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Homecoming

This piece is an expression of the return of soul to the body and ego to the Self. It is an expression of the journey of returning to the authentic self. This process of individuation happens when we begin to question external authority, our conditioning and habits and separate out from the collective. Sometimes this is difficult, because the false self that we created in response to all the painful and traumatic experiences in our lives has kept us safe and protected us from harm and we don’t want to let it go. The process of becoming our true and real self requires us to challenge the status quo and face our unintegrated aspects like the shadow in us. The shadow contains light as well as dark aspects of our nature, which, for whatever reason, went underground early on in our development and which, when integrated, release more of our potential and allow us to express more of who we are. The gold in the painting represents the fruits of this alchemical process of individuation. The journey of recovering and expressing the whole and true and real self is like an excavation project of digging for gold. The gold is in us and the digging for gold is the journey of self-discovery and recovery which returns the fragmented, lost or buried parts of ourselves to ourselves and allows us to express more of who we are and more of our creative potential. This feels like a homecoming because we are returning ourselves to ourselves and to wholeness so we can flow once again with life.

Sideways into the Light

This piece is an expression of the moment you finally decide to stop what you have been doing and to stop what you have becoming while you do it and turn sideways into the light. This means that you decide to choose a different path from the one that was chosen for you. It is a path you make by making and a path you choose by choosing. It involves radical acceptance and embracing what is, and listening deeply to what life is wanting from you rather than what you are wanting from life. It is a turning towards the unknown and trusting the flow of life to bring you what you need. It is a place of deep rest and acknowledgement of something other than you that supports and nourishes you. It is a deep knowing, connected to the generative and evolutionary impulse of life. It could be described as the Deep Self, the undivided wholeness that is the essence of all life. It is a place of surrender to something greater than the ego could produce. It is a joyful return to being who you are and a recognition of the value of this being. In this space you learn to value your time and presence and every moment as precious and you learn the art of living joyfully in the moment. You learn when to say yes and when to say no and you learn when to move towards something and when to gracefully and quietly walk away. It is a space of awakening to what is true and real and it gives you the opportunity to create and birth something new, something that is a creative expression of what is within you.

 Infinity hourglass

This piece is an expression of life as a journey of continuous transformation, informed by an invisible and indivisible intelligence that is constantly evolving life. Sometimes we are spiraling in to recover lost aspects, other times we are spiraling out to grow and evolve and express what is in us, and sometimes we are stuck on repeat and it is difficult to move forward. The title reminds me of a William Blake poem, in which Blake suggests that it is possible to experience the world in a grain of sand, heaven in a wild flower and eternity in an hour. Life is a continuous unfolding of moments, moment by moment, and if we slow down enough to fully experience the moment, the present, or the NOW, as it has been referred to in spiritual teachings, we encounter with a sense of awe the magnificence and wonder present in the unfolding moment. In the moment, we encounter the true nature of reality as undivided wholeness and this puts us in touch with the creative force that informs all life. This also allows us to experience the world in a grain of sand or eternity in an hour, represented by the shape of the hourglass. This movement and awareness takes us out of the linear and material perspective of reality and into the awareness of time as a sphere and reality as waves of continuously moving energy. Most of us believe that we and world are made up of physical matter or atoms and material objects we can see- and that’s partly true because on a physical level you are made up of cells.

Soulfulness Poems

©Soulfulness

You in me

You in me

You in me Sometimes found Always longing to know To dance the one dance that Unites us One breath In you  In me One love One gaze into your eyes Seeing me seeing you Melting in your presence The world dissolves into  a song A line A longing a poem A dance...

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The prayer

The prayer

Father in heaven Mother in earth Holy be your names Your names be named Your work be done On earth as it is in heaven Give me this day my daily wish  That it may be resolved Lead me into acceptance So that I may embody  Your Presence Lead me into gratitude  That...

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On separation and the winged life

On separation and the winged life

Father in me  Mother in me Holy be your names Your presence be known  Inwardly as it is outwardly Your Will in my will With silver sword I discern So that my actions become my actions my golden bowl the container  for my discerning Love My sword My bowl...

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On eternity’s sunrise

On eternity’s sunrise

Eternity rises  In the forever of my Gaze Flower smiles on  Rough-shewn grass Silver mirror seas Countless starry skies A Paradise of Joy Unknown Yet fully known, I,  Kissing life now  as it flies (Inspired by William...

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UNTITLED

UNTITLED

O small voice You the shadows of  The nation You who see and hear But never show that you know  More  More than ever would allow  Their feeble minds to wish to  Understand You who walk the path, divided Yet share the same blue sky as...

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You

You

You In naked refined splendour Hiding nothing from  These weary yielding eyes Gently lead this Weak willing body of Mine into Your web of innocent comfort Where a new and strange Union is quietly Forged Amidst the sullen sultry whispers Of those who Watch but...

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Remember

Remember

Remember when A “state of mind” including Confusion and despair Was adult lingo designed to Enfuriate your Enquiring mind When Food and clothes and mom and dad were The centre of your world and Around them and between them Friends and teachers grew Some, weeds of...

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Darkness

Darkness

A circle in the dark closed to the hope of eyes that see beyond the pain of now and understand the truth of why and live in the light,  untainted by fear of the quest deluded by happiness But little faith in the light  Illuminated my dark circle of life And...

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The Path

The Path

On fabled land my mast did drop My compass yield to burning shores From stormy seas I emerged, a traveller seeking rest To those whose ships their souls in tireless exploration carried are revealed the treasure buds of Truth Their spring in cycles sprung The cautious...

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Desert of Dreams

Desert of Dreams

Today  I want to feel the warmth of the morning sun on my face Through a window looking out onto a fluorescent garden I want to walk on a deserted beach and feel the sand sliding through my toes I want to float on the wild waves and be carried to shore And...

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Weeping

Weeping

the weeping sky behind the veil of obscurity lies  beauty contorted, distorted for man's pleasure  angels wings i pray hold the children  away from this life deathly Life  self preserved moulds of programmed minds  float like demon ghosts...

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For Rain

For Rain

In your crystal gaze the stars reflect their timeless travel the ancient message like stone is cast  in your graceful bones in your arms you hold the Day, the Night the Dark, the Light, the Ice, the Fire the lips of your soul whisper gently  vast oceans of...

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Ground Of Being

Ground Of Being

Nothing will move her now except the impulse from deep inside the bones of the earth. The sound no ear can hear, the image no eye can see The body no hands can feel When this light inside awakens The world turns upside down Then inside becomes seeing hearing awake...

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I am an Instrument

I am an Instrument

I am not an instrument of the world’s narcissistic need Forgive me if my revelations and discoveries offend I am me I am free I am an instrument of peace, love and tolerance What I sow, I reap There has been no other like me and will never be again in all of time The...

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Love then Love

Love then Love

Finally love dies (lives) After years of unmet needs and  Unlived fantasies, unspoken desires and unseen truths As you look into the mirror A thousand lovers’ faces look back at you or the face of the one You so loved and who you thought loved you. Fragments of...

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Breath

Breath

One breath Breathing you Breathing me Filling the lungs of the whole  Universe In  Out In  Out Who breathes this Rhythm into  Being? Radiant being gifted by Grace A walk in Beauty Each breath Each step Each moment My daily bread Who? I do not know...

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Mystery

Mystery

I hope you are breathing in deeply  the beauty around you  and noticing that it is a reflection of what lies within you  here's to the delicious mystery  we call Life  to many moments of authentic being  to being power-full, to calling...

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Beloved

Beloved

Like a symphony, we move our intentions in time and space  with masterful direction  We are the strings and the hand that plucks them  We are the wood and steel and the wind that moves through them  We are the music and the spheres from which it...

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“And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,

you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.” 

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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