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Inspiring video, movies, quotes, divine poetry, spiritual humour, recommended reading and anything else. What floats your boat?

Connection

Heart wisdom knows everything
happening in my life.
I hold thoughts of you.
It takes compassion to connect with
a higher perspective.
The older I become the more
I trust my higher heart to tell me
what I need to know.
I trust that I’ll receive what I require
when I need it.
Abundance is
feeling my needs are taken care and
all is well.

Calm after the Storm

Look into the mirror
for fears,
so you aren’t led
down the frightful path
of others.
Soul connection is light
vibration that fills the heart
until it can no longer be contained
and spills over.
May it seek lighthouses
that shine strong during
inclement weather unleashed on
rugged shores.
May it soothe emotions that
lash out and have no bounds.
May it help
the sleepy collective move
through the mist to find
the morning sun.
On the beach,
I pick up pieces of my soul

The Iris

The Iris

Like after rain,
growing
Like in spring,
blooming
In the Heart of the Eye

Like a radio tower,
Sending
Like an antenna,
receiving
In the Heart of the Eye

In the Heart of the Eye
lies a treasure,
a miracle,
a flower,
The Iris

Make that Heart shine
like the sun
like a flame,
warming
and it will bloom

Bring that heart to life
with attention
passionate
follow your dreams
and it will bloom

All Just One

Was feeling a bit out of sorts on my way to my morning meditation spot by the lake today. Cued up an Openhand video and it reset my day. Was reflecting on the message of the One while witnessing the unity of nature and this writing came. Thanks Open..

All Just One

Will the tree forsake the ground
Or the tides outlive the moon
Can the music claim the sound
Or time leave much too soon

Do our shadows all have names
Does light long for the sun
Will the fire burn the flames
Or is it all just one

Mini Gallery

Hello. I hope this is okay to post art here. I've been waking up a lot with urges to paint and not really knowing what I'm doing but my friends think that I'm actually telling a story without realising it. This morning I got up at 5 and [I think] completed the 'story' and it's only now coming together. As it forms a sequence I thought I'd share them. It only makes sense now that it's completed!

First off was the world we live in, it's rampant chaos swirling with so little to anchor it.

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That led me to my own interior strife

New Song/Poem

Ive been collaborating with a local musician, putting my words to music. We have 6 songs completed from some of my older poetry. This has me writing again, for first time in months, and it feels incredible to tap into that creative flow again. Wrote this the other day and thought I would share.. This is the first time I have written with a song in mind. The chorus we usually do together, so that is unfinished. Hope to meet some other musicians along the way as well. This is a series of questions from the journey.

Deep in the Mystery

After Surrender The Path Least Taken

I am looking for a path that
stays hidden. Although the sun is shinning,
I am enticed into unconsciousness by interesting tidbits.
Waking from the spell of distraction, I search
with focused attention, and
turn to gain new perspective.

Straight ahead there is a break in the trees
with blue sky spilling into a path.
Was it there all this time?

Make use of suffering - Price of the Soul

Henri Frederich Aniel said “You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. I was meditating this morning on how the tightness continues to open onto greater joy. After the retreat in Seattle, I experienced a lot of this tightness but have learned to embrace it. Grateful that I found OpenHand as a lot of mainstream identification had led me to try to avoid it or to quickly heal it away.. This writing flowed out this morning after meditating on this.

The Price of the Kingdom

Gifts within tightness - vs what some in spiritual mainstream talk about

I'm so grateful to find this community as I was feeling somewhat alienated by mainstream spirituality and, as Open says, their tendency to want to 'drop the hot coals' before they teach us their lesson and we recovery the fragments of Self hidden within. As a society it seems that we have become obsessed with avoiding discomfort and the gifts within suffering. To surrender and fall into the heart of it all, with its inherent terror and uncertainty, is the only secure path I have found and it seems that the soul has such a natural, self-healing process guiding it, if I am open to it.

Beautiful Remains - removing blocks = Thanks Fiona

This poem is meant to be accompanied by a picture of a marble statue of David. Fiona shared the quote "Seek not for love,
Rather to remove the blocks to the awareness of love's presence". The poem is about how the beauty is there within the marble block of stone and that it is what is removed that results in the beauty. What remains. I wrote this about gift within the suffering- which is always greater than anything that I appear to be losing - and the beautiful remains.

Beautiful Remains

A massive slab of stone
Conceals a great unknown

Writing inspired by retreat

Shared this via email with the group from Seattle but was encouraged to post on site as well. One of the main lessons that resonated with me from 5gateways movie and at the retreat also was that we will be drawn into tightness during the unfolding and that I must feel my way through. Recovering the fragments of soul requires persistence and courage but it is well worth it. There is no other way for me.