. To be spiritually transformed you may be plunged into the darkness . And not just concerning temporal things but also carried afar in this torrent of God from your sensual and rational soul . This supernatural transfiguration transports you beyond your merely natural existence . And who shall prevent God … Continue reading To Be Spiritually Transformed
Bless God In The Darkness
Bless God In the darkness In loneliness And in pain Though you feel them all again Are the steps on the way To a better day Through an ending night And you begin to see Through the mystery Wisdom’s invisible light.
Source Of All
. In the beginning I call . On the one Who is from the beginning . The source Of all enlightenment . Truth Whose spirit . Hovers Creatively . Over all Our dark waters . Whose word Is with . God And was . God From the beginning. . Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
On the dark days the devils appear . And read the roll-call of our doubts and fears . Then we need a spirit to visit us in love . Reassure us of forgiveness mercy promised from above.
In the Dawning of Light
I was born And the dark night descended And I never would have known How it would have ended Had I not met you In the long dark night Had I not met you In the dawning of light.
The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love
Darkness in the depths of the earth Where spirit moves . Darkness in the heavens In which divinity dwells . Dark cloud of uncertainty, Ambiguity, unknowing . Dark waters of changing, Of rinsing, of cleansing, . And only through that darkness Is the journey made . Unending progress Of unlearning, and new knowing . The … Continue reading The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love
Loving There, Now and Here
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #6 Within There are demons As well as divine Darkness So how to discover God is also there? And way beyond Both far and near Loving me there Now and here. ~ Inspired by Richard Rohr's book 'Immortal Diamond'. Previous poems in this cycle appear after the image below... ~ Why Did … Continue reading Loving There, Now and Here
Journey the Length of the Valley of Darkness
Journey The length Of the valley Of darkness ~ And learn there The lightness Of our human Condition ~ And what was despair Slowly changes The air ~ To a clearer Mysterious Beyond natural Brightness. ~
At the Threshold of Darkness
In Times of Crisis #3 At the threshold Of darkness When there is little light To see It feels uncomfortable Painful, slightly But there change happens Gracefully. I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. In September 2022, I found myself self-isolating with Covid, so … Continue reading At the Threshold of Darkness
Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #9) To wash their feet No heroic feat That would ever make the news But a hands on demonstration Of love's practical Compassionate dedication. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral. Previous … Continue reading Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication
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