About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Poem #58 - The Ladder of Life

I asked the spirits for more information about the ladder analogy from poem #57 …

Climb the rungs
Step by step
With each rung
Higher yet

The variety of life experiences
Hold them dear
For each brings to you
From year to year
New wisdom
Further growth
Raise your hand
And take an oath
Of fealty to God
How odd
That you would think
This life is all there is
When everything you see in nature
Dies to live again
Cycles repeated
Without end
Constant evolution
The unending revolution
Of the sun
Should be all the proof you need
To know that like a seed
You do sprout
Then rise and grow
And move about
Until the winter of your life
When does come the end
Then you travel
Round the bend
To different vistas

You are the ivy on a vine
That round the ladder it does climb
Rising higher
Twisting in a spiral
Almost viral
In its growth

Spreading, growing
Learning as it’s going
To live life ever more full
The sun’s great warmth
Exerts its pull
Like a magnet

How high does it grow -
This vine?
It never stops
Until it merges …
With the One
Who planted the seed
With great power indeed
To make all things grow
And rise
Ever upward t’ward the skies

This is life in motion
Begun as a tiny notion
And now endless
Like the ocean
Of your devotion

Blessed be the Creator
Infinite in His intelligence
And blessed be ye all

1 comment:

  1. The ladder analogy explained by the poets in this piece reinforces the idea that we learn through our experiences in this world and constantly grow toward the Divine. We are the "ivy" ever growing toward the sunlight. Such a lovely metaphor. But I noticed the "twisting" of the ivy indicating that life on the "ladder" may not be a straight and smooth upward surge. Yet the Divine is like a "magnet" and keeps pulling us ever upward. The poets remind us again to look at nature and believe there is more than just this earthly existence. I continue to see great hope in these messages, and I find comfort in the reading. I cannot help but think of singing "I am Climbing Jacob's Ladder" as a kid at church gatherings. And that brings a smile today...