Monday, July 23, 2012

Poetry from the Heart!

The Shining Star!
This Love Has Whispered

 Secrets In Your Ear

 That Don't Make Sense

 To Anybody Else.

 You Know Who You Are.

 You Are The Shining Star.
In fact, my soul and yours are the same,

 You appear in me, I in you,

 We hide in each other.
 ~ Rumi ~

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Prayer for those affected by the Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

My heart and soul is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado on Friday.  My prayers and thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.
God’s mercy is limitless. Sometimes the simplest and best prayer in times of trouble is the prayer that says, “Lord, have mercy!” In fact, in the Gospels, it was often the Lord’s mercy that prompted many of the great physical healings that He performed. If your mind is distracted or confused and you can’t seem to get your thoughts together, simply call out to God for His mercy.
Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
This prayer is for all those dear ones who are suffering from loss and pain at this time.

Dear Father,
I come before you with a broken heart wrenched in pain and sorrow.  Please heal my heart, mind and spirit and give me your peace and everyone else who needs your healing and comfort at this time. 
Father, I thank you for loving me and for feeling my pain.  Thank you for your compassion.  Please transmute this sadness and pain into joy and peace.  Grant me the wisdom to see this situation through the eyes of your loving angels. 
Thank you Father for reminding me of how fragile and precious my life is.  Give me the grace to understand and trust that there is a divine plan behind this situation. Remove from me all hatred, bitterness and fear and instill in me love, forgiveness and acceptance.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation."  2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Manifest the Glory of God Within!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.   It is not just in some of us;  it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear,  our presence automatically liberates others."

The above excerpt is by Marrianne Williamson from the book, A Return to Love:  Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two Forms, One Soul by Rumi

Happy is the moment, when we sit together,
With two forms, two faces, yet one soul,
You and I.

The flowers will bloom forever,
The birds will sing their eternal song,
The moment we enter the garden,
You and I.

The stars of heaven will come out to watch us,
And we will show them
The light of a full moon –
You and I.

No more thought of “you”and “I.”
Just the bliss of union –
Joyous, alive, free of care, you and I.

All the bright-winged birds of heaven
Will swoop down to drink of our sweet water –
The tears of our laughter, you and I.

What a miracle of fate, us sitting here.
Even at the opposite ends of the earth
We would still be together, you and I.

We have one form in this world,
Another in the next.

To us belongs an eternal heaven,
The endless delight of you and I.

By Rumi.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dark Night of the Soul!

There are times when we may feel that we are totally alone and isolated from God.  It is very difficult to pray when this happens. This is known as the “Dark Night of the Soul”.  Even Jesus experienced this feeling on the cross.  Before dying he cried out "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" Matthew 27: 45-46.

Be assured that we are never alone.  We can never be separated from God our Creator as we are one with Him.  Every vibration and emotion we emit is transmitted directly to our Creator.   

When you find yourself unable to pray, sit quietly and God will automatically feel your emotions and know your thoughts.  Your heart is God’s heart.  Your consciousness is God's consciousness.  The pain and sadness you may be experiencing at the time is passing through to God.  Know that you do not need to utter words to connect to God.  Be still in God and He will do the rest.   Your intentions and faith is all that is needed to bring your consciousness back to God.  Remember it is merely your ego that isolates you from your Creator.

I sit silently before you my Father,

Feel my heart.

I merge myself with you,

My life is in your hands.

 Your will be done.

Thank you dear Father. 


I found these links to be very insightful regarding the Dark Night of the Soul.

© 2012 Debra Heylen All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Don't Hide by Rumi

Don't hide
 The sight of your face is a blessing.
 Wherever you place your foot,
 there rests a blessing
 Even your shadow
 Passing over me like a swift bird
 Is a blessing
 The great spring has come
 Your Sweet air, blowing through the city,
 The country, the gardens
 And the deserts is a blessing

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Listen to the Whispers!

Make everything in you an ear,
 each atom of your being
 and you will hear in every moment
 what the source is whispering to you
 without the need for my words
 or anyone else’s.

You are, we all are, the Beloved of the Beloved.
 And in every moment, in every event of your life
 The Beloved is whispering to you exactly
 what you need to hear and know.
 Who can explain this miracle?
 It simply is.

 Listen, and you will discover in every passing moment.
 Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation
 with that between you and the Beloved
 now and always.

~Rumi ~

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Unending Love!

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms,
Numberless times …
In life after life, in age after age, forever …
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age old pain,
It’s ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the found.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played alongside millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
The distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you,
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life,
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.
 ~Rabindranath Tagore~


Monday, July 2, 2012

What Lies On The Other Side?

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
 Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."
 "You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"
 The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room with his tail wagging and an eager show of gladness.
 Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside... He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing. I know my Master is there and that is enough.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
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