Everything is One Thing

I stopped trying to save the world
And instead looked into my own true nature

I discovered my true nature
And saw the world is a dream of the imagination

My heart burst open as I saw the suffering
And out of me poured the kind of love
That heals belief in separation
The love was not mine
But seemed to be coming through me
Its origin I know not

All things became one thing
And I understood what service is
I gave myself to that.

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Be Still

My friend, in all this turbulence
Be still
In the throes of division and accusation
Be still

As the enemy pulls his sword ready for battle
Be still
As the storm looms overhead
And threatens a mighty deluge
Be still

While others rage and scream
And the harbingers of doom
Bemoan the end of the world
Be still
Even as the ocean spews its waves
That crash in thunderous anger
Upon the shore
Be still

Be still
There is a part of us
Beyond all form
When we remember it
We fall into a peace
That heals all division.

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The Heart Warrior Must Arise

Let us reclaim our heart wisdom
Natural intelligence
That is our birthright

We have moved far away
From the source of our truth
From the wisdom of our hearts
We live now in a mental world
A world built on mind’s knowledge

But mind without heart is cold
A cruel and righteous world
In which tenderness, grief,
Vulnerability and innocence
Are unwanted guests

We must decide, each of us,
What kind of world we want to live in
The construct of the mind
Intent of separation and division
Or a world built on love’s openness

And when we decide
We are called to do everything we can
To make that choice a reality
Whatever it takes.

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The Divine Light

There are times
When such a softness
Arises within me
I begin to see
The divine light
That shines in everything
Not with the mind
But with the heart’s knowing

This humbling vision
Brings such an acceptance
Of the way of things are
That all division dissolves
And everything becomes quiet and still.

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Innocence Remembered

Our innocence is never lost
But always hidden
We each experience the fall
As though we are destined
To know that loss
That heartbreak
The shame and the guilt
The blame and the rage
We carry such burdens
That weigh heavily on our simple joy

We are all adam and eve
Playing out some vast human struggle
To reconcile the innocence of our true nature
With the burden and flaws of the human experience

When, through grace, we discover
Our innocence is still there
And is only covered over with survival strategies
It brings such relief
It returns us to the wholeness
That is our essential truth.

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Cherish It All

The pure energy of the light
Pours into each of our hearts
Animating our every breath
Offering us life in its myriad expressions

We forget this miracle
And lose our connection to it
So beguiling is form
And so pernicious conditioning
We become transfixed
Bewitched by the shadows

When gratitude and wonder
When connection with nature
When recognition of true source
Are forgotten or ignored
We lose our way
And become almost insane

And then, through grace,
Something may happen
That causes us to stop
It may tear at our reality
And plunge us into despair or grief
We may rail against it
And think it the worst thing

But it is truly a messenger
Come here to speak to our hearts
Telling us to remember

The wise and humble see this truth
And cherish every part of life
With all its heartbreak and suffering
And with all its forgetting and remembering

Nothing is excluded from love.

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Dive Deep Inside

The deeper you dive
Into the darkness and mud
The more exquisite will be
The jewels you discover

You may have to sift
Through much sediment
And endless dirt
Seemingly without end

But, by and by,
You will stumble upon
Such wonders
And magnificent treasures
You will be in awe

We are searchers by nature
And when our searching
Is turned inwards
Something incredible happens
And the secrets of the universe
Are revealed.

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The Universe Pours In

My beloved, how shall we measure love

In the same way we measure the number of stars in the night sky
Or the way we measure the grains of sand on the beach
Shall we tether it with our feeble attempts to number everything
And fit it all into a box we understand
Shall we quantify love as we do everything else
Or shall we leave it as immeasurable, unknowable, uncountable

We clutch at description as though it were a safety net
Oh!, we say, when I know how many, when I can describe it,
Then I will own it and understand it and be safe

But friend, you will kill it in your attempts
Accept it, you know nothing
You are adrift in the unknown ocean
As we all are

Don’t worry about counting
Don’t worry about the false safety you seek
Just be in the vastness of it all
Dancing, laughing, crying, grieving and loving

When you open up in this way
The whole universe pours into you
And celebrates.

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