Mindful Musings: Mar 10

“Interwoven”

By: Forrest Rivers

gold and red hindu deity figurine

The indescribable unity

Intricate beads of awareness

The bliss of an intertwined Cosmos

Brimming with the wisdom

Of all the sages

Throughout eternity

Stopping at nothing

To give us the gift

Of blessings on the path

To wholeness and peace…..

Like the Sun’s rays

Nourishing souls

An offering

It’s selfless essence

And guiding light

Opens hearts

To the pinnacle of truth

On this epic journey….

Bridging worlds

Between the form and formless

Beyond the mind

Beyond the thoughts

Of I AM

Stands Lord Ganesh

Removal of all obstacles

Shepherding us to that place

Where Brahman reigns supreme

Awaiting our coming

To this moment

When we remember

Who we were before we were born

In these bodies

To dance and rejoice

With the Beloved once again.

Mindful Musings: Mar 8

“A More Hopeful Perspective”

green palm trees near sea during daytime

Our memories may fade away

Our bodies may decay

And our hair may turn grey

But our souls will always remain

Young and vibrant….

Shining eternally and ever present

Like the shifting winds

And the change of seasons….

The physical world is but a training ground

For the blissful reunion of our souls

With the One that has many names

So live your life free

Laugh often

Be a light onto others

And don’t take everything so personally…..

Then you will truly see the joy of being!

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 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