In Honor of Mystics and Poets — 02.13.13

Guiding Thought

In your natural state of Freedom, your mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. You are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, your energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, the Beautiful.

Reflection
Lita

All I can say is that I am thankful for mystics and poets. I do not always live in a natural state of Freedom, nor does my mind always know only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. I have my moments of such and I may be getting there with a little more surety, but the formulations of my ideas are not always so simple and straightforward. Poets express such profound thoughts with so few words. I am invited into another Universe. I was once told that poets are the ones who link the pre-verbal to the verbal. What a gift this link is

In my travels this weekend I attended a farmer’s market where a live poet composes a poem for you based on a word you provide. In conversation with this poet, I told her that the only other place I had seen this kind of work was in New Orleans, in the French Quarter.  Sure enough, she says she used to do this work in New Orleans. Who knows, she may be the poet I saw there on a trip a few years ago.

I am thankful for mystics and poets with words of reassurance of serenity, tranquility, and wholeness. I asked her to compose a  poem for me.

 sound

stars split open

    ancient vibrations

                unseen emanations

living inside sound –

the code of the gods

       the temples who nod

           at deities

                 flowing in celestial

                                valleys –

even in a heartbeat

                stillness

                is found.

                                                Aislinn Brooke Kerchaer

3 thoughts on “In Honor of Mystics and Poets — 02.13.13

  1. Day 13 Peace – Mary
    Some days I truly experience a “natural state of Freedom”. Yesterday was one such day. Weather was perfect, environment was perfect, I was perfect. So I went for a walk with my husband. It was the last dry day before Seattle’s famous rainy season set in today. The walk was delightful. We went a half-mile. That was a milestone for my new knee. Then, we came home and my energy overflowed to manifest…..the Good, the Holy and the Beautiful? Well, the energy DID overflow, into a swollen knee in need of the perfection of ice and elevation.
    We walk a fine line between not doing, doing enough and doing too much. For today, nothing need be done, there truly is no more to do It’s raining, and all I find myself “doing” is looking out at the gorgeous fall colors just the other side of the glass window and experiencing great satisfaction and appreciation for the perfection of What Is.

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  2. In your natural state of Freedom, your mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. You are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, your energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, the Beautiful.

    Reflection

    Haaaaa. My little mind thinks this is absurd, “Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do”. It’s having a good laugh at that. “Are you kidding me!? EVERYTHING needs to be done! There is SO much to do! I chip away at what I think I can DO NOW, and yet there is still SO MUCH more to do!”

    In the story of Dr. Doolittle, there’s a character called the pushmi-pullyu (pronounced “push-me—pull-you”); it’s a gazelle/unicorn mix with two heads (one of each) at opposite ends of its body. The FEELING of this to me is that neither head “leads”, and so they/it can go in a variety of different directions, and only sometimes actually go the SAME direction. Meaning, they are constantly working at odds with each other.

    That’s kind of how I feel with what’s going on between my little mind and my higher mind.

    Of course I am all on board with everything in the Guiding Thought. Yet, my little mind pulls/pushes in a direction at odds with my higher mind.

    Yes, I know. the direction of my little mind is up to me.

    I’m working on it.

    I’m doing my Japa-mantra. I’m doing my prayers. I am doing my fires. I read scriptures and sacred teachings. …I am feeding my little mind the “right” stuff. I am changing/transmuting lower thoughts as they come up.

    I’ve been thinking/feeling a lot about HOW MUCH there is in the world today that has fallen so far below our natural divine perfection. All of that crap must be transmuted so that we ALL can Know ourselves as the perfect divine beings we are. Sometimes the more you stir the water, the more the silt clouds it.

    The solution? Keep pouring in fresh clean (divinely perfect) water!

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  3. In your natural state of Freedom, your mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. You are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, your energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.

    Reflection – Journey of Peace day 13 – Steve
    Thank you thank you thank you. I am perfect, whole, and complete just as I am. I have been waiting to hear this my entire life. It is such a blessing to hear these words, to let them in and sink deeply within my consciousness. Peace and tranquility are available for me to experience. I saw today songbirds playing in our birdbath. I cleaned it out yesterday, and put fresh water in today. Seeing the robins, junkos and chickadees splashing in the water brought joy to my heart. And, instead of just noticing them, and then hurrying on to whatever my next task was, I realized there was nothing more to do, nowhere else to go, nothing more fulfilling than to stop and watch the birds at play. Tranquility, just to be with them. I am learning on this journey that I can have some say about recognizing these opportunities, and to allow myself to experience the beauty around me. It is not coming to me from the “outside”, it comes from within. This is truly good, holy, and beautiful.
    Thank you.

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