Sunday, 5 September 2021

Fear

In May 2020 I conducted a funeral. It is my job... or should I really point out it is my calling. To be with families who have lost a loved one... to hold them when creating a funeral service..  a service they want, a service that will be the beginning of their healing... 

This funeral would be different from the start. I would only meet the family on the day. Everything was sorted on the phone or email. 

During our first conversation the family told me they put Covid on the death certificate... they claimed it was Lukimeia not Covid.... and this was my first indication something was wrong... 

Like most of us, I was fearful of this invisible enemy... an enemy like no other... so we were told. During the funeral, the grave side, afterwards, the granddaughter was on her knees sobbing her heart out... and her mother stood watching unable to hold her.... unable to comfort her... 

It was then I realised the real virus... the government spread it, the media encouraged it... together they have destroyed lives...

And there are fundamentalists who work for the government, media and civil servants, and of course contractors to government profit on fear... profit on our anxiety... 

And I pray that the divine, that lady truth will oust this evil in our lands... 


Saturday, 19 June 2021

Welcome Words

 Good morning, morning to each one of you… Good Morning to the external part of you. But today, on this Day, I say Good Morning to that part of you that lays hidden; reluctant to bare itself… it is secure in this shell we have created… this shell of bones and muscles, this shell of bravado and hard smiles… I say Good Morning to that part of you that is connected to something greater… something of wonder and magnificence… Its time to acknowledge the greatness of your being!

Shine my friends...

O great spirit hear my prayer... 

Our inner world is bright like stars... 

this hiddenness of our love... our kindness... our charity...is cloaked with cynicism, greed, and survival. 

Our inner world is as bright as any star... 

When we share our dreams, our hopes, and desires... 

It drives back the darkness... let us bare our soul O great Spirit, 

May we have the courage to open our hearts... 

May we be inspired by the little actions of others... the simple acts of kindness, that bring hope to this world...  that bring love into this world... 

The immensity of our being; the inner world that is as powerful as any star.... can be miraculous

.... let not our fire be drenched by the nay-sayers, 

May you burn bright! 

May your shielded self-crack; rejoice in the pain as you release the light into the world. 

Maybe it's time you set the world on fire... 

For you can burn brighter than the Sun...

Shine my friends.... for here lies true beauty!



Sunday, 18 April 2021

Call to Church

Where shall I take my troubled being? 

My soul, that is in doubt? 

My soul seeking the truth... but she reveals when father time is ready... 

The burdens we hold

The unnecessary guilt raking our heart.... 

Break those bonds that chain us down...

Where shall I take my crucified body? 

When I found that each one of us has a Good Friday in our lives...

and in prayer, we turn to our heavens and silently we utter Eli, Eli Lame Sabachthani 

In this sanctuary there will be an Echo... deeply listen to those words as they resonate in your soul!

Saturday, 17 April 2021

What If?

What if........................................
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Inspired

We must enable, 
empower... 

Deep with our being, we should show them...
nay speak with passion and love... 

We are more than these mortal coils, (if only we knew!)
We are creatures of Light and Love! (If only we believed!)

We are more than political and economic systems, (this world can change) 
We are more than all these false claims that disempower us... (Belief) 

Nay Oppress Us! 

Those who don't believe... have instilled fear.... 
Fear of death! (Oh No!)

But we were created to meet our divine creator, 
We are divine beings... (Really?)

May you embrace the beauty of this world, 
and your smile shines through your eyes.
May others see the divine light shine through you... (Belief!) 
May you be inspired, courageous, and empowered to free yourself from the chains of conformity! (Have a go!) 


Saturday, 10 April 2021

Chalice Lighting for Enchantment

 

We light our chalice…

To remember those enchanted parts of our lives,

those memories more precious than silver and gold.

May this flame reignite our enchantments;

our wonders, our dreams, and longings,

restoring a paradise, we built it in our heart so many years ago…

Stolen by maturity… let the little child come home to thee

Fear

In May 2020 I conducted a funeral. It is my job... or should I really point out it is my calling. To be with families who have lost a loved ...