Awareness

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Awareness is an ever present force.  The backdrop of a steady flame.  It is like the most devoted, compassionate vision of Mother/Father providing the space, as its offspring explores, experiments and plays.

Presence.  Surrounding.  Allowing.  Embracing.  Everywhere but nowhere.  It offers the background to the “i” and “I.”

Calm, neutral, constant. Observer to all.  Judger of none.  Solid yet unseen.

Oh, to be this subtle, unobtrusive, yet powerful presence.

Never demanding, never directing, never controlling or forcing.

Invisible yet real.

Nicola Karesh, copyright © 2007
(from Morning Glory: Poetry And Reflections)

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Love’s Inner Chamber

Love’s Inner Chamber by Nicola Karesh

I enter the inner chamber and close the door. Immediately, there is the delightful impression that love’s happy cells rush to surround and greet me! Brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. God’s energy bubbles are doing the happy dance ‘cos I’m here!

There may or may not be actual happy bubbles sent out on a mission from God to welcome me! All I can speak to, is the feeling that I have as I rest in silence.

There is an energetic acknowledgment of sorts. Awareness greeting itself. Comfortable warmth, being somewhere that feels like home. Everything is alright in this space. All concerns are left at the door, for that is not why I am here.

Why am I here? Why have I come this very day, to sit in silence? 

Words escape me, as I search to capture the essence of what fills my heart. Still, I seek the elusive, for I feel called always to share my truth.

I am here to give thanks. I am here as an expression of my love and devotion. I am here in answer to an inner call to come home. I belong here.

Every moment when I have turned my back on God, I deny myself. Every time I come from a small sense of “i,” I am denying the larger dimension of who and what I am.

This divine space calls me. Sometimes I get busy with other matters and don’t hear the eternal bell that rings for you and for me. It is always ringing. In precious moments of grace, I hear and I answer love’s call.

One day, we will sing a song of love together. One day, the feeling of love will touch everything. It will be all that we know. It will be all that we are.

That day is here and that moment is now. The choice is ours to rest in this space.

 Nicola Karesh, copyright © 2009 – All rights reserved.

(I chose ‘choreography’ by Jenny Downing, because I can easily imagine these delightful flowers doing a happy dance in God’s immense garden!)

FLAME TO MY HEART

FLAME TO MY HEART

Love begins as a flame 
That cuts across the skies 
And shatters my heart 
Into a million pieces of delight.

All there is,
Is the glow of candlelight 
That brings down the walls 
And casts a flickering shadow 
Against the impermanence of time. 

Nicola G. Karesh, copyright © 2012 – All rights reserved. 
(from Morning Glory: Poetry And Reflections – http://amzn.to/AeG1qE)

(thanks to edenpics.com for the beautiful, flaming skies photograph)