Humanity Reimagined

I have a dream
That says
We must reimagine ourselves
At this juncture of evolution
We, not just each of us,
But all of us together,
Must reimagine who we are
What we value
What we want most
How we want to be with each other
And how we want to be represented

So much has happened
In our recent history
Much of it laden
With mistruth and downright lies
Heinous acts, wars
Corruption we have never seen before
All of it as we are still infants
With the technology of superior beings

And now I believe we are existentially lost
And we don’t know who we are
Or what we stand for
We are chemicalized and polluted
Our immunity stolen
And our sovereignty overruled

Friend, we must reimagine ourselves
That’s what this spirituality does
It makes us re evaluate who we are
And what we stand for
What our purpose is
Who we really are
It’s not a luxury
It’s essential
And without it
I’m afraid we are like lambs to the slaughter.

– Photo by Jf Brou on Unsplash

Feed The Inner Fire

The power you have right now
Is on the inside
Yes, keep an eye on the outside world
And take care of what needs attention
But don’t let it consume you
Or eat at your fear based mind
Don’t allow the inner authority
You have worked so hard on
To be eroded

Instead dive deeper
Deeper into that which cannot be touched
Deeper into the vast chamber of your heart
Deeper into your true nature as the eternal
Deeper into inner stillness and peace
Deeper into the vast reservoir of kindness
That lies within your being

It may seem impossible
It may seem irrelevant
And hard to court this
In times of stress

But do it anyway
We only get to feed one fire
Make it the inner

Focusing too much on the outer world creates fear
Which induces inner weakness
Attention on the inner world brings love
Which induces inner authority and power

Your choice.

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LOVE POEM FOR TROUBLED TIMES

In many ways it’s not a surprise
This has been coming for a long time
Trouble has lingered in the air
Haunted us, threatened us

We arrived in turbulent times
Where everything is upended
Nothing is real
And we can’t tell who lies
And who speaks truth

Those with wealth beyond measure
Play power games and manipulate our lives
For agendas we do not understand
Conspiracies run rampant
And feed the insecure and fearful imagination

We lurch from one crisis to another
Unable to slow down the machine
The weather, the economy, the politics
An endless barrage of stuff

And now this

Which has brought us into a clash
Of seemingly divided paradigms
The paradigm of separation
And the paradigm of unity

We are now in both
As physical bodies
We are forced to be separate from each other
But as a species, as a consciousness, as a world
We have never been so together
All experiencing the same thing, albeit in different ways

Is this a time of evolution
Of revelation
Or of isolation?

No one knows
As no one knows the movement of evolution
Until it has happened

Is this our Aquarian moment
Astrology, life, evolution
Bringing us to a bifurcation point
A point of no return
Where we evolve and grow together
Or we slide into destruction

No one knows

Which leaves us here
With this moment
Here, now, heart beating, breath in and out

For those spiritual seekers
Who look beyond the veil
This is your time
This is my time
Spiritual seeking is easy
When life is comfortable and safe
But to stay in presence and openness
When the boat is rocking one way and the other
Challenges even the wisest and deepest

Still, that is the call of the emergent warrior of love and truth
I beseech you, stay in goodness, in awareness and in love
There is no other time to wait for
If you can’t be who you have been becoming, now, today
Then you have missed your time

It’s not what you do that defines you
It’s how you resonate
That resonance is what goes into the world
You can resonate from your home
On the internet, in your messages from your phone
You can resonate reactivity or fear
Or you can bless the world
Resonate inner strength and goodness
Even as you carry some fear
Fear is NOT the enemy
When fear is not embraced
When fear brings a story
When fear is acted upon
That’s the trouble
Fear is just an energy that wants to come home to love

Let it, let it, let it
Become the open space of a vast love
That holds the pain of the world
And the pain of all the lies, and greed, and manipulation
Don’t deny it
Just hold it all in something that is greater
Never doubt the power of love’s vastness

This connectedness in love’s vibration
IS our unity
It IS our togetherness
Separation is easy
It’s what we’re taught and what we believe
Unity is a subtle energy, at least for now,
So we must grow it and feed it
And fan its flame
Love is the only way we can do it

Take heart beloved
We are in dynamic times
Pay attention below the surface
Behind the veil
There is a great window opening
And we are facing it…

In so much love

PHOTO by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

Hold the Line of Goodness in Troubled Times

When our sense of security is threatened
Our deep primal survival instinct upended
Do we soften into a deep tenderness
Do we open our hearts and minds into acceptance
Or do we become triggered into panic
And the relentless stories of ‘this shouldn’t be happening,’

This is the path of the spiritual warrior
To stand in dignity and love anyway
To hold the line of goodness anyway
To be open to feel it all anyway
And for it to bring a radical intensity to life

There is a great window opened amidst us
We can look through it and see what we value
What we take for granted
What our deepest fears are
We can see all our vulnerabilities clearly
And we can choose how we respond

Are we pulled into the drama
Or can we practice moment by moment awareness
Surfing the rise and fall of the waves

Eve though others may be crazy
You and I can maintain our inner composure
Be still in all the movement
Practice self care and take compassionate action

To stand for dignity and humility
Is a service to others
Whether they see it or not.

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Declare Your Truth

If you believe in love
Be it, be that loving one
Shower the world with love
If compassion is your thing
Live it, not when it’s convenient, but always
If kindness is your rock,
Practice enduring kindness
Even in the storm
What’s to lose?
Go beyond yourself
Stretch your limits

The more we embrace that which we value
The more of it enters our own hearts
And the world

The time of holding back is over
Now is demanding our fullness
And our willingness to stand for goodness
If that is what is true.

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More Free Than Family

You are a river
Searching for the vast ocean
You imagine you came from your mother
But really you came through her
And you came from
The same vast ocean
You search for

Don’t allow family to completely own your life
Our parents are the conduit
As we are the conduit for those
We give passage to
There is great honor and joy in this
And we have reason to be grateful

But we are more vast than family
And more free than family allows

Remember this.

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