Resting in The Heart

Come back, come back
To what is here
This tenderest of places
Where love awaits

Even though we cannot be together
Still we can know each other
When we rest in our hearts

Don’t let it be all mind
You will become exhausted
Mind is rooted in separation
The I, the me, all identity and survival

But our hearts are connected across space
And across time’s illusory appearance
So come back, come back
To what is here
Where love awaits

Don’t forget beauty
Today, do something to court beauty
Say something sweet and tender
Offer something that lights up your lovers eyes
Nothing big, just a soft message
That love is untouchable by separation
Untouchable by fear

There are those who see beauty and love
Even in the midst of great hardship
Let us aspire to be like those
Holders of the light

Come back, come back
To what is here
This tenderest of places
Where love is.

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The Interconnected of All Things

I have said this before many times
Everything hangs together
By an invisible thread

And now we must know
All of us hang together
By the same thread

We are the weave
The picture being woven
And, on this level of reality,
The weaver

We need each other
We rely on each other
Life continues because of each other

This is what we are being shown
At this time of deep reflection
How it all fits together
And how easily it can fall apart

And that simple truth
Compels us to appreciate the other
To see value in all people
To develop deeper compassion and care
To shift the balance
Of our me centered consciousness
To a we centered consciousness

We don’t lose anything by this
We gain everything
And we begin to choose leaders
Who value and nurture
Collective care

A jigsaw puzzle is incomplete
If one piece is missing
And everything works because of everybody
Not because of one special one.

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

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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Kindness in the Midst of Fear

Kindness is the key
It brings us back to what is important
Runaway mind eases into the background
(Before it returns like freight train)
And we are back in the present moment
Softly and tenderly

Kindness is the antidote to fear
It doesn’t try and stop it or answer it
It simply offers a tender hand to it
Kindness says,’Yes I know, and still I love
Even though all this is happening
I stay with openness and love.’

There is no greater power
Not just in a crisis but always
For life is imbued with death and tragedy
And we get to either shrink into self
And meet existence with argument
Or we go beyond and embrace kindness

This kindness starts with us
And emanates out to the world
It heals us and those it touches
It is strength and true power
Manifested even in the face of pain
Even in the face of fear

Believe me, I have tried all alternatives
And realized that only the deepest
And most tender kindness
Works.

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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

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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