Pray for Peace

Pray to whoever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or marble or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the Bo tree in scorching heat, Yahweh, Allah, raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekinhah, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to Inanna in her stripped descent. Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, Record Keeper of time before,...

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Are you seeing me!

Are you seeing me!

What do you see nurses What do you see? What are you thinking when you are looking at me A crabbit old woman not very wise, Uncertain of habit with far away eyes, Who dribbles her food and makes no reply When you say in a loud voice “I do wish you would try.” Who seems not to notice the things that you do, And forever is losing A stocking or shoe, Who unresisting or not lets you do as...

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Until Your Own Dawn

Daybreak: everything in this world is a luminous divine dream I have spun. I did not know life was a fabric woven by my soul. Any form that can appear to you-should I confess this?- it is something I made. All roots nurse from me. God’s art is mine.  I did not want His divine talent. It simply grew in my heart from the way I loved. Existence is a s a young child moving through a lane at...

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An Insidious Idol

Commerce is supported by keeping the individual at odds with himself and others, by making us want more than we need, and offering credit to buy what refined senses do not want. The masses become shackled: I see how their eyes weep and are desperate-of course they feel desperate-for something, for some remedy that a poor soul then feels needs to be bought. I find nothing more offensive than a...

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Imagining World

In my dream the angel shrugged and said,  If we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination. & then she placed the world gently in the palm of my hand — Brian Andreas — Still Mostly...

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The Word “spiritual”

The word “spiritual” includes all those whose deepest values lead them to challenge the ethos of selfishness and materialism that has led people into a frantic search for money and power and away from  a life that places love, kindness, generosity, peace, non violence, social justice, awe and wonder at the grandeur of creation, thanksgiving, humility and joy at the center of our...

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The World Has Need of You

Everything here seems to need us – Rainer Maria Rilke I can hardly imagine it as I walk to the lighthouse, feeling the ancient prayer of my arms swinging in counterpoint to my feet. Here I am, suspended between the sidewalk and twilight, the sky dimming so fast it seems alive. What if you felt the invisible tug between you and everything? A boy on a bicycle rides by, his white shirt open,...

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Give me the key…..

Give me the key after you unlock yourself and I will melt it down into a medal you can wear over your heart so you can keep prison close without bolting yourself in again so I won’t tear every time I watch the door close behind you feel you crouched in that tiny room with bars on the sky pouring cement into your veins Throw off your chains and I will share the combination that opens from...

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Authentic Need

“Obligation at our higher level of consciousness is created by the direct and clear recognition of authentic need that can be uniquely addressed by you and you alone. Authentic obligation is a natural by-product of authentic love. Every true obligation is sourced in love. Unique love creates a Unique Obligation to give your Unique Gift. The realization of your Unique Self awakens you to the...

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There comes a time…

“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” — Author...

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