THE LUMINOSITY OF BEING

Here is another small collection of my various outpourings this week.

This week’s poems are dedicated to a beautiful man I worked with recently who I have just learned has passed away. The last words I heard from him said,’ Thank you for your friendship. I’m sure we will remain friends forever.’

I’m sure we will remain friends forever – yes Peter, beyond time’s knowing.

Down here
In the depths
Feeling everything
Holding onto nothing.


If you could see
The luminosity of your being
You would cease all your hostilities
Put down all destructive weapons
And instantly love all things
Beyond measure

It is only our blindness
To the truth
That keeps us at war.


When you let go of trying to control everything
A door opens into a vast new realm
And you are invited to trust life
And not fear it.


It’s the dance of the mystic
In the ordinariness of life
That delights me
The mystic untethered
Shines a light
On the darkness
Nudging those
Who have sought refuge
In the temporary
To remember
The ineffable mystery
Of existence.


Let us meet
Beyond our opinions or beliefs
Somewhere down in the deepest
As two naked beings
Raw and real
Living in the mystery
We call life
Prior to all this cover up
Of the self

We will call it
A meeting of souls
Celebrating the unknown.


You can’t find a place
You didn’t leave
You can only realize
You never left it.


Stop hiding your sacred light
Pretending you are unworthy of it
You are not unworthy of this glory
It’s what you are here for
And all this doubt is just a delaying
Of the inevitable.


Fall in love so deeply
With your existence
That everything
Melts into you.


Come to no conclusion
But walk with presence
In the unknown
Mind wide open
Heart as vast as the sky
You and the world
Become one thing.


Friend, you must fly into the sun
So the light burns off
Lifetimes of guilt and shame
If you really want what is true
You must stand naked and unashamed
Innocent and tender
Before the world
Only this humility will open the door
To love’s deepest truths.


I’m sure we will all be friends forever.
Love has no enemies.

Thank you for reading the words of my heart and soul.

COMPASSIONATE HEART

This compassionate heart
That grew inside me
Was born from pain
And desperate attempts
To keep away from old wounds
Lost in addictions and avoidance
Strategies that failed
And only brought me greater suffering
And suffering to those around me


When I gave up fighting
My world caved in
And the resistor was destroyed,
Broken up and dissolved
What remained, and it took many years
And many tears
Was this compassionate heart


I saw myself in everyone
I saw everyone’s pain and sorrow
I saw the patterns we weave
And the strategies we employ
I realized that only kindness really works
And only a compassionate embrace
Of all human troubles
Releases us to be who we are.

WHEN TRUTH FALLS IN

It’s like a riddle
Made only for you
You have to work it out
No one can do it for you
Others may point
Inform and guide
But only when truth
Falls into you
Into your belly
Into your heart
Into your blood and bones
Will it make any sense

The journey is deep
And the challenges many
Emotions run hot
Beliefs become entrenched
The path of understanding
Draws us inexorably
But only when truth
Falls into you
Into your belly
Into your heart
Into your blood and bones
Will it make any sense

We are perfectly imperfect
Hurt and fragile
Indomitable and courageous
Tossed by the ocean
Thrown upon the shore
Desperate to make comprehend
Yet terrified of our darkness
But only when truth
Falls into you
Into your belly
Into your heart
Into your blood and bones
Will it make any sense.

Image by franck JUILLARD from Pixabay

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HONESTY OF THE UNKNOWN

The true spiritual path is tough
At some point you may find yourself drowning
In an ocean of delusion
Games coming undone, unraveling
Beliefs that seemed so real
Shaking at their foundations
All this can feel overwhelming

Friend, learn to breathe under water
This drowning is the divine calling you
Inviting you to let it all go
And stay in the honesty of the unknown

Be softly still
And let what needs to fall, fall
There is no other way.

Image by Darkmoon_Art from Pixabay

I AM LEAVING WORDPRESS

This is it
I am leaving wordpress after 5 years of poetry

It has been wonderful
But enough is enough

If you want to stay in touch and follow my poetry
You can find me on substack
https://kavijezziehockaday.substack.com

My subscription will run until the end of this month and then expire.

Thank you so much for following me, liking my poems and paying some attention.
The poetry is not stopping, only my chosen and preferred platform.
I still do all my poetry free and substack is no different.

So if you fancy continuing the journey jump on.
Otherwise be well and be blessed.

Kavi Jezzie Hockaday

FALL INTO SKY NATURE

The tangled web we weave
Entangling ourselves and each other
In the stickiness
Like a glue that wants to harden
And solidify into something fixed

All this entangling must come undone
Sometimes in one fell swoop
Often as a gradual erosion

The inherited and conditioned patterns
Woven into us unconsciously
Parents, religion, morality
All the ancestral wounds
Playing themselves out in each of us

All this must cease being the driver
Of our urges, our habits and our addictions

This is a call to become naked and innocent
To fall into the unknowing-ness prior to personality

It is no small call, not for the feint of heart
It is a warriors challenge, for it takes great courage
To take everything off
To remove the veils
To open Pandora’s box
To meet the ghosts
To face any and all demons
Not from a place of war
But from the deepest peace and openness
As the sky accepts the tumult of the storm.

Image by Brigipix from Pixabay

AN INFINITE ECSTATIC SORROW

As I ran in the silence of the early dawn
Held by the emptiness of mournful piano

An infinite sorrow came upon me
Causeless and peaceful
It was without limit
Soft and almost imperceptible
And inside it
Was a kind of exquisite ecstasy

None of this needed any explanation or inquiry
No holding on to it
As though it were life itself
The air, consciousness, love

I was there, in eternity,
As eternity, a moment in time
A witness and a drop in the ocean
I may never recover
Neither would I want to.