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Open Heart

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Logan Jo’el. Open Heart The Beloved speaks when we are ready to listen. Close your ears and open your heart. Only through Him is pain made into a sunrise beyond time. Cease your motion in searching, Where does one go when nothingness is our abode? Look, how […]

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Love Trumps All

In a smoky room scented with bourbon and sweat I clasp my cards so tightly they bend.   This hand with its hearts, clubs and diamonds is everything. Whether good or bad, I bet on it believing the win or loss depends on the deal.   Finally, bereft, my chips gone my account indebted I […]

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Transcend Space, Time and Matter

When I’m Here firm ground under my feet scent of piñon smoke in the winter air I transcend space.   When I’m in the Now heart beating in my chest sun warm against my cheeks I transcend time.   When I’m with the Beloved His image radiant in my eye a smile sweet on my lips no […]

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The Power of Imagery

On an icy winter day I step out of the bank and stop fast. There in front of me shuffles my mother. I see her glossy, silver hair, red wool coat and body hunched over a walker. My heart thuds in my chest. It’s an apparition, a ghost! My mother passed away more than a […]

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Eternal Spring

The mind says “Wait, wait, just a little longer until the days lengthen. Then the world will be brighter.”   The Beloved answers, “Now, now, this moment stretches to eternity. Close your eyes and bask in My sunshine.   “Your inner tulips already blossom. Your hyacinths and daffodils burst with joy. Whenever you wait for […]

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And For No Reason

Please enjoy this poem by the 14th-century mystic, Hafiz. And For No Reason And for no reason I start skipping like a child.   And for no reason I turn into a leaf that is carried so high I kiss the Sun’s mouth and dissolve.   And for no reason a thousand birds choose my […]

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What You Imagine Manifests

We lounge in a meadow near a babbling brook a lone cloud inching across a sapphire sky.   It has a head, my friend says pointing to the cloud. Yes, I say, as I see the canine snout protrude and a curve form along the jaw.   There’s an eye! The pinhole opens. And tail! A wisp […]

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Play to Win

My dear, this world, its laws, our perceptions, are such a minute part of existence.—Hafiz I see that life is a game. I didn’t know this so I would take life seriously, think that I couldn’t handle it, and thus I would fling myself onto the altars of the lower chakras. I would seek sex and […]

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A Sky of Love

The mind is a book, a maze of sentences set in a state of permanence from which it cannot escape itself.   The Beloved is an azure sky with puffy white clouds anvil thunderheads, swirling tornados raindrops, hail, sleet blazing sun— a rainbow.   This true Love is still fluid, adaptable— ready with the perfect action in […]

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The Most Valuable Possession

The ability to stay centered in the Love during an attack— that is valuable, much more than any material possession or worldly achievement.

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