You are here

Grey clouds float through a pale blue sky

Over a lake, gentle mountains raising up

As I watch, I certainly know

You breathed this same oxygen.

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Through splintered rays of light

Shining down through a deep, green forest

Remember, remembering you

Shining in those golden beams.

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Those gentle summer breezes

Touching my skin lightly

I can’t forget, forgetting

This moment of peace and ease.

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This is a better way to recall you

Better than those nighttime recollections

Where you visit me and pretend

Like we are together, here and now.

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So come to me everyday

Through nature’s lingering call

Leaves, breezes, animals

Sunsets giving away to twinkling stars.

A Love

There is a deep, true love

Secretly residing inside of you

A blessing from above

A love that is just for you.

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You may not yet know

But this love in infinite

A love that will grow and grow

Your heart is its instrument.

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This secret growing light

Cloaked within each cell

A beaming glow of white

Each day you grow to know it very well.

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Simply close those two beautiful eyes

Breathe deep and fill your heart

Notice moon, stars, and bright blue skies

Recognize this love as your precious work of art.

I saw you

Across that room

I saw you

Your smile brightening up

The entire place

I  really saw you.

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I remember your look of joy

And I thought, someday

We might be friends

If I am lucky enough

But at least I saw you there.

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And maybe, I can admit it now

I was a little jealous

Because I could see your light

So clear, flowing, bright

A smile that could change the world.

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I want that, I thought

I want to be that

And I want to have that

I want to be and have

What I saw there in you.

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And it all started with

Me looking up

And really seeing you

Recognizing how that light flowed

And moved through you.

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I hope someday

You might see me too

And recognize my light

The way I recognized yours

Beaming for all to see.

Open your heart

Open your heart

It’s a brand new day

Open your heart

To the loving kindness way

Open your heart

Let the love shine in

Open, open, yes, open up your heart

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Wake right up

To this brand new day

Greet it with love

It’s the brand new way

Open your heart

Love is what we have today

Open, open, yes, open up your heart

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Release your fears

There is no need to cry

Be here right now

Let your heart open and fly

Move beyond pain and suffering

Let your heart be full

Open, open, yes, open up your heart

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Chorus:

An open heart

One that is filled with love

An open heart

Loving kindness way

An open heart

It is yours today

Open, open, yes, open up your heart

Both/ And

The Yin, The Yang

I am light

And I am dark

I have been so angry, I felt my head would explode

And so peaceful, I might just float away

I have been tired, done, overwhelmed, exhausted

And then excited, energized, happy, enthusiastic

I can be loving, calm, centered, sweet

Another day, ready to fight, take on the world

I have known such love and presence

And I walked on the edge of the abyss to nothingness

I am a human being

And sometimes a spiritual being

Both completely perfect, healed, and well

And struggling along, aching inside

It’s this life, this life of Both/ And

The best, the worst, the all of it all

It all leads to growth and it all leads back to everything and nothing

Fullness, emptiness, completeness and the void

Always room for reflection, the witness, growth.

What a perfect, wonderful, horrible, and challenging opprotunity

To be both a human and spiritual being

In this breath

In this breath

And the next, and the next….

It is all here.

In this breath

And the one after

I can feel God.

Breathing through me

In this breath

And all of the ones to follow.

I know the nature of Love

Flowing through me

In this breath.

And on and on

There is no end

Even at the end.

Thank you for so much time

To breathe, to know, to be, to love

In this breath.

Love flows through me

And when this body’s breath ends

I am, So Hum, One with All.

A New Year Healing

Here she sits

On the start of a brand new year

Just a little work in progress

Both a small part of the universe and all of the universe

Wishing for a peaceful loving heart

Stuck sometimes in the clinging and longing

For more, more, more, more

The list spins around in her mind

More friends, money, space, belongings, love

As loneliness and heartache creep in

She must know the only way out is in and through

Breathe, observe, feel

Connect deeply to the heart and gratitude

Mourn the heartache of loss and attachment or aversion

The human condition

And walk closer to the shining bright light

Of abundant and eternal love

Walk into that light of love

Reflect that light out toward others

Share the heart space more deeply

Than ever before.

Unbearable Compassion

So much loss, these many children gone

In an instant

An insane slaughter

Of life, love, potential.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

How to maintain love and compassion for all

This is the task before us

This is what will end wars

And usher in peace

For mankind.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Remember why you are here

Love, serve, remember

To practice unbearable compassion

For all suffering

Even for all bad, evil, corrupt acts

It will be unbearable

Eventually after years of aching…

Om Mani Padme Hum.

After years of practicing compassion

Your heart will flow with love and light

It will be seen in your body

Shining forth love

In your voice

Soothing and grounding

In your movement

Elegant and light

In your beaming smile

Om Mani Padme Hum.

And you will embrace all of it

And soothe all of it

And deeply know all of it

You will become

Unbearable compassion for all.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Into the light

I stepped into a foreign place

And I faltered a bit

Looking for  a warm embrace.

Slowly he guided me

“Be still listen to the music”

Whatever will be, will be.

Slowly I moved, circling left then right

I gained courage to take the chance

I stepped into the brightest of light.

It was so very brilliant, truly blazing

I met the sacred ones there

The pure love they shared was amazing.

The ancestors, they whispered me to love and let go

All is well, dear one,

You know everything you need to know.

When I emerged from this excursion

I knew that I was ready for change

A new love arising form the immersion.

Now you will see, from within me,

The eternal light that is emerging

This is what will be, and be, and be.

So Hum, I am

I sit in meditation

Following words of inspiration

I turn to the breath, like the Buddha did

And in this moment

I am crying

Sobs rack my body

Lump in the throat

Tears stream from the eyes, run down cheeks

Nose drips

Heart aches around the breath

How to keep breathing through this

This pain of life

I breathe, I sob, I cry

Is this meditation?

Of grief?

Aum Shanti

Cry, breathe, meditate, notice

Then a few breaths of peace

The sobs dissipate

So Hum

I am this pain, this peace

Aum Shanti

All together in one

So Hum

Breath moving in and out

Sounds swirling around, a storm outside

Children awaken inside

Aum Shanti

Breathe, notice, return

And again I cry and sob

Breathe

Aching around the pain and the love

I am both suffering and not suffering

I am in peace and I am in pain

Moment to moment I shift

I am this

I am this

and I am this too

So hum.