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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Surrender to the Deep

Where are you my friend
Are you struggling on the surface
Fighting with the waves
Trying to stay afloat
I don’t mean physically
I mean in your mind and heart
In your existential body?

I see everyone pulled to the surface
And on the surface is where
The righteousness happens
Fear does that, it leads to righteousness

Stop trying to understand it all
You will never be able to control it

There is wisdom and natural intelligence
To be discovered
When you let go
Even for a moment
And sink down
Into the deep
Picture the drowning man
Struggling for breath on the surface
Eventually he reaches a point where he lets go
And surrenders to the deep
What relief
What an incredible moment, to give up the fight
(This metaphor is very powerful and not intended to cause distress)

There is only so much that can be discovered
On the surface of life
To gain wisdom and the ability to see clearly
There is no choice but to fall
That falling itself is the journey
Of transformation
It’s not where you arrive that matters
It’s what you meet on the way
And how you face it
That forges you

Keep diving into the inner world
And let the outer world
Be as it is.

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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.

Image by Karen/Lyn Nobull from Pixabay

The Gift of Presence

Let us sit here quietly
And talk about the darkness
Until the light arrives
And casts out the shadows
Through its simple presence

The sun never had to do anything
But show up
So it is with us
All we have to do is show up
In presence, in our fullness
And that will be enough
To cast out our shadows
And our darkness.

Image by Avi Chomotovski from Pixabay

The Maturation of the Human

At some point the grape
Must turn to wine
As the caterpillar
Becomes butterfly

It is our destiny to mature
Yet so many only wither
Still on the vine

The maturation is a transformation
A gathering of what we have become
A recognition of old wounds and hurts
And letting them all go
The path of maturity is simple
To just be here in our fullness
Embracing but not dramatizing
That which has hurt us so much

Our uniqueness shines more
When we grow into ourselves
It has nothing to do with what we own
Or what we do
And has everything to do
With how we show up to meet life

If we carry our grievances
Like heavy bags
Our whole lives
What treasures we miss!

We are here for freedom
To be freedom in form
Freedom is being untethered
From the shackles
That have bound us

Maturation into our true selves
Is not spiritual, it’s natural.

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The Search for the Real

The more you unstick yourself
From what we might call the matrix
That is, the more you see the glue of conditioning,
And how self perpetuating it is
And how deeply we get stuck in it
And then seek to uphold it
Often at any cost
As though it were all utterly real

The more it both horrifies you
And intrigues you

Because you start to see the false construct
And the movie called society
And if that is not real
What is?

And that begins a voyage
That lasts the rest of your life
The search for the real
In the midst of the unreal

Oh! what a wondrous journey is this
That takes us high and low
That strips us away to what we truly are
That calls us to meet ourselves
Deeper and ever deeper
That invites us to embrace
Every unloved part of ourselves
Until we arrive
At the place we never really left
What irony is this.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The Eden Inside

Inside each human being
Is a garden
The state of each garden
Is reflected in the world
What we cultivate
And what we grow
How much we tend to
Or how much we neglect
Our garden
Is our choice
No one else’s

Many gardens lie barren
Deserted and overrun
With weeds and garbage
Self neglect is an effect
Of trauma and bad conditioning
Yet still there is a way back

Know this inner garden
Tend to it
Love it
Plant beautiful flowers
And water them daily
And slowly slowly
Watch that inner eden grow
And see the impact it has
On your life.

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