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 23

“The Network”

By: Forrest Rivers

person in white shirt sitting on rock near body of water during daytime

Like the connected roots of trees

Like the cells within our bodies

Like the cycle of the seasons

And like the movement of the Cosmos

We are part of a vast and mysterious network

Where all seeming parts

And polarities

Merge back into One again…..

Seen through an untrained mind

Water is only water

Flowing by without much notice

Seen through an awakening mind

Water is sacred water

Flowing with purpose from an unnamed source

But seen through the realized mind

Water is the essence

Of everything and nothing….

One without a second

No illusion of “I” and “them”

The whole cannot be made separate

From the fruits of nature that are born….

Presence and attention

Will take you far

And deep

To what is

This experience NOW.

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 18

“Faithfully Free”

By: Forrest Rivers

green and brown rocky mountain beside river under blue and white cloudy sky during daytime

The transcendent is present in the imminent

If only you pay close enough attention

For like water faithfully flowing down the creek

Devotion is they key

To living free

And all things that you perceive

Is really your own mind

Opening to the one true reality

That sees nothing but creation acknowledging itself.

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 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 15

“None are by Accident”

By Forrest Rivers

silhouette of mountain under cloudy sky during daytime

The mountains and forests

The Sunrise and Sunset

The lakes, rivers and oceans

None are by accident

The plants and animals

The deserts and plains

The rain, lightning and fire

None are by accident

The Sun and the Moon

The planets and the stars

The galaxies and the Cosmos

None are by accident

Awareness, Presence and Light

Each are the spirit of the Eternal

Merging with the wisdom of form

Nothing in this Universe is by accident.

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.