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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Raising Our Vibrations––Ted Murray 

Raising Our Vibrations––Ted Murray

In order to impact the consciousness of the global collective is it necessary to connect with people one at a time and inspire each of them to vibrate at a higher frequency? Or is it possible to intentionally raise the frequency of the field that makes it easier for everyone to vibrate at a higher level? Perhaps it varies according to each individual’s divine purpose and how they fit into the overall plan of the Earth’s evolution. There may be some who are directly involved with teaching, leading and inspiring others while other lightworkers may be working in the subtle realms to influence the overall collective consciousness.

Perhaps the most powerful method is when groups of a dozen or more highly conscious people come together in a group with the expressed intention of raising their individual frequency as well as that of the collective. The combined power of a group like this can’t be underestimated in its impact on the field of consciousness. And at the same time as each one goes back to interact with people in whatever way they do they will be more empowered to impact each and every person directly. What a joy and a privilege it is to experience this kind of group energy that truly has the power to raise the consciousness of the entire world.

Love & Light,

This reflection raising some important questions.  How can each of us raise our own vibrations and those of the planet itself?  I think we know what works for us individually, whether it is music, meditation, movement, or whatever fills us with joy and the sense of moving into higher frequencies.  His support for small groups working together is intriguing, but where do we find such a group?  Although I have sometimes felt the combined strength of like minded collectives, I know of no such circles as he refers to.  Perhaps we should seek to form such circles ourselves, whether actual or virtual.  Any suggestions?  How would we go about such a shared purpose, that is, what would we actually do in such a circle?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ecstasy––Bloch––Concerto Grosso 

Ecstasy––Bloch––Concerto Grosso––The Awakening

Think of being catapulted
into ecstasy, one moment
to the next,
not even a word for it.

No one to tell,
to explain.
No teacher to lead,
no guru,
sympathetic friend.

Day after day,
no word,
here I am God,
take me,
I am yours.

What is the secret source,
where the hidden meaning,
intended purpose?
Ecstasy its own self,
its self pleasure
and its rewards.

It is the future
of all.

Dorothy Walters
October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Vishnu's Child––Poem by Dorothy 

Vishnu's Child

"What thing I truly am I know not clearly: 
mysterious, fettered in my mind I wander."
                             Rig Veda

Knowing little, I made my way
through thicket and rising water
across an unmapped land without a name.

How I longed for the horizontal
mark, to stamp me
as Shiva's own.
Yet I knew
that vertical was my lot,
my calling to be led
by Vishnu, the gentler one,
with intensity I could bear.

Consecrated words were my signposts,
symbols the arrows leading on.
Mostly it was electric current
claiming my body,
my ghost self
so long forgotten,
now gathered around,
penetrating each pore.

Who sent these massive
infusions of joy,
these lovestrokes
from invisible hands,
transfiguring me
into an other,
an unexpected being not encountered before?

What was the purpose of this reconfiguration?
Is this the coming state
of all of us
as we are turned to gold?

Dorothy Walters
October 27, 2018

(In certain Hindu traditions followers of Shiva (the creator/destroyer) wear 3 horizontal stripes on their foreheads, whereas the followers of Vishnu (the preserver) wear vertical stripes.)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

What is Enlightenment? 

What is Enlightenment?

There has been much talk of late about Enlightenment.  Certain teachers offer to lead students to that highly desired goal through classes, workshops, writings and other methods.  All of this leads to the perpetual question, "What is Enlightenment?"

Enlightenment does not make you run faster, win more prizes, get the promotions you seek.  It does not help you gain success in the world, live in a bigger house, or buy a fancier car.

Enlightenment has to do with a fundamental realization that is easy to summarize, hard to comprehend.  Enlighenment happens when you know, fully and without question, that  "It"––whether you call it God or Limitless Energy or the Infinite Field of Love––is all there is.  It is the final reality, the ultimate truth and you are a wee particle of that overwhelming incomprehensible essence.  You and it are one, but you participate it only in an infinitely limited sense.  You thus are God knowing Him/Her self (and all the versions in between) in a very particular and unique way.  There is no other "you" and you will ultimately vanish, like a bubble on the tip of a fountain's jet.  Yet, for now you exist and indeed are real, the living embodiment of God's manifestation in human form.

Your job is thus to know the reality of who you are and to feel that truth in your very bones.  Kundalini operates as the trigger to bring you to that realization not by thought but by experience of the divine energy.  God exists as ecstasy and we are sometimes allowed to partake of this divine bliss flow.  God is bliss and so are we if we will allow ourselves to be infused with Divine Love.  Even in the midst of chaos.  Even when the external world is breaking apart.  Even when we ourselves cannot see the next step forward.

Something is reshaping us, taking us to a new, higher level, a purer, more resplendent version of that which we have been .  It is happening even now, even as we speak.

Who knows what we may become under the new dispensation?  That which is unfathomable is guiding the process.  It is a current carrying us to an unknown destination, the next stage in our journey to be more consciously one with divinity.

Dorothy Walters
October 26, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Sea Dragon––poem by Dorothy 

The Sea Dragon

We did our best not to notice.
Even when the dull roars
from the bottom of the sea
interrupted our conversation
and we had to wait until the
groans and gnashing subsided
before going on.

Then we felt the floor
rock a bit
each morning when
we got up.
As if some workman
down below
was riveting things
or tearing them apart.

But when the west wall
fell down
of its own accord
we had to admit
that something major
was going on,
a happening that no one
 wished to talk about,
an occurrence we could
no longer ignore.

And so we waited in dread,
our eyes not meeting,
our tongues swollen
against our teeth,
as we waited
for the monster
to appear.

And then when he came,
we did not know
what to do.
Was it some shadowy thing
constructed who knows where,
far from our world?
Was it our own shadow selves
coming forth again,
what had been buried
for so long
returning to tell us
that we were no
longer safe,
no longer free
to turn our heads away?

Dorothy Walters
October 25, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018




Please correct your calendars.

Kali's Dance––poem by Dorothy 

Kali's Dance

Kali is dancing
to the music
of the cycles
and the drumbeat
deafens our ears.

This is the time
of the darkness,
the place of desolation
and sorrow.

We know of it
through scriptures,
the verses of the prophets
and sages.
We have been warned
and we have turned aside.

Heads are tumbling,
bodies are falling,
the world is melting
before our eyes,
yet hearts are opening,
the Beloved is embracing us,
hands are turning
to light.

Dorothy Walters
October 20, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Space––poem by Dorothy 


Man can embody truth, but never know it.
                                    W. B. Yeats

When God arrives
as rapture in the veins,
we know we are one,
that Source is who we are.

Yet there is vastness
beyond vastness,
space beyond space,
things unseen that yet
exist without challenge.

No one can tell us
truly what is there,
what unseen hand
fashioned such realms
or why.

There is no bridge
to span this immeasurable separation,
no constructed device
to unveil the hidden god.

Dorothy Walters
October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"Considering Matthew Shepard"––Conspirare 

Dear Friends,

I humbly invite you to join Conspirare at 9 am, Friday, October 26th via live feed where we will sing at the Washington National Cathedral. The occasion is the final interment of Matthew Shepard's ashes, twenty years after he was beaten and left to die in a Wyoming field.

The Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Matthew Shepard will be presided over by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington, and the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church. Conspirare will sing during the service and then perform for 30-45 minutes for those attending the service while Matthew's family privately inters his ashes.

“His name was Matthew Wayne Shepard.
And one day his name came to be known around the world.”

Thank you for your support and for sharing Conspirare’s vision of a world past hate.

The beautiful outpouring of support from the Conspirare family has overwhelmed us and has made this precious invitation a reality.  All I can say is thank you, your support is so precious. You can still join this inspiring outpouring of support with a donation of $25 and help us continue to spread Considering Matthew Shepard’s message of healing, forgiveness and ultimately love to Washington D.C. and our upcoming national tour dates.
You can be a part of sharing Conspirare’s song:
·    Join us via the live feed on Friday morning.
·    Share our Facebook donation campaign with your friends.
·    Give $25 or more to our campaign to spread our message of love through
the music of Considering Matthew Shepard

With gratitude,

Craig Hella Johnson

Craig Johnson is one of the most gifted and loving among us.  His choral group Conspirare now performs across the country and abroad.  His work has won one Emmy and been nominated for another.  He and his partner Phil Overbaugh are among my closest friends and I am proud to say I know them.  This program will be live streamed at either 9 or 10 EST (not sure which).  To listen live, try https://youtu.be/FSXtHMXuaPI
Again, I am not certain this is the right location.  Also, I believe you may be able to listen later, since it will go up on Youtube.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Love Cries––poem by Dorothy 

Love Cries

                      I have been listening to the love songs of Form longing for formless.
                                                    Roche, Lorin. The Radiance Sutras

I have been listening
to the love cries
of the thousand things
transformed into being.

They sing as a chorus
in all creation.

They reverberate
throughout the universe
of energy captured
into matter.

They vibrate
our veins
into pulsations of delight.

Always they cry out
for union with the beyond.

They summon us
to the banquet
of unending Love.

Dorothy Walters
October 19, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Lust for Union 

Lust for Union

They are at it again,
those lovers whose moans
fill the universe.

The small one wants
to be held in the arms
of the great being,
the large one yearns
to be diminished
to the size of the small,
find its lost mate.

This is a love pageant
that goes on forever.
It will never be exhausted
or find its end.

Someone set this scenario up
at the beginning of time,
drama that is eternal,
human and divine.

Dorothy Walters
October 19, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

My Beloved––poem by Dorothy 

My Beloved

Once I danced
to bring a human beloved
into my range.

Now it is
silence I seek.
A stillness
where the invisible

Only silence
can awaken
this lover within,
the one who has waited
so long.

we will become
one being,
knit together
on the loom
of heaven.

Dorothy Walters
October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ted Murray––Your Task 

If your desire is to make a huge contribution to the spiritual evolution of the planet what do you need to focus on? Is it important to establish a large following on social media? Do you need to publish books and share your ideas in a powerful way? These things may become important at some time, but they should never be the primary focus. Your main focus must always be expanding the love that is your natural essence. When you remove all of the blocks that are covering your natural luminescence then your brilliant love will shine forth in a way that will truly light the world.

The first step is your own self-love. Do you see yourself as worthy of making an impact on people’s lives? Do you see yourself constantly as a totally connected aspect of God who is here for a divine purpose, or do you see yourself as flawed and incompetent? When you love yourself as the essence of the Supreme and allow that love to radiate to all beings, just as God’s love does, then your impact will be tremendous, regardless of whether of not you become known or beloved by others. When your essential love and light shines in its pure brilliance then the world will automatically shift into the frequency of unconditional love.

Love & Light,

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Poetry Reading 


Poetry Reading

           Dorothy Walters and Dianne Armentrout will read
               from their writings:

               When:  Saturday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
                 Where: Boulder, Innisfree Book Store, 1301                                                                                                             P                 Pennsylvania Avenue (on the hill)                                      
   Dorothy Walters, Ph. D., spent much of her professional life teaching college level literature (contemporary novel) and women's studies.  In l981, at the age of 53, she experienced massive Kundalini awakening, an event that catapulted her into intense ecstasy, a state for which she had no name.  She continued without any external teacher or guide for fifteen years, experiencing both ecstasy and pain as the energies were integrated into her system.  At the suggestion of Andrew Harvey, she began writing mystical poetry inspired by her experiences.  She will read from her forthcoming book, "The Kundalini Poems, Reflections of Radiance and Joy." 

Dianne Armentrout is a workshop leader and writer living in the Boulder area.  Her life was deeply affected when her child lived only a few minutes after her birth. She has written about this experience in her book "Walking the Labyrinthof My Heart." She is currently writing a book based on her ancestors' experiences as Greek women struggling to survive in a patriarchal system.  She brings a special sensitivity and delicacy to her work, born out of her own life journey.                    

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mirabai Starr––Upcoming Events 

Beloved Friends and Family,

I hope this finds you well and warm as the earth shifts seasons and our psyches follow as best they can.

What a strange time in the world, no?  Especially here in the U.S.  I feel my consciousness expanding and my heart breaking more radically open.  I have always felt (I suspect you have, too) that the line between social action and spiritual practice was illusory, but more than ever now I recognize my work around claiming the shadow of white privilege and the dismantling of structural racism as a holy, holy path.  It is changing me.

I would like to invite you to a couple of upcoming events designed to refill the cup of our sacred activist souls. At the end of this month, I will be a featured speaker at the legendary SAND (Science and Nonduality) Conference in San Jose, California.  As a pre-conference event, I am offering an intimate daylong retreat called “PRAYER OF QUIET: Teresa of Avila and the Restless Mind” on October 25.  You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend this workshop.  If the title rings your bell, you can sign up here.

Prayer of Quiet: Saint Teresa of Avila and Restless Mind
Thursday, October 25, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online workshop descriptions:

Registration link: (Click on the green "tickets" button and then scroll down to see the workshop tickets)

The True Meeting of Science and Spirituality
In early December, I will be at the Rowe Center in Massachusetts for a weekend retreat on navigating the path of grief and loss as a transformational journey.  We will be drawing on the wellspring of teachings and poetry from the mystics across the spiritual traditions, singing sacred chants, engaging in deep dialog and sitting together in contemplative silence.  If you have been carrying an experience that has transfigured the topography of your being and seek a safe space to be present with it, please join us at this beautiful center.

Loss and Longing: Grief as a Spiritual Path
December 7 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm
With love,


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Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. She has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of the mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila and Julian of Norwich. She is the award-winning author of Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols, GOD OF LOVE: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation.  Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is forthcoming Spring 2019. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ted Murray––Why Physical Bodies? 

(What I saw from my window this morning.)

Ted Murray––Why Physical Bodies?

"Why do we need physical bodies when our essence is purely energetic? When you understand that the make up of the universe, including your body, is about 99.9% space (filled with full potential and made up of loving creative energy) and less than .01% physical matter, why do you need to have a body at all? It often seems like such a distraction from your true purpose and the bodies challenges and pains can seem to dominate our lives. However, the body is actually a wonderful gift, in spite of its challenges.

It enables you to create in the physical plane and have a canvas on which to use your god-like powers of creation. It also let’s you love more deeply, as it is much easier to love a being with features and personality than it is an energetic field. Also, your physical senses provide a way to interact with the world and other people in a way that grounds you in the present moment. Even though you can understand  your true nature as spiritual essence, appreciating your body as a wonderful gift will help make this human experience one of ever deepening delight and fulfillment."

I have often thought about this same question.  If we exist after "death" in a non-physical and expanded state, then why assume a more limited and less conscious form in this incarnation?  I have several possible answers:

1.  Perhaps we are all descended from some higher beings, perhaps even great ones of history, then maybe we need to return to our shrunken "earth forms" now and again simply to be reminded of what it is like to live on the human plane, with all its challenges and struggles, its strivings and its losses.  Perhaps being disembodied awareness is in fact easier than to exist as embodied consciousness.

2. Possibly we come into this planet as part of our karmic destiny, for now we bring with us what we have learned through previous existences and prior incarnations here and elsewhere.  Now is the time for us to bring such wisdom into our current awareness and "bring the gift back home."

3. Perhaps we have chosen to be here during this particular time of crisis, to help our human sisters and brothers weather the current spiritual storm and themselves thus experience the transformation into a more divine being as the next stage of our human evolution. "God throws us out with threads of love and then reels us back again."  This is the constant process of emanation/evolution that is part of the universal program.

I do not consider any of these possibilities as final answers or ultimate explanations, but rather as mere speculations to be tested and weighed by each person in turn.  What do you think?

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Theresa Roach Melia––"What We Need" 

What  We  Need

on earth we need    nothing new   no gizmo style fads

no media distraction       what we need is old

ancient  primal  primitive  pagan      we need torah runes testament

vedas dharma chant gregorian   taiko drum salutations to the sun

we need what we have been given  from the beginning Word

rolling thunder god  condensing out of Spirit

the deep  the water  the firmament  the air  the fire

the whispering  whistling wind of Spirit   pulsing in all matter

what we need radiates from the sun  the stars  from the Bodhi tree

the burning bush speaking to our hearts

with our drums   we call back to the cosmos

what we need is   what we knew as Bushmen   who heard the angels

who saw the light shining from within all things

what we need is to remember   who we are   what we know

with our bare feet on the earth  our round heads below the dome of the sky

make one endless gracious bow  to the great being of Love

who gives us life on earth   life in the stars

make one endless gracious bow    to what we know

the truth of love    the love of truth

- Theresa Roach Melia

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sheila Foster––Temple of the Sacred Feminine 

Temple of the Sacred Feminine


"Perhaps the deepest, most unknown ambiguous loss that both women and men share is the loss of knowledge, awareness, and direct experience of the Divine ..."  (Sheila Foster)

The site listed above will take you to one of the most riveting accounts of spiritual transformation that I have ever encountered.  Sheila's story includes deep suffering, miraculous healing, and emergence into the role of helper for many undergoing spiritual transformation today.  Kundalini itself plays a major role in her unfolding process, sometimes painful, sometimes filled with bliss.

I urge you to read this narration, consisting of excerpts from her spiritual memoir "Carry the  Fire."  It is a profound read, and will leave you with much to think about.

Sheila is an experienced therapist and is especially helpful with those undergoing Kundalini awakening.  She has traveled the route and knows the signposts.  We are lucky to have her in our global community and I feel especially fortunate that she lives in Boulder, where I also live.  She does long distance counseling as well as in person, since space as such is no barrier in today's world.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Discussion of Kundalini and the Role of the Healer by Jeff Carreira and Dr. Tara Cuskley 


Kundalini Awakening,
Energy Healing and
The Future of Psychology

In this dialog I speak with Dr. Tara Cuskley about her profound Kundalini Awakening experience and how her life has changed as a result.
In Eastern Spiritual traditions Kundalini is a powerful form of spiritual energy that arises from the base of the spine through the top of the head. This kind of energetic experience is believed to initiate a path of awakening by destroying the spiritual and emotional blocks to our higher self.

Four years ago Tara was in her final year of graduate school about to embark on a career as a psychologist when she experienced a profound Kundalini Awakening that left her so deeply charged with energy that light bulbs would blow out with her touch.

At the time she had no background or context within which to understand what had happened to her. She was thrust into an intense journey of awakening that left her with powerful gifts as a spiritual healer.

In this dialog Tara shares her full Kundalini experience for the first time in a public format. She also speaks about how her experience has expanded her understanding of psychology and catapulted her into the work of spiritual healing.

Tara and I have been doing spiritual work together for the past two years and the healings I have received from her have become a critical part of my ongoing deeper healing and spiritual growth.

If you have any interest in Kundalini Awakening or the relationship between Psychology and Spiritual Healing please listen to the audio recording of the event below.


“My work with Tara has revolutionized my relationship with myself, powerfully shifting how I engage with the world. Her experience in both traditional and energetic healing methodologies provided depth and breadth to our sessions. Five stars.”


“For me, sessions with Tara are like mining my inner landscape so as to reflect and inform my experience in the world. A wealth of valuable information and feedback is unearthed that I can then contemplate and act upon. Tara is a gifted, intuitive, and insightful healer who facilitates connection with one’s highest self, and I highly recommend her work.”


“I highly recommend Dr. Cuskley’s energy healing. I’ve never experienced an acute inter-play between mind and body than my work with her. I can honestly say after my session, I think of everything differently…. For those on the crossroads of healing, this is a great place to start to open your worldview with compassion and respect. Dr. Cuskley is the most pragmatic, down-to-earth, and honest person I’ve crossed regarding this growing, important healing space.”


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About Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a meditation teacher and a mystical philosopher with an international following. He is the author of six books exploring the practice of meditation and the philosophy of inner growth. He has been leading workshops and retreats and teaching courses and programs that have guided thousands of people throughout the world to discover higher possibilities.

About Dr. Tara Cuskley
Tara Cuskley, Psy. D. is a New York State licensed psychologist, Reiki master, and energy healer, providing therapeutic and healing services, combining empirically-based psychotherapeutic treatments with a holistic approach. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, as well as Reiki, shamanic healing, and theta energy healing techniques. Her work focuses on clients’ needs for personal growth and healing, which may include shifting mental and emotional patterns, energy clearing and rebalancing, gaining clarity on life goals, and offering support through life transitions or spiritual awakening events.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Psychotherapy and Spiritual Awakening––Stephan Bodian 

Psychotherapy and Spiritual Awakening

"As a psychotherapist as well as a teacher of spiritual awakening, I’m often asked how the two pursuits can be mutually enriching. After all, therapy seems concerned with supporting and improving the ego, whereas awakening is the realization that identification with the separate self is the root cause of suffering. Therapy generally aims to make us more comfortable and well-adjusted, while spiritual awakening cuts through all comforting stories and illusions and reveals the true nature of reality, no matter how uncomfortable that may be.
Most forms of psychotherapy do appear, at least on the surface, to run counter to the radical approach of Self-realization. At the same time, therapy offers a wealth of techniques that can be used in service not only of awakening but also of the embodiment of this awakening in everyday life. For example, therapy encourages us to welcome our emotions without judgment and to challenge the negative beliefs that make us anxious and depressed. In my experience, the two approaches can work hand in hand to root out the habitual patterns that cause us suffering at every level and reveal the radiant truth that lies beneath, the groundless ground of silence and peace.

The key lies in the therapist’s understanding. In the hands of someone with deep insight into the nature of reality, whose primary intention is genuine, lasting peace, happiness, and freedom, therapy can play a powerful role in the transformation process. While pointing again and again to the bright sun of our inherently awake true nature, which has the power in itself to gradually burn off the clouds of delusion, the nondual therapist can guide us in actively investigating the clouds—the core stories, the ego structures, the habitual reactive patterns—and releasing their hold over us.

Freud himself said that the purpose of therapy was to exchange extraordinary suffering for ordinary human suffering and to enable us to love and work. In other words, therapy is designed to help us function as relatively healthy human beings, but it can’t relieve the deeper and subtler suffering of feeling separate from our essential nature. Yet certain therapeutic approaches, by dispelling some of the illusions that obscure our clear seeing, can be skillful allies on the journey of awakening."

-- Stephan Bodian

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

"The Ancient One Reconsiders"––poem by Dorothy 

The Ancient One Reconsiders

 I have seen
what I have seen.

I know what I
have known.

I am no longer
the clear-eyed youth
waiting to see
what will happen next,
eager for the new.

The many stages
have unfolded within.

I have heard the Beloved
speak, both sleeping and waking.
I have felt the sweet tremors
of the Goddess
rise from earth.
I have felt
the joy of the multitude
and the agony
of the many in pain.

I have tallied
my final account.
Already the bells of the unknown
are calling me.
I wait to see
where they will
take me now.

Dorothy Walters
October 9, 2016

Monday, October 08, 2018

Rumi––"The Fountain Inside" 

"The Fountain Inside"

There is a fountain inside you.

Don't walk around
with an empty bucket.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

"Your Cup"––poem by Dorothy 

Your Cup

Do not listen
to the hucksters
in the marketplace.
They will sell you
a bill of goods marked
but what they offer
is ersatz material,
recycled castaways.

The fakes and phonies,
the misguided,
are everywhere,
hawking their wares
in front of their stalls.

The have portioned out
and called it the real.
They have turned the body
of joy
into a corpse for dissection
and profit.

The nectar you hunger for
can be found
only through being who you are.
The food you seek,
is laid out on a table
with you own name
written on it.

Milk is flowing
from the breast of the true.
Hold out you cup,

Dorothy Walters
October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Lament––poem by Dorothy 


I stood in a forest
in the center of silence.

A single note
rose up my spine
and a flower bloomed
in my head.
Its trembling flowed out
into the universe
and I became one
with the great pulsation
of Love
that is all there is,
everything that
remains when
all the rest is taken.

But my secret
became known
and other voices chimed in.
Soon there was only a din,
a cacophony of sound
that left no room
for the single listener,
no space
for the hungry divine,
the lover and you.

Dorothy Walters
October 6, 2018

(image from internet)

Friday, October 05, 2018

"Getting Ready"––Poem by Dorothy 

Getting Ready

At twenty, you felt
that all that was needed
was to introduce them
to beauty, which was also truth,
and they would respond
with joy.
They did not listen,
were restless,
to get out for practice
on the field.

At forty,
you knew better,
had found some close
shared energies
in an intimate way,
then loss unexpected,
What did it mean?

Fifty, expansion,
the Goddess arrived,
ecstasy extreme,
how did this happen?

Often She returned,
no one understood.
Something evolving,
world washed and clean,
Beloved Within as guru.

Now, readying for departure,
you look back
as everything––
those passionate encounters,
the seasons of the golden branches,
those sweet thrills in the blood,
all recede, shapeless in haze of forgetfulness,
world as spectacle,
now grateful for the gifts
that were given,
the lessons
that they brought.

Dorothy Walters
October 5, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Our Role in the Shift––Ted Murray 

Our Role in the Shift

Ted Murray

Each day seems to be a new turning point in the ongoing evolution of our planet. If you are feeling strange energies and having wild swings of energy levels and emotions then you are feeling the results of the intensified energies coming into the planet. It is easy to complain about your lack of energy to get things done. However, perhaps this is the universe’s gift telling to you slow down and focus on being instead of doing at this critical juncture.

You are a crucial part of this shift. You are meant to be directly involved, especially in your own personal life where the more focus you put on bringing light into your world and sharing love throughout it the sooner and more harmoniously things will take place. Recognize your importance and don’t hesitate to step fully into your role. This is a most challenging time to be alive and therefore it is the most exciting and glorious time also. You choose how you will experience it by focusing not on the fear bur rather on the anticipation of the loving world being created as the old ways are crumbling away.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

"Kabir"––poem by Dorothy 


The mystery of words
is this: they convey the power,
even when you do not
understand the meanings.

Some talk about the
unstruck note,
the music of the untouched
the unsaid declaration
of love.

And then they give up
and they go dancing about
the house,
ankle bracelets
throat making
a sound of joy.

Kabir, my dear one,
I know you,
we have met
in a secret place.

Dorothy Walters
November 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Psalms 121 

Psalm 121

I look deep into my heart,
to the core where wisdom arises.
Wisdom comes from the Unnamable
and unifies heaven and earth.
The Unnamable is always with you,
shining from the depths of your heart.
His peace will keep you untroubled
even in the greatest pain.
When you find him present within you,
you find truth at every moment.
He will guard you from all wrongdoing;
he will guide your feet on his path.
He will temper your youth with patience;
he will crown your old age with fulfillment.
And dying, you will leave your body
as effortlessly as a sigh.

(A Book of Psalms, trans. and adapted by Stephen Mitchell)

Monday, October 01, 2018

Hands––poem by Dorothy 


My hands are turning
to light
as I listen to these strains
from an unknown
though I do not know
how I got to this music,
or how to find it again.

Maybe it is just part
of the mystery
of how things come together,
how they arrive
at the same place at
the same time,
even when we
are not really listening,
not paying attention.

Meanwhile our hands
are turning to light,
to love,
as they move
through sensuous space.

Dorothy Walters
September 30, 2018

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