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

Before….

Melancholy nights

Can not deter your spirit

From journeying to the light

That illuminates the divine within all.

Mindful Musings: Jan 15

“Sub Ek”(All One)

By: Forrest Rivers

white petaled flower

The form and the formless

The senses emerging and then withdrawing again

The breath rising and falling

The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins

No mind but inside and outside all emotions

The union of energy and matter undefined

Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps

Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits

Pure creation

           

You are:

           

Pure creation

Beyond the range of all perceptions and limits

Without an origin before the act and nameless when it sleeps

The union of energy and matter undefined

No mind but inside and outside all emotions

The Earth’s transcendence ends where it begins

The breath rising and falling

The senses emerging and then withdrawing again

 The form and the formless.

Mindful Musings: 12/10

“Teachings of the Season”

Cool air,

The wind blows swiftly

Across blue mountain tops

And the temperature suddenly drops

Leaving me feeling exposed

To the shifting moods

Of Mother Nature

Yet,

Here I stand

On the edge of winter’s shadow

Hoping,

Waiting

For a sign

And a revelation

That where I am

Is where I am supposed to be

Soft snowflakes

Begin to fall

From the sky

“Be still”

 They say to me,

“And embrace the teachings of this season”.

bird's eye view of mountain

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