The Eternal Dance of the Beloved

With enough grace and humility
With the right amount of surrender
And willingness to accept life as it is
When the wounds turn to gifts
And all argument with life is yielded
When righteousness is tucked away
And all ego upholding has vanished
Into the river of inevitability
Eventually it all becomes the beloved

Life itself is recognized as the true lover
And you realize you have only ever
Been dancing with god
Dancing as god

There is no separate self
Everything, including you dear heart,
Is a manifestation of the beloved
Yet somehow you manage to imagine
That you are set apart
And not included in the eternal dance
But oh! you are
it is coming through you, as you,
Always, in always

I have seen this truth
And once truly seen
It can never be ignored
Life is the eternal dance of the beloved
And we are that dance.

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Life Is Your Lover, So Love It

Life itself is your
One true lover
Such an intimacy
It has with you
It knows you so well
It knows how to trigger you
It implores you to surrender
But you resist your lover
You try and control it
You say, ‘No! You should be like this,
You should do it this way.’
But still your lover
Confounds you
And beseeches you
To love it anyway

Life is your lover
But you find it so hard
To accept this truth
When life doesn’t look
Like you want it to look

I say
Fall in love with life
Even as it hurts like hell
Even as it causes such grief and sorrow
Even as it wrenches us apart
Fall in love anyway
The world, your soul
And your aching heart
Will be better off
Than all this resentment
And resistance you carry.

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Beyond the World

Some one asked me what I do
I said, ‘I get up, go about my day
As best I can, then retire at night.’

Someone else asked me who I am
I said, ‘I am no thing, the air
The sky and the mountain
I am a whisper on god’s lips
And the morning dew
That delights as the sun rises.’

I said, ’Let us talk of love and beauty
And leave the world behind
We can fly into the unknown realms
And even forget, just for one sweet moment,
That we have these bodies
And we live on this spinning globe
We can forget our senses, our perceptions
Our beliefs, all our doing things
All our strategies and our woes
Our wars and conflicts and problems,
And we can fly off into our star nature
And circle the infinite and eternal universe
Through and beyond time
Into the timelessness of all existence

And then, when we return
We can sit quietly together
And just be.’

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Go Deeper

On the surface
The waves contort
In confused patterns
They push and pull
In frenzied manner
This way, that way
An endless drama
With no end

But deeper down
There is silence
A kind of serenity
With less effort needed
The waves are seen
And not resisted
Yet this stillness
Is unaffected

The deepest holds it all
It’s where the roots are
And yet we place our attention
Only on the waves
And wonder why
We feel lost and exhausted

He, or she, who ignores
Their deeper most truth
Is destined for frustration
And the feeling
That something is missing
Because it is

Go deeper
Become a diver
It doesn’t matter what you find
It’s in the diving
You discover who you are.

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Awaken the Sleeping Heart

Alone in the pristine silence
Of an early morning
In Santa Fe
He became aware
Of an incredible sadness
That quickly transformed into beauty

He realized that life itself
Is a precious jewel
Callously disregarded
By the mind that seeks
More of everything

He saw the ruby in our hand
Thrown aside
In our ignorance
And inherited trauma

He wept at the heartbreak of it all
It was as though the door of grief
Opened itself to him
And there was nothing he could do
But drown

Friend, if we could but see
Beyond our own reflection
Into the majesty
Into the mystery
If we could throw open all the doors
We desperately keep shut
What miraculous joys would we behold
Surely we would begin to see
Flowers growing everywhere

And the garden we left
Would appear once again
Under our feet
As we walk
Step by humble step

I long to awaken your sleeping heart
Buried under the weight of all this heaviness
Not dead, just hibernating,
Waiting for the time to arise
Now is the time.

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Live From the Deepest Innocence

Awakening is a return to the garden
We never really left

The delusion of self belief
Has hijacked our innocence
And we are lost

There is a part of me
The despairs of the human condition
So full of potential
So full of possibility
Innovative, creative and compassionate

Yet greedy, brutal and self serving
Lost to beauty and love
Struggling with fear’s plague
Angry and enslaved to money

Ah! we are the carriers of light and dark
We are the holders of duality
And in our lostness
In our ignorance of our true nature
We choose one or the other
Or we swing backwards and forwards
Between the poles

Oh man and woman
The only way to peace
Is to know ourselves
As our innocence
That which never left the garden
That which we are prior to all this guilt and shame
Our only salvation lies there
In our essence
Only when we can live from the deepest innocence
Can we love without self
Without these terrible chains of bondage
We chain each other down with

Redouble your efforts
To discover freedom
It’s not far away
It’s closer than breath
More precious than blood
It’s the very fabric of you
So easy to miss
But calling your name
Calling you home.

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A Love So Great

A love so great
Everything bows down to it

Nature knows about love
Because it is love
Even when we judge it not to be
Who are we, with this judgment
Ground into us over centuries
A mass of beliefs
That separate us from life
And from each other

Nature has none of this
Nature IS
It just is itself

And so our very context is flawed
And this is the time
Of great revelation
Our stupidity is being revealed
We are fighting over our beliefs
But we have no inner wisdom
No inner knowledge

We are ignorant of our true nature
And our natural essence
And we fight from our ignorance
And our arrogance
Our desperation and our anger

If we could experience our truth
And if we could fall into our essence
We would know
A love so great
All existence would bow down to it
Including our own ego self

There is only one way
To save the world
And that is to discover love.

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