Sages and the Sea
By Scott E Miners
“Imagine” he advised,“The Sea is inside,”
“Both you and me.
It is the I Am
That is the Way
The house of cards exists within.
The only difference between us,”
He reiterated, “Is that I know my worthiness
And that this I am
Is who we really are.”
It was before them, it was simple,
But they could not comprehend it.
This was His constant dismay:
They could not comprehend it.
This is the way it is, He said:
You share with the Beloved One
The power of thought.
I Am—the mystery
Mind alone cannot understand;
This unforced power
That silent roar,
Light the eyes see not.
Nothing outside you
Can guide you
All is within.
Someone observes this.
Who gives the Gift of you?
Who looks, hears, sees?
Who orchestrated this all?
Who can look within?
Who can trust instead of fear?
Who can extend love but You and you?
Think—and thought becomes as a magnet.
Something is joy,
There, in the silence beyond thinking,
Past all illusions:
Contentment, Accomplishment, Completion—
Yet is This lonely?
It is ever reaching out
Into the mystery,
The Ocean of Itself in all,
As each allows?
Creating identities, relationships
Yet Whole, still, inside all,
Only silly fears obscure this love.
You could relax and love all, safe,
Knowing there’s not a thing outside you,
Nor a thing you need to do.
Fear: an emotion
The body feels,
Birthed by a false thought:
A belief in separation,
An anticipation of the thesis
Though still the opposite of Love.
It is correct
Believing it can be separate
Castles in the sky—
Pain and suffering, death and dying;
Yet, Soul is not represented
By ego alone—
Even if It created this illusory identity,
That chooses fear for experience,
Nor suffers from that choice
As it realizes wisdom and awakens through all experience.
I Am is so powerful
It allows a thinker
To think anything.
It allows a thought
This is power.
This something extends, becomes human,
And that construct, avatar, is learning
There’s nothing to blame here
To judge, or curse;
There is only to realize:
It’s all happening inside—
Abode of happiness and peace—
There’s no thing to gain,
Only to perceive
As it is accomplished already.
You can give up the freedom to think otherwise.
When you love everything
All will love you in return.
Heartless-mind intelligence is cold
As the moon.
It needs a coat.
This alone wants to be separate,
Special, stop the Self of soul from
Love is a choice each moment.
Heart governs mind;
Its warmth and wisdom,
To feel That is to ignite the fires of imagination.
You are not boss.
Mind, you are not lord,
Being that as Master is the origin of Health,
Not subject to Body or Mind,
Rather, all inter-depend on the leader.
Letting go of the temporary,
What will remain?
The Sea of consciousness some call “God”:
Why not surrender to being Whole?
Who chooses but you?
Focusing on Oneness,
Letting it in….
Brings Soul’s awareness to revelation: Illumination.
The light is not obscured by the dark.
It reveals itself when you least expect it sometimes.
An instant of perceiving,
Power gently follows Being.
It is one thing, he asserted,
To know you have a gift:
That you are unique and different
As a personal self identity.
It is another
Sustaining focus on Oneness
So greatly that
This priority awakens
What is real and strong and true,
Emotionally, physically, spiritually,
With this Ocean within you and without;
To perceive more in each moment:
Trust that choice;
Be the Love you are looking for.
Practice makes a master
Will leads to realization
Be healed: Yield fully
To This that is here.
Humility and nobility are companions in This.
In the shine of humility,
In the face of God, there is opening:
Nobles practice being This in different bodies.
Apart from the changes
Eyes cannot see the breeze
Only the fluttering leaves.
There’s more knowing in perceiving the Wind.
Many pray to This
That is here;
It is of great significance.
Yet, what is it
To participate in the request?
Acquiescing, thinking you are mere,
Isn’t necessary anymore.
As Abundance in form,
Being does not possess;
Human aspects of It do, temporarily:
Attention, money, feeling special;
This, being permanent, has no greed
Be This as you be You.
Invoking and participating
Is partaking in solutions.
Every moment of every day,
Beings of Spirit are responding,
To answer questions.
Taking the pain, the suffering, the hunger,
They act as One Being,
Moving on the surface of waters,
Connecting unseen as trees in a forest.
Heart: It knows other is no other.
Smiling This through eyes,
Such fragrance adds to loveliness, and so life
Adorns this earth.
Giving self—as if offering a flower to another,
Keeping it sweet,
Just as hummingbirds
Fly to nectar,
Revealing the Gift,
Trusting the Unseen in the seen.
You make it easier for them to know
Of all the love you ever had,
As you live it.
Sages love it, both seen and unseen,
When you live what you know in each moment;
It makes it easier for others also,
That’s how to elevate all teachers.
There’s a Quiet power
What you create from Here,
Will differ from what ancestors
Adventure: Full knowing while in body.
Ah, Spirit is there,
As forever Being.
Having no form,
It emanates from Ocean
Transcendent of their uniqueness,
Being realized is an anointing
You do for your Self,
A continual thought—which becomes belief:
There was no rejection in Creation,
No purposelessness: Identity is a gift;
It is revealing itself right on time.
No One’s thoughts are more powerful than yours.
Unless you do not fully embrace your Self.
To have no duality in consciousness
As to worthiness,
Embrace this understanding—
Think and speak words as a master.
You will do these things and more.
What you are thinking manifests.
Every day is holy.
Every thought is a prayer.
She looked at me and said: “It is right here,”
As she moved her head ever so slightly.