Mindful Musings: May 3

“The Soul of Nature”

By: Forrest Rivers

forest trees

The trail is my refuge

A road to God

The beckons my mind

To acknowledge

All I am a part of….

As I walk

My spirit is moved

By the beauty of the divine

Beyond space and time

The soul of nature

Is reflected in the moon

Watching

Waiting

With her eyes

Fixed on the tides

That condition my mood

To transcend

the illusion of separateness.

Mindful Musings: Apr 13

“Form Transcended”

selective focus photography of green grass

The blunt blade of logic

Can not hide

The underlying reality

That lives in the space

Of each passing moment….

Nor can the alarming currents greed

Muddy the clear waters of meditation

True spirit cannot be extinguished

By those who remain steadfast

In their devotion…..

And true spirit cannot be corrupted

By the passing side show of separation

Great beings with love and compassion

Are here to guide us amidst the storm

Of Ego’s pride.

Mindful Musings: Apr 7

“Heart of Wisdom”

men's yellow traditional dress

Academia gives birth

To false pursuits of wisdom

The State gives birth

To brutal horrors of war

Industry gives birth

To savage inequalities

The church gives birth

To the perversion of spirituality….

So, the man of wisdom

lies in wait

Opting instead

To remain fulfilled in stillness

But ever ready is he

To receive the foolish

with open arms and an open heart

For in truth he knows

That he is also them.

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: Apr 6th

“Life is Worth Living”

body of water during sunset

The morning sun

Rises

Reminding hearts

Filled with yearning

That life is worth living

That life is worth trying

You decide your fate

You decide the time

To become

like the wisdom of the One

Smiling

upon all beings

With the blessing

And simple truth

Of loving kindness.

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: Apr 5th

“Mystic Knowing”

sun light in the middle of the forest

A moment of absolute knowing

Reality bursting through

A clear blue sky of awareness

A good omen from the Universe

To continue on your path wisely

A glimpse

Into higher planes of consciousness

The spirit revealed through form

Love made manifest.

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.