Love dissolves all distance

April 16, 2014

images (7)  deep space Sometimes I wander the hills of Ireland with Irish mystic, John O’Donohue, listen to the poetry of his soul, the imagination of his mind, and the beauty of his heart, or follow a photographer who braves the wilderness to catch photographs of rare moments I would not otherwise see, or I enter an artist’s images and feel the colors and forms and feelings of their encounter with the act of creating from the well within. I feel the spirit of the mystics of other centuries like Hafiz and Rumi and delight in their sharing….which lives in a vibrant energy still playing in the wind. It is that which bursts into life when we are present with an open heart that attracts us. Love dissolves the distance. I listen to rhythms and music of the universe in infinite forms. Such a symphony of life is all around us! When I open to God in the way I experience the Allness of Divine Spirit…and the energies of Creation….as the Beloved….I am trembling on the brink of All that exists and feel the flow of Presence…..that is never still…an enveloping gentleness……….a caressing transparency…..a fresh and cleansing breeze ……….the brush of intimacy in a breath of nearness…..the warm whispering from unseen lips…. something new hovering in the horizon of the unseen…..ready to burst into being.. like the birth of a star……..the moon smiles……i hear laughter…or feel a sudden falling rain……or it snows on new spring growth…..bewildering beauty from a playful creator….i dare to say it is relationship that bridges heaven and earth…divine and human………and spirit and form……..excited and ignited by love…. Dare to cross the threshold of the unknown and spiral into the embrace of the living God…. N.

Caressing the distance between us

April 16, 2014

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A Blessing

May you recognize in your life
the presence, and power, and light, of your soul.

May you realize you are never alone
but your soul in its brightness and belonging,
connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.

May you learn respect for your own individuality and difference and realize that the shape of your soul is unique and that you have a special destiny here.
And behind the façade of your life that there is something beautiful, and good, and eternal happening in you.

May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, and pride, and happiness with which God sees you in every moment.

John O’Donohue
writer, mystic, poet, humanitarian, priest in the world
from the hills of Ireland

Blessing from an Irish mystic

April 16, 2014

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May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

~ John O’ Donohue ~
writer, mystic, poet, humanitarian, priest in the world
from the hills of Ireland…

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moments of grace

April 16, 2014

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moments of grace
come with each new sunrise
as we pause to witness the beauty
in grateful wonder…

N.

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Resplendence in the heavens this night

April 16, 2014

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Such resplendence in the heavens this night as an influence
profound reborn in time and honoured fashion opens us to
illimitable passions as this glorious symbol of the Mother
born touches our hearts through her magnificent form
and her brilliant rays with their timeless ways so
enchant us into a silvered space as mystery
prevails on this pale cool night of waxing
magic and ethereal delight so revealing
to us a phantom figure gliding into a
shimmering dawn as she moves in
haunting pilgrimage this hallowed
morn over hill and glade so
exquisitely borne to gently
mirror the moons true grace
through all the heavens to find
our hearts with quickening spirit
so gracefully impart her infinitely
alchemical ways and subtlest arts..Au

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“Such mystery lies cloaked within thy ancient form speaking
of alchemies lived yet for eons unknown an ineluctable grace
in timeless alchemy waits upon this Island wonder whose
sacred allure calls many to wander with pilgrim’s feet in
reverent search for the ancient mysteries still held in
wait for knowing souls to divine and reveal in the
fullness of celestial time as willing souls journey
to give votive offering to thy sacred nature we
in this eternal moment do stand totemic still
illumined by a wondrous full moon brilliant
on sacred silvered sands lapped by indigo
lustred waters becalmed so still such a
perfect mirror to reflect and hold the
pristine orb that we behold so
scintillantly pulsing through an
infinite sky radiating eternal energies as
moonbeams of vitalizing light which dance
absorbed within our receptive beings as the
essence of this hallowed place combines in a
sacred union returning us to oneness grace
in sublime surrender to all divinely infinite
healing ways..”Au

May you dear pilgrim ever grow in sacred
wonder of our divinely infinite ways…

Grace and Gratitude
Alasdair

Valleys of Light

April 15, 2014

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O the life-giving green beauty
of valleys…
of the flowing rivers of light..
We look to the hills
and feel the gift of the generosity
of God….
guiding the course
of our days and nights…
infusing the elements with life…
illuminating our vision….
igniting the spark
within the garden of our hearts
to flame out in love…
to feel and live
the freedom of spirit….
with the Beloved….N.

Valley of Green

the grace of divine kindness in creation

April 14, 2014

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The Glow of the true purity of Love

April 14, 2014

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Valley of Wonder

April 14, 2014

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deep in the mysterious spaces of colors of beauty

April 14, 2014

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