Just a few are gathered now
In a place so light and free
Just a few converging
One of them could be me.
Just a few assembled
To dance under a sinking sun
Soon nighttime will gather
You won’t find them on the run.
Amassing love and peace
Souls create a true convergence
They practice and rehearse
Creating a love-filled resurgence.
We will keep on dancing
Moving under a star-lit sky
Spinning and twirling
We are free until they die.
All will still be singing
Those precious songs from within
There are no words, only space
Little comforts in this tailspin.
It will surely end in death
But at least we will be free
All certainly ends with nothing
And the same will be of me.
Until that time I will keep dancing
Singing until I am free
Until then you will find me twirling
Living, a mind full of God’s esprit.
Darling, you can keep on dancing
For it will set your spirit free
You may look within your own sweet self
Gazing deeper still to see.
Just a few are gathered now
It may seem dark and stormy outside
And it may be tempting to hold onto
Those dark feelings, the pain, the anger.
But today, we can usher in a brilliant light
A light that lives on within the heart
A light that no man can dampen.
Just imagine, your whole being
From head to toe, your whole being
Soaked in a healing, loving light.
That light then concentrates in your heart
And with every heartbeat, it arises
Spilling and spreading out into the world.
This gift of eternal love and light
Is yours, it’s free, and it’s right there
Inside your heart forever.
Open to its presence and step right in
Radiate that light to all in need
It’s your own eternal flame.
All of the lights went out
And I felt the power of the mother
Rising up and holding me.
Just by candle light
I could feel her there with me.
It’s not time yet….
She held me closer
She was not ready to let me go
She was holding me here
Right … here.
And that was okay
For now, for today
But I can feel myself edging, edging
On the brink of the new
For one day, she will let me go
And we will both sail onward
To the next chapter.
Until Peace washes over us
We will continue to suffer
And cry for something more
Not knowing which way to go
Until Peace engulfs us
And reigns from land to land
We will mourn the loss of loved ones
Crying out and wondering why
Until Peace soothes our souls
There will be war, hate, and fear
Destruction of beauty, loss of life
Deception and corruption abound.
Until Peace begins with me
And you, each person striving
To be and bring love into this world
We will need to trust and believe, all is well.
When the loss is so great
And your heart feels beyond heavy
Saturated with grief and pain
Don’t run and hide in the fear
Rather open up completely
Let the grief swallow you whole
Let the pain tear you apart, bit by bit
Remolding your core of being
For when you open up to
The free falling dark abyss of grief
You will walk through that dark, fire-y, painful night
You will stumble and fall
You will ache and hurt
You will shudder and cry out
And you will carry on, forward marching
And emerge anew
On another side of this universe
Filled with peace, ease, love, and light.
So go now, and take all of your braveness
All of your love that you once knew for this precious lost soul
And allow it to propel you forward
Taking the hand of those who are likewise suffering
Together, you can scream through that dark abyss
Shed rivers of tears on the burning path
Rake your soul over the flames of death
And at last come to calm those fires
With your own healing river of tears
Be brave dear souls
And walk into that promise
Of a light filled peace
Emerging beyond the abyss.
A dusting of white snow
Falls from the sky
And covers this world
In a beautiful quiet sugar coating
Crystals, clear, white, purity.
A chance now to settle down
Into some winter healing
Playing, resting, cuddling
Yoga before sudden snow squalls
And naps in front of warm fireplaces.
Hot tea to coat the soul
White winter dreams
Emerging through the long, cold, dark nights
Twinkling like the stars
That guide us from above.
It’s just a dusting of snow
For now it’s here
And tomorrow it may be gone
Flying away, melting back to earth
Like the thoughts that stream through
Our warm winter dreams.
When I was a small child
and the bombs were flying and falling and bursting
I was not afraid.
That was, afterall, so far away
Also, my uncle was there
Dropping supplies from planes in Vietnam
And taking care of the world.
I grew up and was not afraid of the state of the world
I was too self involved
Until in high school, as we studied history, I began to see the reality of man. I watched The Day After on TV, along with 100 million other people. Now I was afraid, for years to come I was terrified of nuclear war, and I would read about the what-if’s and the certain devastation. When the wall fell, well, those thoughts seemed to fall away a bit with that wall, torn apart by human hands. *After I graduated college,A certain President began the first middle east war, that I saw live on TV I would get drunk and high and try to understand itUntil I wrapped myself up in a ball of anxiety and fear”I will never bring children into a hate filled world”, where money and oil and consumerism fill our sad lives. He agreed with me. *And things escalate again some years later, they continue on, the things man does to manOklahoma bombings, 9-11, Iraq, AfghanistanSomewhere though along the way, I did want children, he did want childrenA family, to move toward peace, to share moments of joy, to create a new world. Children, the hope for a different future…. we can do this. *I shelter you now, your young brains, You know just a bit about the bombings, the killings, the shootingsYou hear on the radio and sometimes you see me cryBut you don’t watch, you never watch, you don’t see those imagesI take you to yoga, and pray for peace, and hold you tightly each nightOur own peaceful universe, one moment to the next. *I try not to worry, worry about you and the futureWorry about the world I will leave behind someday, for you to somehow manageI teach you about peace, and ease; I say these words, spread that love, joy, friendship each dayWe are all just one familyAnd my faith in your prevails, to bring forth the peace and light into the world. There is no more choice to be afraid.