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, June 2, 2010

Poem #317 - Rituals and Ceremonies

Ceremonies … rituals …
Steps you follow as you’re told.
Purposeful and meaningful
To some more valuable than gold.

Examine why you do these things.
What’s the purpose of these acts?
Do they bring you closer to your Source?
Or are you reciting only facts?

There can be great value in these things
When the purpose is ideal –
In those which touch your heart and soul
In which a true connection you do feel.

But guard against the rituals
In which you participate by rote.
These emotionless performances
True love and growth do not promote.

Whether in a group or by yourself
If rituals you do perform,
Remember why you do them
And with their true purpose then conform.

If they promote your spirit’s growth
Then a true purpose they do serve.
Participate with all your heart
And reap the rewards you so deserve.


  1. We are reminded to seek out meaningful (rather than rote) spiritual experiences today. For some, this could be a ritual, a ceremony, or a church service. For others, it may be a simple mantra. But whatever we do, we must do with deep belief and passion. "If they promote your spirit's growth, then a true purpose they do serve."

    On to growth, learning, and meaningful spiritual experiences this day...

  2. Very valuable poem, thank you.