Love’s Wingless Flight

June 4, 2014

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Love’s Wingless Flight

Clinging to the remnants
of the world’s demands
to belong
keeping a white knuckle grip
on an identity
that was slipping away
trying to hold
the tension
of a profile
of who i used to be

my fingers slipped free
as i went spiraling
into spacelessness
ascending in
a wondrous wingless flight of joy
into the lightness of being
that rises to the top
when everything else
falls away
dissolving and melting
rising like the mist
on the river
when the coolness of night
is warmed
by the rays of the sun

in the pure winds of dawn
radiant light
gliding on the sweet breeze
of breath
slipping from the lips
of a beloved
now a nameless being
swept from sight
in the sheltering
bliss of an eternal kiss

scattering music
of smiles and laughter
leaving silken trails
spun from the whispers of lovers
i crossed the threshold
into a hidden garden

feasting on the fruits
of love
sipping vintage wine
dripping from
the succulent grapes
ripe on the vine

drinking deeply
from the open palms
of pure love

N.

the light of dawn sings its own song

May 27, 2014

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the light of dawn sings its own song

a spark of divine energy ignites
the flame of love
in the human heart
and we feel
the pulsing rhythm
of the universe and of all life

the movement of life itself
is flowing
in the transparent glow
of divine light
beyond everything

life springs
from a hidden pattern
of divine energy
and begins to sing
its own song

living words are written
with the tip
of a divine flame
dancing in a moment
of sweet love
in a surrendered soul

innocence flowers
in the hour of creative power
as breathless beauty
is anointed
with our tears
and disappears

N.

The nearness of the Beloved

May 25, 2014

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In the midst of the beauty of creation and all the images we post and share with each other….feeling gratitude for the moments that lift and inspire us….that make us smile or shed tears of compassion…….to connect with “dear hearts and gentle people” ………….to feel the friendship that grows from the Friend….the word many of the mystics use for God………..another is “the Beloved”.

For me….the Beloved is a wonderful description of the God that transcends all religions….all narrow descriptions cannot diminish God in truth….but they fall short of the vast energy of the Source of All that exists…and is being created moment by moment.

For me….it is the nearness of the Beloved….the intimacy and communion of Love that is always flowing and always creating…….ways to love us……to touch us with a pure love that anoints us in the light of love……allowing us to feel the glorious truth of Presence.

Rising above all our limited belief systems….the Beloved embraces everyone and everything and rejoices in us as a creation of Love itself…an expression of the Flow and Breath of the Source of All Life…..suddenly brushing so near to us….soft breath of air moving our hair…..the sweet grace and feel of warm breath and the dew of morning felt on our lips…music that plays and dances throughout the universe……tender smiles from the moon…..arms that hold us close to a Heart we cannot see….feather kisses upon our eyes……..clouds that form and surround us in translucent misty light……..nearness…….dearness beyond description…..the earth yielding her breast flowing with milk and honey……the water of life turning to the wine of love that gives us invisible wings of flight…….and the grace of love…….the joy…..the incredible joy of knowing we are each loved for we are.
N.

the gift of love

May 6, 2014

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The gift of love…
the images and words
are letting love and light
stream through the spiritual heart
to manifest upon a canvas…..
or screen…or page
or in the embracing arms
of one surrendered
to the mystery
the most powerful force
in the universe
conscious
creative love…

beholding the beloved…
in all life….

The miracle is infused
within us…
pouring out and spilling over
with every breath
if we surrender..

this is so beyond
name and gender
and form and place…
beyond culture and belief
and rules and laws

yet it can transform
anyone

N.

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Renewal

April 19, 2014

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Compassion and Love invites our renewal

mysterious transparency….unfurling energy

April 16, 2014

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image of mystical energy…..
unfolding….unfurling
spiraling……..expanding
blue transparency………..

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 fa├žade 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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