A night to remember
what it feels like to be
in Unity Consciousness.
Thursday 7th Dec @ 7pm
Magnatizing Joy & Love
using kirtan & poetry
& the sacred Blue Lotus Tea.
Poetry from the great sages
Sharing the poetic wisdom of Unity Consciousness
with God (Spirit, Universe, Self, All-That-Is).
Each poet has their unique experience of Oneness / the field of Unified Consciousness / Unity
(psst... Oneness is full of diversity)
Separate-Self & Oneness
OUT BEYOND IDEAS
Out beyond ideas of
wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass,
the world is too full
to talk about.
even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.
I WOULD CEASE TO BE
my mind – my separation.
I cannot describe now my intimacy with Him.
How dependent is your body’s life on water and food and air?
I said to God, “I will always be unless you cease to Be,”
and my Beloved replied, “And I
would cease to Be
~ St.Teresa of Avila
THE TAO THAT CAN BE TOLD
The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven
and earth. The named is the mother
of ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see
the mystery. Ever desiring,
one can see the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source
but differ in name; this appears
as darkness. Darkness within
The gate to all mystery.”
~ Lao Tzu
THE HEART IS RIGHT
Heart is right to cry
Even when the smallest drop of light,
Is taken away.
Perhaps you may kick, moan, scream
In a dignified
But you are so right
To do so in any fashion
Until God returns
THE CHRIST SAID
Christ said to us,
“I have cut you from a garden I ten
and set you in a vase
for the world
Soon you will return, for your glorious presence I miss.
My hands need to touch you again, my
divine senses and eyes require
your soul’s beauty
Forgive me, my love, for the suffering
If I said I am in debt to you,
~ St. Thomas Aquinas
THIS CONSTANT YEARNING
Once held by God.
Being away from His warm body
WHEREVER YOU MAY LOOK
so kind and wise
that wherever you may look
you can learn something
~ St. Catherine of Siena
RADIANCE SUTRAS | 154
Breath flows in, breath flows out,
Travelling always the curving path of the Goddess.
Breath flows spontaneously of its own will.
Thus all breathing beings
Continually give reverence to Her.
Be conscious of this unconscious prayer,
For She is the most holy place of pilgrimage.
She wishes for you to enter this temple,
Where each breath is adoration
Of the infinite for the incarnate form.
~ Translated by Lorin Roche
Delight & Oneness
I AM REALLY JUST A TAMBOURINE
Makes the universe admit a
Really just a tambourine,
Against your warm
LAUGHTER CAME FROM EVERY BRICK
Just these two words He spoke
changed my life,
What a burden I thought I was to carr–
a crucifix, as did He.
Love once said to me, “I know a song,
would you like to hear it?”
And laughter came from every brick in the street
and from every pore
in the sky.
After a night of prayer, He
changed my life when
~ St Teresa of Avila
IT ACTS LIKE LOVE
It acts like love– music,
it reaches toward the face, touches it, and tries to let you know
His promise; that all will be okay.
It acts like love– music, and
tells the feet, “You do not have to be so burdened.”
My body is covered with wounds
this world made,
But I still longed to kiss Him, even when God said,
“Could you also kiss the hand that caused
For you will not find me until
It does that– music– helps us
THE CHRIST’S BREATH
a hole in a flute
that the Christ’s breath moves through–
listen to this
RUMI PAY HOMAGE
If God said,
“Rumi, pay homage to everything
that has helped you
there would not be one experience of my life,
not one thought, not one feeling,
not any act, I
Everything I see, hear, touch, feel, taste,
is completing a perfect circle
God has drawn.
~ Meister Eckhart
Humour & Oneness
WHEN YOU ARE WITH EVERYONE
When you are with everyone but me,
you’re with no one.
When you are with no one but me,
you’re with everyone.
Instead of being so bound up with everyone,
When you become that many, you’re nothing.
THE FISH AND I WILL CHAT
In a while
The fish and I will chat
In the silent
Into each other’s eyes and smile,
And they often
We see you know the joy of our existence,
We see you have discovered how meditation
Can free you from land,
Mind, debts, alimony– the
Let you carouse all day
IF GOD INVITED YOU TO A PARTY
invited you to a party and
“Everyone in the ballroom tonight will
be my special
how would you then treat them when you arrived?
And Hafiz knows that there is no one in
this world who is not standing upon
His jewelled dance
FIRST HE LOOKED CONFUSED
I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog “God.”
First he looked
then he started smiling, then he even
I kept at it: now he doesn’t even
I am wondering if this
might work on
ISN’T THAT SOMETHING?
the music happens like this:
Something in His eye grabs hold of a
then I turn and lift a violin in someone else,
and they turn, and this turning
reached you now. Isn’t that
~ St Francis of Assisi
From the Ocean I heard a million fish say,
“Give me a beer– quick!”
I replied, “Dears, how can that be? How can a fish in the water
want a drink?”
Well, that’s how wacky things have gotten. Who else
but Maya could pull a fast one like that
and get away
Seriously speaking though:
The fish in the water that is thirsty needs
TWO GIANT FAT PEOPLE
And I have become
like two giant fat people living
in a tiny
keep bumping into
Gratitude is the wine
for the soul.
HIT THE FAN
When God says to God, “Where are you?”
Watch out– duck, for the shit
is going to hit
TRIPPING OVER JOY
What is the difference
between your experience of Existence
and that of a saint?
The saint knows
that the spiritual path
is a sublime chess game with God
and that the Beloved
has just made such a Fantastic Move
that the saint is now continually
tripping over Joy
and bursting out in Laughter
and saying, “I Surrender!”
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
you have a thousand serious moves.
Completeness & Oneness
EACH SOUL COMPLETES ME
“My name is not complete without
How could a human’s worth ever be such?
And God, knowing all our thoughts– and all our
thoughts are innocent steps on the path–
then addressed my
a sublime truth to the world,
“I am made whole by your life. Each soul,
each soul completes
WE ARE FIELDS BEFORE EACH OTHER
How is it they live for aeons in such harmony–
the billions of stars–
when most men can barely go a minute
without declaring war in their mind against someone they know.
There are wars where on one marches with a flag,
though that does not keep casualties
Our hearts irrigate this earth.
We are fields before
How can we live in harmony?
First we need to
we are all madly in love
with the same
~ St. Thomas Aquinas
RADIANCE SUTRAS | 155
Into this body
As a nectar of the gods.
Every breath is a whisper
Of the goddess:
“Here is the ritual I ask of you–
Be the cup
Into which I pour this bliss,
The elixir of immortal peace.”
~ Translated by Lorin Roche
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father who is innocent and pure,
Holy is your name.
May love be seen as all that is.
May earth be seen as heaven is.
Nourish this day with your bountiful supply,
And allow us to receive as we give that right to others.
Restore us from the perils of illusion,
And renew our perception of truth.
For truth is the kingdom, and love is the power,
And Yours is the glory forever.
~ Glenda Green in a conversation with Christ
THE LORD’S PRAYER
O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration,
soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us
where your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered
to bear the fruit of your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us,
as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth, power, and fulfilment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.
So be it.
And So It Is!
~ Aramaic translation