Mindful Musings: Apr 8

“The Perfect Moment”

rule of thirds photography of lit candle

At certain junctures in our lives, the distractions of our physical existence can ensnare us like a rabbit in a hunter’s trap. Pursuits of such worldly desires as money, power and fame may seem to fulfill you for a time…. perhaps for the better part of your lifetime. But inevitably, the day arrives when you gain a glimpse into the deeper mystery of being through an infinite number of possible avenues such as a walk-in nature, hearing a beautiful song, ingesting a sacred plant and even witnessing the birth of a new born. This glimpse into the higher reality is in fact a glimpse into God, the Tao and the One itself. In such a moment of transcendent knowing, it might appear that the illusionary barrier separating your soul from your body has finally been broken down. But in truth, there was no such barrier to begin with. For your soul, the Atman, was there all along waiting like a glorious butterfly to capture your attention at just the perfect moment for your awakening.

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: Apr 6th

“Life is Worth Living”

body of water during sunset

The morning sun

Rises

Reminding hearts

Filled with yearning

That life is worth living

That life is worth trying

You decide your fate

You decide the time

To become

like the wisdom of the One

Smiling

upon all beings

With the blessing

And simple truth

Of loving kindness.

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: Apr 2

“The Spirit of the Wild”

green trees near lake during daytime

Out in the wilderness, simplicity and freedom reign supreme. Everything is just as it is.  Uncompromising in her beauty, fulfilled with seeking, the essence of truth reflected. Nothing in nature acts out of course…. for how could the most transcendent of God’s glorious expressions fall anything short of perfection? Want to know the true meaning of infinite wisdom and real diversity? Step into the wild and experience the wonder of being free!

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: Mar 30

“An Ode to my Beloved”

photo of mountains under blue sky

I can see you

I can feel you

And i can smell you

Oh supreme Goddess

Your divine fragrance is strong….

For your blooming spring flowers

Entrance my senses

And the glorious blue mountains

In whom you take your exalted form

Stirs something deep within me

That is so primal

Pure

And all knowing….

Oh, Eternal Goddess of truth and righteousness

How can I possibly ascend your rarefied peaks

When my own soul is still undeserving

Of your inextinguishable 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: Mar 25

“Everything is God”

empty concrete road covered surrounded by tall tress with sun rays

Here is a simple perspective to inject into our daily lives that can solve all of our division: everything is God. Everything that we can taste, smell, feel, see and hear is God. All our thoughts, emotions, desires and actions is God too. All the suffering, all the joy, all the good times and bad is also God. All the people, plants and animals that you encounter…. yup that is God too! Let this perspective of divine omnificence enter our consciousness and watch the world’s problems recede like waves in the infinite ocean. For armed with this mystical knowledge that everything is God how could anyone even entertain the crazy notion of hurting the earth or their fellow man?

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.