upon becoming invisible
the invisible shows Itself – only that
slakes my thirst.
i must drop all points of reference
all identity, all characteristics,
all carry-overs of ‘me’,
all that i want, i prefer, i am,
and yet be infinitely gentle
ORIGINAL POST here
Sometimes when I awaken in this wilderness of silence beneath the moon visions of the elegance of creation dance me into a heightened awareness of the phenomenal variation of life
Blessed to see and behold unending moments of wonder here on earth the blinding radiance of it all breaks free in the gaze of love
Suddenly am free falling into deep dimensions of timelessness a matrix of mystic seeds in a womb filled with silent music waiting to be born stirring with a longing desire to create a form
Playing with words letting them tumble into being sometimes claiming a place by finding a space on the pristine wilderness of a blank page an untouched field of light inviting love’s expression a composition that arranges itself in a flowing revelation of new life
Life is seeking union with love to reveal itself through the precious spirit hidden within us
We are designed to receive the Beloved who is forever forming us to become the light that reveals the glory and grace of love
by Marco Missinato
A new day, a new gift…
Those out there in the other realms have no clue
Of the deliciousness of being on Earth,
Feeling the contrast and the low densities
And still choosing Love and Gratitude
Feeling the intensity of the severe separations
And still choosing Peace and Oneness
A force more pervasive than the ether and more forceful than an avalanche
Open your heart to the world
Vulnerable I am
Can I be hurt?
When hurt is our daily bread
There is only one move to make – open more
How can I find out if my life will be equal to this hurt?
Going for shelter in this storm will kill me
Out of nothing a spark
Its light ricocheting infinitely
In the breaking waves and in the coffee foam,
In the child’s eyes and jumping legs
Spinning a pirouette in the sand – the spark.
An amazing poem about the agenda of light for Humanity in this time ~
“There are so many songs waiting in the garden of your belly for permission to grow…”
“There is a universe in my body…”
“but i am learning how to be a flower…”
An original poem written & performed by Dominque Ashaheed :: poet, teacher, mama, international women’s slam poetry champion 2012, national slam poetry champion 2012
How this poem came to be, in the words of Katie Hess:
“I first saw Dominique perform at the Lohas Conference in 2012. Seeing her in person you get a full-on dose of her power. She has an other-worldly gift: when she speaks, the sound of her voice reaches down and grabs something so deep in your heart, you come undone.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
© Max Ehrmann 1927