Thursday, May 31, 2012

Elementals


Fire is so primal, so rich in imagery.
Water is so forceful, gently soothing.
Air cools us and invigorates us.
Earth grounds us to our own sense of being.

Spirit is all that and more.
It is rich and primal,
forceful and soothing,
Cooling and invigorating.

Spirit is the ground of our Being
rooting us to the Earth
and releasing us to the sky,
all at the same time.

© 2008 Beth Mitchum from bethwor(l)ds: 20 years of poetry




Even when there is no certainty about the future, there is always love in the present. If we focus on all the love in our lives, tomorrow's horizon opens up a spread of infinite possibilities before us.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blank Spaces

So much of what we acquire in life is worthless stuff to fill up blank spaces when what we need more than anything are the blank spaces. We need more moments in between thoughts and words, more pauses in conversations to enjoy the silence connection between us and another. We need more quiet time between the activities that keep us busy and stop us from remembering to breathe in spirit. We need more space in our lives and our worlds, space not filled with stuff to distract us from who were are in the middle of the night when no one else is around. We need the blank spaces as much as we need the air we breathe. Just as we've grown accustomed to breathing polluted air, we've also grown accustomed to living without many blank spaces and those busy, cluttered places and moments are what begin to suffocate us after a while. Time take to clear your space, your mind, and your life. Take time to breathe in the expansiveness of Spirit. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wings to Fly

Always remember that you have wings to fly. You just forget where you put them sometimes.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Seeing with Inner Vision


It is easy to believe in only the three dimensions that are more noticeable to the physical eye, but to the spiritual eye, so much more is visible and tangible. Religion may have left as bad a taste in your mouth as it did in mine, but religion is the man-made codification of that which is intangible. Religion was created by those who could not see as an attempt to explain and try to control the ideas of those who could see, the spiritual masters of old:  Jesus, Buddha, Kwan Yin, and so many others.  We can live and die without ever seeing beyond the tip of our own noses, or we can allow ourselves to awaken to the other dimensions that are just beyond our noses. 

People of other times would have thought that things like Facebook and the unseen internet were magic. Today we call them science and take them for granted. Yesterday's magic is today's science, just as today's magic is tomorrow's science. The word science means knowledge. Do we really believe that we have figured out and successfully explained all the knowledge/science in the world, even in the midst of this ever-changing technological world? Amazing things happen when we open our minds and hearts to all the wonders and magic in the universe. It is all at our fingertips, waiting to be discovered by those brave enough to open their inner eyes. When Jesus said, "Let him who has eyes to see, let them see, and ears to hear, let them hear," what kind of ears and eyes was he referring to in those teachings? Presumably all the people present had physical eyes and ears. He was appealing to those who were able to see past their noses into the multi-dimensional universe. There really is magic in the universe and it is available to all, even though not all seek it. If we open the doors of our minds and hearts, we allow the universe to open our eyes to what is there but unseen. We can ridicule those who believe in other dimensional worlds and beings, or we can allow our inner vision to open to the knowledge beyond our day-to-day understanding of how we think the world should be.