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: Feb 16

“Cosmic Fractals”

By: Forrest Rivers

blue and purple galaxy digital wallpaper

Mysterious wonder

Fractals of a unified Cosmos

Ancient secrets

Kept by the wisest sages

Revealing truths

Into the spirit of our being….

Imagine the tallest mountains

Picture the flowing rivers

See the old growth forests

Teeming with the wisdom

Of the ages….

We are all that and more!

From the One we were birthed

To the One we will return

When we shed the mask

That hides

who we truly are.

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 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: Jan 22

“The Great Blue Hills of God”

By: Forrest Rivers

silhouette of mountain under white and yellow sky

One Day,

The Great Blue Hills of God

Decided to speak

And this is what they said:

“Be present as you climb my hallowed peaks

Be still as you bathe in my breathtaking waterfalls

And be grateful as you stroll through my ancient forests

But most important….

Please remember to listen to the wisdom

And feel the boundless love

That emanates through these sacred mountains….

For no church built by the hands of man

Can ever compare

To my altar of divine worship.”

Mindful Musings: Jan 9

“Last Night’s Dream”

By: Forrest Rivers

green grass field under cloudy sky during sunset

A sea of blue

But not an ocean

Ancient mountains

Ascending

To liberate we

From the illusion

Of separateness…..

Far below,

In the valley

I see:

What our minds

Cannot easily perceive:

The many merging into ONE….

Have I told you

Of last night’s dream?

One thousand seekers

Climbing the high peaks

To be:

What God sees

When IT turns

Within ITSELF.