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Flowing Grace

And all at once
she knew
she was wise
Just as rain
knows how to fall,
she knew how to
Be
As tall trees
wrapped in knarly bark
undulating with ancient knowing,
she knew

Divine Intelligence
coursed through her,
filled her cells,
as she opened
to what is
All of it

She felt the flow
of dynamic grace
enter her Being
From the surface of life
to the silent depths of stillness
she found the anchor of peace
Holding it all
in unmoving
Nowness

She knew
nothing would ever
be the same
and yet nothing
had changed

In the bereft void
her heart
burst open
A seed of truth
sprouted alive, vital
with loving presence
Lightness of Being
bloomed from darkness
Beyond the beyond
where only love resides

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Freedom Is

We cannot choose freedom. It does not belong to the mind. There is nothing we can do or not do. Ultimately, we are already eternally free. We can only Be who we are. At some point Life brings us to a deeper inquiry and the fire of truth becomes so burningly bright and alive that all that we have believed ourselves to be turns wholeheartedly towards Truth. This is what brings us to Satsang. Satsang is an outstretched hand that accompanies you into the boundless presence of Being, in the letting go of concepts and ideas, continually pointing to what you are and have always been. You are invited into intimacy with Self, into your wholeness. When the burning desire to know freedom is stronger than the desire to defend the sense of ‘me and my story’ there is a surrender to what is. This is freedom. This is Love.

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Loving Grace

Gentle power
of grace
Open arms
embracing all

You are welcome
All of you is
welcome
in universal heart

Dissolve into this
compassionate
spacious
emptiness
that sees you
with eyes of love

Into the one who
knows the
tender meanderings
of your heart

Know
you are seeing
through the eyes
of oneness
Love seeing itself
and only
loving

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I Am

Allowing warmth of sun
to unfurl
petals of heart’s holding
Trembling heart
protecting the familiar
sense of ‘me’
alone
divided from
wholeness

Gently meeting suspended
breath
with allowing
In tender presence
love coaxes
itSelf out
into the light
of revealing
it’s full glorious
reality

As light pours in
there can be no mistake
that love
is dancing in light’s ray
As warm sun
bright and golden
touches hanging mist
it burns the haze
to mercy

Love’s embrace
brings us home to
the oneness of light
Lingering
just a little longer
in the moment
of realisation
of one heart
I am me
no more
I am

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Saturated Silence

A mind that is looking
for something
will always find
something

An innocent,
open mind
will discover the emptiness
in which the mind and the ‘something’
is taking place

Let go of spiritual ambition
Surrender to grace
Discover you are already
saturated
with silent Self

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Brilliance Is

Creation bursting
forth from
pure aliveness

Pure aliveness
arising from
pristine stillness

Life arising
in presence
of Being

Sunshine brilliance
always shining
Truth of Self
always free

Flower of heart
always blossoming
radiating cosmic love
into loving
presence

Beauty reveals
magnificence
always here
always you

Life reflects
it all dancing
seamlessly
in cosmic tempo

Allow the brilliance
of heart’s longing
to awaken
the wholeness
of every corner
of infinity
until stars are spilling
from your lips
and love is flowing
as the river of life’s essence
singing silence’s song

Be it all
gracefully open
The yes
that bursts the dam
of me divided from you
into pure beloved
union
the true love between
the romance
the true you between
the lines of story
the truth of Being
seeping into the cracks
you call wounds

Awareness is here
Is you
Opening as love itself
Bowing at the altar
of presence
Always here
as this
Whole holy love
Brilliant as sunshine

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Belonging

Returning home
to our belonging
Melting into
heart’s call
to belong to
our oneness
As salt
belongs to the sea

To so fully be
the longing
so as to become
one
that knows
itSelf
yet unknows
everything
other
just one
Wisdom suspended
in pure silence

Be not fooled
by what shines
in alluring brightness
For true brilliance
is only found
in dissolving
into the light of awareness
not in moving towards
what keeps you bound

Fall back into
what is seeking
Discover the source
Stare into the
luminous face
of awareness
Intrepid traveller
is it so long
since you wandered
far from home
you forgot you left
the lights on?

Rest now
You are home
The longing
for wholeness
is
already
fulfilled

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