Mindful Musings: Feb 25

“A Sacred Union”

By: Forrest Rivers

A sacred flash

Of the eternal

A sport of love

Like no other

My divine mother

Flows through me

Her thoughts

Become my thoughts

And her actions

Become my actions

When I breathe

The air enters

And exits

Through my lungs

As her rarefied spirit

Moves me

I am nothing

But a faithful conduit

Of her boundless 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: Feb 23

“The Network”

By: Forrest Rivers

person in white shirt sitting on rock near body of water during daytime

Like the connected roots of trees

Like the cells within our bodies

Like the cycle of the seasons

And like the movement of the Cosmos

We are part of a vast and mysterious network

Where all seeming parts

And polarities

Merge back into One again…..

Seen through an untrained mind

Water is only water

Flowing by without much notice

Seen through an awakening mind

Water is sacred water

Flowing with purpose from an unnamed source

But seen through the realized mind

Water is the essence

Of everything and nothing….

One without a second

No illusion of “I” and “them”

The whole cannot be made separate

From the fruits of nature that are born….

Presence and attention

Will take you far

And deep

To what is

This experience NOW.

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 16

“Cosmic Fractals”

By: Forrest Rivers

blue and purple galaxy digital wallpaper

Mysterious wonder

Fractals of a unified Cosmos

Ancient secrets

Kept by the wisest sages

Revealing truths

Into the spirit of our being….

Imagine the tallest mountains

Picture the flowing rivers

See the old growth forests

Teeming with the wisdom

Of the ages….

We are all that and more!

From the One we were birthed

To the One we will return

When we shed the mask

That hides

who we truly are.

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 15

“None are by Accident”

By Forrest Rivers

silhouette of mountain under cloudy sky during daytime

The mountains and forests

The Sunrise and Sunset

The lakes, rivers and oceans

None are by accident

The plants and animals

The deserts and plains

The rain, lightning and fire

None are by accident

The Sun and the Moon

The planets and the stars

The galaxies and the Cosmos

None are by accident

Awareness, Presence and Light

Each are the spirit of the Eternal

Merging with the wisdom of form

Nothing in this Universe is by accident.

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 8

“Mountain Healer”

By: Forrest Rivers

woman in red and black plaid jacket and blue denim jeans standing on brown grass field

If the spirit of God is life

Then the mountain top represents

The pinnacle of IT’s field of light

Send the sick up there,

For they will be cured of all their ailments at once

Send the dying up there,

For they will be illumined by the mystery that soon awaits them

Send the poor up there,

For they will find they already prosper in the eyes of the Lord

Send the rich up there,

For they will learn their attachments to wealth breeds selfish pride

Send the fools up there,

For they will find answers to life’s questions and no longer be blind

Send the wise up there,

For they will see the beauty of the mountains within their own minds

Send everyone who suffers up there,

For they will find the meaning that has escaped them until now.