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

Paul Walker - Gone Forever? Or Just as We Know Him?

My heart goes out to Paul's daughter and his family. I did not know him, but when someone dies even through a few degrees of separation there is a sense of a connection and certainly a feeling of loss. 

I'm writing today because of my recent personal experience during hypnosis and because of the new sense of security I've found having read Dr. Brian Weiss' first four books, Many Lives Many Masters, Through Time into Healing, Only Love is Real and Messages from the Masters. 

Logic, science and rationale tell us when we die that that is the end. There is no more. Just one more life bleated out. Remembered today. Forgotten tomorrow. Throw a tombstone on it and call it a day. 

Interestingly enough MY logic won't allow me to believe this. My personal experience and acute self-awareness in times of great need tell me this can't be all there is. Yes, in my darkest hours, the overwhelming sense of there being... something more has save me, has even kept me alive. 

See, logic has never held me in loving arms. Science has never offered me a shoulder to lean on. And rationale has yet to caringly wipe a grieving tear from my eye. So call it delusion. Call it human ego. Call it whatever fits into your personal belief system, but I believe in something greater. And if I spend my entire life believing in something that doesn't exist at least I lived a happy life (doing it myyyyyyyy way - Frank Sinatra).

Those who believe or "know" there is no after life, often times, live in great fear of their own end. When will it come? How will it happen? Will I know I'm about to die? I know no fear of death because I believe I am a soul, a beautiful being of light and in my spirit form I am forever eternal, immortal for all of time. This is a great solace for my earthly life and I can live fuller and freer without the weight of my impending doom. 

My beliefs have evolved from previous guilt-ridden, fear-stricken thought systems to my present state of all-encompassing love. I believe, like when light is present darkness flees, where love is present fear cannot be. 

I see my life very simply. It's a lesson. I have this life to learn one very important lesson. I have this life to first ascertain what that lesson is and then it is my duty (to myself) to do my utmost to learn that lesson while hurting as few of my fellow humans as possible along the way.  

I was raised very conservative Christian, but not to be Christ-like. I saw hypocrisy in all of the lives of those who thought it their life-mission to show me how evil I was and how I needed to be fixed. Ironically, those who sought to 'fix' me never tried the only thing that could. Love. I was not accepted for who I was, I was taught when I'm good enough than I'll be loved. Well, I've since accepted that I will never be good enough... I will never be good enough to receive the projection of acceptance and therefore condition-based love, and... THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE WITH ME. 

Now I love myself for who I am. Now I have compassion for those who cannot see themselves as deserving of love because they grew up as I, being judged and told they "aren't good enough". Now I don't believe in a judgmental angry God who is out to get me. Now I believe that God is love and love is in all of us so we must be one. We must be the same. We must be equal. I am not right and you wrong. Nor are you right and I am wrong. WE JUST ARE... And we are good enough just the way we are. 

So now I believe that we are here to learn and to love and to learn to love. Real love. True love. Which mean acceptance; love with no conditions. And, then, I believe we return to spirit form and we keep learning and loving.  

I love macaroni and cheese, I love the ocean and I love believing in Something Greater than Myself. It's a preference and that is all. I hope this finds you well and in no way makes you feel attacked or unloved. The intent is merely to share light and full acceptance of all.