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The Land of Yum

(©by Eric Grace 1-26-2012)

 

If and when the spirit comes to you

And you’ll find this comes to pass,

Where you gaze upon the moon above

Or upon a most beautiful lass,

Give yourself the subtle pleasure

To infinitely pursue

The gift that lies within this mortal flesh

Thy sacred Hand, Thy sacred Muse.

 

That golden basket that opens up

To share its gifts of Bounty,

That there within lies a precious form

Birthed from struggles,

Newly found and freely shared

into a land of plenty.

 

If you but find the way to walk

into this quiet pasture,

It will lead you by the hand

Into the heartland of your one and only

tried and true Heart Master.

 

Then forgive yourself of all you’ve lost

And gain yourself a new composure

That gives the rain its style and spin

While leaves the ground all

the wiser.

 

So whistle a sweet tarry or tune

And wiggle that silly temple

Find yourself refreshed and renewed amongst good friends

And your toil will last no longer.

 

Grieve the sacred heart

Your tears

And the mists of fog will rise above

Giving Heaven all the fears

which have grown from secrets

Stolen from the mud.

 

When you’ve cried your last wail

And the circles become complete

Dance a celebration song

And set sail to the new world

a living loving tenderness,

numerous in fleet.

 

And as you walk upon the shore

Tender warm sand at your feet

Touch the sacred earth, this land

Give a simple song or chant

Listen to your heart beat.

 

Praise the Golden Hand.

Thus Grace has given to you this Day

And all those still yet to come

You will live into this my love,

Onward! Into the Land of Yum.

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Blessed by Rain

Righteous Rain

knocks on my doorstep

tapping my windo

inviting me in

to its shallow

slumber

of night time

daydreams

a calming voice

that beckens

the notion

of the goodness

of Gentle

soothing in her

fortitude

she grabs hold

of my attention

with grace

and an accompanying gaze

of serenity

And so she goes on

all night

without most noticing

her gift to us all

she cleans us

bathing our bottoms,

nourishing our crops,

cups, and cows

wetting our appetites

for tomorrow’s

Savory Meal.

by Eric Grace

2011 copyright

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From where she stands

I must look like

a man

that has yet to bellow

his deep call

of yearning for the Sacred.

from where she stands

I must seem

like a man

that has not fully

anted up.

When she looks down on me

from the great sky

where she breaths

or when she pears out

through my chest

into this naked world

from my frigid flesh

I believe

she knows that

I haven’t come

into my full

birthrighted

palace yet.

she knows

that I am humbled

before eternity

with the crest

of deliverance

of the sacred cow

waiting

to give its final moo.

I know she thinks well of me.

If she thinks at all.

But I wonder,

Is she having her way with me yet?

Is she taking me

into the full swing

of her hips?

Is she guarding me

from the power that she carrys

until I give my full

utter

surrender

into her gates?

I wonder.

 

Copyright by eric grace

March 2nd 2011

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fresh tears

are welcomed by me

as they quench

my thirsty heart


it sheds

layers of skin

and I breathe

more freely

in this world.

My head acts

as a metal box

at times,

craving to be released

from its confines

and ushered into

the wisdom

of my body.

And somedays

its steely walls

echo

words and voices

that make my ears

ring.

Feathers

sometimes touch

my brow

reminding me

that the angels,

my brethren,

are not that far

off from here.

And that they

await my requests

as friends, helpers,

and guides.

God

seems to await me

every time

I pick-up the conversation

after having left it

due to some apparent

memory loss

of Its existence,

to which It

lovingly and warmly

responds

and I am grateful.

Simple defines

my moments,

with some fear

of moneys’ chains

around my ankles.

Solitude is my friend now.

And I happily hold

my son

tenderly

in and with my heart.

Being in love

comes and goes

just like the Spring

but it always is a season

with its rightful place

in each year

in my life,

and each day.

What I can give you now

is my life,

in its barren

simplicity

and the grace

that quickly

walks through it

as myself.

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Life these days is rarely simple for most of us. I am a taurus and oh so into what is easy. So here’s my noble attempt to give you 10 things that can be little helpful additions (or big ones if you want them to be) to your life, bringing you more fulfillment and greater health.

1. Oral Hygiene – Use a Tongue cleaner, Viajet, Uncle Harry’s Mouthwash, Tooth Flosser, and a Myomunchee.

2. Service – yes, this is simple, but sometimes hard to find the one form of it that you most love and is right for you. Andrew Harvey said, ‘follow your heartbreak to find your true form of service’. Look where it is that you see in the world in need of help that breaks your heart. Go serve there. You will feel deeply satisfied doing it.

3. Diet – well not so simple. But what you can do that is simple is begin adding things that could grow in your backyard garden (or city window earthbox, or from your nearby farmers market). Some examples are fresh veggies, herbs, and vegetables. Get to know the local growing ‘weeds’ in your area that may actually be food that you can eat, as long as you know that it isn’t sprayed on with chemicals. In our area, miners lettuce abounds. So does mint and blackberries. We had plenty of kale, onions, beets, strawberries, tomatoes, and parsley this year from our garden, and the local farmers market across the street was wonderful. We also connected to Meadowlark CSA program . They brought us fresh farm veggies from their nearby farm each week.

Another simple addition is having a green smoothie in the morning. I made a post about it here with a video from the originators of the Green Smoothie.

 

 

 

 

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4. Loofah – You skin is your biggest organ of your body. If you take the 3 minutes it takes to warm up your shower water to scrub your skin, it will breathe better, feel smoother, look more vibrant, and be relieved of the dead skin cells so it can function properly. And what does your skin do you may ask?

 

 

5. Trampoline (small and/or big version depending on the space you have and weather) – just go and ‘Jump’ (as the Van Halen song goes). It’ll be fun (my son and I do it often in the mornings) and it will get the circulation going as well as the endorphins.

6. Find your Nature/Sacred Spot (works for city and rural folks alike). I take a walk often to a few sacred spots that I have come to call my own. Places where I get renewed as I come to know their landscapes over time. They have been my friend of Nature. Places to be with as we both change. Being with the wild spaces is so essential to being human. Reconnecting us to our primal roots resets us for new days, perspectives, and experiences. If you live in a city, find a park or patch of trees. Somewhere that you can put your bare feet on the ground or grass. Connecting your bare feet with the Earth for 3-5 minutes grounds your body (and all the EMF’s that you pick up over the course of your days – cellphones, radio waves, pc’s, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

7. Take time to get to know your body, listen to its wisdom (you can even take some classes from a hakomi therapist or feldenkrais practitioner) Your body is so wise. It knows you better than anyone else does. Take the time to listen to it in greater and greater degrees. You will be glad you did. You will begin to find out what foods really make you thrive and which don’t. What people and places nourish you and which don’t. As you begin to listen to your body and then live more according to its truth, watch how you begin to feel more vibrant. Here is a video about listening to your body by Judith Orloff.

8. Take time for Meditation to connect with your own inner divinity and the Divine. There are so many different types of meditation/devotion/worship out there. Find one that brings you into your body so you don’t go off into never never land. Then you can find your divinity here in your body. My best experiences have come from doing the Adorata Meditation and The Descent and Enlovement Process (copyrighted and created by Tiziana Della Rovere). Here is a meditation led by Sandra Glickman from Waking Down and one by Robert Masters from the Masters Center for Transformation.

9. Hugs and Intimacy – When I was getting trained as a Watsu therapist I learned the value of  being witnessed, holding another, and being held. There are many ways this can be done for  us and that we can do this for others. The main point is to ask for it and offer it. Hugging til  relaxed was a great easy technique I learned from Dr. David Schnarch and his great work – The  Crucible and The Passionate Marriage.

10. Chi Machine/Massage – I learned long ago the need of deep relaxation in my body to  experience wellness. Go get a massage. Or buy a little massager. Or a chi machine. All do all  three. Its not that expensive and it feels oh so good.

Let me know how easy these are for you and what your experiences are.

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Take some time to really watch, feel, and listen deeply to this series of video’s by Andrew Harvey (mystic, poet, author). I think Andrew Harvey is speaking to something so central and so important to what is occuring right now in our planet and in our hearts that we must listen. He speaks in a way that is honorable and true, with real steps you can take, feeling the pain of the whole gestalt we are in and the action that one can take without going into despair. Let me know what you take from it.

Eric~

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