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Shed Your Shell

Oh crab with no permanent home you know truth that we inhabit shell after shell only as a means to our true identity.   You shed your home so readily. As you grow you take up a new conch or snail abode.   Only the Beloved can ease my grip on this temporary flesh and […]

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The Sacred Vessel

Please enjoy this guest post by clay artist and poet Lynne McCarthy. The Sacred Vessel Your beautiful And tender Hands Mold me, As potter’s clay, I Spin On Wheel Till form take shape, And sacred Vessel My God Create— Pure and Gentle, Your hands Pinch and pull Till with clay, Soft and wet, Made Whole, […]

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The True Trailblazer

The trail I have trekked for countless lifetimes has washed away. The monsoon rain flooded and gushed through my inner canyon, dislodged heavy logs and gnarly brush obliterated all cairns all my carefully carved ways. Now I tread the streambed with You, hop from sandbar to sandbar climb over flotsam of my past as You […]

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The Inner Harvest

A stroll the the farmers’ market reveals the inner bounty.

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Cellmates

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Logan Jo’el. Cellmates See them? Many have come, many have gone, yet among them we are. Curse them today, bless them tomorrow Still amongst you are they. Don’t run away from or despise them Hold them too tightly they may slip away from your grasp. Our Beloved […]

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We Fall So We Can Rise

On a cloudy autumn day I pedal my bike along a ridge to a hilltop strewn with piñon trees, distant mountains visible in every direction. Elation brims over within me. I turn my bike downhill on a crazy-fun romp. I bank turns, skirt around trees and grind though gravel patches. A broad smile stretches across […]

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Even the Rose Wilts

We think life should be a certain way– that is why we are dissatisfied. When we know that everything is exactly as it should be, that all is the Beloved’s beating heart we can be content.

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Homeland

You enter the Soul Protection Program all the old identities gone the torture of being an agent of Kal* finally ceased.   You live in a kind of heaven a palace below a limitless sky distant blue mountains shimmer fat doves drink from a fountain. Now you work for the side of giving rather than […]

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The Perfect Storm

This guest poem by Michael Hock illustrates how my life feels these days. The Storm Inside Where once it was lightning and thunder cataclysm, the final convulsion that turned my wheel, as if Armageddon catastrophe, must herald the truth my longing has gentled me. Now change comes with falling leaves how sunset plays with light. Fire 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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