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.

Mindful Musings: Feb 2

“The Word”

By: Forrest Rivers

red flag

In the beginning, there was one word

In the end, there will be one word

The mere mention of it

Is enough to make the hair on one’s neck

Stand straight up

The raw power of it

Is enough to make once hopeless addicts

Recover their faith again

In truth,

This word is more than a word

And more than a phrase

It is the sound of the ancient Universe

Encompassing all that WAS

 IS

and will BECOME….

All the great wisdom of the sages

Are contained within this word

Say it

Breathe it

Meditate upon it

This word is sacred

Mystical

The vibration of creation:

            OM.

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 27

“God Is….”

By: Forrest Rivers

shade of sun and clear blue sky

God is the breath of life

And the mysterious force

That lends us this body

For a pre-determined time….

God is the sense of connection

Felt on a walk into nature

That fills your soul

With a sense of awe and wonder….

God is the word

The sound

And the snapshot of awareness

Painted on the great canvas of life….

God is the rivers

Flowing to the ocean

And snow-caped mountains

Rising to the sky….

God is the First Cause

And Last Principle

As well as the epic story

In between….

God is the grand vision

Seen in prayer

And the mantra repeated

In the depths of meditation….

God is the divine mother

The wise father

And wolves howling

To mark the start of a fresh-new season….

God is the synchronicity

The intuitive hunch

And the mystical experience

All rolled into one….

God is fireflies flashing in unison

Wild buffalo stampeding

And cows grazing on hallowed ground

Below….

God is this moment

Reminding you to stay present

On the sea

Of cosmic consciousness.

Mindful Musings: Jan 15

“Sub Ek”(All One)

By: Forrest Rivers

white petaled flower

The form and the formless

The senses emerging and then withdrawing again

The breath rising and falling

The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins

No mind but inside and outside all emotions

The union of energy and matter undefined

Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps

Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits

Pure creation

           

You are:

           

Pure creation

Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits

Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps

The union of energy and matter undefined

No mind but inside and outside all emotions

The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins

The breath rising and falling

The senses emerging and then withdrawing again

 The form and the formless.

Mindful Musings

“Sub Ek” (All One) June - Global Heart for Oneness Meditation & Invocation | Children ...
The form and the formless
The senses emerging and then withdrawing again
The breath rising and falling
The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins
No mind but inside and outside all emotions
The union of energy and matter undefined
Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps
Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits
Pure creation

You are:

Pure creation
Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits
Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps
The union of energy and matter undefined
No mind but inside and outside all emotions
The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins
The breath rising and falling
The senses emerging and then withdrawing again
The form and the formless.