Posted in artistic, oneness, Poetry

“Please Call Me By My True Names”

Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow
because even today, I still arrive.

Look deeply: I arrive in every second 
to be a bud on a spring branch, 
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile, 
learning to sing in my new nest, 
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower, 
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry, 
in order to fear and to hope. 
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and 
death of all that are alive.

I am the mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the river,
and I am the bird which, when spring comes, arrives in time 
to eat the mayfly.

I am the frog swimming happily in the clear pond, 
and I am also the grass-snake who, approaching in silence, 
feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones, 
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks, 
and I am the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to 
Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl, refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea
pirate,
and I am the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and
loving.

I am a member of the politburo, with plenty of power in my
hands,
and I am the man who has to pay his “debt of blood” to my
people,
dying slowly in a forced labor camp.

My joy is like spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom in all
walks of life.
My pain is like a river of tears, so full it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names, 
so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once, 
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names, 
so I can wake up, 
and so the door of my heart can be left open, 
the door of compassion.

– by Thich Nhat Hanh

Image: “Look Deeply, I Am My Joy and Pain” by Ananda Amenet Reid

Posted in Inspiration, The Truth of our Being

Giving Up and Embracing

These, I am giving up

Speculation, opinions, assumptions

Expectations, judgements, gossip

Deflection, manipulation, resistance

Control, perfection, intolerance

These, I am embracing

Acceptance, patience, stillness

Trust, candor, silence

Compassion, composure, peace

Allowance, openness, love.

In every way

Towards myself and others

In each moment

Let this be my stance

Let it be effortless

So let it be

Posted in I AM Presence, Inspiration, Poetry, the Creator

I Am Consciously Present

I am waking up
How would the Creator wake up?
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am taking a shower
How would the Creator take a shower?
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am eating my breakfast
How would the Creator eat breakfast?
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am sitting in silence
How would the Creator sit in silence?
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am chatting with friends
How would the Creator chat with friends?
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am walking in nature
As the Creator, I walk in nature
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am living this moment
In conscious presence
Immersed in awareness and realisation.

I am
Immersed in awareness and realisation

I am
Awareness

I am
Realisation

I am

Posted in channelled message, I AM Presence

Message from the I AM Presence: 1

‘Beloved ones, you are my reason for existing, you are belonging to my heart and soul, I am bringing forth your expressions, for you are entirely made of divine, eternal, magical energy that is an expression of me. 

I am the I AM Presence and I wish to remind you that your presence is one of energy and light.  You are hidden so deeply inside your sense of self that you no longer recognise who or what you are.  You are divine.  You are more than the sum of your parts and your expressions of love are your truth. 

Imagine there is a bright, beautiful star shining in the dark, scintillating.  It is a beacon, it is an expression of hope.  It makes the dark appear darker, for the light creates such a strong contrast with the dark.  And, of course, the dark creates the same contrast with the light, therefore, the dark makes the light seem brighter.  Now, imagine that this star explodes in a blaze of light and expands.  It increases until it fills the entirety of your vision and all is light.  The star seemed to be an object of light but now you see nothing but a field of lightness with no darkness to define it.  This is the truth of the Creator.  The Creator is the field of lightness and it is only when the darkness exists and the Creator is separated into numerous pin-pricks of light, like stars in the night sky, only then can the Creator be defined, through the experience of being present as an object in the darkness.  You are the stars.  You are the Creator, for you are expressions from the Creator and at your heart is the light of the Creator.  Your truth, your true expression of being is revealing to you the light of divine magic.  May peace be with you and may your expressions of scintillating light evermore bring joy to yourself and all.’