Let the World Flood In

I let the world in
Bit by bit
Until it flooded
My entire house
As I drowned
I merged with it
And discovered
The world and I were one

What I was actually letting in
Was myself

And I saw that
It is tenacious thought
That divides and separates
Thought, funded by belief,
Sees a world out there
And a me in here

But thought is not the truth of things

Go deep into yourself friend
Let yourself fall beyond thought’s knowledge
There are more mysteries
To our existence
Than we can ever imagine
We take so much for granted
That is not so
And if truth or the divine
Wisdom or real love calls you
You will also discover what I have

At first it will bring you to your knees
Your tears will merge with your laughter
And humble your righteous ego
Beyond recognition
It completely transform your life
Your relationships and your purpose

But first you must let in the flood.

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There is Goodness in This

There is goodness in this experience
If we can open to it and find it
There is a teaching, a blessing
Even in these anxious times

But we must dig deep
Down into the verticality
To the existential realm
Within ourselves

We must discover where our fear is
And what it is built on
Yes, we must find the foundations
Of our beliefs and our sense of self
And search in the mud
And in the darkness
And bring our honest inquiry
To what is true

To be trapped at home
Is imprisonment for some
And retreat for others
A suffocation for some
A reflection for others

I don’t know what the goodness is
We each have to find that for ourselves
Maybe it’s just the opportunity
To self reflect

I do know that the wise and the open
Will endeavor to find the blessing
In every experience
Even in the midst of hardship and fear.

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In The Time of Grief

I had an auspicious dream

We had a wrong delivery
I walked after the delivery man
To ask him what went wrong
When I looked at him
I could see he had learning difficulties
He was extremely sad and anxious
He said he was sorry
But he could barely see any more
He was blind in one eye
And the other eye was going the same way
So all he saw was blurry and confused

I stood with him and I wept
He asked what I was crying for
I said, ‘The world is so cruel.’

This man was the world we experience
And all we can really do is love it
And each other, back to the harmony
We have drifted so far away from ourselves

Our grief and sadness
Will become our joy and happiness
When we heal our broken hearts, together.

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A Transformational Time

This is the time
That all the spiritual work
All the inquiry
The breathing
The acceptance
The softening
And the opening
Has prepared you for

The effects of undigested,
Unprocessed, unexamined fear
Are highly destructive
Fear can convince us
The imaginary is real
It plays tricks on the brain
It hijacks the nervous system
And destroys our ability
To make informed and considered choices
Make no mistake
Fear wreaks havoc on our health

You have done all this deep work
And it has brought you here, to this
This time in history
This moment of bifurcation
When you are met with two doors
The fear and reactivity door
And the door of discernment and grounded love
It’s the same door you always face
But intensified by fear of survival

Stay present, in your body
In your breath, in your heart
Choose love, choose the love door
No matter what

There is transformational opportunity in this time
Most people might not be able to grasp it
But those who have already peeked through the veil
And seen other ways, other possibilities,
Can use this time to deepen

I am not budging from this openness
I am not going to yield to fear
I am here, staying as presence and truth,
Rooted in the unknown
Even as this reality seems to crumble to dust.

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The Inner Journey

Those who do not know themselves
Are destined to walk the earth
Searching for external power
Filling their emptiness with stuff
Desperate for meaning

While those who know themselves
Live in a different world
A world on inner harmony
And external compassion

Knowing yourself
And loving yourself
Is the greatest liberation
And the greatest gift
That can be given to others

There are two worlds in this one
And in these days of fear and manipulation
It is imperative, if we are to live a valuable life,
To explore our inner world
And come to a deeper knowing
Either that or become a pawn, a robot,
A slave or a chess piece in someone else’s game

Go inside, deeper and ever deeper inside
Meet all strangers and all darkness
Without defense, without stories,
Even though it will hurt and bring fear
Still, keep going through this dark forest,
With the resolve of a humble warrior
If you fail, get up and keep on going,
By and by something changes
And you begin to understand something deeper
About who you are
And the many doors of freedom begin to open.

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Fear Is a Door (through which we must walk)

It has taken me all my life
To realize that fear is either a shut door
Or a door that is waiting to be opened
And once opened is the way to freedom
And even though I have only realized this
Terribly late in my life
It is better to realize it late
Than to never realize it at all

Most of us are ruled by fear
It can hide in all manner of disguises
Fear wears many masks
But always has the same affect

Friend, let me whisper in your ear
Open the door
Do what you must to open the door
Just a bit will do
Or throw it open and burst through
It doesn’t matter
Just don’t leave the door shut
Gamble on the path of the open door
I promise you it’s worth it.

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