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The first two parts of the first book in a new series of poetry and fiction I am currently working on.

Dream Poetry Visions Love Life Beauty Balance Sky Magic Imagination Book 1 - Secret Library of Earth, Eldren, and Beyond

By Joshua Oakley

http://joshuastarlight.wordpress.com/...

earth endor midgard
material plane of being
waystation house and inn between worlds
secret library of the ancients
emerald silver gold diamond sapphire cities
of white magic and science of the ancients
knowledge and wisdom of creation
preservation and destruction of ignorance
peace love understanding beauty
balance truth art

past is prologue
starflower mandala
cosmic waystation
multiversal tree of life

silver star goddess isis

silver star goddess isis inanna consciousness flowering spiral galaxy mind

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part one past is prologue

librarian guardian nature spirit: evolution descent and rise spiral cluster transform change push pull time space identity

librarian guardian nature spirit

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#1

star raven

rain tears falling
breaking the bonds that separate
imagine peace and an end to violence
peace in your minds on earth in your houses
love and giving always to your secret inner self
swimming in the seas of dreams and oceans of future
saved from drowning when you most need help
men and women on a boat that sails across worlds
a great ship that can go where men alone cannot

we catch a leviathan of the deep
it is almost too horrible to look at
to see it is to despair
and yet my friends are still in the sea
and who knows how many more monsters are there
primordial ancient terrible to behold
and the one we caught was already dead

i remember the hill where we played
the bus where i broke the rubber bands
a wilderness a forest a river a path journeys
you and the others my friends and family
i danced and floated away you sang my name
onward toward the sea my destiny
i leave you and you are still in the cold water
it is almost as if you were never here at all
yet i still feel the phantoms of your presence

some more people i know remained behind below
in the dark waters among the ancient ones
i felt bad for leaving you most of all my love
but when i saw the rope i grabbed on
the strange elder ones in human form pulled me to safety
to help raise the other monsters and people from the sea
we are all related to one another by ancestry and origin
united by the memory of ocean and the promise of sky
happy to be alive and desirous of one another's company

endeavor always to change ourselves and others
a difficult task requiring much effort grace art
working as a fisherman in the cosmic ocean
writing and knowing the true and beautiful
as well as i can remember my dreams
try to create some kind of meaning

always growing changing learning becoming
in the midst of being time evolution
revolution of the mind psyche society
how can i hope to change the world?
who am i and where am i going?
what can i do to help humanity renew?
how can i dream while still awake?

each and every day that passes
i change and yet always remain
in love with life living and dreaming
visions of the future that may be
we are all part and parcel of the whole
we belong to the earth sky and water
in every way and path i travel
every day i think of you my beautiful star raven

dream poetry visions

dream poetry visions sixth dimensional perspective archetypes of god and goddess
world hero lotus light love laughter longing learning illuminating

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#2

song of lament and joy for being

paradise born in the ocean of worlds galaxies universes

thousands of rose petals drift
in the sweet sunlit air and sky
brought down from the mountains
on the wind change from across
the oceanic tides and the stories
of sailors who wandered far

so that everything brings me to tears
and the thought and fear that i will never
leave my birth country for distant lands
in search of the promise of treasure
for i am tied to my friends and family
yet there are many winds to tempt
the imagination of a poor man's son
and i am the same as any other inside
with just the same chances to succeed
my family's advice is permanent isolation
from myself as well as the rest of the world
but i will search for exquisite solitude instead
go to the secret places in my mind
where loneliness cannot corrupt me
nor sorrow fear darkness evil hate
my heart is tied to the earth love poetry
the source of all that is was and shall be
where my ancestors came from
to found a better life than the one
they had known across the ocean

from far away the wind brings its tales
sailors who have wandered far from home
myself among them lost in the ether
the land of my birth only a memory
and all lost for the promise of treasure
my heart remains tied to my father's country
but i have chosen to cross the ocean
in the desert temptations of flesh are many
the imagination of a poor farmer's son is great
yet i cannot deny the destiny of my soul

tears fall like rain and the world is created

tears fall like rain world is created transcendence unity within duality immanence

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#3

windows of soul

all from love and to love all will return
what soul have i not loved
once i glanced for an instant into
one or two or three windows
into the soul of mankind
male and female combined
their eyes were together
merging melding becoming
their eyes were all alive
with spirit and mind and self
aligned with the soul of worlds

what pair of eyes has given vision
dimmed awareness of the terrible divine
when have i not seen myself staring
reflected in another pair of windows
how many are clear enough to see
and how many are locked and barred
how many fail to realize that we are
all a part of the same force of nature

i have traveled far on many paths
i have waited lifetimes just for one
glimpse into the eyes of another self
one instant of recognition between
love crossing generations and revolutions
higher even than knowledge of god
nothing except ourselves can stop us
i realize now that our destiny lies together
the fate of the one is tied to the many
and from individuality we can be as one
trying to explore the mystery of being
and meaning light life love laughter longing
all the time we are creating truth and beauty
individuals create the world of philosophy
art of living for today and tomorrow and dream
working together for the common good
we are each as one and we are all family

healthy blood cells

healthy red blood cells

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#4

self world balance

smile feel breathe love sing
earth water fire sky spirit

you're a star
because you are one breath
original honest lovely
breath within spirit
every moment awakening
there's nothing you cannot do
given time space to make

nothing you can do to
change the simple fact of
belonging to the universe
enjoy every moment of life
as if it was borrowed
from the earth and sky
for a limited time only
you and your soul experience
manifold manifestation of light vision
what it is to be truly alive
in your bright beautiful life

it is your destiny to seek
but when you find what you are
you might no longer need
that which your heart speaks
whispers in the deep solitude
and is not only truth in words
no attainment because no nonattainment

dark blue and white edge of world
turquoise bodhisattva sound of compassion
electric blue silver moon brother and sister
red and gold sun sister and brother
purple and white earth and sky dragons
rainbow red and blue magician wise warrior
princes and princesses of light and shadow
crimson phoenix mad and dangerous
enemy king reveals hidden fears and hates
cats and ravens with intelligence and memory
masters temples cities journeys homecomings

the four protectors directions elements

four protectors directions classical western elements (not including spirit/ether)

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#5

star raven life begins always again with a kiss

for shakespeare carl jung and other
silver moon blue black ocean souls

by the name of the water and the wind
unbind and free legs and body safety
within walk fly then sit to share in banquet
circle of spirits drink energy life light
water life flow through earth moss sky
dark light shatter split one into two
from dark and back to light again
jade heart violet sapphire forgetmenot
words communicate stories and memories
direct knowledge passed through language
magic of unconscious and intuitive balance
listen and watch flowers grow and sing

i hear a knock on my door and there you are
dark wonder gold and black serpent crow
great wound healer of silent heart and mind
green and blue and white with life light
all colors and masks evolve and transform
time force consciousness alters chaos and order
from one comes two and then a great many
plants and animals people yet to be long gone
giant and communal and microscopic
eye mitochondria fish weaving patterns of eternity
transcendence not of the world but heart and mind
soul shape build and create new ways of becoming
wisdom existence understands through sky earth water

each lifetime year day hour moment i am different
lost in time constantly forgetting and remembering
die and reborn again and again the balance of light darkness
opposites unite beyond within here and there
pain and pleasure now and between good and evil
autumn garden maple trees clover ripe wheat
moss gentle strength and hidden courage subtle
intimate connections between and among all life
add and multiply consciousness unforeseen and unforeseeable
cosmic imagination of creation and continual growth
symbol web language interacting with living information
visionary myth wisdom about alchemy dream poetry
observe intuit feel understand speak watch listen
from science journey around the wheel of life world
once again travel the windy roads towards eternity
recurring always in different tragedies and comedies
together the original and neverending wakefulness
until once ending the seeker finds a new beginning again
the sleeper awakens and no longer holds onto fear
the beginning is the end and the end is never complete
our own world sphere making or made or yet to be
share paths apart until we are alone together again

death is a doorway that opens forward pushes life
ever onwards towards some strange destined seashore
heavens and hells between underworlds and skies
compete combine and create new worlds somewhere
spirit and dream meet between and beyond humanity
merely more light perception rationality balance replaces
integrative ethics intuition and myth artwork understanding
cooperate to replace and redefine the old ways of doing
know and feel some way out away from final
apocalypse and illusion versus hope and transformation
perfection in and from the midst of violent resisting
balance and peace choose the way at the crossroads
face accept love take and give life

silence is best golden waves and intricate pathways
though far as time allows for galaxies and people
expanding growing evolving away from and together
with each other cluster and filament faster than light
passing strange boats and sailing ships of great diversity
we carry with us memories and essence colors
some regret that they regret when close so far apart
good care full of illusion and separation
reality divide and heat and synthesize
when you come close to world's edge
remember the alchemist and his her stone
cosmic ocean of infinite possibilities
bounded seemingly yet not limited
one two three four five
dimensions perceptions worldviews
seeming intelligent and beautiful mystery
souls and stars in the night sky nearby singing

eye intuition violet

eye intuition violet

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#6

dragon angel lovers

stars eyes serpents infinite vision dark and light unity lotus love laughter solitude
ring wheel turning layers shadow angels isolation
tonight may be good now and forever
spirit life moss garden hidden
masters have need for question play solitude
care beyond action of asking clarify perspective
ball bounces in darkness deep in contemplation
wisdom teacher mind enlightened absolute
not this and not that and constant as change
gatekeeper smiles accepts allows passage
keymaster sun disease and healing transformation discovery
guardian contains part of breath and we
enemy some say their own shadow selves
snake beauty firebird stranger master forest mountain valley
serpent every time realize we can feel infinity longing
ocean through source of all that was is and shall be
deep friendship heart infection house sloping hill trees green
creation flame mad joy blind genius revolution
poison rain clouds distance paradise balance humanity nature
separation i sit and contemplate connectedness creativity love
return life animals ending yet also beginning light vision
balance home engulfed flooded wrecked and lost odin one eye
clarity death mirrors our own as all purification rituals
change sensitivity light insight sunrise birds singing crying pain
growth though i may feel sorrow for all loss transcendence green
learning i cannot help and be comforted by knowing feminine premonition
silence they do not suffer or so i hope every day waterfall crickets
sitting when we cannot even decide which side discovery sickness healing
listening pity shame loss atonement dream demon dark moon
teaching of the same coin to be though in nature infinite light river
loving there were no sides except illusion and luminous history memory
singing reality through the cosmic mirror reflecting change transformation
self and the world truly not for or against rest meditate relax
river learn grow dance smile change ask tell say do think
song neither can hope to conquer other change feel true beauty
stars only to better understand our potential perfect joy life future
glowing animals spirits world self family friends crossroads pattern

the door of perception eye of love window of heart

the door of perception eye of love window of heart

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#7

each side has another side seasons of revolution abraxas birds of paradise

winter spring summer fall and when you least expect
green blue turquoise purple diamond silver gold shadow light
water earth fire air spirit vision thought
jade onyx opal amber violet
lapis coral cerulean blue marble
diamond lotus solomon joseph shakespeare
spiral galaxy shell human world

experience subjective objective speculation intuition
darkness and hidden light breathe in out
balance rational empirical mythic poetry
now the wind blows through the trees
limbs bend and sway dancing in ecstasy
lover and loved and loved lovers together
giving life breath between among
spreading seeds blowing branches kisses
their life shadow is their true self
humans and trees related yet different perspectives
disappearance carbon and oxygen combination
reappearance anytime and in season
individuals species families reflect humanity's collective vision
teachers guardians protectors nature spirits
myth ocean connection symmetry order in chaos
spirit natural world together combined
reflecting depending on condition of one another
love nature force spirit spreading throughout wind and rain
storm thunder crossroads clouds sky expansive stretching
mountains valleys bridges and hidden mysteries treasures

yesterday the world came to an end and today we will begin again
new sunrise women and men equality heaven and earth
hope rebuilding uplifting returning again
rebirth temple first memories of sky spirit
birds of fire stars traveling through roads
cosmos lattice structure stretching expanding
evolving transforming and creating light
new consciousness novelty reveals mysteries
ancient future history myth poetry
reflected humanity spirit storm sea change choice
crossroads modern time story of caladan and prospero warning
teacher companion guide tormentor friend
wise philosophy and knowledge about wisdom learning
circle line spiral double helix of history evolution choice
between catastrophe and cure there is not much room for error
crossroads of future history and ancient philosophy together
myth and science vision spirit of time humanity genius of species
unconscious collective individual and great memory consciousness
psyche of the new world star symbols and modes of thinking doing feeling
past present future together in one understanding appreciation of complexity simplicity
united diversity through love compassion sensitivity tolerance ethics open mind body
soul of fire truth knowledge and heart sympathy grace balance wisdom
water earth creativity myth poetry storytelling singing universe chaos dark beauty dancing stars

calendar of future present past lives identities masks personalities
wheel fractal mandala worlds without end again beginning life
rainbow light color novelty transformation butterfly community
colors changing gold and green and white purple sky sunset west
calm steady strength beneficent auspicious sentinel guardians at the gate
doorways tunnels to worlds connected to our own through tree of life
world of spirit faerie interdimensional universal pathways
spirit guide animal companion teacher friend and shadow twin
red and blue white and black conflict within self and with truth world and good
last three choices of balance and reconciliation between opposites
transcendental experience spirit awakening personality number two
shadow whole family interior exterior connection love belonging outcasts positive solitude
hope change energy matter centers snowflakes seasons world events towards peace health balance

i remember dragon angel consequences and wings broken healthy
masks faces personalities monstrous reflections
lie in misery defeat and shame against
crumbled wall near the center of the gold and silver city
victory and defeat came to within a hair's breadth
watch as the enemy hero places the crown on his head
your head bowed white light surrounding all
the ones still fighting stop and gaze at beauty
enemy and friend are now one again at peace
balance the blood of slain lost yet not forgotten
the eternal moment constantly changing
staying the same yet always evolving transformation
glorious architecture and wonderous imaginings
the tree of life cut open in the garden for greed
pure white snow falling over the battlefields
suffering and sorrow and isolation yet leading to solitude
demon heart wound bite skin break free
"i will show you all my pain" said the defeated one
and he walked together with his shadow
long into the outer dark wilderness west

the mind of a peace samurai warrior

mind of a peace samurai warrior

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#8

first day

today is the first day of the rest of my life
what will i do and who will i be
when will i remember everything i have done
one part of a great mystery i do not understand
i am happy sometimes a little lost
other times completely utterly confused about meaning
giving up fighting how i live without compromising
ideals thoughts feelings inspire me to keep going
poets artists dreamers remind us that there is always something more
beyond what is more being giving up illusions and desire
what i am or will be certainty and uncertainty
relative to my world beauty and truth mix into one reality
why i accept separateness i do not know anything
except i am alive thinking and feeling
soul understands more than self hope will
guidance from within focus a conscious light
i love everyone and need their help and company

flower of life art intuition creativity visions dreams imagination wonder childhood

first day flower of life art intuition creativity visions dreams imagination wonder childhood

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#9

hidden library beyond time valley of wizards and witches of light

sophia sits at a long oak table deep in contemplation
she is reading a very old book with gold and silver lettering
she looks up for a moment and our eyes meet
they are two dark pools with the weight of this great place

the spiral towers offering beautiful views of the mountains
the long shadowy aisles of books and remarkable treasures of knowledge
her eyes have much wisdom sadness beauty understanding
reflecting the many worlds times places people of the world recorded here

outside in the courtyard i sit under the tree of life’s ornate canopy
a child of the great tree of life and the same as its parent
much like this small world is similar to the universe outside
beyond the mountains and forests of this paradise i have come to love

i feel privileged to be one of the few chosen to live here and learn
time seems to slow down when spring comes outside to sit with me
she likes to look at the secret city in the moonlight and the starlight
the wind is gentle and carries with it the smell of wildflowers

deep in the mountains it is yet warm in the early spring
an atmosphere of peace and calm lies over the library
we are both silent sitting together under the giant tree’s ornate branches
even though the air is warm the wooden benches are quite cool

later we cross through the doorway to the forest outside the city
to the world we knew all of our lives the world of humans and earth
we find our bicycles where we left them close to my house
we ride home and eat a simple meal she sings a sad song of love while i cook

afterwards she sits on the edge of the porch and swings her legs over the shrubbery
her long brown hair hides her eyes as she bends down to smell the flowers
we talk about our plans for the future how she wants to bring more people here
and i tell her of my desire to create a utopia with her help and that of our friends

whether or not to speak of the secret world we have discovered that will be tricky
an important decision not to be taken lightly great power and knowledge are at stake
in the wrong hands the course of human evolution on earth could change for the worse
the development of a new world to replace the ones that came before could be stifled

by greed and lust for power the agesold foil of human progress and evolution towards
the optimal version of history we have been fortunate enough to witness and help create
with the help of the wizards the elusive people in charge of the hidden city beyond earth
a small world separate yet connected to every time and place in the cosmos

the world is in the best hands today: world healing compassion hope balance nature protectors

world is in the best hands world healing compassion hope balance nature protectors

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#10

star virgin lovers

i am able to fly yet again
i understand i am dreaming
beautiful stars offer themselves to me
affection intimacy of mind self
energy of closeness with a slight touch

i remember her from before i moved away
i want to be close to her more than ever before
i regret not showing her how i feel about her
more than i did discovering exploring life

i imagine she is sitting in the moonlight tonight
under a weeping willow tree reading the poetry
of the beauty of nature the earth and the sky
stars in her eyes and in the sky and her mind

i have to set her free in my own mind
on the wings of night birds
ravens crows owls life of imagination
beauty wonder her guides
companions in the moonlight world of garden
strange sounds mysteries keep her company

the world begins again continuing to be born again
with the rise of the sun in the morning
never ending always beginning
and as long as there is life
there is always hope for the future

eye window soul

eye window soul

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#11

future self world universe soul

as i walk by the river in the sliver of crescent moonlight
shining through the tops of the trees just enough light
to make my way without falling yet not enough to stop
paying attention to each footstep i think about my future
years ahead in time i will be different yet the same soul
i am barely able to know myself as anything other than a child
yet there are hints of my future self shining along with the moonlight

starlight golden silver child

starlight golden silver child

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#12

future of humanity progression

ancient symbols of change and chaos depict figures from our ancestral memory
cow mother earth lucifer shadow pisces sacrificial lamb
back and forward from today for thousands of years
gold silver bronze iron information always changing
humanity continues to grow into its potential for enlightenment
whether or not there is a cosmic plan for us does not matter
consciousness flowers and produces seeds for the future
end of one age is beginning to another and we are lucky to see the changes
even if we do not understand we still have the opportunity to witness the world
we can save the world and ourselves in the process by allowing the future to exist
without interfering with the progression of ages and future generations
the traditional meaning of conservation and not inflicting our flaws on children
we can explore the universe in peace and prosperity for all if we only desire
the ancient cards may become antiquated our divisions unnecessary
through the houses of death and life time continues as arrow and circle
freedom the great potential and necessity for humanity to grow
individuality and memories of our past must be reconciled for balance
we may choose to cover the tattoos of past triumphs and mistakes
or show our regrets with pride and intimacy without promoting destruction

black hole doorway window soul dark and light complexity: dark eyes man woman child love flames hands feet knowledge alchemy

black hole doorway window soul dark and light complexity dark eyes man woman child love flames hands feet knowledge alchemy

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#13

symbols of life

figures from myth and legend use symbols to control nature and be controlled by it
farm houses and factories can be centers of learning for children and adults

an ancient tree near an even older tower comes back to life after being almost dead
children worship the tree and begin to return the land to its former vibrancy and magic

a beautiful angel comes to witness this and offers to help with creating a new eden
she leads the children up to the inaccessible rooms near the top of the ancient tower

when they want to leave she says to go down would be to go through a narrow drain
and to go up would be to enter the abyss of space and time and uncertainty

the demon that lives nearby appears and threatens her and then leaves
she says they have been chosen for combat against the darkness but it will not be easy

they fight for the original symbols that define the myths and legends of human history
they use the language left to humanity by the stranger who fell into the abyss long ago

elements of love: places history different worlds alternatives choices eternities becoming being existence transcendence

elements of love places history different worlds alternatives choices eternities becoming being existence transcendence

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#14

defending my home from darkness

in the middle of the trance ceremony i realize that i am in great danger and i go outside
i do my best to defend my people and i tell the dark spirits to go away or else be destroyed
i cut off one of the death knights’ heads and tell the others to leave or face the same fate
most are scared away but there is one terrible creature who is not afraid of anything
i confront the dark force but it is strong and i have difficulty gaining any kind of advantage
so i lead him out to the shore of the ocean in order to quench its deadly flame of anger
my fire cannot hurt it but the water can put an end to its rampage or so i hope
i manage to pull the creature into the sea with me sacrificing myself for the greater good
i am left alone in my own dream trying to find another individual who is also dreaming
i do not know if the people i meet are just part of my dream or if i am simply part of theirs

my other half: sagittarius teacher healer

my other half sagittarius teacher healer

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#15

flowers of lust

we lie together in my house at the edge of a great mountain forest
at some point she says “we both know that we want each other”
i turn to her and she is looking at me with longing in her eyes
she kisses me and i let my instincts take over and she does too
later in the glow of sexual contentment we lie together looking up at the ceiling
i hear her crying and ask what is wrong but she says nothing
she gets up and walks into the bathroom and closes the door
i want to say something else to find out what is wrong
the smell of her sweat lingers in my bed and i wait for her to return
when she does she says she wants to go home but it can wait until tomorrow
so we both try to go to sleep and i put my arm around her and our foreheads pressed together
a strange kind of blue purple light seems to emanate from all around her
and i am happy for a little while until she leaves and i am left alone again
but that is tomorrow and for now she is here to stay and i am thankful for this

magic blue beautiful violet rose peacock eye labyrinth mandala

magic blue beautiful violet rose peacock eye labyrinth mandala

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#16

loves of my life

there are so many people i deeply care for it’s hard to count
and yet i cannot help but feel more love for some than others
the ones i dream when the rain comes and the earth drinks its fill
i think of her often in good times and bad times it helps
knowing she is alive and vital in my world at this moment in time
even though we cannot be together even though she may not want to be
at this particular point in space and time i still love her
the memory and idea of her inspires me to be a better person
to make better art or at least know when my art is not good
when i do not create for the benefit of other people humanity
benefits when i am enlightened in my pursuit of selfinterests
when i give as much as i take and take only what i need to survive
we are all part of the cause for social justice and equality for all
even my friends who are selfish and who do not like the idea of change
we all play our part in the great unfolding drama of the universe
and she is the one who inspires me to have faith and hope for the future
what may be and what will be a better world that is busy being born
always unfolding and changing in the pattern of chaos and intention
her very existence is a work of art of the highest order of beauty
purity of soul and body and spirit always changing becoming living
the fire of her mind penetrates and burns my masks to ashes holy
desire to know her better and to learn her thoughts and perspective
on every matter of thing in the world and in her mind and everywhere
a foundation for my own understanding of the universe and life
love lives on no matter how much time passes no matter how many mistakes
bad judgments you make there is always hope of a new brighter day
the sun rises and the past fades a little more into obscurity healing
your body mind and spirit and while she sleeps her true form shows
the light in her eyes spreads out to the rest of her face peace
and happiness i am happy to see perhaps in some small part because of me
in the night i held her in my arms and it was something like heaven
a secret that we never talked about afterwards yet thought about
i held her hand and felt a deep sense of belonging of coming home
my quest to find the center of myself would not be possible without her
i owe my strength and determination to her influence and presence in my life
full of music and magic peace and understanding bliss love and freedom

genetraix: process of life shadow light process life organic growth change

process of life shadow light process life organic growth change
shiva shakti emanation creation combination balance synthesis

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#17

mind of nature morningstar

global warming is real fact not fiction yet strange
the beautiful storms of change intense and wild
floods and wildfires threatening the vulnerable
those in the desert are even more thirsty for water

the butterfly says to let the outside in and the inside out
let the wind blow through your heart and breathe deep
the presence of the sun shows through closed eyelids
progressive cultural evolution for humanity is necessary

the moon and stars and visible planets are a beautiful example
how to organize chaos hope in the midst of violent conflict
mind and consciousness shared by all beings in the universe
perception that helps create reality each influencing the other

i tend my garden and find comfort in the smell of rich earth and leaves
a microcosm of my hope for humanity’s efforts to change the environment
each part and individual working for the benefit of the whole ecosystem
the diversity of nature allowing for greater health and balance overall

consciousness rises from nature its history remains tied to the earth
the combination of the water of life and the fertile soil creates beauty
lessons for humanity about the patterns of interdependence in the universe
the spiral and the circle of creation preservation change desire becoming

everything is transforming into something else yet essence remains the same
the wind spreads seeds within the garden and also to other faraway places
the world is a garden too and the wind shares without distinction for nationality
the rain allows for new life to begin and consciousness to flower inside the mind

like plants and animals people are constantly making love and fighting each other
but with hope conflict will be more about words and ideas instead of physical violence
the cities of light and darkness the forests and oceans the blood and passion flow
but we should let each other live for we are all unique though essentially the same

looking out the eastern and western windows in morning and night duality of time
accepting the space around us working to change the future but accepting the past
the crossroads allows for us to change our lives and choose which way we want to go
it is never too late to change our minds and follow a different path another destination

i pass by a beautiful woman on a forest trail bending down to smell the wildflowers
for years i will think of her and wish i had stopped to say hello and see what she sees
she smiles at me and her eyes are full of light but also very dark duality of being alive
a fire rises in my heart and i cannot help but smile in return we will always be connected

in the same bed i put my arm around her breathe in the natural fragrance of her beauty
i cannot go to sleep no matter how hard i try and time seems to stand still but i am happy
to be close to her feel her presence blurring the boundaries between our bodies and minds
she turns over and our foreheads touch for a long time and our breath becomes entwined

you are a manifestation of the divinity present and indwelling in the selfaware universe
you are a star given human form light in the darkness mirror of cosmic consciousness

dream of music time love

dream of music time love

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#18

water of life

worshipping the earth the smell of humus rain
finding love and peace in the stillness of morning
gardens of mind and body give hope to sick friends
they heal by making their surroundings a beautiful place

through perception and understanding and the right force
to make the world fit your will your will the universe
to search for someone who dreams the same visions as you
or at least similar enough so that you have some understanding

it helps me accept that people i love are not doing well
a way to make some kind of a connection with the universe
and perhaps my work will bring some joy to the people i care about
and what i learn i can teach others and help my friends live better

when the rain comes it washes my soul and gives life to the soil
the seeds i plant grow into beautiful creatures and friends
the whole world is a garden and yet each place is different
each smaller garden within the whole has its own unique beauty

consciousness pervades nature and the universe is selfaware
the garden of your mind goes on forever just like the cosmos
we each have the opportunity to share our vision and dream together
the trick is finding the right person to love more than others

blessings of nature and the divine indwelling mind of the universe
the force of attraction and the coming together of disparate parts
there are ways we can be better stewards of the earth water and sky
though things are getting better there is much left to be done

paradise dream map river garden temple house mountains

paradise dream map river garden temple house mountains

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#19

the sleeper awakens

some are frightened by the shadow inside them
others learn to accept and cultivate their dark half
even the least attractive part of our minds have value
the sleeper must awaken both the good and evil

by transcending our shadow we become whole
at home with ourselves without fear or apprehension
in this new world it snows at the beginning of the spring equinox
then i pause and reflect on my past and desires for the future

for all who seek truth to find balance between dark and light
trusting love both angels and demons sleep within the deep
places of our souls our minds give rise to them when we need them
even when we don’t want anyone especially then they appear

friends who help us back on the right track or to keep going
on the right one beyond limited definitions of family they are
closer than blood a way of understanding your place in the universe
a reminder that you are beautiful and unique and not ever alone

earth family the ones you think about the ones you love most for better or worse
they can be the source of your inspiration or a cause for despair
my friends are closer to me than biology blood and bone are secondary
we would be nothing without our parents and grandparents and yet

it is warm in the sunlight and cool in the shade you can choose
your family if you are willing to look beyond the chains of your past
i may not be able to forget you but the least i can do is try to forgive
myself we have all made some positive impact in someone’s life

flower of life truth is the most important thing making sense of chaos
order and a way of discovering your place in the universe
consciousness and understanding can flower in every mind
part of the soul of the universe subjectively experiencing itself

organization pattern of chaos

organization pattern of chaos

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#20

emperor of a world

yet there are always some who resist a tyrant of any kind
no matter how enlightened the policies comfortable the citizens
the trick is to use the political process whenever possible
create a coalition a movement of revolutionaries to reach the majority
give the minority enough not to complain and the reactionaries nothing
except kind words and a sincere effort to explain the progress of history
but those who want things to go back to the old ways will always protest
everyone can find reason to complain if they think it will take them somewhere
they want to go especially back to old prejudice injustice and inequality
so you may be an emperor of a world but not the only one not the only world
you are best served not to ever claim complete control or even desire it
encourage individuality serving enlightened interests for the good of all
a leader should not be a tyrant if only for practical reasons and less grief
history teaches us that they do not end well no matter how good and popular
they are necessary sometimes in times of crisis opportunity and danger
the development of human culture should have outgrown petty differences
yet here we all are still dealing with the same issues as past generations
reactionaries still want us to go back to the past and revolutionaries the future
balance must be found between the opposing forces of change and order
a new kind of understanding of the play of life discovering the key to wisdom
finding bliss in knowledge and action directed toward improving life for everyone
trusting the perseverance and prevalence of love sweet and bitter love

mandala cubed: heart compassion joy

mandala cubed heart compassion joy

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#21

wizards of light

if one knows where to look for the doorway or window the way to elsewheres
other planets other dimensions other realities close and yet an infinite distance
a meeting point where beings from different places and times come together to talk
to share information strategies coordinate plans of thousands and millions of years

hidden by a great temperate rainforest and ancient mountains with many secrets
one such city of doorways is home to a group of scholars of many races and backgrounds
a center of learning and observation of the world outside the city’s boundaries
a world named earth by the billions of humans that call the planet home in 2013 ad

some fight to survive but others hoard books and knowledge from many worlds
many times helping when they can to move humanity towards a better tomorrow
aligned with spirits of nature magical creatures that live in other dimensions of reality
against the forces of darkness both in the world of humanity and in worlds beyond

to put aside ancient conflicts between the forces of light to find balance and harmony
to focus on the darkness in everyone and the truly evil to serve the force of life
in all things in all places in all times the cosmic conflict between light and darkness
both on the individual level and the level of communities planets galaxies universes

green man nature spirit friend guardian defender

green man nature spirit friend guardian defender

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#22

world of magic

he comes down from the mountain peak threatening the farms and the school
the white tower stands and will not be broken even by a giant serpent yet
the crops and the people’s houses are not so strong the wizards must act
to protect their people’s livelihoods the ancient truce has been broken

and when a hero has slain the dragon young and foolish yet very powerful
a greater power wakes in the mountains the mother all must change
her terrible anger threatens all that the wizards and the townspeople know
something must be done to appease her to restore the peace of their world

dragon

dragon of heaven

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#23

forest paradise transition

the ways to the heart of the great temperate rainforest are limited from the cities
few old highways less than there once were a small method of keeping some part
of the old world the way it once was before the great changes of the past 100 years
so much has changed humans spreading throughout the physical universe

unlocking the secrets of the invisible universe within and outside each person
world united under one government each old national enemy at peace with one another
the people staying on earth concentrate in ever larger cities fueled by free energy
no more poverty no need for injustice plenty of food and clean water for all human beings

all manner of new ways of travel flying cars high speed trains personal spacecraft
with a desire to see the preserved mountain forests of the old national park may do so
there is even a single train line from knoxville to the old small city of sevierville
for those who like to travel across the surface of the earth and watch the world change

from new to old yet even the old has changed and would no doubt be unrecognizable
the people that lived there here generations before humans started exploring the stars
sailing the cosmic seas like ancient explorers of the old world searching for new worlds
for humanity to call home when our sun as all stars must dies billions of years from now

life will continue as it always has and always will using humans to seed new planets
as the universe becomes ever more complex yet even simpler selfaware perfect

multiversal guardian

multiversal guardian

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#24

philosophy of love

forgive yourself for past mistakes and bad judgments you have made
look to the future positivity is essential for the continuation of life
without hope how can any human being continue to live and learn?
even if only a faint glimmer of light almost completely hidden under
a veil of regrets despair sorrow but it can be lifted if only
for a little while and life continues ever onwards we are all stars
players in our own games of love and life games that are not games
and the game of life that we all play together whether we like it or not
finding joy and happiness wherever and whenever we can with who we can
serving others in order to find what we are looking for the meaning of life
some kind of god or deity of the earth and sky and the universe of stars
traveling and making new homes on faraway planets in our dreams
one day we will look back on this time and see our old home earth
still there still here for us all of us no matter how low or high we may seem
no matter our mistakes and our triumphs we will be glad to have known
this the first of many worlds home planet for humanity mother of us all

peace: first day of spring

peace first day of spring visual poetry

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#25

egypt greece rome life continues ever onwards

no one is beyond redemption nothing in this world is wasted
everything we do has purpose whether we know it or not
the world is always beginning and continuing to be born again
constantly evolving towards new kinds of transformations
we are all connected in our becoming part of the universal mind
all is one yet different everything is everything else but distinct
becoming amidst being creativity acting on receptivity unity in duality
the potential for transcendence and wisdom is inside each of us
through the mirror of our minds we can understand the language of love
oceans of life giving energy there for the taking and giving away here
swimming flying walking life continues ever onwards in its quest for perfection
searching always for balance joy happiness reasons for living beyond just surviving
everything good and bad is part of life’s plan a way for the cosmos to become better
through resolution of conflict the good becomes more perfect and the bad fades away

insight dream art poetry creation

insight dream art poetry creation

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part two starflower mandala

violet butterfly wonder

violet butterfly wonder

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#26

watering the garden of destiny future world coming into being

with the earth’s deep embrace of hungry and thirsty roots
we the tillers of the soil call forth our daily nutrition
and the scavengers of life take away their percentage
we are left with what we need to survive no more no less
if we try to hold onto our food hoard it as greedy capitalists
we find the vegetables grow rotten in imitation of ourselves
we have a duty to provide food to everyone who asks
these are hard times and this age is nearing an end
the beginning of the next will depend on human goodwill
paying for things is not enough ownership is responsibility
that which we have is only borrowed we cannot take
we are given a chance to rest for a while in pure mind
but when we return if we return our money does not wait
a pauper is just as likely to be rich in his next lifetime
all we have to hold onto through each change is spiritual
if it does not exalt the soul it is not worth anything
love kindness dignity grace
we strive for absolutes and only find them within ourselves
there are reasons beyond measure to tend our soil well
every passing stranger is another manifestation of the divine
each hungry human being waits to be filled by something
with the simple work of growing cultivating preserving
each passing season in which we spread water and plant seeds
another opportunity to grow into our highest destiny
may each of our gardens thrive in the turbulent years to come

portrait of the artist: purple lotus blossoming hope springs eternal consciousness

portrait of the artist purple lotus blossoming hope springs eternal consciousness

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#27

song of myself everlasting starflower

everything allows us to perceive
reality cracks and divinity shining
hearts and minds becoming one
effulgent bliss surround hold protect
allow us dreams of heaven
experience underlying pattern of eternity
from dark to light doorway
horror terror fear hate shame
your dreams can come true
world conflict trial by fire
through danger appears strange heroes
spirit air water fire earth
blue red yellow green orange
every color and each element
initiation into the deep mysteries
dark shadow with magician hermit
danger for friends and family
refusal of call to adventure
banishment and beginning again again
world salvation darkness to light
accept destiny water and drown
premonitions of shapes of things
places personalities masks and secrets
journey lessons learned and remembered
your true initiation never ends
the basis of greekromanbritish culture
rational intuitive philosophy of knowledge
axiomatic yet imperfect vital humanism
out of all possible worlds
this our mystery we know
beyond the edge of physics
the universe stretches far forever
there’s always more to come
a stage dream constant rehearsal
at the same time finished
flash of black or white
gold silver together at heart
always beginning in ending
other worlds and different times
related to earth and sky
the planet we all share
that which is everything
with the most useful transcendence
mind remembers the future shadows
parallel planes bubbles and points
various multicolored gem worlds floating
an unbroken circle and chain
happy to consider the wonders
grandeur and vastness of space
far and deep within and without
yet heart is the center
soul light wisdom air body
sky looks down and through
creates and reveals self discovery
spirit builds networks of consciousness
between different and separate lives
interpenetrating the lines limits horizons
overcoming understanding awareness of self
night longs to be real
harmony music of the cosmos
something special as a star
come join in healing growth
sorrow thorns hate fear self
shadow allow light to shine
through life endless star night
sadness flowers dance and forgive
beauty to behold one moment
time before you behind you
find anything worth dying for
live space to remember forgetting
sky purple water blue butterfly
despair and deception all conquering
love that binds the universe
force constant state of change
evolution transformation growth

mysterious self world unconscious collective knowledge myth

mysterious self world unconscious collective knowledge myth

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#28

today is the only day

world healing compassion hope balance nature protectors
egypt greece rome ever onwards always beginning again

isis and osiris apollo and aphrodite belong together
all their pain leads to growth transforming
no suffering sadness sorrow except their own
peculiar perfect relation between opposites
everyone’s hidden secrets loves potentials
transcending overcoming fear envy meanness
towards more truth beauty light
sorrows reminding me of ancient mysteries
memories reflections mirrors of what once was
shall be given enough space idea time
beautiful night sky full of blinking worlds
i awaken ready for always already every
and all good things desire ending need
weight of past present future
speak truth beautiful even especially to shadows
dark help move beyond worry defeat horror
terrible mystery give form nothingness not afraid
once again realize the illusion surrounds us
disconnection fragmentation and despair
make belief dream become reality
similar simultaneous here and there
some point to words never
explain direct experience through stories
surrender to ways of otherness
stand beyond shadow fear doubt
and awareness clarity vision stays
remember and you remain strong
open unblocked brilliant uncovered calm
again change yet stay radical essential romantic
bliss beings understanding themselves true conscious beautiful
magic of combination synthesis alchemy
one out of many foundations for modernity
and what will come after what is
and what we least expect comes inside
hidden places we thought secret secure safe
always already loving you shadow and whole
makes complete the broken parts and pieces
thief warrior magician stranger outcast
hero of world and self and everywhere
between beyond within and without
one story yet endless subjects perspectives experiences
what allows breath flowering self
aware yet selfless lovely amazing
allows the one you want infinity worlds
allows forgotten moments to accept use discover
creates meaning and relationship understanding
evolving and moving and transforming
world without end except only dimly remembered
beginning always again always beginning
preservation of knowledge wisdom beauty
through the never forgotten years eras histories
opposing justifying validating one another
within implicated hidden embedded throughout
the great memory web of twin reflections
cosmos throughout and within stars
sun planet family mind energy body soul
yesterday the world came to a beginning
darkness and light we truly love learning
we must choose what will be today
context meaning relationships now
three acts in one play of life spiral wheel

labyrinth duality perfection balance deep good life flowing growing loving

labyrinth duality perfection balance deep good life flowing growing loving

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#29

shadow light process life organic growth change woman of my dreams

i love even your dark shadow half
an extension of myself the garden earth
and i need you far more than you need me
i work and never seem to finish completely
small successes and occasional growth
keep going ever onwards towards
until weeds come back and i realize their use
what i disliked i have now become
i am the outcast ostracized from belief
ignorance disguised as absolute truth
i shake out the dirt from each harvested plant
i use what is left in the big compost pile
the healthy plants aerate the soil and grow before dying
adding their nutrients back into the circle
cycle garden canvas never finished only begun
eternally or for as long as the sun shines
the grass grows and the wind blows
great satisfaction contained within every day’s work
enjoy the fruits of your labor and your love
i have cultivated plants and they changed me too
the soil relationship between landscapes and humans
i want to give you everything you need
not just to survive but to thrive
not just use but cooperate with nature
spread the seeds of wilderness and growth
appease the voracious appetites of the humans
many i want to have and help to spread
many are good to eat and work as medicine
give back more than they take from the cycle
grass and trees and flowers all working and eating
adding and multiplying each and everything important
breaking the rocks to provide foundational elements
when balanced the forces work and eat together
cooperating and not just competing for scarcity
when in balance i am at peace with myself
within the world surrounding me

shadow light process life organic growth change

shadow light process life organic growth change

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#30

song of one in two and two in one

love abraxas unity of singing
global peace vision universal truth wisdom

when the world turns turn into me you say
allow me the pleasure of warm loving arms
hard to cope without nearness
fantasies and alternative imaginative realities
another earth in another universe
sun stars rare archetypes of the soul
treasure of wisdom jewel of understanding
compassion and connections multiple worlds
creating relatives of divinity parenting
dark age reason logic against belief myth
even within systems of control
seeds of revolution grow constantly
chaotic dark stars dancing nietzsche and kant together
interplay of light and darkness within abraxas
pattern true existence balance between
chaos and order and complexity and simplicity
the psyche in creative control and structured novelty
power given and taken along with love and sex
combination and creation of new idea generations
give you me we each other how
no one really knows everything
what the totality and which the path
when differences and multiple perspectives
who changes and stays in the middle
cosmological evolution on a grand epic scale
viruses plagues and unsustainable cities
across ocean multiverses civilization spreads
agreements for exploitation of nature
god and goddess image stamped on currency
material energy numbers and networks
the alchemical twin serpent ouroboros
reconcile the seemingly opposing sides
the unconscious makes itself known
dreams and intimations visions otherness
converse contrast the bridge crossroads
individual and universal emotional intelligence
the eternal mind transcends yet stays within
background and foreground everywhere between
talk to angels and demons god within
find him/her/it/them/yourself dreaming
adrift in the cosmic ocean of light
try to understand the truth and beauty
remember the balance and peace
peace be upon my brothers and sisters
and above all remember to trust yourself

song of one in two and two in one: shadow light process life organic growth change

song of one in two and two in one shadow light process life organic growth change

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#31

shared destiny magic is possible

tears fall like rain souls falling to earth from
sky reborn below to remember who they really are
star eye pyramid horus elegant abstract creations
ancient mystery makes the world from song and poetry
shadows of future possibilities inspire great workings
remembrances of the best of what has come create
artemis sophia athena reflected and reborn forever
eternally recurring patterns of life ever transforming
evolving towards novelty wisdom of ancient myths
sensual sadness beauty blood blue sorrow somnolent
rose lavender sage trinity circles and triangles
questions answers lies and truth beauty love
garden moon planets and phases movement change
expansive wilderness waterfall rock bridge
forest trial and initiation through darkness storms
we run together over and up and around mountains
life beautiful ease of overflowing eternal light
sun rises and sets always to be trusted followed
the youngest of our family jumped into deep water
at first i am worried about him alone in the river
away from the home i have known all my life
athens babylon alexandria cities of great knowledge and wisdom
streets with great golden automatons and transhuman soul bodies
my vision conflicts with my biological family father and mother
i fashion a sailing ship and ready provisions
a long journey i expect perhaps many days travel
my true family accepted my attachment to the missing one
they did not try to stop me from going on my quest
we shared dreams and visions of what would be
the golden spirits talked to me in wind whispers
we prepare to sail together to find our missing brothers and sisters

magic is not just possible but necessary bounded yet infinite stars eyes serpents vision unity light and dark shadow angels and angel shadows

magic is not just possible but necessary bounded yet infinite stars eyes serpents vision unity light and dark shadow angels and angel shadows

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#32

when vision allows life light love self world universe

illusion separation reality division individuation alchemy balance

who dreams awake singing poetry
beethoven’s ninth symphony ode to joy
ever expanding galaxies clusters universes
confidence step through open door into darkness
you wait in the light on the other side
tunnel through the underworld below the bridge
body mind soul integrates wheel of life
time track and world train travel through cosmic oceans
everyone’s world can be different always looking
someone shares world with me
some people let me be part of their worldview
umwelt semiosphere constructed and created
fluid creativity design chaos structures
balance vision clarity with reason
emotional truth and beauty together
with philosophy and scientific materialism
create landscapes mind soul body
external environment mirroring the internal
worlds within individuals project outward
create the shared world we all must live in
together the forces energies designs ideas beliefs
knowledge is not enough yet certainly helps
breath of life and force of consciousness
manifest goodness measured in symmetry
meaning relational context and growth
transformation journeys personal and universal
memory understanding love carry with us always
with or without others’ worlds and worldviews
once again be careful when you come close
edge of the world and the cosmic river ocean
end is beginning anew life soul consciousness
bounded but not limited universes without end
“please tell me why are we here” you say
“why are we here now and always?” i respond
always more of everything hard and easy
breaking rules and restrictions and promises
mistaken words and silent kisses and sighs
neck bites and blood flowing within hearts
bodies minds souls together and yet apart
pleasure and pain unite then separate again
mouth tongue and voice golden sound whisper
sun life flow your blue white green dragon heart
temples pillars bedposts everyone’s rest and restraints
desire dream despair destruction delight destiny death
parts of the universal story and each individual storyteller

fractal mandala flower of life

fractal mandala flower of life

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#33

multiverse sun and moon future

beautiful moon bright sky night stars clouds river life cosmos infinity ocean
past tunnel chaotic dark heart dancing artist water bodhisattva
present now loving compassion goddess vision mountain
evolution symmetry pattern fractal mandala flower open
revolution above below within force energy listening
season movement change unity presence binding space time reflection
calendar year victory comedy defeat joy food growing family
generations primordial building moments farmer machines people
development now there is other time hands extensions technologies
clustering what has come before and there is method
spiral riding wave labyrinth nature cycle time
dance monsters we meet are ourselves mirror man woman
sing passion knowing hope necessary lovers light and dark
maybe more know they exist underworld all suns morning
love light sloping culture humanity night longing
shining star before after we embrace rising east truth beauty good
careful world mechanical atomic fragmentation recurrent novelty
animals within my heart within internal external differences unity
systems expand shadow evil great opposition myth eternal conflict
automatic and yesterday i held another inside my hands
cities i felt ripen fall nothing meaning everything relationship
farms swollen rotten fruit work change spring
house we were the same just as we are now consciousness
robots and by helping i am remembering my responsibility
bodies i felt new understanding heart awareness
spirit and the white light that healed me love
conscience protection of breath shared destiny of humanity
memory and there is no way i could have lived without
personality you believe masks images attempt waking sleep dreaming
guided meditation peace energy i lay another bed down
floor balance nutrients into clear bright night sky full moon stars
water shining for you transform
wind everyone who cared to watch light learning love
sky and everything was one yet different in presence
earth world integration different complex simplicities sameness
fire patterns of life birds endless repeating discovering creating new imaginings

peace love compassion understanding justice equality

peace love compassion understanding justice equality

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#34

house of transformation journey through darkness into light

love peace health ecology understanding justice compassion integration music
life duality individual ineffable mystery beauty sublimation of conflict
waking dream vision consciousness growing transforming becoming

ghosts of wars and landscapes and people that have been will be here
fight memories and betrayed unity of humanity and nature
tired arguments against future world new generations
i cannot stop hoping caring peace to lost souls
i can find a way out sometimes i remember the perfect door key
wall i push through disguises and hidden tunnels and pathways
arrows of light vision imagery guide me to freedom open sky
blackness and brightness of night wispy clouds shapes escape
i fly friends family time getting away from fear hate apathy fatalism despair
one that is my self perhaps is having difficulty and i urge onwards into air
reunite we others walk run swim fly crawl the meeting place
i remember i left diamond in the sacred mountain lake of life water
circle heart magic where we gather and i show what i have found beautiful jewel
fight over control someone takes and gives away the treasure mystery
i am sorrowful force and feeling afflicted by greed and shortsightedness
those that can follow consciously apologize part as friends and partners
i notice that there is a very fast stream of creatures of all types traveling a forest path
i decide to follow the progression of animals and spirits moving
i realize that there is no reward better than experiencing their journey
great mother tree of heaven earth underworld crossroads and axis mundi
beauty structure fluidity creation earth water myth poetry chaos
complex truth peace understanding consciousness communication infinity
nature ecstasy loves and loved now future time beginning
reality psyche masks moon silver and sun gold firebirds
venus desert phoenix bodies hidden watching mars
lying night on a roof staring light mouth books
sword knowledge to the full moon surrounding serpent scissors
book i felt it love all rocks cliffs sky
skeleton and everything happened for a reason mirrors lute
dragon spiral hero fool oblivious empty but happy
frame house all show we will one moment pitcher symbol image
window in our future perception life water wine wonder
thunder in all terror beauty war peace
balance hanging necessary darkness evil spirits crab
squid lovers sisters enemy friends imagination reading
mountain forest we know that all we thought was real
robbers mythic fantasy sacred name gypsies music
wanderers surrendering beginning ghosts evil
inn the crossroads testing judging changing ecstasy reality intelligence
traveling demons and the devil perception map landscape plan supplies adventure
duty there is darkness and there is darkness insulting
jug water five demons fear hate trees
winter song rest well laughter monk preacher guardian magic
departure jazz future meditation joy bliss becoming being understanding
searching always skulls thief death brothers shadow hero twins raven clouds
dagger we must become more familiar glove serpent hill
barn spirit with the territory of our birth table room door
chair stone wood arch roof misty raining night sky
morning clear we do not know we are early bright stars
silent we only know we do not belong outside inside anywhere
music illumination cosmos dancing singing eternal changing creativity
imagination myths captivating imagery worlds universes stories
sound the show life play now vision purple lotus
blue white dragon heart green life flowing moss surrounding
light wine river underworld heaven earth flowers field sleep
waking dream transformation happy wisdom child smile

light reflection intuition peace peace peace

light reflection intuition peace peace peace

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#35

all one spiral galaxy humanity

quest to defeat fear everywhere misty mountains sky and land spirits communicate
doorways windows intuition reflection of future possible worlds realities
light prophecy when i was a child of flower dreams and premonitions
balance of structure and chaos change medicine guidance and teaching
learning travelers and their stories of myths and politics of the world
when i was a child i was afraid of the dark abyss shadow consciousness
cosmic ocean of time and space multiplicity infinity expansion
initiation vast expanse seemingly limitless darkness deep and wide
master friend wise magician sage behind my closed eyelids beyond
overcoming anger and fear transmuting into passion love positive emotion
creative transformation history hidden self nothing i can do without birth
process illusion and beauty of wind on water reality seeds growing transcendence
honor courage strength art science and alchemy helps return to source of life
pleasure and desire one within preservation words language shell spiral
space inner and outer exploration discovery creation angels and guardians
morning silence opening memories here there everywhere house order organic
rain tears souls falling rising evolution and involution transcendence and immanence
warrior saying goodbye to conflict and war starlight sun family soldiers find peace
culture and people find it hard to walk away from past lives magic of apollo
one dies and finds a new pair of rainbow eyes dark soul reflecting artemis
isis virgin full moon nature universe active and passive order and chaos
wind and water and water and wind together with balance diversity duality
great spirit and mother earth protect and preserve wise leaders
sailors of the cosmic sea and their premonitions of good fortune and world peace
foreshadowing overcoming learning becoming transforming ourselves always being born
opportunity in crisis and doing what has to be done in order to make the best outcome
difficulty companions leaving behind what we have known before and will know
imagination offers hope and everexpanding realm and multiverse of possibilities
integrated worlds within worlds each one dependent ultimately on the earth
total ecology biosphere society culture construct relationship of humanity and nature
peace should we be able to associate ourselves with our own mirror reflection
opposition and polarization balance through ties and connections binding and setting free
personal global responsibility learning pragmatic transcendental knowledge about wisdom
balance complexity becoming amidst being starlight and snowflakes falling in winter
love when guidance gives passwords to pass the gate of magic reflection and other
guardians at the edge of infinity within and without the individual and collective self
highest ideal and practical application action and discovery of truth amidst illusion and lies
light from darkness beyond deep waters of feeling and emotional understanding within
origin tales and mythic legends sailors traveling far away from home to find treasure
dark star souls dancing still and calm brightly shining reflected in the blazing of stars
labyrinth of past meeting future reflection poetry math in among around galaxies
the entirety of the universe as far as we can tell stretches out for billions of years
light communication and spirit of life interpenetrating and connecting the whole
more than the sum of its parts more than what happens yet contained within reality now
duality uncertainty and relativity uniting to form a new kind of skepticism about everything
foundation of what is good for the universe of human souls at least this much is true
to time and an unknown end yet possibly knowable and possible for our hopes to create
peace the eternal ideal and all attending qualities and values and reasons and justifications
stories from unknown times reflecting magic friendship worthy imagination when you leave
creativity and man woman together must learn without each other light vision opposition
holding close cycle year seasons of heart dream same yet always changing becoming different
enemy i do not understand why we should have to fight and grieve and destroy without mercy
door circle open portal sweet scent lilac lavender hills mountains forest duality overcoming
polarization any being other than ourselves immune to suffering we are the most important
existence light earth water fire air self and other love relationship balance nostalgia for future
past and present integration beyond and within hope the reason for suffering self growth
illusion beauty mystery darkness evil understanding purpose life serve self community world

communication: all one within without illusion life destruction resurrection rebirth secret ancient pathway pain change night day duality love

communication all one within without illusion life destruction resurrection rebirth secret ancient pathway pain change night day duality love

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#36

maya

one the library of alexandria

i wear a veil illusion and darkness and light fitting mood and body soul and heart mind
i make for self infinity close and far realities strung together and apart in chains weaving longer than i can ever and never always and sometimes seem to imagine beyond the limits what is real to me in limited and narrow perception glorious and fragile experience
what is to be human on earth tailors make necessary integration from and with self between others based on what i do not know pray and sing physics mind and heart compassion existence of life transcendence never end forever not disappearing far away from vision and fall of protection and friendship and keep connecting love
becoming being what will come and transform into our future reflected past history balance mirror image twin shadow projection ideal form perceiving who and what i am

two brothers and sisters

butterfly and sunflower transform meet together with joy in spring triumph of sunrise
golden dawn comes mystic observe work ages and generate story and myth and poetry
magic creatures bring peace rising within self and throughout the world we must all share
transcending self nature mind finding inseparable connections essential truth consciousness bliss awareness all is one love conquers all the equation of life always
until we are ready to dissolve into self broken and mended while we sleep and dream
wide awake through the movement and mystery of time space becoming being together
remembering reality hidden and escaping the trap of forgetting where we came from
why we chose the path that we follow and the tunnel through forest sea sky and mountains

the library of alexandria: mountain valley garden temple peace overcoming transcending ocean shore doorway circle open faery interdimensional gateway star heart portal light truth consciousness bliss

the library of alexandria mountain valley garden temple peace overcoming transcending ocean shore doorway circle open faery interdimensional gateway star heart portal light truth consciousness bliss

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#37

self community world universal peace

cerulean blue some moments alone with solitude creation playing finding keeping giving living
indigo violet desire hope despair joy losing control gaining happiness in growth change chaos
order good if we can learn to see behind the veil of waiting across worlds around each other
evil individual as they tremble we realize we are all one consciousness surrounding ourselves
groups ideologies worldviews languages masks religions philosophies thoughts feelings blue
love pride presence within necessary duality white red green yellow orange purple eros ethos
venus that remains when illusion is vital to survival on the planet yet we must keep asking
isis and starlight writing reading conscious unconsciousness mirror reflection
sun and moon cloak of maya porous allowing truth music dream waking vision positive future
voice energy life shining through probability art meaning music peace love understanding
you me if only we learn to stretch out our own minds as our own masters forever consciousness
water distance hearts and minds listening storyteller shared poetry and myth of past meeting present
book of relationship heart context balance you and me denial words conflict and reconciliation
the weapon of love and understanding to work towards the shared goal and vision of peace
honesty in constant ecstasy with one creator self and world interconnected relationship cocreation
vision deep finding peace feeling thoughts words sound vibrations love traveling through air sky ether
open dark and like a beautiful explosion of color the sunflower blossoms peace protection preservation
self upon the graves of all the war dead and forgotten ghosts of ancestors yet looking after us the living all
belief and knowledge combine in truth beauty goodness one body shared through spirit symbol soul
archetypal awakening to reality and what is always already surrounding us past present and future
grateful thanks to life and opportunity to create preserve and reveal the nature of things as they are
children may be there wishes jump flying falling expanding heart echo reflection memory
valley warm green life wine song being peace define up down thank you and waking dream
mountain tunnel door becoming love sorrow sea origin going back to the beginning source
castle sky mother world peace teaching guide keys open door dew balance soul mind brother
ships fragment bridge window gateway rain tears enter true nature better world possible
sailing towards tower able to fly discover body we can get there together for warm understanding
adventure speaking meaning text fact reality destiny birth always being born again kiss purpose
space time expand if first one finds balance in self destruction growth overcoming shadow
learning theft loss symbols lines present self oblivion of illusion changing hiding chaos within core twins
transforming can bring everything nothing more suffering peace balance change transform world community
transcend pain immanence conscious wonder beauty mystery discover truth in sun moon ocean earth
challenge the road to hell with good motivation against shadow darkness demons destruction pollution
initiation for my life i find alternatives yet nothing more than peace again comes back to truth
calling story songs drinking singing thinking listening dreaming of different times different places
together peace seeking humility and knowing others seeing and recognizing eyes souls hearts

dream creation: shadow alchemy eyes vision heart emanation balance integration wisdom environment

dream creation shadow alchemy eyes vision heart emanation balance integration wisdom environment

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#38

light and shadow evolution growth change

one becoming within being

zeus odin vishnu hera freya lakshmi archetypes of transcendental preservation
nature spirits stories of gods goddesses men women those masks personalities between
balance opposite aspects male female chaos order reflection shining understanding again
right wrong good evil dark light polarities reconciliation throughout worlds shared by all
for the greatest good of greatest number of people animals plants living on planet earth
for the memory of the history passed down for sixty centuries and for future generations
mercury and aphrodite together form a more perfect union human and divine diversity
earth sky heaven meet elements of creation knowledge truth fire and water understanding
a miracle bodhisattva of compassion in flesh young woman star night sky lover friend

two transformation progression towards perfection of balance

how complication complexity and why understanding together discovery creation
uncertain definition life center information chaos in my memory of transformation
process never ending truly born being the same yet different time space together reflection
mandala of light all colors most glorious individual nature organic organization symmetry
pantheistic who what when where how why say people masks personalities true and false
something differentiated yet common all who live breathe think feel become amidst being
each creates represents reflects together their own center of an self world universe bubble
individual psychological illumination contains seeds of the whole alternative everything
maker and the made are made one in reflection both reality and illusion shadow and light
two in one the dance of love continues ever onward towards transcendental integration
dark brown golden light expression moisture fullness words spoken and unspoken desire
mind personal divinity feeling distant unambiguous complete peace hope inspiration
inner light duality nature friendship companionship dark light chaos and order one in two

three dreaming awake

press my hands and eyes together to wipe away sleep though i dream while i am awake
sadness reaching otherness lover gold silver black white volcano
hands only i asleep dreaming roaring awake and becoming
snow comprehension ultimate meaning feeling thought emotion
boots simple ever changing formulas equations theories cold breathing life longing
warmth teacher writing walls boundaries structures secrets
hearing fear stories masters bowing respect helping shadow mountains
whispers we have truth nature goodness crying
wind blowing beating his hands against enemies frustration hate fear illusion
infection memory why seeming anger conflict pathos hubris defeat victory tragedy
snail spiral sound shell because the numbers kept changing with each blink of my eyes
colony vision secret movement messages no matter what order they come
salt protectors guardians correct answer dear students and questions
heat you can choose to let sorrow tears fall upon earth
medicine i asked him why always
herbs and he replied fate and destiny
enemy incense waves collective echo reverberation covering growth
sickness what is this supposed to mean simply simplicity
memory i do not have an answer to satisfy
weak except that i met you inside me and you told me wisdom
robe yet i was too confused to understand your words at the time
cure peace green eye compassion expanding passage action morning
walk becoming correct vision always already what you said
snow and i am too afraid to say what consequences dreams may bring
hat scarf coat blue lightning dark clouds otherwise storming believe yourself
quiet artifact feast celebration honor life spring beauty spirit smoke transformation
intimacy sanctuary calm before snowflakes more storms
serpent salvation lessons learned shadow appearance heartbeat
water air love jealousy pride bravery arrogance
water earth love rebirth energy force forgiveness lava listening flowing within
journey underworld king return danger trial imitation pathway knowledge world hero
meeting fire and air symbolic drowning of ego return to truth
fire earth water conflict shadow forces twins equality opposition directions guardians
shadow sunlight brings time five dimensions and chorus of soldier warriors

four becoming rainbow warriors

chords music kiss hang words really stop begin again
wanting desire sight vision many things
denial despair defeat turning becoming sighs again and again
yes yielding advancing becoming
smiles laughter shaking pleasure exploration soul body longing
tongue language beauty mystery
garden sweet taste love chemical reaction combustion creation
imagination nature within energy
waiting long moments arrive how long linger embracing complete
alchemical integration love being
smooth fire and ice within and outside light and expressive shadow
bursting forth to experience life
lavender fields spring growth resurrection renewal rebirth pattern
eternity destiny lovers dreaming

five bodhisattva of compassion

goddess of life itself the beauty of oceans and forests and all growing things
cycles of nature duality of man and woman light and dark morning and night
all are unified and transcended by love wind through the trees rain falling on souls
blue green purple light of understanding life all around us everything is perfect
flowers in the garden spirit of silver shadow children of the moon and the sun
magic of love and lightning and the hope of perfection becoming even better

goddess of beauty: when you least expect love

goddess of beauty when you least expect love

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#39

true love lost not yet regained

hundreds of versions of myself spread out over many times and places all very similar
saying and doing the same things though in slightly different situations repetition echo
some variations have their own personality and provide guidance to me when i am silent

even if i do not actually follow their advice they tell me what i should and should not do
one with special experience in particular romance tells me not to try again with helen
there is chemistry to be with her again would be very difficult without much reward

i find sophia sitting with her childhood self and my own inner child playing
he teaches me how to be happy for i have forgotten more than i can remember
i teach him how to fly and how to fall gracefully his future will require rising above

i ask sophia if she hears the echoes of her other selves but she does not
her childhood self curses a lot an interesting pair we make though contentious
she comes close but then leaves to be with helen and once again i am alone with myself

one of their female lovers comes to say that i am still wanted by both helen and sophia
but i do not want to go through the pain of seeing either of them with someone else
so i write a poem and draw a picture and leave them in a package for sophia to find

strangers try to keep me with them which is flattering though i want to be with another
my soul keeps getting caught in circles and my feet get stuck so i cannot leave
until i have listened to the music all the way through all the way around to the end

the circle of life continues to turn the records that make me happy also bring me sadness
but i am learning and it is possible to go back to the beginning again if only in memory
and there is always the possibility of finding true love beyond compassion and empathy

when i talk to sophia i tell her i love her and miss her yet i am afraid to go to her
i disregard my own advice and try to find helen despite the pain and heartbreak
i know that i am meant to be with one and not the other but i am weak and uncertain also

and i know that sophia may not feel the same way about me that i feel about her
a different kind of love unpossessive and free from jealousy at least most of the time
yet i still cannot help but hope that one day we'll be together when i am a better person

i know there will be heartbreak and loss and pain but also some occasional contentment
my heart is full of red wine and there is always the prospect of finding true love again
even if i never see sophia again she will continue to be in my thoughts and dreams

elements symbols integration alchemy guardians: garden ocean heart philosophy art magic beauty dreams imagination nature universe cosmos self and world

earth water fire air spirit elements symbols integration alchemy guardians garden ocean heart philosophy art magic beauty dreams imagination nature universe self world cosmos

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#40

learning to fly dream journeys within and without

i teach others in my world how to fly and pass through seemingly solid matter
how to tell if you are dreaming or not lucidity some are receptive to knowing
others do not want to think what they see and feel is not real though it is always real
just not always the same reality as waking life different dimensions worlds

an old man seems to think i am telling him that he has passed on to the afterlife
i tell him that i don’t think the dream world is where people go when they die
at least not as their home the afterlife is something greater and more mysterious
that dreams are an intermediary between the many dimensions of life beyond the physical

those who wish me physical harm have much trouble by knowing that i am dreaming
most violence does not cause permanent damage though it usually hurts to get shot
the emotional and mental hurt is usually worse both in dreams and waking life
though it does help to concentrate on helping other people whenever possible to do so

each person has their own mind and their own dreams their own territories of mystery
yet some who care for each other can share and everyone can visit the homes of others
boundaries of dream are fluid and each soul is both an island and a member of the whole
it is very hard to make an accurate map of the shifting territories of night tying together life

perhaps even the rocks and water have their own dreams and personifications to explore
gods and demons may come into your dreams offering gifts danger chances for wisdom
you may visit other places beyond your own mind echoes of solar earth hells and heavens
worlds of myth and magic the possibilities are endless limited only by your imagination

and the will to explore and discover the world within yourself and the multiverse outside
both are infinite in their mysteries and doorways to worlds and visions yet undreamed of
we can visit other planets other stars dimensions of alien life physical and beyond
everything a mystery i would not have any other way no matter how hard not knowing is

heart compassion joy love justice

heart compassion joy love justice

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#41

five worlds

there is something beyond sublimation of thought supramental involution
evolution of nature towards ever increasing novelty and perfection
revealing of divinity within everything is everything else yet different
it is hard to even begin to understand the tao inscrutable mysterious beautiful
great spirits and alternate realities gods and demons universes strung like pearls
consciousness and force of love in the dimensions and worlds beyond our own

arisen from the primordial oppositions black and white life and death twins
gods and demons and humanity in the middle illustrating the divine cosmic indwelling
inversion of traditional evolution force entropy and growth united in synthesis
alchemy of transformation for new forms patterns and processes of expression
creativity and control unified in acceptance letting what may be come without fear
overcoming duality through integration combination birth rebirth redistribution
clarity and passion for change and becoming being life across the world and universe

biological and spiritual development change growth transformation
symbols and reason art and mathematics science and philosophy
from two come the 10000 things selfexisting and interdependent
micro and macro rainbow fractal of the self and universe
being and becoming action and passivity male and female
process and crystallization good and evil conflict and resolution
dragons and tigers friends and lovers bloodless revolution
remembering how it is to be truly human and to rise above
positive applications of knowledge power for good not evil
balance of opposites and complexities to make sense of the world
human beings as preservers of life not destroyers a new paradigm
all are one in the spirit of humanity the fundamental power of love

acceptance through unification peace in sublimation of conflict
language of the ancients love and order in chaos of the multiverse
scorpion lion and bull conquered by the maiden mother and crone
unicorn star woman immortal star goddess of all that is was and shall be
symbol pattern symmetry combination creativity and reason
structure and art bull and scorpion opposites yet friends and lovers

they are all closely related and connected by time the universe force of love
all of the stars have their own influences together they make up our galaxy
vast and mysterious answers can be simple and beautiful and also complex
i know much though i am not sure how best to carry across my meaning
a dog rolling his nose in the earth a woman telling me that i am loved
happiness lovely garden surrounding my home a place to dream of adventure
on a ship or by foot always searching for the meaning of life and then again

growth transformation desire knowledge evolution transcendence
each goal leads to the one of knowing who we all are together and alone
poetry myth dream story beyond myself yet part of me the person inside
my head and my heart wants desperately to explore the world and the universe
not just in dreams but in waking life experience of external reality
with words and deeds beyond philosophy even art only a part of the whole
personal and yet universal culture complexity chaos and order
good and evil right and wrong left and right male and female
sun and moon silver and gold gods and demons from darkness to light

all of this has always existed exists now and will always exist
torn between left and right chaos and order good and evil
opposites in binary pairs on all levels dimensions worlds universes
until we realize we are all the same all a part of the one whole
and some of us already know and all of us are capable of knowing
toward peace our goal above all within all outside of all our desires
flow of time burning everything yet life remains eternally reborn
nothing ever truly ends and we never have to stay anywhere forever

in all your artistic endeavors and pursuits i wish you luck and transcendence
please remember you are not alone there will always be beautiful people who care
by drawing and writing and singing into creation the eternal now that is
past present and future unified peace love and understanding

world peace love understanding ultramarine heart communication balance synthesis creativity

world peace love understanding ultramarine heart communication balance synthesis creativity

Originally posted to Joshua Oakley on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by Readers and Book Lovers.

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