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 17

“Eyes of Creation”

By: Forrest Rivers

woman peeking over green leaf plant taken at daytime

The All Mighty Looks upon us and smiles

When we spread the good word of kindness and love

Never think for a moment that your deeds of peace go unnoticed

By the Sublime Originator and Fountainhead of truth….

The tears of hope that flow from your heart

Are reflected in the glorious waterfalls

That pour with wisdom and grace down the sunny mountainside….

The secret of believing in yourself

Is to have faith in the Cosmic Divine

The teachings of the Most High are hidden:

Behind every rock face

Ingrained in the souls of all wild beings

And present on the eternal tree tops….

The Great One smiles upon us all

When we serve IT with truth, devotion and faith

You are a child of love in the Creator’s eyes.

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 14

“Mystic Forest”

By: Forrest Rivers

narrow pathway near tress

Divine forest

Goddess of incomparable wisdom

Your spirit is strong

like the roots of your ancient trees

Whispering into the wind

To the one with many names

Who is unimaginable in all her glory

Beyond all conceptions and reason….

If you should be so lucky

To saunter through her earthy kingdom

Bow and honor your Mother with these words:

“The glorious truth of beauty shines within you.”

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 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.