Mindful Musings: Feb 28

“The Great Self”

By: Forrest Rivers

gray-and-black mallard ducks flying during day time

When the wind whispers

When the birds cry

When the thunder rumbles

And when the Earth shakes

Who is there to report

The glorious news

Of THIS moment’s promise?

When the wind whispers to your heart

When the birds cry in the trees

When the thunder rumbles overhead

And when the earth shakes beneath your feet

The transcendence of little self

Gives way to the heaven

Of the Great Self.

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: Feb 20

“Surrender”

By: Forrest Rivers

full moon along clouds

Late in the night

I cry

Asking God why

I draw so close to the light

But I can’t seem to find

My peace of mind

Late in the night

I cry

Asking God why

I hold to these illusions

That bind

Me to this worldly life

My soul yearns

To be wrapped

In your blanket of love

Safe in the heavens above

From this mess

That I’ve created

To miss the mark

Is the true meaning of hell,

This night I can tell

Will be a long one of surrender

Before you, my creator.

Mindful Musings: Feb 12

“Flow”

By: Forrest Rivers

selective focus grayscale photography of owl

All is born

And all falls away

In time

All emotions

Are like waves

Cresting upon

The ocean of life

All thoughts

Are just forms

Receding into

The stillness of night

Be like an owl:

Watch

Observe

And take notice

But don’t grasp too tight….

For the flow

Of this moment

Stops for no one

Let go,

Let the love of God

Guide us.

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: Jan 25

“The Gift of Every Step”

By: Forrest Rivers

person wearing green jacket standing on cliff facing mountain

            My mind is racing

            As a preoccupation with today’s worries consumes me

            My heart pounds harder and my chest feels heavy as lead,

            I inhale a long deep breath and then exhale

            My heart’s pounding rhythms subside

            And my chest begins to loosen,

            Remembering that God is this moment

            I acknowledge the majestic forest I walk through

            The forest acknowledges me back–

            With a thick blanket of mountain mist,

            My vision clouded

            I rely on intuitive sense to guide me along the steps

            That my faithful feet know all too well,

            Climbing higher still

            I grow inspired as the top draws near,

            With every step

            I feel the illusion of separation start to dissolve

            As I chart my path back to the Eternal One,

            Arriving at the mountain top I discover:

            I AM and I HAVE BECOME.