Monday, November 23, 2009

The flow of life

For a moment, as I stood under an olive tree in the centre of town, I was awash with how times must have changed. How trees, fields, birds, animals once roamed where there was now concrete, cars, bricks and glass.
And then I heard the wind in the leaves, and I felt the movement of life passing through me, and it I heard, its still here, the flow of life is still here, don't let your eyes fool you, the flow of life is still here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rumi's Chalice

Father, to Thee I raise my whole being, a vessel emptied of self. Accept Lord, this my emptiness, and so fill me with Thyself - Thy light, Thy love, Thy life, that these, Thy precious gifts may radiate through me and overflow the chalice of my heart into the hearts of all with whom I come in contact this day, revealing unto them the beauty of Thy joy and wholeness and the serenity of Thy peace which nothing can destroy.

Love Said To Me

I worship the moon.
Tell me of the soft glow of a
candle light
and the sweetness of my moon.

Don't talk about sorrow,
tell me of that treasure,
hidden if it is to you,
then just remain silent.

Last night
I lost my grip on reality
and welcomed insanity.
saw me and said,
I showed up.
Wipe you tears
and be silent.

I said, O Love
I am frightened,
but it's not you.
Love said to me,
there is nothing that is not me.
be silent.

I will whisper secrets in your ear
just nod yes
and be silent.

A soul moon
appeared in the path of my heart.
How precious is this journey.

I said, O Love
what kind of moon is this?
Love said to me,
this is not for you to question.
be silent.

I said, O Love
what kind of face is this,
angelic, or human?
Love said to me,
this is beyond anything that you know.
Be silent.

I said, please reveal this to me
I am dying in anticipation.
Love said to me,
that is where I want you:
Always on the edge,
be silent.
You dwell in this hall of
images and illusions,
leave this house now
and be silent.

I said, O Love,
tell me this:
Does the Lord know you are
treating me this way?
Love said to me,
yes He does,
just be totally…
totally… silent

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives,
the touch of Spirit on the body.
Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild Darling!
At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face into mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.
The moon won't use the door,
only the window.
sufi mystic - jelaluddin rumi - 13th century

Photo: Tiffany Jones   Cyprus

Friday, November 6, 2009

Your face

I swear, since seeing Your face,

the whole world is fraud and fantasy

The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf

or blossom. The distracted birds

can't distinguish the birdseed from the snare.

A house of love with no limits,

a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,

a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Spiritual High

Sounds like a signal from you 
Bring me to meet your sound 
And I will bring you to my heart  
Love like a signal you call 
Touching my body my soul 
Bring to me, you to meet me here  

Home be the temple of your heart 
Home be the body of your love 
Just like Holy water to my lips  

Yes I do know how I survive 
Yes I do know why I'm alive 
To love and be with you 
Day by day by day by day  

Time, time again, it is said 
We will hear, we will see 
See it all-in His wisdom-hear 
His truth will abound the land 
This truth will abound the land 
This State of independence shall be 
This State of independence shall be