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.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Poem #223 - So simple ...

A smile-
An instrument you use
To show your pleasure
When you choose.

A frown -
Yet another way
To show your thoughts …
A kind of play.

You move your face
And show your feeling.
No need for words
When all you’re revealing.

But don’t you know
That body and mind share a link?
By moving your lips
Your face makes you think.

So change your outlook
In one swift move.
This simple act
Your mood can improve.

If you’re feeling
The slightest bit down,
Right this instant
Form a smile from your frown.

That’s it. So simple.
No heavy lesson today.
Just a lesson in smiles
To light up your way.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Poem #222 - You Need Not Fear

The whole of the Universe is yours.
Gaze upon the stars and know
That you are in them, and they in you …

You need not fear.
With every step you take,
Love is near

Your very life is proof
Of this – the greatest truth:

You were born of love;
Born of God’s desire.
In you was planted
A spark of the divine fire.

Never doubt that you’re special,
For God gave you breath.
And you will go on living
Even after your physical death.

You need do little
To reap what is yours.
But when love you do share,
Then true peace in you soars.

Feel the Love that you are.
Feel it course through your veins.
Realize that you’re Spirit,
And release earthly chains.

There is no need to fear.
No reason for doubt.
When you bask in God’s light
You know what Life’s all about.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Poem #221 - Living Now

Erase the bitter memories.
Don’t linger in the past.
There’s far more beauty in you now
Than in things that never last.

Focus all your thoughts and love
On things that never change:
On doing all that you can do…
Things well within your range.

Things like helping others,
Giving service where you can.
This type of altruism
Helps advance God’s special plan.

Spend not your days in worry
That you’ll never have enough,
That you won’t be able to get by
When the going it gets tough.

You’ve all the treasure in the world
Right there within your chest.
And spending your love freely
You bring to you what’s best.

Of course you do have bills to pay
When on the earth you walk.
But spend less time in worry,
Put less emphasis on talk.

Concentrate instead
On doing what feels right.
And memories and worries
Will no longer give you fright.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Poem #220 - Set the World Afire

Brand new ideas
From where do they rise?
Genius comes in many forms
This fact please realize.

All minds are linked
They work as one,
Connected like a wire.
If all could activate this link
You’d set your world afire.

So bright would be the energy,
A loving, throbbing orb
If all the shining light at once
Your world could just absorb.

But one by one you forge this link
It takes so few to make a change.
By harnessing this powerful force
Your world you rearrange.

Strive to be a shining light –
The genius that you are.
Harness what is yours to give,
And shine your light afar.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poem #219 - The Power of Your Thoughts

Sitting on the doorstep
Feeling lost and down,
With your chin upon your chest,
Your mouth a heavy frown.

You think you are alone in life
That no one knows your pain.
That others bask in sunshine
While on you falls only rain.

A shift in thoughts could shift your life.
It could happen in a blink.
If you would only listen in
To how you choose to think.

The things that drag you downward,
Are not those which happen to you.
It’s how you choose to see them.
You can let them pass right through you.

All life’s a choice; it’s up to you.
Do you see clouds or see the sun?
By changing just a thought or two
Like that – new life’s begun.

So get up off your haunches.
Take a brave new step ahead.
Face your fears and change your thoughts.
See not the world with dread.

There’s beauty all around you,
When the clouds inside you part.
Change only takes a moment.
Right now’s the time to start.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poem #218 - Harnessing the Power of the Spirit

Certain beyond a doubt
For this you should strive
In understanding that your spirit
Is what keeps the mind alive.

There can be no death at all
For the soul goes on forever.
To understand this truth
Should be your sole endeavor.

Go within and feel the flow.
The life force you can sense.
It enters with your every breath
But you block it when you’re tense.

Relax and let the current flow.
Direct it with your mind.
Some call this “kundalini”
Which like a serpent does unwind.

As you learn to use this power,
Others’ spirits will you lift.
And as you grow in giving love,
True peace will be your gift.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Poem #217 - A Look at Heaven

Hurry to the future.
Take a look ahead.
What will your life be like
After you are dead?

So many wish to know
What heaven’s really like.
Are there truly flowers,
Harps and music, and the like?

Heaven is your self-same world.
We live right here beside you.
The difference is in the love we feel.
Its presence ever does abide you.

In this world of thought
Where no matter does exist
Surrounded are we all by Love
Whose great force we can’t resist.

Because of all the energy
Of which we are a part,
We feel the love more strongly –
Like a pulsing, beating heart.

Our world is very real to us
As real as yours is to you.
And if we wish to do something
We need only think it through.

For thought is our creator.
We travel with the mind.
We maintain our connection thus
With those to whom our love does bind.

In a realm of such great love
One truly does find peace.
And so you will find heaven
When earth’s bonds you do release.

Just know that love’s eternal –
A continuation of the soul.
Whether there or here you travel
It is love that keeps you whole.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Poem #216 - Be Yourself

Trickery …
Deceit …
Mischievous lies …
What comes to those
Who put on a disguise
And hide behind a mask of falsehoods?
They cheat no one but themselves.
Denied of pride
Solitude’s a paltry partner.
Yet alone you walk
When in the shadow of deception
Do you stalk.
Emerge from the darkness
And truly see
How sweet is the light.
Such delight!
When all is bright and true:
The real you …
Exposed …
Standing naked,
Fresh and clean
Nothing between you and glory.
Hide not your story.
No need to embellish.
Your truth please relish:
You’re a star
Just as you are
A beautiful treasure
Loved beyond measure
Come out, come out
Wherever you are…

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Poem #215 - The Importance of Love

Look at everything with love.
Hold nothing back at all.
By your loving actions
Are you seen at your last call.

Success and gold mean little,
Unless they’re put to use in service.
For giving love to others
Is your life’s intended purpose.

The little things you cherish
Cannot go with you when you pass.
But moments filled with love
Put you foremost in your class.

Live every moment with the knowledge
That how you love, it truly matters.
It makes no difference if you’re hungry
And your clothes are left in tatters.

What’s most important in your life,
Is the way you treat your fellow man.
So concentrate your efforts
On being as loving as you can.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Poem #214 - What is Perfection?

It’s all perfection –
Everything you see.
It’s only your beliefs and thoughts
That hide reality.

You think that things should be one way,
But you see with limited sight.
With only partial vision
How can you say what’s wrong or right?

You need to step out of your box.
See the world with brand new eyes.
There’s far more than your senses sense –
So much more to realize.

Do not complain when things go “wrong"
For this is just perception.
Until you see with Spirit’s eyes,
You fail to see perfection.

Judge not. Sit back and rethink life.
Take off your limiting blinders,
And go within to seek the truth.
Ask Spirit for reminders.

There’s perfect order in the world
Although it may seem random.
This truth you’ll come to understand
When with Spirit you walk in tandem.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Poem #213 - Share Your Pain

Silent misunderstandings …
Words that go unsaid …
When if you only worked things out,
You would find peace instead.

Yet you keep your feelings
Bundled up inside.
There they boil and fester
As you do your best to hide.

Why this need to be closed off?
What is it you fear?
By keeping all your pain balled up
You cut off those you hold most dear.

There’s not a feeling you can have
That others don’t as well.
So universal are your thoughts,
Yet these you fear to tell.

Recognize your sameness.
Be willing just to share.
And you will find you’re not alone.
So many truly care.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Poem #212 - As Above

This poem flowed so quickly I could barely write fast enough. Just, "Wow."

Build upon your knowledge base,
But put your books away.
All you need to understand
Is the willingness to pray.

All wisdom does await you.
It flows through every cell.
By quieting your busy mind
All truth is there to tell.

Your spirit is pure consciousness –
Awareness through and through.
Connected to The All That Is
Which flows through all of you.

By tapping in you forge the link,
You open up the flow.
So recognize your source of strength
Comes from this inner glow.

From this Source flows wisdom,
All Truth as well as Love.
It permeates all that exists…
“As below” just “as above.”

Recognize your Godliness.
Know this truth within your heart.
There’s nothing that exists in life
Of which you’re not a part.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Poem #211 - Finding Divinity

The beauty of a flower
Reflects the greatest power.
How can you gaze upon its face
And not feel the touch of grace?

Colors soft and bright
Fill you with delight.
So delicate the shape…
At times you’re left to gape.

Wonder … awe … These words describe
The feelings that you have inside
To gaze upon a thing so fine
For it’s a reflection of the Divine.

Such jewels as flowers do exist
So that the message you won’t resist.
For it’s impossible to see
Such beauty without knowing true divinity.

So stop today and smell a flower.
Feel within your inner power.
The scent … the feeling … they’re the same
It’s “love” by any other name.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Poem #210 - The Bonds of Love

The theme of love continues ...

The time has come to say goodbye.
Our life on earth is short.
I know I leave you feeling
Like a ship without a port.

You’ll drift awhile, feeling lost.
My presence you will miss.
The touch of fingers I’ll miss, too,
Your soft and gentle kiss.

But no distance is too great.
There’s naught can us divide.
Not time, nor space, nor even death
Could ever our love hide.

Love is a bond; the strongest glue.
It joins two hearts as one.
And we will be inseparable
Long after life is done.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Poem #209 - Always Linked

An appropriate poem today for Valentine's Day ... truly another Message of Hope...

When two hearts are joined as one
They always will be linked.
The bonds that do connect you
Can never be extinct.

For love’s a potent energy.
It’s resonance is great.
And when you share that power,
The greatest link do you create.

Death cannot divide you.
No distance is too far.
No matter if you’re here or there
Joined by love’s bond you are.

So grieve not for your loved ones
Who you think have left your side.
Their energy surrounds you –
In your heart it does reside.

To feel it concentrate your thoughts
On how you truly feel.
Recreate the love you shared
And make their presence real.

They’re there just waiting for you –
A simple loving thought away.
So hold them firmly in your heart
Until you meet again one day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poem #208 - Share Your Love

Sing aloud with all your heart.
Let your voice ring out.
When you feel the love inside,
Don’t be afraid to shout.

There’s far too little happiness
In those who do surround you.
But when you radiate your love,
All will flock to be around you.

Most don’t perceive that what they seek
In things that lie outside,
Lies there within their very heart
But this they choose to hide.

It’s only in the giving
That you are open to receive.
So share your love quite freely
And all your yearning thus relieve.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Poem #207 - One

One is a singular number.
It stands alone, all by itself.
Like a solitary soldier…
A single book upon a shelf.

But One can hold true greatness.
It encompasses all things.
For in the oneness is completeness
Both the good and bad that your life brings.

Search your heart and find the answers.
Know in there the truth does lie.
You may think that all is separate,
But you become One when you die.

What is One lies at your essence.
It’s the spirit that’s the same.
It’s the life force that flows through you.
It is God by any name.

This force you cannot separate.
The spirit you cannot divide.
And seen even as one billion souls
From this force you cannot hide.

So see the love in all mankind.
For it’s this Force that you does bind.
You’ll feel the oneness in all things
When to others you are kind.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Poem #206 - Light

And light begins to fill the sky.
The beauty of nature
Appears before the eye.

The warmth of the sun
Can be felt on the skin.
Warming the body
Without and within.

It’s light that pervades
Every cell of creation.
Pure consciousness drives
Every thought and sensation.

But from where comes the light
When the long day is done?
What force keeps life going
After long sets the sun?

‘Tis the light of your God
That from which all things rise.
It’s the light of creation
Which fills up the skies.

Your science does show
That all life is in motion.
Dig under the surface
To understand this strange notion.

At the heart of all things
Is a force quite aware,
Creating each moment
What appears to be there.

So is it illusion,
Or is it quite real?
To you seems quite stable
That with your fingers you feel.

It matters now not
What is real or just mind.
When your body you leave,
There the answers you’ll find.

For now go within.
Seek not only above,
And discover the truth:
That pure light equals love.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

205 - Believe!

Believe in yourself.
It’s the best gift you can give.
For when you believe,
You let your soul live.

Belief forms your thoughts
And from them your actions.
All consciousness causes
Your acts and reactions.

So if there is something
You wish to achieve,
Whatever it is,
All you need’s to believe.

So few have a concept
Of just how much they can do
If this one simple fact
In their hearts they just knew:

It’s belief that does rule.
It adds fuel to the fire.
All things you can do
When they’re linked with desire.

But beware of the “no’s”
When you believe that you can’t.
Belief holds such power,
That all “can’t” becomes “shan’t”.

So watch closely your thoughts.
Keep them strong, held on high,
And there’s nothing you want
That your belief will deny.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Poem #204 - Do Not Despair

Sinking, sinking into despair.
Falling deeper, beyond repair.
Or so you think.

You cannot see a source of hope.
You contemplate a gun or rope.
And have a drink.

Why so little thought of love?
Why not seek help from up above?
You must know not all is lost.

Yet through your pain you cannot see
That you are pure divinity -
Not rubbish to be tossed.

All despair lies in the mind.
It’s thought that you and pain do bind
But thoughts can change.

In an instant you can be free.
Help lies within you, can’t you see?
When your beliefs you rearrange.

Sink no further if you dare.
Go inside and focus there.
Do not waste another hour.

Call upon your Higher Self.
Place your fears upon the shelf
And discover your true power.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Poem #203 - Survival

The hawk circles slowly in flight.
Its wings as black as the darkest night.
He scans the field for movement slight.
Hoping for a tiny bite.

With expert vision he does see
Through the branches of the tree
Where sunlight filters to the ground
And down he swoops without a sound.

A tiny mouse runs through the grass
Unaware of what’s soon to pass.
Then with a sense of coming dread
He sees a shadow overhead.

A stab of fear runs through his heart.
Causing him to jump, then dart,
Then scurry with his tiny feet
Unwilling to accept defeat.

Throughout your earth you see this scene:
The mighty swoop, the meek they scream.
It’s all the same strong will to live
That to each soul great strength does give.

Whether strong or whether meek,
It is survival all do seek.
Resulting oft in dire action
Causing much dissatisfaction.

Understand this will to live
Is a force the Self does give
A longing to keep plodding on
When oft it seems all hope is gone.

Whether strong and soaring high
Or meek as a mouse, you cannot die.
For you are spirit at your core
And you shall live forever more.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

202 - On Emotions

Guard your emotions closely.
They’re a potent form of expression.
With this form of experience
You go from ecstasy to depression.

Emotions are your lifeline.
You hold them with the tightest grip.
As if to let them drift away
Your very life would also slip.

Some people are addicted
To certain ways of feeling.
But look at emotions closely.
For inner thoughts they are revealing.

Concern yourself not with feelings
But the thoughts which are their cause.
For if you understood this well
It would truly give you pause.

Do you really have a need to live
With so much turmoil and such grief?
By calming down your inner thoughts
From strong emotions find relief.

No need to feel such wide-spread swings.
Of more balanced thoughts you’re able.
So study what you think and do
To have a life more stable.

The see-saw does go up and down
With greater motion at the ends.
But it’s sitting in the middle
On which your balance it depends.

So take a look at how you act
When extreme thoughts get in the way.
And move more toward the center
For more peace in every day.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Poem 201 - Go With the Flow

Life is a journey.
A river that flows into eternity.
This piece of it upon which you float
Is but a segment.
You never know
What lies around the next bend.
Do not pretend
You have all the answers.

Relax and drift.
Let the water carry you.
No need to thrash and flail.
You’re not a prisoner in a jail.
Your spirit’s free to fly.
No need to struggle and to try.
For it can never die.

So just go with the flow.
Then true peace you’ll finally know.
Like a leaf that floats.
Riding with the current.
At one with the motion
Like a wave – part of the ocean
Moving forward never back
Yet in reality
Not moving at all.
Simply there.
Riding up and down.
Just being.

You are here
Hold this thought near.
There’s nowhere else to go
But with the flow.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Poem #200 - On Perfection

Perfection comes at a cost.
With it creativity is lost.
When you make things so exact
There can be no room to act.

This life is all about your growth.
No need to stand and take an oath.
It’s all a case of trial and error.
Perfection only leads to terror.

Fear not that you won’t get things right.
Play like a child – with sheer delight.
For that is why you’re here, you see:
To learn and grow and play with glee.

Study hard your habitual actions.
Do you always have the same reactions?
What would happen if you try
Something new? D’you think you’ll die?

Failure’s only a belief.
One that’s sure to cause you grief.
All acts are neutral, can’t you see?
Know this and you will be set free.

To live and serve is your great role.
In this way you become whole.
So worry not if perfection eludes you.
It’s false belief that still deludes you.

You are perfection at your core.
So strive to be it never more.
Relax and focus your attention
On being love – release the tension.

Only when you are thus freed
Will your emotions cease to bleed.
You will create a world of peace
When all your striving you release.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Poem #199 - Balance

Symptoms of sickness show up in the body.
Pain, discomfort, a limb that is shoddy.
Do not simply ignore what you feel.
A symptom’s not the thing you must heal.

Something inside is out of whack.
Time to get back on track.
Seek balance in your day.
Match your work with play.

You do so much running about…
Can there be much doubt?
You need to take the time to rest.
Your spirit always knows the best.

The body is the last to show
What inside you already know.
Time to put your soul at ease.
Before the body feels dis-ease.

Set aside the stress and worry.
Don’t always be in such a hurry.
Simple advice, but did you hear it?
Do you give enough time to your spirit?

Into each day put some peace and quiet.
Be careful also with your diet.
When body and soul you do nourish.
You’ll find your life will truly flourish.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poem #198 - About Music

A tone goes up, a tone goes down
Creating harmony with the sound.
Music is a lovely gift
That’s meant to give your soul a lift.

Break down the sound and you will see
That like all else, it’s energy.
Each specific tone vibration
Imparts a noticeable sensation.

Certain combos lift your mood.
While others make you sit and brood.
And all do your consciousness affect
Far more deeply than you’d suspect.

Choose the sounds you listen to.
Know that their effect is true.
When the finer tones you feel,
Then music can be used to heal.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Poem #197

A triangular fin
Slices through the surface ...
Bathers run in fear
Sensing danger near.
Panic ensues.

Mothers grab their children and run.
The end of a day of such fun.
Then up through the roiling froth
Pokes a snout.
A dolphin looks about.
What’s all the fuss?

There’s no danger.
No dark and scary stranger.
You did mistake me.
Do not forsake me.
Look within ...
Beyond the fin.

Based on what you see.
There’s no need to flee.
Look more closely.
See with new eyes.
Then prepare for the greatest surprise
Of your life.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Poem #196 - Paint on a Smile

Circus clowns with painted faces
Smile all the time.
Their happiness is painted on.
They always appear fine.

If you could only realize
You’re like the happy clown …
That inside you rests pure love…
You never would feel down.

Your spirit longs to be awake.
It asks to find release.
For once you come to know it,
You’ll discover inner peace.

No storms that brew, no outer strife
Can ever bring you woe,
As you become attuned within
And Spirit’s presence do you know.

Paint on a smile if you must.

Pretend that you are glad,
And focus on the love inside
To keep from feeling sad.

Then send that love to others
And feel a real connection
As you awake and feel the joy
Of sharing true affection.

All are Spirit at the core –
Connected at the source.
Great peace and joy await you
When guided by this inner Force.