A Meditation Lesson

Spirit MeditatingClose your eyes and close them again
There at your centre Be – remain
Until you are past your Heart and your breath
Past even your Soul centred at rest
You are you in blackness and in light
A consciousness only shining bright
Hovering in a Space of No-thingness
Flooding your Spirit with tempered Bliss
Feel the connection to all that lives and see
All that has been and all that shall be
See the Earth, so tiny a home
In the myriad Galaxies your Being will roam
Understand then how small we are
Our lives are short compared to star
So what need then for tension, anger, strife?
This pale blue dot our shared home and shared life
Bring yourself back, slowly retreat
Come into yourself grounding through your feet
Breathe in breathe out and open your eyes
Your meditation lesson gives a surprise-
For you see the world newly made
Your senses heightened as the Vision fades
Body Mind and Soul aligned perfectly
You are at peace; in absolute harmony.

There are three themes here and I feel some acknowledgements are due. Meditation, Spirituality, Connection to all living things – including the Universe – is a big part of my life and I felt that a poem about ‘A Perfect Vision’ and feeling after meditation was something that I needed to write. There are two nods included in this poem to people who have inspired and influenced me, and their thoughts helped to shape this poem. The most obvious, of course, is Carl Sagan, ‘Pale Blue Dot‘. if you don’t know about this, I strongly recommend you look at the links below. His words, his thoughts, are powerful; amazing; humbling. The second – and will only be known to Pratchett fans – is in the first line and is from ‘Wee Free Men‘. A fantasy book? Spirtual? No not really – but there are some paragraphs in it that are spiritually inclined, and so powerful when you read them. Reading about Tiffany finding her power, connecting to the land, sent a shiver down my spine. I won’t say anymore – if you want to know, read the book!

So there we go. I couldn’t publish this poem without acknowledging the people and their thoughts who inspired and influenced its creation.

Blessings be.

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  1. Isn’t it great how meditation puts everything into perspective? Poetry is a meditative heart.

  2. “We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” Neil deGrasse Tyson said this, and a lot of other wonderful things. Biologically, chemically, and atomically we are the universe. It’s awesome. I’ll even toss in “spiritually” too!

    • It IS awesome, I agree! I’ve scratched a draft poem on that topic too – about being as one with the universe… I just need to hone it!
      Thank you form commenting eM πŸ™‚

  3. Yes, I really like Sagan and his thoughts. I think we all need a place or way in which we meditate. I never really thought I was a meditative type of person. I can’t sit still and fold my hands or close my eyes etc. But I believe I have the hovering – out of body feeling when I am walking. I go to a rather wooded and natural place and do a lot of self thinking along the way. Thirty minutes of exercise and 30 minutes of uninterrupted me. πŸ™‚

    • You must have a natural ‘instinct’ then – to hover outside of yourself whilst walking!
      Sounds like you’ve found your own way to meditate πŸ™‚

  4. Loved it Heidi. Connectedness is so important if we are to understand a body and mind aligned. Lots of love ~ Sheri

  5. These external sources were indeed helpful to you. I enjoyed your poem, Heidi. Thanks for the links.


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