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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sacred Embrace

The hands that made the stars
Are holding your heart

I stand in the middle of the road
The stars litter the heaven
A thousand points of light

The harvest moon shines
On early snow

Ghost like peaks loom in
The darkness

An owl cries
And coyotes laugh

The Sacred is everywhere

And that same power
All love
All creativity

Holds my heart

In its warm embrace!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Into the wind

“Each time a breeze starts, I feel the air all the way through me.”
                                                           Nina LaCour, Hold Still

There are times I feel hollow
a void

and when the winds of life blow
cold and sharp

I am chilled to the core

Hate and fear,
loathing and anger,
come my way

and for a moment
I feel defenseless

and yet deep within
an ember is fanned
and bursts into flame


and my soul warms itself
in the glow
of sacred presence

and once bent
I straighten
and walk into

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Grant me Wisdom

“Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
                                                          C.G. Jung

People drive me crazy
They do

They are self-centered
They lack insight
The twist the truth
Their proprieties are screwed up
They are greedy, judgmental, and hateful


If there ever was an argument against evolution
It is the people of the world

I am surrounded by

People just like me!
For yes

I too
Am self centered
Lack insight
Twist the truth

My priorities are very screwed up
And at times
I am greedy, judgmental and hateful

Ah Lord
Here I am
Give me insight
Give me wisdom

Give me the power
To embrace your way

(And if you wouldn’t mind waking up the people around me
  And giving them a little insight too?
  That would be nice)