THE WEEPERS BRIDGE THE WORLDS

Let us cry our tears
For the coming and going
Holding the heartache
Close to our chest
Surrendering our resistance
To the inevitable
Not turning away
But bearing it all
Even as it breaks us wide open

The weepers, those who can weep,
Not just for those they love
But for all the coming and going
They bridge the worlds

For really there are not two
But one appearing as two
And the weepers dissolve the illusion.

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BECOME EMPTY AND FREE

Leave your bags
At the water’s edge
Go naked and empty

Dive in to the deep
Let the water cleanse
Your energy body

Do not look back
Neither look forward
Be where you are

Enter the moment
Between the in-breath
And the out-breath

Allow eternity itself
To be revealed to you
By dying to all
That is temporary

Be still
And walk
To the busy market
Return with your basket full
And your mind free.

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TIME TO BLOSSOM – Dedicated to YOU

The human experience
Carries the potential for greatness
Or terrible tyranny

We are latent beings
Waiting to be activated

There is adventure
Written into our code

What makes one
Rise up against all odds
Out of all suffering
And become a carrier of light

And yet another
Lauded with wealth
Cosseted with opulence
Becomes the harbinger of doom

Don’t think this lies somewhere else
It is in each of our hearts
I was a wreck, tortured by my past
Inflicting my pain of everyone

And then opportunity for change arrived
And I seized it by the forelock
Even though it terrified me

Truly it doesn’t matter what has happened
What matters is how it serves you now
Does it cripple you?
Does it feed you?
Can you use it as food for your transformation?

None of this is easy
But we must face these hard truths
We have but one short life
That may be wasted in the past
And we will miss this beauty.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anais Nin

– I wrote this in March 2019 but now it is more relevant than ever.

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Mind Bows Down

You cannot work it out with your mind
Because it is not conceptual

You must live it fully from your heart
Because it is in the visceral reality, the lived experience,
That the natural intelligence comes

When the heart is finally purged of its trauma
And released from its captivity
Even the mind bows down
And offers itself in service.

Inner Dignity

There is a power of heart
And of depth
To be able to hold oneself
With a kind of dignity
That is noble of spirit
Even in difficult circumstances
This dignity is not outside dependent
It is purely an internal matter
Between oneself and existence
Neither does it have anything to do with ego
It is not born of duality
Not a putting up quality at all
It is simply a quality
Of being with what is
Without anything in the way
Essentially this is openness.

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Leaving the Dream World

The dream world is pernicious and insistent
Inside it you believe it to be utterly real
Everybody does, that’s how pernicious it is
And you have to be asleep to live in it

Upon stepping out of the dream
Either permanently or temporarily
You realize it is utterly illusory
And only offers a facade, an appearance
And that Reality is somehow hiding inside the appearance

This may well bring you to your knees
Shock you to the core
Totally undermine you
And completely mystify you
What you once believed, all your life,
Has turned out to be a false construct

But that’s it, once the spark has caught,
Once glimpsed, felt or experienced in some way
Reality calls you
The fire has started, the seed planted
The sails have been hoisted
And there is nothing you can do
But set sail

And then the journey really begins
That’s the true voyage
The one your heart wants
The one that speaks to your soul

And of course you will meet storms and tempests
Even monsters and dark shadows
But it will forge you and grow you
In ways you could never imagine

And pretty soon the dream will be far behind
And appear small and innocuous
And those still inside it, believing it to be real,
Will touch your heart
And your love will reach out to them
And maybe you will touch someone with your truth
And your tenderness.

Lovers Arise

Lovers, there is nothing left for us
But to arise
Everything has changed
Old realities have been torn down
Truth as we knew it is dead
And there is a gaping hole
A gaping hole in the heart of man
All holes eventually are filled
Nature abhors the vacuum

Lovers arise
You have nothing to lose
But your fears and your imagination
Nothing to let go of
But this low grade resonance
That binds you and tethers you
To an old paradigm

We are capable of extraordinary things
We can upgrade, we can fly
We can be powerful
We can let love flow into us and through us
We can make this spiritual seeking
A frequency change
Not sometime in the future
But now

Something is happening on planet earth
It has been on its way for a long time
Are we in the midst of it
Or at the beginning of it
Will things get more intense
Will everything external collapse
No one knows

But each drop of water
Each snow flake
Each cell in the body
Contributes to the whole
And is uniquely valuable

We get to choose our resonance
And if we don’t choose it
Others choose it for us
Lovers arise
There is a wave sweeping through everything

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I Am One

I am one
Who lives
On the ocean floor
Feeling everything
As it sways this way and that
Feeling the depth of things
Looking up at the waves
As they rise and fall
This life is part agony
And part ecstasy
A singular purpose
Of feeling fully
The weight of
The human experience

I am one
Who soars the heavens
As a free bird
Far above the fray
Touching the stars
In love with the sun
Gathering prometheus fire
And swooping down
To share its power
With those walk the land

I am nothing, just this
A silence that walks the world
Here for a time in form
Human, divine, animal, alien
I am in everything
And everything is in me
Humble and prayerful
Yielded all arrogance
And surrendered
To the sheer mystery
We call life.

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