the wild and wonderful sea

January 17, 2019

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the moods of the infinite…..the changing face of a manifesting and creative sea

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the deep and dramatic rolling waves catching the sun…..

 

the beauty

of an immortal beloved

forever revealing

a new dimension of divine nature

through movement of spirit

N.

 

 

in a secret garden…

January 10, 2019

 

 

yearning_to_be_caressed___mahmoud_farshchian_by_mfarsh-d7l4fke-2…as she wandered

in timelessness

melting in beauty

feeling silence in her soul

the flowing movement

of spirit drawing and guiding

her to follow the soft impressions

of where the beloved walks

the fragrance of love

divine music in the singing wind

the sweetest  breath

like soft wings brushing her lips

delicate whispering in her ear..

swirling blossoms

caressing  and nestling

in her hair..

so much to share

only love knows the way

into the charms

of invisible arms….

N.

Moments of Divine Presence…

January 5, 2019

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Our God is so near to you……….
invisibly streaming through and within you
through the Glorious Spirit and divine nature..
It is a statement of faith and experience
that gives me the grace to share this..
we are given and shown so many ways
the Spirit enriches our lives…
shares the beauty of the earth..
and the intimacy of feeling close
to divine presence in our communion
with holy friends and a growing
holy and sacred family creating a community
of those who love and find the unity
from moment to moment in our lives..
The generosity and divine perception of our
Creator knows who we are deep inside
and draws us closer if we listen…
we are invited to live within this greatness
that seeks our Joy and wellbeing…
blessed to be a blessing for each other..
O may it be so for each of you in a unique
and personal way to fill you with
the eternal love that will lift you
in its truth and be with you always…
N.

O Beloved! You Are the World…

December 20, 2018

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O Beloved! You are my Everything!
You are the flowering of All Beauty
the depth of every sea and the crest of every wave..
You are the Light of the sun and moon and every star..
the Breath of every breath..
the Heart of every heart..the Soul of every soul
You are the secret whispering in the dancing wind..
You are the divine embrace that sweeps me into the
magnificent flowing Spirit that lives eternally..
the life-giving essence that sweetens the air
with the fragrance of every flower…
the scent of life..the glow of every lover…
the innocence of every child..
the purity of deep surrendering…
You are the peace of every being..
You are the dream..the hope..the truth..the vision
of imagination..the manifestation of life itself..
You are the integrity and warmth of Friendship…
the tears of tenderness…the dance of creation…
You are the sacrament of every moment…
the Presence that moves my days..and nights..
the glory of every morning..
the mystery creating all possibility..
You are the God of every religion..
the expression of faith that sustains me..
the bewildering sweetness of every kiss..
the arms open to every embrace..the pulsing rhythm
empowering the growth of the universe..
the deep uncreated space beyond time..
You are the creative power of all existence..
the majesty of every mountain..the music of every song…
you are the graceful lift of every wing..
the wonder that incites all growth..
the uniqueness of every face..of every shape and form..
the pure silence and rising birth of all renewal..
the belovedness of every longing..
If I were to write all that you are..I would
write to the end of time and begin again
in every beginning…
You are the highest..deepest…and most
glorious Love I will ever experience..
You are the most exalting feeling..
the lightning and laughter
and the highest Joy..
You are more than a belief..
You are the EXPERIENCE
I perceive and feel within me
O Beloved..I was born to sing to You..
to love You..to share the gift of You..
You are the Love of every life..
O my Beloved..my immortal Beloved..
You are my Everything….
Naomi

Surrendering to the Unknown

December 19, 2018

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The rivering wine of love…

I could write until the end of time
and never touch
the beauty of what I feel..

I remember a moment

I felt I couldn’t breathe..
I thought my heart would stop
I had to run and seek consolation
in the darkness of the unknown
where the only light
was glowing in my heart..

for I had become
a human candle
burning in a longing vigil
that has flickered for
a million years..

Something set my heart
on fire and burned
away the shielding veil
and everything
was refined
into a river of wine
that would flow forever
and destiny was a forgotten word
in the cosmic winds of time..

What beats my heart..
who gives me life..
and why am I here..
were no longer questions I would ask

no answers would I seek
for I lost my breath and name
as I was drawn under
the rising and falling waves
of the flow
of the beloved..

Life is ever changing
ever new
while Love is always true
when it is formed
within you..

When the curtain

of Rumi’s  beloved Shams
was consumed
in flames
the scrolls of thousands of names
fell into the ruin of forgetting..

and when the nightingale
fell in love with the rose..
I knew the singing would never end..

Love that never dies
erases all the lies
obliterates illusion
ends confusion
and the beloved
opens the garden gate
to hearts
that have learned
to create..

A single moment can change the world
and dissolve time
suspending all endings
making each moment a first
creating a thirst
for the wine of beauty
that only love
can give..

Never intrusive
and always inclusive
an embrace
from the beloved claims
the heart forever
beneath a Sun that contains
every heart
in One..

Naomi Stone

“Surrendering to the Unknown”

Painting by Rassouli

Create through Love

December 8, 2018

 

Oh painters, poets, singers,

artists of the soul,

playing in the particles of life,

let the quivering molecules

of your being

wade in the energy of your

hidden laughter.

 

Become masters of the medium

of love

and splash your kisses 

across the sky!

Dip your brushes in your hearts

and create a vision

of the beauty crouching

within you,

ready to spring into life

as something new.

 

Let the winds of spirit blow

away the clouds

that cover your longing

 for freedom.

 

Dress your precious life in 

the colors of your soul

and let the wondrous visions 

flow into a stream of love.

 

Be an invitation, like the dawn,

coaxing and calling

us all to dance with the day,

to play, to sing,

to let the light of the sun make us

gleam and glow.

 

Let your sleeping heart awaken 

and push through the soil

of the body and mind

to be born again and again and again.

 

Let your sweet discovery 

bloom in wonder.

Greet the blossoms with shouts of joy,

as the petals of tenderness

surround you in a robe of rainbows

 and dripping wonder.

 

Be like Joseph in his coat

of many colors

with eyes that see the Pharaoh’s dreams

and ears that hear

 the songs of the night

locked in silence, weeping to be known.

 

Let the caressing touch of spirit

set you free

 to be, to live, to move, to flow,

and to create,

again and again and again.

 

Take my hand and dance me

into the mystery and

music of you.

 

 

Naomi

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Falling into Belovedness…

November 26, 2018

We need the wildness…the purity of the wilderness……the seeds and roots of all beginnings….to breathe in the flow of life to renew…God is the ultimate wilderness………..and Mystery……fall into the cleansing living waters of the purest love you will ever know…….

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A night flight from heart to heart..

November 4, 2018
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The beauty hidden in the gliding flight of outspread wings
is deeper and far greater than anything these eyes can see…
The mystery of life itself clings to thee….O Hidden One..
in which we dwell in silent ecstasy
held in balance by eternal energy…an alchemy
an enchanting sanctuary….without which
not a single thing would move or live…
A golden brilliance…a hidden light within illuminates
and ignites the spark that starts the heart and breathes
us into being…an unseen face is the flowing grace
of every song…….of every vision…of every possibility
we feel magnificence…a precious presence…an essence
the billowing whiteness…the transparency of spirit…
blessed and anointed by kindness….weeping
before never ending generosity…melting into winds
of invisible security….curling into rays of golden purity
we are guided through the haze by a piercing gaze
that creates the soul…aware our destiny is in the surprise
of your blinking eyes…an infusion of immortality….
clouds of unknowing….dancing atoms…molecules of ability…
infinite variety….secrets of freedom in every cell
to keep us well and free to be with thee….

 

N.

A Grateful Heart

October 29, 2018
Rassouli_The_Gaze_of_LoveWhen I awaken in the early hours,
I listen to the silences,
am present to the energy and beauty of life,
feel the flow connecting us all;
I feel overwhelmingly grateful for the gift and grace
of the positive and nurturing influences
that create and sustain life and keep it balanced.
I feel the Source and Intention and Resonance
of a Benevolence from which we all evolve.
I am in awe of the deep wisdom and creative playfulness,
the humor, of all that guides the moment of our lives. 
I feel the vibrations and rhythm of life, 
the sounds and music that touch and move us, 
the beauty that enchants our souls 
and delights our eyes, 
I fall in love with our potential 
and possibilities
over and over again,
a great generosity and grace 
that fill
me with hope.
 
N.

Sacrament of Presence

October 15, 2018

 

 

IMG_9527.JPG sunburstOur presence here on earth is a chance to live

the secret hidden within each one of us

to bring the truth of our being to life

to give form and expression as it rises from the silence

like the lotus emerges and blooms beneath the moon..

We kneel in the temple and sanctuary of the soul

before God and feel the Presence

of the Great Spirit from which we come

and are anointed with the sacrament of Life itself

christened in the Divine Light of Presence

from His beholding eyes that see all that we are..

and the revelation of love is a communion

of grace that writes the truth upon our hearts..

everything changes in this sacred moment

when the path is illumined by this

very precious Presence of our Lord..

We humbly surrender and are surrounded

by a divine countenance and glorious embrace

that comes as pure gift through the deep blessing

of belonging and belovedness guiding us

in the moment by moment unfolding of our

becoming in the highest creativity

we will ever know..

N.