In a smoky room
scented with bourbon and sweat
I clasp my cards so tightly
This hand with its
hearts, clubs and diamonds
Whether good or bad,
I bet on it
believing the win or loss
depends on the deal.
my chips gone
my account indebted
I call out for help.
Suddenly I see . . .
the Beloved’s hand
It is the royal flush
the real amidst illusion.
Whether I hold
a full house
or a pair of twos
when I show the Beloved’s hand
the air clears to a sparkly stillness
and the whole game folds
into the Oneness of Love.
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Love Trumps All…what a loving reminder….brought a smile to my heart and soul….perfect reminder….perfect timing.
I’m so glad, Deb. It was perfect timing for me too this week. I had a worrisome issue that I was not able to influence at all–what I considered a “bad hand.” But the Beloved showed me that I am victorious in any moment that I am in the love with Him. That is the freedom I seek; all else is effect.
The whole game folds into the oneness of love… no more competition for there is no one to compete with. No losers, for everyone is winning, as seen by those with eyes to see — we are all on a spiritual boat trip to the ocean of Love, it’s just that some are further downstream, but all are on the same river. Beautiful things to ponder, Lesley. Thanks for adding to my morning contemplations.
Thank you, Rudy. What you say sounds so simple but it is very deep. Truly everyone is winning because all is Divine love. Love it!
What a unique metaphor for our experience.., the Beloved’s hand does indeed trump all, the slightest draws to the biggest losses.
This post and Rudy’s comment reminds me of playing games his past weekend with my 5 yr old granddaughter, who said, “Lets just play it my with no winners or losers.”
So we just played, and experienced our efforts and our accomplishments as we honed our skills at the games and reveled in the play, and I admired her creativity in changing the games into something entirely different than how the directions said to play them, just as the Beloved allows us to expand our perceptions and live lives in the moment without pre-ordained rules, led only by His Love.
YOur posts are always a joy, Lesley.
Wow, Sheila, what an enlivening example of playing without rules and without a dual goal. Truly just in having our Beloved in the now we are completely victorious. We are free, joyful and loved. Thank you so much for this stunning extension of this contemplation!
Lesley, I can’t tell you how timely this. Thank you for channeling this message! There’s a situation in my life that I didn’t personally initiate, but with which I am involved by association. The way things have turned out, this can only be a win for my walk with the Master because the loss on the outer is huge. Talk about a test! Whenever I feel like crying amidst the shock of it all, I view it as a gift from the Master. I see that I have been given the opportunity to take the “Hand of the Master.” There is no better advantage to have in life as you so beautifully shared. Love truly does trump all. As long as I stay in this truth, I feel no pain, only gratitude, for no matter what happens in life, I always have my Master, my saving grace, my everything.
Beautifully said, Jamie. Truly, once we reach the point where it sounds like you are, the conditions of the lower world no longer matter. That is the true freedom that we usually sought in the lower situation in the first place.
How inspiring, Jamie. Taking the “hand” of the Master as Lesley points out is always a Royal flush. I just remember the Master saying that He is always improving our lives, so your situation is not just a test but is also a pathway to something greater.I know you’re excited to see what He holds in store for you now!
Thank you, Lesley and Rudy! I appreciate the Soul perspective that you offer. I AM excited to see what’s in store for me, which reminds me of a favorite Bible verse. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”