Jan 242015
 
Poem: Soul Hatching

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Saturday Poem
Soul Hatching
 
Your Soul is hatching.
You are descending into your Sacred Self.
Broken open is the shell of your consciousness
that treats you as a stranger
Veils of Forgetfulness and Deception
descend upon your mind.
Voices call your by a name
you have often heard,
yet you know in your heart
it is not you.
You seek the Majestic Swan
though you believe yourself
to be the Ugly Duckling.
You stay in the mystery
of your disowned, unknown Self.
You enter the terrifying silence.
You dive into the petrifying stillness.
And even when you see its reflection
in the pure waters,
even then you hear your voice
that is not yours crying
“Go back!
This is not real!”
But you stay. You dive.
You crack that shell
and feel the old wound hurting,
feel the loss and find the love
and the shell breaks open.
The bird or your Soul
breaks free.
The Swan flies into the light.
Delight in its emergence.
 
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Maria Mar
New York
January 20, 2015

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Dec 222014
 
Open a space for what you want

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Monday Meditation
 
Open a Space
 
Whatever it is you want today…
Open a space for it.
 
Open a space in your senses
so that you can perceive it.
Open a space in your mind
so that you can believe it.
Open a space in your eyes
so that you can see it.
Open a space in your heart
so that you can trust that you deserve it,
that the universe wants to give it to you
and that it wants you as much as you want it.
 
Open a space in your heart and your hands
so that you can receive it.
Open a space in your voice
so that you can summon and affirm it.
Open a space in your time
so that it can find you.
Open a space in your home
so that it can walk into your life.
 
Open a space in your emotions
so that they can sing it into space,
a frequency launched inside
a magnetic capsule that bursts
and attracts all the allies, resources, tools and materials
for it to show up in time and space,
for it to rain in possibilities, opportunities and synchronicity.
 
And if there’s anything or anyone inside or around you
shooing it away, denying it, doubting it, canceling […]

Dec 212014
 
Sunday Prayer: Awakening Prayer

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Sunday Prayer
 
Awakening Prayer
 
When I close my eyes this night to sleep,
Beloved Divine,
help my consciousness awake.
When I wake up from my sleep in the morning,
Beloved Divine,
let my eyes and ears perceive
the lies of the past
the truth of the present
and the possibilities for the future.
Let me wake up with clear eyes
that see beneath the façade
to perceive the truth
underneath what we call reality.
When I wake up in the morning,
Beloved Divine,
wake me up to my Dream
so that it lights my path
through the night of delusion
and the slumber of distraction
into the delight of co-creation
with you, all-loving Source.
 
 
Maria Mar©2014
New York, New York
 

 
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Dec 202014
 
Poem: Awakening

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Saturday Poem
Awakening
 

 
Awakening is not just
opening your eyes
from a night’s sleep.
 
It is opening your eyes
from a long slumber
to see what stares at you
beneath the façade of reality
and the mask of certainty.
 
Do you see the sadness in that smiling face?
Do you see the hope in that youthful arrogance?
Do you see the fear beneath that cynical stance?
 
It is opening your heart
to the invisible miracles
embedded in seemingly ordinary days.
It is touching the delicate trust
extended to you by those who seek your help.
Or sensing the help that is not requested
but desperately needed.
 
It is smelling the toxic vapors
that come from the black hole of despair
that swallows those who are discarded:
the old, the disadvantaged, the undervalued.
It is tasting the sweetness
they leave as they walk this earth
sharing their intangible gifts.
 
Awakening is not just
opening your eyes
to the light of day.
 
It is seeing what hides
in the dark corner of our minds:
The memories we would rather discard
so that we do not have to face
the lies we have been told.
The memories we hold on to
and play over and over in our head,
fruitlessly trying to change the story
by replaying it
so that it does […]

Dec 132014
 

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Saturday Poem
The Wake
 
She was waiting
She was waiting because she wasn’t really ready.
She really really wanted it.
She longed for it so hard it hurt.
Her Soul howled for it with such fierceness
that she had begun to chew ice in the evenings
to quench that wild want.
 
But she was waiting.
It’s not that she didn’t want to do it.
God knows she really really wanted to.
It the thing she most wanted to do.
Her heart wanted it so badly!
She knew it would make her deeply, fully happy.
 
But she was waiting.
Waiting to get a better idea of how she could make it happen.
Waiting to get a certificate so that others would know that she could make it happen.
Waiting to perfect her technique to make it happen
more quickly, better, with less effort.
She was waiting to build it better.
Waiting to feel more confident.
Waiting to get the money.
Waiting to get more support.
Waiting to feel when the time was right.
 
And then she died.
 

 
Maria Mar©2014
New York, New York
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Dec 132014
 
Prayer: Let me find the vehicle

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Sunday Prayer
Let me find the vehicle
 
Oh, Divine Source of Peace,
get me off this train
The RR train of Rush and Routine.
Get me off this speeding, crazy, non-stop train
into a place of radiant peace.
 
Oh Divine Source of Joy
get me off this train
The D train of Despair and Depression.
Get me off this heavy, darkness filled train
into a place of Delight.
 
Oh Divine Source of Gratitude
get me off this train
The J train of Judgment and jealousy
Get me off this condemned, jarring ride
into a place of grace.
 
Make my transformation
a transportation to my Soul’s destination.
Allow me to board it with trust.
Allow me to accept the vehicle
that takes me to the promise land
of my dreams.
 
Do not listen to my fears
And let me not follow them.
Listen to my desire
and help me use it as my compass;
so that I live the Ecstatic moment
in every step,
in every journey,
no matter how hard it looks.
Let me find the ease and grace available to me now.
 
 

 
Maria Mar©2014
New York, New York
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