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 5

“Omnipresent”

By: Forrest Rivers

black dog on grass field

Water flows with ease down the mountainside

Golden leaves line the soft and fertile ground

A cold breeze whistles through the rarefied air

Ancient stones lay unearthed with stories to tell

A happy dog prances through wild green pastures….

You say you want proof that God really exists

You say you want to feel a cosmic connection

But are you willing to look beyond within

Through to the gates of heaven?

The proof you seek is found all around you….

Attention!

Attention!

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 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 29

“Earth Gratitude”

By: Forrest Rivers

man in white t-shirt and blue denim jeans walking on green grass field during daytime

Divine Forest,

Goddess of eternal wisdom

Your spirit is strong

Like the roots

Of your ancient trees

Whispering into the void

To the One with many names

Who is unimaginable in her glory

And beyond all conceptions and reason….

If you should be so lucky

To saunter through she who gives you life

Be still and honor your mother

With these affirming words of gratitude:

“Thank you for the gift of Earth.”

Mindful Musings: Jan 28

“Proof of Miracles”

By: Forrest Rivers

sunset

A great master descended upon a village

And ecstatic seekers gathered from all corners of the region to hear her speak

The master cleared her throat and shared her wisdom:

“The sun shines by day. The moon shines by night. Birds fly in the sky. Animals hunt on the ground below. And the world turns. Yet, many still search far and wide for proof of miracles.”