It has been almost a year since I wrote anything here! As usual I am in a new place and I find myself writing posts that speak of what I myself have experienced or learned about in my own life.
The last two posts blossomed out of our time in Thailand in January and February. It was a time of both making exciting new contacts and having much time for reflection. Another blossoming in Thailand was the new experience of playing with words to make them into poems. These poems seemed to reflect both the physical and the spiritual experiences of my time there.
I finally decided to share some of them here because they speak to the themes that I am investigating in my own personal development and to what seems to be trying to evolve generally speaking.
I walk briskly down the beach at low tide
Feeling at one with the breeze and the sky
Splashing a wake in the warm lapping waves
Touched by the sight of the light and blue haze.
Suddenly I’m struck with a wild knowing.
Yes- I am a spiritual being
Enjoying physical reality
Not a body seeking spirituality
I find myself wishing desperately
That we multi-colored humans could see
That the truth beyond culture’s tyranny,
Is the jewel of connectivity!
The Dream Maker
The Dream Maker awakens me in Thailand,
Weaving a story of my life each day
Out of my experience, small or grand,
Offering me a mirror where I can play.
Keep your outer boundaries transparent
Open the gates of your mind and heart wide.
Discover the connection inherent
In everything, although masked in disguise.
Is this the mystery we humans must solve?
Learning to read the magic formula,
And understand what’s trying to evolve
From the secrets hidden in trivia?
Cease judging both the familiar and strange
Comparing, excluding and acting proud.
Thinking you belong on a higher plane
When everyone is one and the same crowd.
I wonder what miracle might occur
If we understood this reality
And met with openness even what hurts –
Getting the whole point of duality.
Thick haze hides the mountains and embraces
The trees with a humid breeze – secret signs
Of weather shifting mood. The sea agrees,
Stirring surf, swelling waves and cresting foam
In early dawn. By breakfast the sky sends
Rain on its way. Tip-toeing in, dripping
through the drain-pipes it takes captive the day.
A bright flash of lightning catches my eye
And rain splashes down with force from on high.
A gasp rises from the crowd as daylight
Becomes gloom. To add to the atmosphere
A thunderbolt booms a warning of charge
Scattering bathers at the pool, tourists
Set adrift with nothing to do. All eyes
On the torrents pounding with a clatter
Then abating, a mild pitter-patter.
And rising again with full force, great sheets
Of water crash down around us like wrath
People huddle staying out of its path.
What a purification and cleansing!
I wish it could melt my limitations,
Banish the old patterns clogging my brain,
Fully liberate myself with Thai rain.