting
Until it's time for us
Prayer for Humanity
O Lord, save us!
Save us from our inhumanity,
Our violence, our complacency,
Our selfishness and sloth.
Save us from our comforts, our distractions,
Our foolishness and our fear.
Save us from old habits and ingrained thoughts,
From ugliness, from hatred, from ignorance,
From our small lives and petty concerns.
The world cries out, we suffer,
We harm ourselves and know not how to live.
We know not what we reach out to
But we call out in our pain, grief and dismay-
O Lord help us!
We suffer and reach out to You!
Help us to do our part,
To give up old ways
And open to Your Will for us,
That we may act with love and concern for all
To become who we truly are
As expressions of Your Life,
To give our life to You
And fulfill Your Plan for the Earth.
From Out of Darkness
Who is it in darkest night, alone
Standing on the rock, the stillness pervasive,
Embracing life shining through the starry vault above
Lost to any personal sense or thought
Yet withal, turning back to earth
Hearing the woeful cries of supplication and despair
Embracing all earth life in His heart
Pouring into each one love and light
Extending to each a guiding ray
Knowing each will awake from the bondage of form
From the voyage through temporal life.
We have been lost and alone,
The unspoken truth hidden and disguised
But we are sensing the light, feeling the love
And reaching for the hand proffered
Looking around will see we are not alone.
In the pale light of a virgin dawn
The hush of an angel host can be felt
Moving within, preparing for this long planned time
Carrying out His Plan, waiting for the moment when
The veil will be drawn back for all to see
A new world of light breaking upon the earth!
The Jewel of the Cosmos
As far as we can see
In the vast expanse of the cosmos
There is no planet like our earth! ---
The shimmering jewel of living beauty
Nestled in our solar string of pearls.
In this corner of the universe our God incarnates
Cohering dead cosmic dust and infusing it with life
Vivifying space and the ethers
Pushing through the stone, claiming each atom
Creating an amazing diversity of forms, creatures, beings and lives ---
By His Divine Power, He asserts Himself.
His Purpose will not be denied ---
A purpose so Beautiful and Good that we cannot imagine
Is moving and expressing Itself here!
And this is Our Purpose and Our Life, little as we realize it
For we are sons of our God and embodiments of His Life
And the Power to enlighten and awaken is within us.
Living spirits, we must claim His Purpose here
In this remote corner of the cosmos
A Great Life is emerging
And we must be about His business.
The difference between human understanding and the Truth
We think reality is defined by what our senses and our scientific instruments can detect.
However, this is but the outer layer, a mirage of solidity of what are really living energies.
We think our world is defined by the historical dramas of human civilization.
These are as the play of the mind in a dream state before awakening.
We think our fears for ourselves and the earth are real.
Light dispels this darkness easily, and Light is coming.
We think our lives involve a struggle to survive in an indifferent natural world.
Were we to truly see the divine gift and beauty of this world we would think differently.
A glorious divine Life is emerging through a Self created body of expression,
And we are an integral part of that Being and process.
The world in how we see and understand it involves a choice -
Do we choose the role of the ego or that of the divine spirit?
Freedom, joy and oneness or fear, conflict and uncertainty?
The veil before our eyes is thinning and revealing a wide bright panorama.
Other beings and worlds are coming into view.
Yet spirit pervades these all
And bids us redeem each one.
Christ calls to us, lo I am here,
See Me, hear Me, speak My Word, extend My Touch, accept My embrace.
And then, at a certain point we are left Alone.
Bereft of feeling, of connection, of support
We must face What Is, a void and emptiness
And become as the eternal stars are -
Radiating Their Light
Consecrated to Their Purpose
Undeterred by aught else.
Unless it is eternal it is not the Truth
But a passing thought,
Unless it's beautiful it is not the Truth
But an emotion formed in fear and ignorance,
Unless it lives, inspires and gives life
It is not the Truth but a falsehood and dream,
Unless it radiates love, joy and peace
It is not the Truth, but another human conception -
That the world is full of such notions
Only shows us the nature of our world -
Yet we may awaken - the spirit prompts us.
When we look at the horrors around us
The spirit says awaken to your Truth -
This needn't be so.
Suffering is a divine mechanism that prompts us to let go,
To heed the call of humanity's cries
And free ourselves.
We have let ourselves be controlled by fear
But the Truth is we can't be harmed and are eternal -
Embrace this Truth and live
Express your Truth and Be
Sing your song, and add your note to the divine chorus.
The Truth isn't found in words but in the spirit prompting
In the moment, now,
Open up, free your mind, and journey forth,
And as the changing colors of the living sky
Reflect the Truth and Beauty of Life,
Embody it and let It perfect you.
A New Morning for the World
It's early morning on a new day for the earth
A tangible peace pervades that soothes and gives hope
Somehow, despite the strife and conflict in the world
A hushed calm is present and a presence unannounced
Is here now in this moment like a savior.
If we can leave our old mind and be open
We will notice a new light that is breaking through.
We've heard about this new time -
The prophets and sages have told us that it's coming,
Why should we be surprised when the first rays appear?
Yet it is something different -
A new world can be felt in the light emerging
And a new age for the earth.
It's time to let our conflicts go
It's time take control back from those who would mislead us
It's time to affirm brotherhood and the rights of all to life
It's time to affirm our oneness
And our union with the spiritual world emerging now -
The age of separation is over
The birth of the divine Light is happening now!
The New Mind
Our new mind is here
Waiting in the air for us to put it on.
It's been there but we didn't notice -
We liked the old mind.
But somehow that one's not so attractive now -
This new mind is what we want.
This new mind is an expansive space.
It's not a personal mind - we all share it.
The thoughts it holds are subtle
Implicit aspects of an awareness
We are collectively channeling.
The soul is not many - but one,
The light and love in this mind connects
The many important thoughts we used to have
Don't matter so much now.
It's the new life, the one life that matters -
Emerging in the moment,
Waiting to be expressed and shared.
A False Pride
How proud can we be of our human achievements
With the system corrupt with exploitation, violence and injustice?
How rational, intelligent and moral can we be
If we are poisoning our home planet and killing our human family?
How faithful, Christian and good can we be
If we do not believe and practice what the Lord actually said?
How can we go about our lives with such wrongs crying out for redress?
Legal does not mean right, consensus does not mean fair,
What's in the media does not mean true.
We've let ourselves be deceived and manipulated -
Now it's time to take our power back
And do what's right and best for all -
Selfishness and fear must now give way to love!
And the Truth unsheathed!
The Great Ones
The Great Ones were once like you and I.
The Masters struggled on the earthly paths.
Yet what They have done, we must too.
As brothers we must claim our birthright.
Their Divine Flame is also in us.
We have languished in feigned powerlessness too long.
The chrysalis must break.
And we must claim our Divine nature,
And fly free.
How do we know how to do this?
The spirit knows,
We know -
We just have to trust it
Forgetting who we thought we were,
Leaving behind old ways
Embracing life New in each moment,
Spirit will claim us as Its own,
And Our Song be sung!
A Fabled Life
Who would wish to be a life spectator merely,
Satisfied with second hand pleasures and distractions,
While vibrant life, rich as the treasures of a mythic king
Offers us a storied life for which we dream and yearn.
If a doorway to this fabled land appeared before us
Would we look within but turn aside, finding reasons to say no?
Alas, we miss the untold possibilities of life.
The Divine realms stretch before us with every joy-
Worlds beautiful beyond imagining.
Let us step through this door into the timeless garden
A place is waiting for us to create, to vision and to grace.
Friends are there we've always known, but had forgotten-
A world of Life and Light and Love to Be!
The Delicious Liberating Nectar of Awareness
When we are seated, centered, breathing comfortably and relaxed,
We look out over our bodily field, the sensations, emotions and thoughts,
Allowing things to be, to settle down, focusing our intent, our will,
But wait -
We only assume this is me or us looking through our minds and hearts.
What if this is God looking to see what a human experience is like?
How does that change the perception we are experiencing?
How invested would God be in the dramas of our life?
How seriously would He take the thoughts, the wrenching emotions?
How peaceful and joyous would He be to see the results of this life
Experiment and experience on the obscure planet Earth?
An experiment He created Himself to experience
What seeming separation and duality could cause
Knowing nothing could harm or change the eternal Truth.
I think I am waking up
I feel freer than I ever have
I'm letting my former self go
Now that I am awake to who I am
I am not going back.
Meeting God in the Tabernacle
Within the Tabernacle a Presence awaits us
He is really everywhere, but here we may expect to meet Him
And we do
And He is us - who we really are - our Self.
The New Path is nondual
We are not apart from what we seek
It is not above us but rather already within
Union does not require effort or striving
Just awareness and acknowledgement
The effort required is to maintain this awareness
And to turn over the reins of our life to God
So the effort is not to do,
But to allow, rather, Him to do,
And to express this,
To be this,
Day is Born
I've had moments of enlightenment,
Thunderclaps of intuition and knowing,
Flashes of vision lighting the sky
Turning night to day.
This time it's different
The sun is rising gently
Everything is as it is
With supreme indifference -
Well, there is curiosity
A feeling of love
Who is There?
I would like to ask you,
Who is observing your thoughts?
Who is feeling your emotions,
Recalling your memories, dreams and reflections?
Who notices your pain, your doubts, your joy?
I would like to suggest that it is not who you imagine it is.
This 'you' who you have a claim on is a different being than you suppose.
Although you may have thought of this awareness your whole life as 'you' -
It is not as you think.
Let go of your claim
And realize that what you have been seeking
Is already there.
Turn around and meet Him.
An Angel is Here
It was an ordinary day
Except that it was very peaceful
And an angel was here
Guiding my awareness
Who stayed with me
Throughout the changes of the day,
The emotions, the passing thoughts,
The actions and conversations
She hasn't left me
Rising on Each Breath
Breathing deeply and freely,
Inhaling the energy from the ultimate,
Seeing in the blue sky a pulsing fluid energy,
Enjoying the warmth of the sun's light,
Hearing the wind rustling in the trees,
Savoring the caresses of the fragrant cool breeze,
I am deeply at peace.
Letting my heart open fully,
Allowing love to flow through and fill the moment,
Letting any painful memories, thoughts and emotions,
Be loved, accepted and forgiven,
As part of my human journey,
And story of separation, restriction and longing.
Now I can breath through these and just let everything be.
The present moment offering its grace and blessing.
My mind opens to the planet and our collective moment.
I believe that we are all waking up and becoming more conscious.
The old ways of strife, lack, fear, and struggle for survival
In a world of violence, separation and privilege
Can not endure - the human spirit is rising up
And claiming it's divine rights, equality and reason.
The culture of exploitation and accumulation must end.
Sharing, cooperation, peace and love for all beings must be.
And in the embrace of our One humanity and One Life
So many problems will be solved, so many sufferings ended.
When we can honor the One Divine Life moving in all,
We will birth into our larger cosmic Life
And begin the New Age of Light and Oneness.
I continue to breath consciously,
Inhaling energy, consciousness and spirit,
From those Higher Beings Who enfold us.
Everything is alive and moving -
We live in the fluid living consciousness of God
Who is all.
We are multidimensional beings
Awakening to the truth of who we are
And the reality of the Life we are part of.
An exciting voyage of discovery and remembering is unfolding,
And an opportunity to co-create a beautiful life and world together.
As we set aside our fears and thoughts and begin to open in love,
Let us sing, dance, build, plant, express, celebrate, embrace, heal and share.
The rose must burst open and release its perfume.
The New Time must be.
A spacious Self
Where there was once question
Now there is only answer.
Where there was once thought
Now there is a spacious consciousness.
Where there was once I and mine
Now there is not —
Things just are without attribute.
The vestige of emotion subsides into stillness
While the heart pulses with a steady beat.
Love survives a world bereft.
I am a part of all.
Now there a sense of beginning anew —
Of fresh creative opportunity
And of joy bubbling up
From the deep unknown.
Now I release my hold
And soar into space,
Listening, feeling, perceiving
The Oneness of cosmic Life
Unfolding in this moment.
We are no longer alone, but together
As one, create the New.