A freedom within

When “the things of life seem / like too much,” we can lean into our true, spiritual nature as God’s children – inherently joyful and free – as this poem conveys.

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The ocean beach speaks to me
of boundless, wide-open freedom –
ungrudging light blazes, dogs
romp with unscripted glee, kites
synchronize with the wind.

At times the things of life seem
like too much, and no one is there
or too many are there and there’s no
room to move, and we long for release.

Beach or not, there is a forever
place within where God, Soul – our
divine Parent – floods our hearts
with the light of Truth, unveiling
our spiritual nature as His, as Her,

As such, we are all pure gleams of
loveliness, receptivity, joy – moving
unhindered with Soul, with each other,
not confined by the surge of only
what the eye sees, the ear hears;
O Soul, show us Your bountiful,
cloudless glint.

Then, like swells that roll in and sink
from sight in the sand, constraints
begin to ebb, then fade; our freedom
bursts forth.

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