Monday 9 December 2019

A shift in perception

A shift in energies
from sleep to wake
eyes open
body moves
performing a ritual morning dance
of toileting and dressing.
The sky lightens as
this magnificent orb
rolls slowly towards
our source of energy and life.

A shift in perception
reverting to habitual thinking
believing I wake up, I dress
I greet the morning, the outside dawn.
A shift in perception to right view
I am a dancer
partaking in the dance
of light and dark, moving harmoniously.
The elements and energies
causing this body
to move, think, feel, perceive
are simultaneously creating
what is often called
a beautiful sunrise.

A shift in perception
laying down the cloak of pretence
that I am I, you are you
separated by a vast gulf of
Let’s meet in the space
of understanding
of recognition.
The Awakened nature in me greets
the Awakened nature in you.
I apologise for not always viewing you
this way
I don’t always see myself
as One.

A shift in perception
adjusting and balancing.
I greet I.
In this moment
everything is rightly viewed.
In this space
dualistic opposites no longer
hold sway.
In this space of deathlessness
and birthlessness
no right and wrong
nothing to achieve or become
perfection already abounds.

© 8 Dec 19

Wednesday 4 December 2019

How many ways to say 'I love you'?

Here's a cup of tea
I made you a pizza
I brought your favourite chocolate
Let me do your ironing
I chopped some wood for you
Here's a hand to hold
I made you a card
I knitted you a jumper
I fed your cat
Let me wash your cup
Have the last biscuit
Come and look at this butterfly/ this sunset
Let's watch this programme together
Shall we go for a coffee?
I thought you'd like this book
This made me think of you
I'll put the ice-cream away
Your hair looks nice
Thanks for the text
I want to sit beside you
Will you come with me?
I'll give you a lift
Would you like to borrow this?
I wrote a poem for you
You make me laugh
I want you to have this
Are you watching that tv series?
Shall I light the fire?
I picked you some beans
That colour really suits you
Are you ok?
How was work today?
Can we facetime soon?
I haven't heard from you in a while
Shall we have a cuppa?
What did you think of the book?
Do you need a blanket?
Shall we see this comedian?
Let me show you this
Let's play scrabble
Have you got a key?
What would you like to do?

If we could see
that everything we say
is an expression of love
(sometimes expressed inarticulately)
we might say things in a different way.

© 19 Aug 19

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Be still, listen with your heart

Be still, listen with your heart
to hear what the universe
needs from you.

Be still, listen with your heart
to what your desires are.
What are you imposing
on the universe?

Be still, listen with your heart
to know the difference
between the two.

© 17 Oct 19

Friday 1 November 2019

Perfect chaos

I smile, knowing
the gentle crunch of feet on gravel.
I smile, knowing
earth not as a solid entity
but billions of particles vibrating closely.
I smile, knowing
water as holding, guiding, flowing.
I smile, knowing
fire as benevolent, revealing, illuminating.
I smile, knowing
air as a single life force, animating, arranging.
I smile, knowing
space as omnipresent
the essence of every particle and atom.

I smile, seeing
the elements dance in a new, alive way
not holding their usual form.

I listen, to see the essence of birdsong.
I look, to feel the aliveness of air.
I taste, to touch the dance of oneness
as everything rearranges itself
into chaotic perfection and
perfect chaos.

© 24 Oct 19

Thursday 31 October 2019

Beyond mind

Beyond mind
is a still quiet
harmonious and even and free.
Beyond mind
I am released from limiting ideas
of who I am
what I am capable of.
Here I move freely
certain in uncertainty
knowing in unknown.

Beyond mind
is a vibrancy
where life is lived in fullness
in the brightness of daylight
shining near and far.

Beyond mind
energies flow freely
not bound by earthly limits
not held in prisons of right and wrong.
Beyond mind
effort is effortless.
Here I dwell
harmonious and even and free.

© 24 Oct 19

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Longing to understand

Mind cannot go there
yet longs to understand.
Language cannot find words
yet aches to describe.
Body cannot reach there
yet yearns for its destination.

Mind, language, body
all desperately seeking
for something that cannot be sought
all desiring what cannot be desired
all longing to own what cannot be possessed.

to all those who are seekers.
Lay down your longing,
your yearning, your desire.
I am already with you,
already present, already knowing.

I am the answer to
all your unasked questions.
I am closer than your heartbeat.
I am more vital than breath.
I am sweet nectar.
I am the life force overcoming death.
I am all your needs met.
I am perfect rest.
I am the space in which you dance.

I am always with you,
always present, always knowing.
I am you!

© 22 Oct 19

Tuesday 29 October 2019

The song of autumn

Hear the hum of the turning earth
hear the song of the distant sun
hear the crackle of frost-coated leaves
hear the crispness of sharp grass
hear the falling of the last, late petals
hear the farewells of migrating birds
hear the glory of photosynthesis
hear the scent of mulching leaves
hear the forage of sprouting mushrooms
hear the early darkening of the day
hear the snuffle of hibernating hedgehogs
hear the redness of hips and haws
hear the blanket of autumn descending
hear the hum of the turning earth.
© 29 Oct 19