Mindful Musings: Mar 31

“Fulfill Your Destiny”

two person standing on full your destiny pavement artwork

Every choice you make matters

And every kind or malicious act vibrates

Through the Universe ten-fold

Your life is a precious opportunity to build good karma

So, act accordingly….

But at the same time

Take a deep breath

And allow your reality to unfold

With boundless faith and courage….

For on a higher cosmic plane

The will of the Divine has already spoken—-

Leading you with signs

To fulfill your destiny.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE.

Mindful Musings: Mar 30

“An Ode to my Beloved”

photo of mountains under blue sky

I can see you

I can feel you

And i can smell you

Oh supreme Goddess

Your divine fragrance is strong….

For your blooming spring flowers

Entrance my senses

And the glorious blue mountains

In whom you take your exalted form

Stirs something deep within me

That is so primal

Pure

And all knowing….

Oh, Eternal Goddess of truth and righteousness

How can I possibly ascend your rarefied peaks

When my own soul is still undeserving

Of your inextinguishable love?

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Mar 25

“Everything is God”

empty concrete road covered surrounded by tall tress with sun rays

Here is a simple perspective to inject into our daily lives that can solve all of our division: everything is God. Everything that we can taste, smell, feel, see and hear is God. All our thoughts, emotions, desires and actions is God too. All the suffering, all the joy, all the good times and bad is also God. All the people, plants and animals that you encounter…. yup that is God too! Let this perspective of divine omnificence enter our consciousness and watch the world’s problems recede like waves in the infinite ocean. For armed with this mystical knowledge that everything is God how could anyone even entertain the crazy notion of hurting the earth or their fellow man?

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE.

Mindful Musings: Mar 24

“A Glimpse of Eternity”

2 person standing on rocky hill near green trees under blue sky during daytime

Walking

In the direction

Far away

From our broken

Low down society

Rotten

Like spoiled milk

I may just leave

Everything behind today

To gain a glimpse

Of that unspoken truth

The TAO of new beginnings

And Buddha meeting Christ

On the winding road of love….

The sun sets

the moon emerges

And still I wander

To where?

I don’t know

To when?

I haven’t a clue!

How long,

Until I decide

To effortlessly flow

With the eternal springs of life?

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE.

Mindful Musings: Mar 23

“A Sublime Realization”

pine trees field near mountain under sunset

One morning while hiking through the woods I had a sudden realization: I am in everything and of everything I am. As the birds sang their joyous melodies and as I breathed in the fresh mountain air, I said the following aloud to myself:

“I am those birds chanting their soulful incantations and I am the warm inviting air filling my lungs with the breath of another spring time in bloom.”

As I continued my little pilgrimage through the ancient forest and up an old logging road to higher elevations, I realized that I too, was a part of the mountains. I then began to feel rain drops gently fall upon me so I took refuge under a beloved and ageless tree. I wrapped my arms around its glorious trunk and gave it a great big bear hug! In that moment, I also realized that my wise friend, the tree, was also a part of me.

Finally, I arrived at the summit of a mountain with stunning 360-degree views. I stared in awe as a breathtaking smoky mist swept across the blue majestic peaks standing right there in front of me. Humbled, I basked in that moment knowing beyond a doubt that I am in everything and in everything I am.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE