Mindful Musings: Jan 25

“The Gift of Every Step”

By: Forrest Rivers

person wearing green jacket standing on cliff facing mountain

            My mind is racing

            As a preoccupation with today’s worries consumes me

            My heart pounds harder and my chest feels heavy as lead,

            I inhale a long deep breath and then exhale

            My heart’s pounding rhythms subside

            And my chest begins to loosen,

            Remembering that God is this moment

            I acknowledge the majestic forest I walk through

            The forest acknowledges me back–

            With a thick blanket of mountain mist,

            My vision clouded

            I rely on intuitive sense to guide me along the steps

            That my faithful feet know all too well,

            Climbing higher still

            I grow inspired as the top draws near,

            With every step

            I feel the illusion of separation start to dissolve

            As I chart my path back to the Eternal One,

            Arriving at the mountain top I discover:

            I AM and I HAVE BECOME.

Mindful Musings: Jan 19

“A Faithful Remembrance”

By: Forrest Rivers

closeup photography of woman wearing floral skirt holding red gas lantern at brown grass field

Child of the night

I hear your cries

I hear your screams

And I feel your suffering

But keep your heart open

And head up wise one

For the incantations that you chant

Faithfully to yourself

Shall be answered one-hundred fold….

Always remember

Just like the seasons

You have danced this dance

And sung your soul’s heavenly chorus


Melancholy nights

Can not deter your spirit

From journeying to the light

That illuminates the divine within all.

Mindful Musings: Jan 14

“Believe in yourself”

By: Forrest Rivers

brown trees beside river during daytime

Believe in yourself

And never doubt

 The tides that pull you out

And back to shore again….

 You are simply divine

A miracle

And a strand of cosmic awareness

Blowing in the wind

To enchant all

Who are blessed to cross your path….

So, always remember your self-worth

And reach for the stars

For your hopes and dreams

Will surely come true.

Mindful Musings: Jan 13

“Divine Messengers”

By: Forrest Rivers

grayscale photo of two bird flying above glacier mountain

Running through

Snow caped peaks

Picking up speed

With the cool air

On my back

And no worries

But this moment….

The freedom to be

Is enough for me

In this space, I see

When the horizon

Comes into focus….

Running faster

I move,

 As golden wings appear

 And I lift off

 High above the mountains….

Soaring through

 The great open sky

 This love I find

 With wise eagles approaching….

 “Follow me,

These teachers say

 Into the realms of higher knowing

 To where we all are going,”

Nothing is impossible

When you keep the faith

True wisdom is our gate

Into a world

Where we all are soaring

As messengers of God’s glory.