Monday, October 10, 2011

Kindness is a living soul

Protests engulf the world.
People clamor, "Change!"
Change, what or whom?

Only, hearts can change.
Without real kindness,
Nothing else will work.
All protests will be futile,
As societies suffocate !

Kindness is a living soul.
She brings life, blessings.
In her love and warmth,
Societies can come alive.

Whatever their system,
They flower and flourish.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Culinary Delight

Onions land on hot frying pan,
Sizzle! "Ouch!", cry the onions.
"Why are you doing this to us?"
Chef smiles, "To sweeten you".

Suddenly pine nuts shower in,
Next rain cranberry currants,
All around, its drizzling honey.
Toss~mix, toss~mix, toss~mix.
“Yum!” smile the fried onions.
"Why are you doing this to us?"
Chef smiles, "To sweeten you".

Pan’s contents gently pour out,
On a soft bed of basmati rice.
Toss~mix, toss~mix, toss~mix,
Onions comfortably tucked in.
"Why are you doing this to us?"
 Chef smiles while patting rice,
"Now, you can sweeten others".


Souls Entwined

Within the expanse of the universe's emotions, dwell many souls.
Two souls, spirally entwined, spiral toward loving lights beyond.
Twined, one, their spiral spin casts radiant vibes as they pass.
Their vibe stream reach many souls, infusing them with ecstasy.

The vibes themselves tell a beautiful story of yearning and love.
Freshly harvested from loving each other in the universe's body,
The twined couple continued their bliss in an emotional paradise,
Hoping to dissolve their borders and melt into each others being.

Their long journey initially began as a drop of the universe's love,
A love impulse flared forth from the universe's deepest emotions,
Bearing a message to spread love throughout the universe's body.
The "love drop" dropped lower, parting - male and female souls.

Upon entering the universe's body, they entered their own bodies.
Each raised in a loving family, to best cultivate their depth of love.
But, Boy Soul was cocooned in a selfish wrap, a past life vestige.
Every face he saw and kissed was really his own, mirrored back. 

Beings in the feeling realms shuddered in pain over his blindness.
They gathered and determined to wait for this cocoon to unravel.
Otherwise, he would not be able to appreciate his "soul in waiting",
Nor would he be able to spread love around the universe's body.

Moving him along, winged beings vibed him with questions on life.
He suddenly wondered obsessively how and why he exists at all.
One fine day in a cafe', he shared brews and laughs with a mystic.
Mystic beckoned him to join mystics working the "kindness crew".

He joined "kindness crew", doing varied missions of compassion:
Sheltering homeless, visiting sick, drug rehab, battered women ...
Eventually, he settled into performing comedy, to cheer the sick.
He visited hospitals, nursing homes, infirmaries - birthing laughter.

With kindness, selfish streak slowly shrunk, shrunk, disappeared.
With selflessness, his show grew more flowing and spontaneous.
Nurses gathered around patients, relishing his entertaining treats.
Such joyful laughter resonated deeply, often fading illness in light.

A nurse befriended him, hoping to become his comedy partner.
For so many years, she prayed for a Mr. Right to enter her life.
While waiting to nurture a family, she turned to nurturing the ill.
Now, she saw something familiar in the light of Boy Soul's eyes.

She wanted to become him, to bring about healing with laughter.
He wanted to become her, to be even more giving and nurturing.
Under the glint of a silver moon, Boy Soul and Girl Soul twined.
Each became the other, finally becoming "partners in kindness".

They traveled around to cheer the ill and train healing comedians.
A new wing of the "kindness crew" grew under their loving care.
Soon, their students made students, expanding the reach of love.
To their joy, the couple's kindness kept rippling around the globe.

Their fruitful efforts created many imitators - the best compliment !
One day, they were bedded together in a shared a hospital room.
They beamed at a crop of students, competing for their laughter.  
Laugh led to laugh, until twined they laughed out of earthly bonds.

Wrapped in cloth of kindness, they laughed their way to paradise,
Twined, spiraling ever deeper into the universe's vast lovescape .


This poem was written in praise and thanks to our Loving Creator 
"Who prepares the footsteps of man" and brings souls together in love,
to illuminate the world.

Silky Blossoms

In early spring, morning weather allures.
Gentle breeze wafts over a lush garden.
Everywhere, a delightful scent of pine.

Stream dappled with flashes of sunlight,
Lulling a mantra with her flowing waters.
Japanese cherry tree offers ample shade. 

Her delicate silky blossoms are blooming,
Decorating her full of pink cotton puffs.
A Meditator basks serenely in her shade. 

S/he notices how "gentleness" nurtures:

How soft weather beckons out blossoms,
Tender treats, birthed from hard wood.

How tender feelings nurture our hearts,
Blossoming a delicate inner guiding voice,
Sounding her clearest in the gentle calm.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Drunk Laughing

Dearest Sweet Beloved Divine Parent,
I am drunk in spiritual contemplation,
On how You share Beingness with all;
Drunk in mind and yet without alcohol.

I drink in Your deep sweet mysteries,
Until selves fade, dissolving into Self,
And all identities merge into Oneness,
Here, all divisions are long forgotten,
Here, they never were or even began.

My self is lost in all pervading Being,
Flowing with Life's sweet continuum -
Everything inside Your Consciousness,
As the dreamed inside the Dreamer.

As the Dreamer inside the dreamed,
Your Consciousness is in everything,
A Soul moving through all life forms.

This is a party, a cosmic celebration,
Pouring forth happiness and laughter.

If You resonate laughter through me,
My heart and mouth will wake others,
To follow the laughter to its Source.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Droplets in Love

Soul filled the whole mental space with consciousness.
Night descended, body slept, soul ascended to heaven.
She left a soul drop behind, to maintain her earthly nest.
As soul ascended higher, soul drop parted, two droplets.

Droplets engaged a lively discussion about feeling love.
Little droplet: "Why love you, I feel so separate from you?"
Big droplet: "All life's differences spring from one source."
Little droplet: "But, I don't feel continuous with your being."
Big droplet: "All streams must flow from a single fountain.
Think your heart into feeling bonds of love. It's possible."

Morning dawned, soul began descent to her earthly nest.
In her arriving shadow, the two droplets now felt so close.
They merged in passionate ecstasy, fused into one drop.
Soul backed off, allowing them to separate once again. 
Then she came closer in, they repeated their ecstasy.
Finding love too precious, she held back from entering.

She just hovered above and kept varying her distance.
Moving farther away, caused the droplets to separate.
Moving closer in, caused them to merge in sweet love. 
She decided not to wake so fast, as dreaming is bliss.

If she landed, their identities would dissolve in her's.
As long as she dreamed, they would joyfully live on.

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Soul Walk

Possibly one has reached a new spiritual level when people strolling along the street seem like souls walking their bodies.
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