Oh sweet Lord, Beloved God,
we look with a deeper gratitude
at the precious gift of all life….
and drink in the beauty
and the unique expression
of each and every heart,
the wonder of this living earth
on which we live,
the elements that sustain us,
the art that lifts our spirits,
and love wells up for each and every moment
of the streaming blessings
of the infinite energy of creation.
May we cherish it all in our hearts
and live the joy of the moments
we are given in praise and thanksgiving.
May we form an enduring covenant of love
with our God,
the Source of All Life….
How truly precious is thy sweet Love…..
A soft arrow of love
has landed in my heart
and someone else
is breathing for me
against my skin
and gentle hands
stroke my hair
and whisper my name..
Swept into an embrace
only God knows
a sheltering creative space
beyond all my desire
to share it and discover
a way to open
what seems to be
a divine portal to Spirit
It has been called a kingdom
a void….a placelessness
but no word can hold it
nor reveal its truth
save God alone..
We die to self
and surrender the pull
and somehow pray
in the pure love
of a tenderness
The beauty is everywhere
to eyes that truly seek God alone
spinning silken threads
glistening in the light
like strands of angel hair
weightless and delicate
floating and drifting
on an unseen breeze..
transparent and glowing
Mist of tears and dissolving fears
silken strings like seeds of light
billions in the line of vision
when God looks through our eyes
fragments of starlight..
Nothing left to do but trust
the Love that creates
beyond all reason
the Love that is
hidden in Life itself…
The eyes of one who is truly in love with God are lost
in the brilliance of seeing the beauty for which our sight was created!
We have been formed to share the glory of the infinite One
out of whom we are rising into whoever we are longing to become!!
All is shining out from the hidden places within us and suddenly,
we feel the trembling and tender touch of the One
who dwells within us, as we surrender into the miracle of love,
and the recognition swells into a symphony
of divine music and arias of a thousand hearts
that flow out in a chorus of songs across the world
in every language!
May the sacred music of love bring us to our knees
before this holy belovedness.
We call this presence Allness, or Godness,
or a thousand different names
and declare a thousand beliefs that claim to know
the Nature of such an omniscient and thrilling,
constant force of Love as speech melts on your tongue
into the divine wine of a breath of sweetened silence,
and you will know you are not able to utter a word
or speak on your own.
We are caught up in the whirlwinds of loving,
humbled and frightened by arms that sweep us into
the exploding magnificence of the stars,
as the changing face of the skies are reflecting
the blushing of divine ecstasy as the flashing lightning
in the eyes of God seem to be delighting in us!
Our beingness flares into flames
from the fire that fuels the creative current of light
that illuminates the world.
The water that sustains us pours from the well
of the seas and oceans and rivers and lakes that rise
and fall from the sky as clear and glowing rain, as a single
divine gaze creates a sun to shine upon all that exists.
What fools begin to strut around pretending to be little gods
and kings who want to rule a kingdom of their own,
when all we have been given is the pure grace
of a God who wants to give us joy!
We have been set free by this great love
and now, with the awe and surprise of our astonished eyes,
we are being courted in ways we could never have dreamed.
No handful of posies from a nervous suitor at our door,
but fields of flowers of every color spread out before us blossoming
and blooming and changing before our eyes.
No bottle of wine to blot out our fears,
but the wine of a love flooding our senses
exciting and inviting us to surrender into sheltering arms.
Gaze at this earth and reflect for one brief moment
of the miraculous way a single hand works,
or awaken to the brilliance of sight and all we behold,
breathe in the rich scent of the earth rising after a rain.
Savor the taste of a divine kiss lingering sensuously
on our lips as the wine of the grapes of a thousand vineyards
leave us trembling in the fragrance and the clarity
of glistening beauty ripened by the sun.
Then simply try to speak as one who knows anything!
Listen to a thousand birds each singing a different song
as the dawn breaks to reveal a day that has never
been before since the beginning of time!
Hear the whisper of a breeze tickling and talking in your ear,
feel it ruffling your hair, slipping beneath your clothes
to touch your skin.
Feel the sensuous water kissing your feet with waves
that roll in to touch the shores of your being,
and then tell me our Creator is not a Beloved who loves us
with a greatness we cannot begin to fathom in a thousand years!
It is frightening to be so loved when we know our weaknesses,
so we pretend to know what we cannot truly understand!
Try to create a single butterfly and see how much you know!
Oh my brothers and sisters, we are One family of a God
who created us for each other, and we are loved beyond
anything we ever could imagine!
Fall into the beauty of arms that will hold you
next to the great heart of an exalting love beyond your dreams!
We are blessed beyond belief.
A tiny little butterfly that can flash its beauty
with a flutter of wings, has more grace than we do,
can fly, and has the sense to sip the sweetness
from a flowering world!
Awaken to the Love that surrounds you, that flows within your veins,
and feel the flow of the river rushing through you that carries the
seeds that can become a totally new and amazing human being
that will grace the earth with light and dance the unbelievable joy
of love and life that is ours through Grace…
The universe kneels at your feet
touches your toes
softly caresses your hair
plays a sweet music in the wind
keeps a pulsing rhythm in your heart
invites you to experience a deep sweet flow
of breath within and through you
surrounds you with life and the changing beauty
of the seasons wrapping you in a divine
embrace and vibrant presence of freedom
which all comes as a grace to every
creature and person on earth…
And as we meet whatever challenges
come which seem to diminish our existence..
we find a rising faith and hope inside
to help us face whatever happens..
the sun rises and lights our way..
a love inside befriends and supports
the moments we stumble and fall
when we wonder how we will go on..
a child takes our hand and helps us
remember the play of innocence..
lost in the wonder of the world around us..
The moon and stars kindle our dreaming
and the rivers and lakes and the rains
cool and call us to turn our faces
to feel the welcoming glow of sea and sky
to be aware of the awakening of every dawn
and embrace the settling peace of every night
to trust and open our hearts to the giver of life
who gives inclusively to all life if we live in faith
and humility and gratitude for whatever we have..
We are a greater family living in a oneness of
May we rediscover our delight and live in Joy…
and as far as the kiddos are concerned…..the thing which the child loves remains in the domain of the heart until old age….
the most beautiful thing in life is that our soul remains hovering over the place where we once enjoyed ourselves.
much love beautiful soul…
keep blessing us…
To be touched by the spirit of pure unconditional love
is to be launched into an experience or perception
beyond anything one has ever known or felt before…
It is to be transformed, transfigured, and lifted….
to be made new in the cleansing light of eyes
that see you as you are and loves you beyond reason,
beyond special interests, beyond brilliance or ignorance,
beyond beauty or deformity, beyond anything achievable,
beyond worthiness, plunging one into humility
and vulnerability, naked before the light of such love
When we fall under the gaze of beholding,
being seen in the light by pure selfless presence,
we begin to truly live from this moment of innocence…
Open your heart, your soul, your mind, and your spirit
to the pure presence of God and feel the enchanting
alchemy of becoming a beloved of pure Belovedness.
painting by Arild Rosenkrantz
Every day beauty touches me
in countless ways
in form and line, sound and color,
visually and invisibly
as it moves in my spirit,
in faith, in music,
through a generous heart,
the precious innocence
of a pure soul…
Something majestic and free
a soft breeze
sweeps in on a breath
breaking me open
in waves of surrendering
and carries me