ALM

Words whether written with warmth or described deep in darkness may reflect our inner truths giving over to heartfelt emotion thus defining our humanness.

NEW HEAVEN NEW EARTH

 

What if we loved without condition

What if we held no bias

What if we lived with freedom

What if we refused to be pious

Would we suffer from lack

Or feelings of life amiss

Or would we be wealthy perhaps

In healthy happy bliss

The sun provides it's rays to us

Ne'er hoping to hear

Your gratitude and thanks, though

It continues through the year

The ocean provides us breath

Which we cannot live without

It never requests a penance

Freely giving removes all doubt

The forest trees share life as well

Taking in our waste

Never fearing hurtful pain

At our thankless passing haste

Are we not more than trees?

Can we not shine as sun

Does water overwhelm ability

Of our race with fear be done 

I would see an earth

Where hurt we do no more

When humans choose to love the other

As heart's sweet paramour

No more a passing judgment

On an unknown passer by

No more a fear of loss of love

From those dear whom we keep nigh

Nay instead we would see

The heart of human life

We would cease from blaming guilt

And end our worrisome strife

Oh what a world we would be

If love we choose to do

Accepting beauty in imperfection

Not toll presumed we're due

This would be a planet I

Would never want to leave

And perhaps our hearts would join

To share in this belief

All my love dear sweet world

May I add to you

Ne'er again blaming within

I remove all guilt from you

I seek life and peace and love

A hippy I nay not be

Merely a survivor who

Wants love so to be free

But give I must this love of which

I speak unto you

Share I shall this warming joy

That fills me through and through

And perhaps on this day

A change will come to be

The new heaven the new earth

Forever more we love us free

All Pain Originates as Fear...

Beliefs, thought systems, core biases: these are the culprits for all our emotional pain. We cannot experience this type of suffering without first believing there is something to suffer about. 

For example in a relationship between lover, monogamous or not, the other person has the right to cheat on you. (Shocked me, too.)

You have the right to believe many things and you will then, throughout your lifetime, make decisions based on said beliefs. If you have been 'cheated on' you have the right to believe society and the movies and your BFF and all the people who propagate that this is the worst thing ever. If you choose to believe that, you then have the choice to remove yourself from the "cheating party". This maintains your responsibility of self versus perpetuating the assumption that when 'wronged' you have the right to 'punish'.

Often, we're inspired to believe that "love" gives us the right to "demand" when in fact "to demand" is the exact antithesis of "love". No one has the right to require another person to do anything, wronged or not. We only have the right to adjust ourselves based on the situation.

Three choices make life much simpler when facing one of life's many obstacles:

accept it: meaning - "I will allow no resistance. This happened. It is. Now, I will move forward."

change it: meaning - "What about me can I alter to be the change this situation needs to become better, fore I know when I change the things around me begin to change too."

or

walk away from it: this is the last resort, typically. You have tried to change it, but during changing you have noticed too much resistance (causes toxicity, both emotionally and physically) which means you are incapable of even temporary acceptance, so now, you remove yourself.

This is not an indefinite decision, as I find there really are no indefinites. Things are always changing and sometimes we have to step away in order to come back renewed. 

 (written with love - spread the light)