WHEN YOUR HEART AWAKENS YOU’LL BE DENIED NOTHING

Emptiness can be glamorous because, existentially, it’s so free!
Some people want it, demand it, and at times live only for it.

Emptiness – (a long drum roll) –
And then, suddenly, “Bang” – you’ve become a new being –
Surprising even yourself!

God spends nearly forever helping us on this particular path –
You can feel God as God comes closer –
Suddenly, you awake, become stimulated, and then “turned on” –
Aware that “This is your time!”

Time to tumble down a long hill into reality –
Time to draw a “picture” that resonates
With anyone who ever glances up –
And in.

So, there’s the heart you’ve mostly been unaware of –
Beating while you’re still sleeping –
But when this heart finally awakens you’ll be denied nothing –
Because the first step on the way to the Kingdom of God
Is no different from the last –
Since God can “hear” you – regardless of whether you’re near or far!

ONCE ALL THE PRESENTS ARE OPENED

It’s good to be humble
Yet, sometimes, it’s good to recognize that the universe
Has been patiently waiting just for you.

It’s good to be modest
But, sometimes, you might imagine becoming a rock star
Singing to people shouting out your name.

Personally, I’m a nobody – and completely unknown –
But what a luxury to be so free –
Since no one’s been expecting anything from me!

I have a secret, though, that God’s whispering:

“One day, many people may be thankful
For writing down what’s needed.”

Fortunately, however, by then I’ll no longer be here
And that’s, in fact, what God has wanted –
No envy –
Knowing I’d be long gone
Once all the presents are being opened!

HER SLIGHTLY FADING BUT ALWAYS FAITHFUL LOVER

You wake up and, magically, you’ve become someone else –
Someplace else!

You can do this at least once in a lifetime –
As well as every day, and every second if you really want!

Falling asleep is traveling where the dreamgods live –
Falling asleep is where love can no longer even be imagined!

So, you need to wake up and, then, wake up once more
Awakening out of ordinary awakeness –
Listen, you can do this again
And again and again!

God keeps slapping you gently on the face, saying,
“Wake up, wake up, little one” –
And so you do, but only reluctantly.

Descending through God’s universe-sized face and approaching my wife of many years –
I see her smiling quizzically and starting to laugh –

Because she recognizes me –
She knows who I’ve always been
And has a good sense about who I’m about to become –

That is, her slightly fading but always faithful lover.