Amidst the turmoils of the world, of your everyday life, there is need to be strong; but this strength must come from within you, your only place for refuge which is eternal, unchanging, truthful. Beyond the pettiness of the ego which always wants to compete and win over the ignorance of others, you must find yourself, free yourself and get the energy you need to face your day. This must be your temple, and so you have to honor it by making a daily practice of visiting these eternal waters in you–i.e., waters of youth, waters of true alchemy and high conscience on which you can always rely. This is the secret to be yourself, strong, unique, confident; thus to be love and happiness by making it a daily practice, to visit your inner self, quiet your thinking and connect with your emotions.
Beautiful women wonder where my secret lies, For I ever rise over the fools which begin fights. Wise men come to me for pleasant conversation, For I give them deepness without frustration.
And the secret has existed for ages and ages; The common mind had erased it from the pages. It is in the fire of the human soul where you find Confidence, strength, the love which does bind.
Can you allow it to speak in a retired place Surrounded by peace and harmony…?? Can you quiet your thoughts in the midst Of your mental storms fearlessly…??
That is the secret: To discover your place of love. That is the key: To free yourself and fly like a dove. To be strong is to rise over your own ego and fear. To be strong is to always find within you good cheer.
People make the mistake to seek themselves in society–in their relationships, in their jobs, in their religions, and in all their particular activities. This is to put on masks and try to fit in and find your love, your happiness here; however, these are the lies people live and tell themselves every day. Because these are mere things, as important as they can be to you, superficial things you do, experiences of the human games you are here to play; but still you are searching for yourself in the wrong places where nothing of eternal substance can be found…
I was blind and my foothold very weak, I thought me as superior in my own eyes, I felt saved, proud, safe in a crooked path Where I had you through painful choices. I did not see myself in this game but a lie Which grew in me and cut my freedom, A game where I constantly seek and seek, In you, In them, some love, some happiness, A way to express myself through my masks; But soon it swallowed me and kept me away In spite of my bouts of anger and frustration, In spite of my desires to be mended by you. But I finally discovered myself in the mirror, Aging, deceived, broken–but alas awake! Thus awake with a light I hadn’t seen before, Such brightness which took me past the mask, Past societies, past cultures, past seeking. And now I saw you, dear, for who you were, My partner, not my savior or my source of love; And I saw me, I saw how illumined I was, what I was, and who I needed to be for me. Yes, I contemplated my role and my worth Far beyond society’s many false arguments. Who was I…?? Thunder came, lightning shot, Then I knew who I was, and who you were too…
What is it which you seek to understand…?? Why do you always want that control…??–to always know everything, to always fix everything. Can’t you see that freedom from all your pain, from all your problems, is in letting go…??
Your ego is not master of your house, only the moment is, the Now; thus, you must stop all thought and overthinking, allow the past to stay in the past, and you embrace the moment. No pain or suffering, no confusion or frustration lives in the moment. The heart lives in the moment. Love lives in the moment. And whatever lives in the mind, in the ego, as a thought or image, whether nice or not, is of time and space, chained to moods, likes and dislikes. Whatever the mind can tell you is memories, knowledge, beliefs, deceits; and that is why the mind and overthinking is addictive, and such addiction is misery, is more thinking, is more slavery, is continuous attachment, is not letting go…
Whatever I know is what confuses me, Whatever I seek is what escapes me, Whoever I am is far beyond knowing; My ego’s identity is always overflowing. When my beliefs and fears arise I am not, When words are appearing I am caught. Why should I follow this false name…?? The vapors of the careless mind to blame. The mind is misery away from a pure heart; The process of letting go is the soul’s art Through patience and faith I find me there, And if I pay full attention love is everywhere.
Yes, it is indeed difficult to lose someone really special, someone you loved dearly; but life gives us meaning by change, by an old death and new birth, and so the cycle under time goes on and on throughout our lives. And exactly this should never be forgotten, that life is change; if you adapt to change, you may find strength to go on and become better in your life…
“I’ve lost my best friend…”
Ever lost someone, but someone extremely special to you, someone you carry in your very DNA, someone who made you into who you are today, someone who you feel in your very bones, in your very flesh, and someone who somehow in your each laughter and tear lights your way in this life…??
We would build trenches and castles in the sand, We would play video games and he’d let me win; Life was easy, without tears, perfect around him, He was God to me, no Devils, no demons, no sin… I wish I knew why, but I grew up and demons came. O how I wish I would understand why I went insane! O too many memories for I’ve lost my best friend! I always loved him but I did not show it till the end! If I could go back in time I’d tell you what I should, Yes, I would not cause you any pain and be good.
Once he called me in the room and sat me down, He smiled warmly, but very proudly I looked away; He tried to talk sense into me, guide me with love, But I remained distant, like I knew the better way… Jumping from school to school, I brought him pain. O how I wish I would understand why I went insane! O too many memories for I’ve lost my best friend! He was my dad, my very all, my partner till the end! He loved his family and brought us to new shores, In the new territory he taught me how to open doors.
In his last moments at the hospital I didn’t say much, He went somewhere and never came back to me. So cherish your loved ones, love all their characters, For after death they in your memories you will see… Yes, I learned from my father all a real man should. O how great he was even though I was not so good! O too many memories for I’ve lost my best friend! I always loved him but I did not show it till the end! Wherever you are I hope you see the man I am now. As you guide me forth I promise to make you proud.
Thanks to difficult experiences we can all learn from mistakes and from the very hell of our situations, our choices are meant to be superior each time; thus, you must pay attention to all you hate, all you dislike, all you suffer, find the illumination to your very conscience, even a tiny flicker will do–something which can help you expand your mind. Step by step you become awakened in your situations, and patiently you may really discover that you are as well a god…
“I discovered that I am a god…“
Such miserable night my heart felt broken, And after that great pain you left me in tears; Alive in me are the last words and bitter kiss, Cursed, alone, depressed, stalked by my fears. O there was time in silence which grew in me! Many days of blindness existing without glee! And in those moments of misery I saw a light, O ’tis was finding lovely heaven in my sight, You see, I saw the place where angels prod… Far my tears, I discovered that I am a god…
I felt empty around lovely flowers without you, I lived in hell even through happy memories; My desire consumed my freedom back then, Loneliness was death in my confused reveries. O there was time in silence which grew in me! Many days of blindness existing without glee! But in meditation I learned the magic of true love! O, Love, I was transfigured into a divine dove! Yes, I found perfection even though I was flawed… Saw the truth in me, I discovered that I am a god…
Nagging images in my mind kept me as your slave, I thought it was love the attachment to my passions; So cruel those minutes without my pride beautified, Then forgive me, Love, mine were ignorant actions. O there was time in silence which matured in me! I am not that silly boy anymore who took our glee! For that pain I caused was my blessing in disguise, And, O Sweet, I learned about my own ego and lies. I freed myself from the constant demon’s prod… I know love now, I discovered that I am a god…
Memories exist for a divine reason. Your childhood was what it was for a divine reason, however painful, miserable, complicated. Your ego may choose to hate your past, hurt you further now as an adult, and make you hard because of your past; however, your ego is not divine, it does not understand why you lived what you lived. You cannot find God through your ego. You cannot find love through your ego. And you cannot find peace through your ego. You must embrace your childhood, your past, whatever you lived, and see the lessons with an untainted heart which knows no resentment and prejudice…
Do you know that rich earth and sacred sun…?? Do you know those little children having fun…?? Have you ever felt the mud here and there…?? What about such divine connection everywhere…?? Yes, I remember the land so beautiful and free, O my body and soul give thanks to thee! God spoke to me through ducks and cattle, Love was born via innocent play and battle. Days of wonder and joy built character thus, Friends, games, waiting for the school bus; Nights of weeping as I grew in responsibility, Exams, anger, moments without tranquility. What’s the world done, child, to hurt you so…?? Have you found the lessons in pain yet to grow…?? My youth was painful, difficult; but it brought light. Have you questioned yours beyond the fright…??
Ever feel lonely and seek distractions out there, solutions to this nagging feeling…?? When the seeking is pointless, which you must see; for the seeking can only exacerbate the illness brooding in you, thus create more desire over and over again as it consumes your very soul–i.e., your sane rationality, your honest hopes, your vital dreams, your own affections…
I found a seashell in the fair sands
Gleaming under the warmest light;
In it I found the whisper I thought lost,
In it I discovered what I had tossed.
The seeking had been the dark abyss, It had polluted my soul in darkness; I had lost myself in the empty desire Of a capricious nature–indeed so dire. O how barren what I saw in the world! Loneliness, frustration, anger held me; For I truly observed my own reflection, So I cried all the time without affection. But O how blind and lost in the senses! You were there all along, patiently waiting, Gleaming under the very warmest light, Blessed by Divinity–such glorious sight.
I finally stopped the search and contemplated The many tears in me–the suffering, the misery; Whatever held me hostage was my choosing, I stubborn was in my desire–how confusing! There was no end to the allure of the rabble, Empty words of romance and promises broken; Society had me as I desired what they had, But I saw through the vain deceit–I am glad! And it was the friendship with my very tears The one which liberated my trapped soul; And it was the seashell found under the sun, Yes, listened I the whisper–O misery undone!
Greed, lust, ambition, come as a result of feeling, perhaps subconsciously, inferior, or because you desire to show how knowledgeable, how superior, or how passionate you are–and so the state of mind is one of agitation and selfish desire. You want to reach the pleasure for yourself. You desire to show your superiority over others. You feel the need to display your knowledge and prowess for others to see. It is very human, and it can happen to any of us; however, if allowed to overtake us, these strong feelings or intense emotions can make us their slaves unbeknownst to us, they can blind us, they can drive us somewhere we do not want to be, and they can transform who we truly are. So, be always aware..
“The Pits of Greed.”
Flames came rushing and took me to hell! Thou presence into a cage made me dwell:
I felt thy scorching flames in my very existence, My body cried in agony of a thousand demons, O as thou remained the hell of my resistance! Allowed by my choices over those of the soul. I was once blessed with love and freedom, Chained not to thy horrors but to individuality To be my own self with compassion and reason, Beyond thy cruel pity and thy intense hate Which cuts my marrow and boils my blood Whilst keeping my conscience a sealed fate. But I reach the summit of my lesson now, In purity and nobility I grow my conscious seed; For no greater gift in me The One does endow Than to be rid eternally of The Pits of Greed.
The Blue Lotus is the symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, of intelligence and wisdom, of higher knowledge. From the drawings on the pyramids of Egypt to the smaller lessons written on your own life experiences, all is symbols and messages in life; and so, whomever understands them rules his or her world as a god or goddess. The blue lotus then, victory of our higher self over the lower self, and it is the pure light, the godly energy in the conscience of the Enlightened Man. A blue lotus represents the embodiment of the “perfection of wisdom;” a higher dimension of thought or conscious realm where the mundane life is seen as part of the whole and not the origin of struggle and suffering. Here intuition and insight guide the awakened man.
All is one and we are to understand this wherever we go, for beyond all your troubles, mental frustrations, and self-designed “failures” in life, if you look past those with a meditative mind, within yourself, you shall find the wisdom of a blue lotus…
“Sitting upon a blue lotus.“
Through life the mind has always been the reflection Of the emptiness escaped by man in corrupted games, And it has ruled with tyranny without mercy or affection Which has unleashed the unconscious beast in flames. What is mankind to do in this world so tainted then…?? The chains of Cause and Effect are strong in the lost, For the lost is like the mighty ship set adrift at sea. The blooming flower needs sunlight, it dies in the frost, As man blooms in pure light and dies in mediocre plea.
Sitting upon a blue lotus I see the vapors of turmoil, Immersed in the energy of God I find the purest light Glowing thus in the darkest corners of my human toil; And so, of this I transmute my own vanity and fright. Can you live blissfully without vanity and fright…?? I observe in meditation the ripples of the gentlest void, I vanish all forms of duality and ignorant society affair; I sit upon this lotus and watch the old me being destroyed, O I feel the Feathers of Ascension within me everywhere.
Relationships are about respect and communication, and also both parties must not lose the admiration for one another; furthermore, there has to be that learning capacity, that possibility for growth and further connection as the two evolve together. What is the mature relationship if not a mutual desire for elevation, where two souls meet and ascend together blissfully as one with acceptance and commitment to true love…??
“Shall I raise you to the heavens…??“
Shall I raise you to the heavens…?? As you radiate your beauty into my very dream As the glowing stars do tonight under this poet. Your sweet voice as the murmur of the stream I hear within my troubled head–this I know it! Love speaks to me through the cool air tonight, It tells me you are a fallen goddess of beauty, Such a vision of wonderful wisdom to my sight; And I feel angels sing to deliver my very duty, For I must cherish your beauty and your wit, Protect your purity as the very gold all my days; For you inspire and elevate me as holy writ, You bless my existence as life-giving sun rays.
Shall I raise you to the heavens…?? I hear your light footsteps and I weaken, For my heart is yours as I belong to you; To my surprise you send me a beacon, Your loveliness as never before I knew. Love is the rising essence which unites, O It covers us in feathers of golden dust! I shall take you to the greatest heights, We shall fly together in heavenly wind gust.
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” ~ Ann Landers; American advice columnist and writer.