Friday, July 15, 2011

No Room For The Human Ego In Spiritual Evolution

No matter what is going on in the world, from my little existence to the big picture, I remain passionate about peace and my belief we are all one.  However, the "I" cannot be a part of the "collective" one unless it is willing to let go of the human ego.  This is where you cease thinking with an organ (the brain) and start thinking and relying more on what comes from your spirit.  I cannot express enough how very important it is to embrace diversity and to truly love one another for who we are not what we do.  Throw any assumptions, prejudices and preconceived notions you have of others from different cultures and belief systems out the window and realize we are all as God intended us to be. I do not understand the "necessity" of war.  The boundaries we create are only seen by us.  In the vastness of the universe, borders of any kind, do not exist.  It is up to us to grasp humanity and embrace all the wonders of what makes each of us unique and learn from one another.  I know thinking with the spirit sounds new agey, weird, etc.  The only part of us that lives on is the spirit and I believe, to be a part of a collective conscious that reunites with the one who created us the human id/ego needs to fall away through the process of humility. If you already know what I'm talking about kudos to you.  If you do not there are some wonderful books out there that illustrate my point.  A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman published solely by The Foundation for Inner Peace.  Gifts From A Course In Miracles, a collection of the combine course.  The Inner Voice of Love by Henri J.M. Nouwen, There's A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem by Wayne Dyer and if you look past the blinders religion seems to place on us, the teachings of Jesus become more inspirational when tunnel vision is stripped away when viewed as it was intended, by the spirit. It does not matter who you are or where you come from, spiritual evolution cannot occur without complete and total humility.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Empathy: Gift or Curse

To sense a stranger's pain enough to make me stop and gasp again.
Like an unexpected storm the tears stream down my face for one who could meet my gaze and never feel the battle I fight is for him.
For a moment I feel it weaken and then without warning, my heart is heavy again.
Why am I allowed to sense the anguish of one who refuses to face what is his?
Is life a trade?
One soul for another?
Would I go as far as offering my happiness so that he may maintain ignorance of his pain?
Is this a choice? 
Who am I?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SHE

I see her and gaze into her eyes.
Her mind shattered by all the lies.

Where there was once hope, now pain.
Wondering if she will ever be happy again.

I see her grow yet suspended in time.
Never moving forward, always left behind.

Dreaming of what could be.
Never reaching beyond the gloom.
Lying on her bed in her forever closed room.

Her shades drawn, closed tight.
Eternally looming night.

I hear her speak but never above a whisper.
Hoping yet afraid someone might hear.

Looking for answers she kneels on the floor.
Saying a silent prayer once more.

I see her. She is me.
Forever running to be free.

Monday, February 28, 2011

SINS

Because of the guilt
I feel within.
Held accountable for many sins.

Whether they're mine
or from another time.

They brand me
They scar me.
They bar me from life.

All intertwined.
Your will or mine?

What's right?
What's wrong?
I've been waiting far too long.

I need you to approve
before I make any move.

Your silence grows
like a cancer in my brain.
I pray all night
only to wait again.

My needs, my desires.
Who do they belong to?

You made me who I am
for a reason.
So release me
from this prison.

Tell me, how long do I wait
before love turns to hate?

No test too hard for the true believer.
However, there is one thing I can not deliver.

The understanding you seek in me
Is far beyond anything I could ever be.