Spiritual Poetry posted May 16, 2014


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Pure White Moments

by mfowler

The timer's sand just stopped for pure white moments,
and God, or God's will, broke through my resistance;
the doubts, the prison bars of proofs, components
of unbelief -  dispersed with God's insistence.
 
The timer's sand just stopped and love consumed.
Its warmth and power inside my body, mind
commanding my attention. Faith resumed
with sureness: God is real - no idol blind.
 
Damascus Road again with scattered scales,
played host to shifting pilgrim's world perspectives.
The whats and wherefores blocking other trails
became believer's signposts, soul's directives.
 
The timer's sand resumed its routine flow
The granules sparkling shone on God aglow.

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'Twas God alive and present - pure white moments!
Then timer's sand resumed its routine flow.
And I, alive with love and zeal most potent,
saw God in everyone and all I know.
 
The sky accessed the heavens; swans in flight
had angel wings; the buzzing bees assumed
the role of teacher. Nature's world all bright
with maker's magic - all the earth perfumed.
 
But, revelation comes with self reflection
of ego's lack, its sin. The mirror showing love
and what is needed; view of God's perfection
deep within. I now walk the road, the dove
 
flies over, onward, pure white moments clear.
And time stands still - reminding God is near.


Recognized


Damascus Road again with scattered scales: connects to the coversion of Saul on the road to Damascus.

pure white moments: moments when truth is revealed, a moment of pure bliss when God's spirit breaks through and God is revealed as truth and love. It does happen.

prison bars of proofs: these were people like 'naysayers', skeptics and the like, who insist that belief in a higher power, God, Creator was based on weakness and fear, and insist on proof in a scientific sense. (refer to the story of the 'doubting Thomas' post resurrection)

granules sparkling shone on God aglow: once the realisation of a Creator God becomes apparent, everything in the world is brighter and more meaningful. The sands granules refer to the metaphorical downward flowing sands in an egg timer.

revelation comes with self reflection of ego's lack, its sin: The problem with recognising love, is that one also recognises themselves as they are. It's then that you realise that old self defeating ways don't matter and should be recognised, admitted and gotten rid of.

the buzzing bees assumed the role of teacher: an example of how love is revealed in the ordinary of life. The bee, like everything is a perfect creation and belongs to the whole interconnected web of life created.

I now walk the road, the dove flies over, onward, pure white moments clear: this reference is to spirit and its unfailing vigilance, as I walk through life and face its vicissitudes. It reminds me over and over of God's presence.
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