Poems from meditation and forest bathing walks

3/25/19  

One woman sitting   

on a bench   

the earth rises up  

 filling her   

trees bend over  

whispering  

the winding creek   

flows through her  

forever  

forever opening her heart  

infinitely


4/8

Streams of light   

 flow from the heavens 

metabolizing   

leaves drink in the light  

I drink in the light feeding   

trunks and bodies rooting  

into the dark moist earth   

feeding mycelium  

spreading  

connecting  

into one huge living being.


Reality

It’s like the Mueller report.  

What’s behind the veil?      

Fed an alternative reality,    

Can we allow ourselves to dive deeper,  

seek the truth,  

be OK when the blinders are off   

in the fullness of the bright light  

of what is really real?


4/12/19

I want to be a present participle not a noun

Don’t put me in a box   

and stare at me  

Help!  No!

I want to be 

moving, 

dancing,   

smelling,  

embracing, 

engaging,  

tasting, 

loving,       

opening,     

living,   

being……


5/6

Like making my bed in the morning  

I fluff up the light within   

with breath    

opening to more and more light   

insides turn golden    

sweeping out yesterday’s crumbs  

for more space       

Then it begins to roll  

 open

  

 porous 

 

no boundaries

   

no differentiation 


just light   

heart centered light.


The breath stops  


mouth hangs open.   


Diving deeper   

molten center of being    

no longer personal   


words have no power  


only energy….


5/20/19

gliding globe of brilliant  

luminous light  

slips slowly silently   

through early evening darkness


slowly I too slip silently  

through luminous darkness   

glowing globe of brilliant light  

joining   

traveling through space   

released from time and weight  

the space station   

and I   

and others   

create a new mysterious reality.


5/20/19

Letting go of expectations  

of pushing reality   

striving for excellence   

or perfect form

  

just being  

full of presence  


why is it so hard  

when it’s so full of love?   


life’s distractions  

so powerful 

 why?   


when the light calls us   

to such beauty.


6/24

Meditation

I am oh so clever   

at bringing myself back  

to a very busy creative mind.


But


Stillness looms  

just the other side of the hedgerow.   

I want that.


Being  

Presence 

Light  

Heart expanding   

Embracing.


Simple. 

As the Sun rises   

spheres of dew   

enlighten me too   

connecting.


I am a sphere of dew    

enlightened   

by the Sun rising.


I am a sphere of dew  

Resting  on a blade of grass   

Glowing.


Like the stars  

in the heavens    

on a clear night   

Resting    

on the ethers of heaven.


6/24

Indra’s Net

Dew sparkling    

in first light   

on a million blades of grass


Stars illuminated   

by heavenly light   

held in Indra’s net    

each of us glowing  

in the village of    

Life and Light   

as One Being.

 

8/25/19

Gray bottomed boats  

Gray bottomed boats   

float by   

on an everlasting blue sea  

billowing white sails set for West. 


From below I call out,  

“Let down your heavy load.   

We’re dryer than an old forgotten bone.  

Have pity   

the green world below   

turns brown.”


9/16/19

Forest Bathing 

Rooted deeply in moist fecund earth  

dark loamy life 

touching  

connecting 

supporting


Drawing in deep heart breaths    

of dark luminous light  

expanding 

connecting   

loving


Stretching upward to golden light rays   

scooping them up  

absorbing  

connecting  

becoming


Drawing deep into the heart  

breaths of silence   

expanding  

loving  

dissolving   

into a drunken forest bliss.


The Great Perfection

Letting go of achievement   

of striving    

pushing  

working hard at it


Breathing  

Opening  

Loving  

Expanding  

Living  

into Light


The Way

Open the door   

and words come tumbling out.


Open the door  

and heart opens 360 degrees.


Open the door   

and luminous light flows in.


How magnificent!  

What are we waiting for?


9/22/19

Swimming in the Living Being of the Forest

A sea of air   

 of gravitational weightedness.    

A sea of green  

a multitude of sounds, textures, smells.  

A sea of energy and life    

beauty filled  

connecting    

thriving    

above, below   

360 degrees all around   

from the heart.   

Many strands on an immense intricate web   

mutually supporting   

experiencing life.


9/23/19

The Day of Perfect Balance


As the heart fires up   

expanding  

exploding   

loving without discretion.    

Inside outside   

recognized as one   

All swimming in sweet life   

morphing into death  

and back again   

in loving silence.


9/18/19

Thick sea of being 

surrounding   

engulfing    

moving through us   

joining lovingly 

singing  

sighing  

fluttering  

rooting us   

into the full formed web of life.


9/30/19

Mind wanders through primordial soup   

footfalls extend below the earth  

crown touches the sky   

energy and light and heart   

move through space  

open and dense  

light and dark  

thick and soft  

porous  

wandering and focused   

informing awareness.


Wind pushes against body   

says “I’m here.”  

Light flows down through the trees   

illuminating everything.   

Earth holds us lovingly to her body   

giving just enough freedom to move.   

Heart spreads out a net of love   

connecting all.  

Answering the call.  

“You are home.”


10/4

blown hard  

old trees fall  

roots tipped up   

bodies resting one on another  

for strength  

for comfort   

for companionship   

gradually becoming  

over a long time   

earth again


born of earth   

fed and feeding  

giving and receiving   

living and dying  

transforming  

to be part of birth again

  

10/14/19 (from a dream on 10/12)

Light   flowing through my body   and his  dancing as one   moving   lifting   responding   initiating   turning    Graceful filled  Light filled  translucent  barely touch the earth  complete magnificence

10/28/19

An old photo

Who is that person  at 21?   

surprisingly beautiful   

resolute  

elegant   

full of dreams  

yet to unfold.

Wandering  through territory   

unknown at 21.


Now 55 years later   

who is that person of dreams  

whose path unfolded  

in a circuitous route   

to here now

informing the present  

opening to the unknown consciously   

opening to lack of judgement  

opening to life as it is.


12/3

Thoughts on the 41st Gene Key

I have touched the edge  

and run back terrified   

understanding on some level  

the black hole of complete dissolution.  

I have become the light   

moved and swayed  by electromagnetic currents   

with no recognition of physical form.   

I have bathed in totality  

completely connected   

swimming in a holographic sea of energy.  

I have felt my heart swell  

to become the forest   

engulfed in living connectedness of love.  

Any yet I sink back   

into a sense of purposelessness  

powerlessness   

being who I am   

in this moment  

sometimes filled with anguish   

sometimes deeply saddened by the energy of hate  

by the addiction to drama to the injustices of our time.  

A heart weighed and measured 

against the feather of truth.  

At death can we truly escape samsara?  

From purposelessness,   

from meaninglessness.  

What is this gift of life? 

I am free to touch,   

to be,   

to embrace,  

to attune to the doors that open.  

I can ride the wave   

of increasing awareness and consciousness  

and not run away.


I take the initiative to step forward and engage life seeking a deeper sense of connectedness rising from a willingness to be present to what arises from the Heart.


12/9/19

darkness seeps under the door jam

meeting the fire within

the two mingle and mix

conjuring up life

we grab on 

working hard to make meaning

of what is

What does it mean to be the living truth?

a truth that contains it all

the dark

the light

the up

the down

Does weighing the heart at the end of life

contain the truth of that mix?

and how we've worked it in our lives?

The living truth

not just beautiful and ecstatic

but also dark and grimy

living with both

and all gradations in between.

Maybe not getting swallowed up by either?

Life

Mysterious life!

  

The doorway

Stillness  

opens the door.  

No breath 

opens the door. 

Timeless awareness  

moves into the black hole 

of everythingness.

53rdGene Key

The lesson of the shadow: accepting life just as it is as the heart opens and trusts with not judgement, no opinion, no attachment and above all no fear.


I, who do not exist   

separately  

living  just as it is. 

The belt of fear  loosens  

like stepping off the space station   

of life  trusting.   

Opinions are weightless.   

Judgements have no gravitational field.  

Free to be   

living in the totality 

of pure consciousness   

just as it is.


My fear is that of non-existence. 

Expand and evolve. 

Trust the process 

of transcending and including. 

The expansion frequency can only occur through the heart. Living through the heart and letting go of definitions of who you are and where you think you’re going. Instead align with the universal evolutionary impulse.


The fear of non-existence

Am I so important?   

So I hold on tight to identity.   

Loosen the grip.   

Wade into the Ocean   

one toe at a time  

adjusting to the unfathomable.

A cell in the body of God 

God as total consciousness  

heart steps  

expanding outward  

to test the waters.   

Is it safe?   

Great White Sharks swim in these waters too. 

  

Hawk: the bold enduring heart

Being bold 

going beyond comfort  

flying high 

into the unknown territories of consciousness 

led by the enduring heart.  

What more can we ask for? 


Courage  

to know we can  

survive the thinning air  

of the higher realms of consciousness  

and survive.

   

The Hawk   

not only flies high into the thinning air 

but dives deep  

to grab something to eat 

sustenance  

experience 

for the lift of consciousness.


1/8/20

Navigating the turbulent waters of chaos

Seas rage  

waves of plastic trash.  

Our self-filled careless leader   

throws our country to the wolves  

to deflect incriminations.   

Australia burns.   

Puerto Rico is tossed up 

by a heaving Earth.  

Species disappear forever.   

Yes, there is an emotional response  

heart breaking 

for burning baby kolas.  


The challenge:   to be present to what is; 

life as it is 

and not get swallowed up by pain and anger.

Ignorance is not an option  

feelings irrupt volcanically  

experiencing truth in this moment   

as the Truth of the High Heart  

Expanding   

Embracing   

living in this moment 

noticing, breathing, 

riding the currents of light and love  

by connecting with friends and trees and dogs and snow and all of life   

accept being present  

respond to what calls  

contribute to the totality of Truth.  

We are one living being. 


1/14/20

Prometheus

Vultures pick   

deliciously   

at Prometheus’ liver    

releasing his pain   

as punishment. 

In anguish he shouts   

into the Void.    

“Fire  I brought the greatest gift to humanity.   

Fire.”   

Meanwhile  the warmth of heart fire   

spreads out  

 across the land 

the greatest gift  

not forsaken  

but gathered slowly  

transforming  

global consciousness 

with love…

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