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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Poem #148 - The Jewel Inside You

A little background on this one... a few years ago on a long hypnotic drive, a wonderful acronym came to me as a way to describe our essence. I filed it away in my brain and never did anything with it, although I knew it would surface again some time. This morning I heard the first two lines of today's poem and thought, "I wonder where this is going ... what a strange way to start a poem." After six lines I thought, "There is no way this is going to have any meaning today. This isn't going anywhere." Then lines seven and eight came out in a rush, and I instantly knew what it was about: my acronym. I burst into tears because it was so awesome -- these words that were so obviously not from me, but were so brilliant. Then I thought, "Okay spirit world... you started this ... now you have to work an acronym into a poem! What a challenge!" And boy did they meet that challenge, in non-stop flowing words that tied it all together in one beautiful package, and all in less than ten minutes ... Take your time, figure it all out, and enjoy the beautiful message. A Christmas present from the Council of Poets to all of us today ...

Hard as a walrus tusk
Carved to perfection
With a luster so bright
You can see your reflection.

This tiny jewel
That you can hold in your hand
Started out at its birth
As a small grain of sand.

You call it a pearl
This bright little jewel
Bur for you we have used it
As a kind of a tool.

The word in your language
Brings an image to mind
But each letter of “PEARL”
Means something else, as you’ll find.

For what is a pearl?
But a jewel that does hide
Inside a rough shell
That’s quite crusty outside.

Yet open the shell
And inside is the shine
No one could imagine
A treasure so fine.

The “P” stands for “Pure”
Something clear and quite sure.
The “E” stands for “Essence”
What you have at your core.

The “A’s” just a word
It’s a holder called “And”
The “R’s” more important
For “Real" does it stand.

But “L” is the most
Valued word of the five.
It stands for “Love”—
That which keeps you alive.

When five letters combine.
You discover the secret
With a meaning sublime.

Each man’s like an oyster.
Maybe crusty outside,
But inside him such beauty
Like the pearl he does hide.

Inside is your jewel
It’s your “Pure Essence” for sure
And Real Love” ... That’s the secret…
Now you know your true core.


  1. I love this poem! It is definately a favorite because my birthstone is a pearl! I love the beauty of pearls because of their whiteness and purity and also because they come from the ocean. To me the ocean is like a womb and the moisture in an oyster helps form one pearl."Each man's like an oyster. Maybe crusty on the outside, But inside him such beauty Like the pearl he does hide."

    Our true essence and light comes from within and helps shape our outer shell and existence. We are all born with this inner beauty and unique identity. Our true "Jewel" are the treasure's of the heart and how we choose to express our love and divinity in this life time....


  2. A Christmas gift for sure...and a "gem" of a poem. When I read this piece aloud, it really does feel like a Christmas poem...even something like "T'was the Night Before Christmas." There is a special excitement to this piece today.

    And the message? "Pure Essence And Real Love" are found within us all. What a lovely way to express that part of us which transcends human existence. Thank you, Council of Poets, and thank you, Suzanne!

    I am quite certain that I will never think of a "pearl" in quite the same way again...