Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Finding Freedom

No one on the outside can open the door to release you from inner prison.  The key is actually on the inside
                                                                        John O’Donohue,  Eternal Echoes, p. 108

the things we do to ourselves
the nasty, toxic things we pick up and carry with us

these are the things that enslave us
and keep us from
being free

divine children

so much guilt
over things done, or not done
so much shame

we become damaged
in the way we see the world
in the way we see ourselves

we become trapped by our own perceptions
and come to see the world through
our failure and fear
and it shrinks

we create an inner prison

and there we sit
with no way out

So we look for a rescuer,
for someone, a great love perhaps
or something, great wealth, power, success
to unlock the door to our misery
and free us

but nothing frees us

for freedom
true freedom
can only come from within

Divine Presence

from a self restored,

from connecting with Presence
at the core of who we are
and thus seeing the world
through the eyes of God

and dancing
in the vast greatness
of divine abundance

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