When I was a child,
feeling the goodness
in all things,
I looked to you to confirm it
I poured all my love
into people who were
Incredibly lost. People
who never felt deeply
all hearts share a truth.
People hurt others
when they are hurting
They don’t understand
who they are.
People make boxes
then sit in them,
They are really afraid
of light. And sometimes
do terrible things.
You taught me
to be ashamed.
You said goodness
is something out there
something that we are not.
This is what you had learnt.
You said you know
that Love is a lie.
You confused me so much.
It’s okay. I accept you.
There is nothing to forgive
Everyone is doing their best
You made me look
at being a person.
Thank you. It broke me
again and again.
But something is still here.
When we get broken
it makes an opening, for light.
I understand now
how terribly lonely you must be.
It’s time to change direction
and pour all our love into truth,
I will not be ashamed
if it doesn’t come back.
There is no return of light –
When I give my love to truth
it’s flowing in to you, too.
You are truth.
You don’t need to know about it
One day, we will all be free.
Is there something wrong
with the truth of a child –
that we must teach her
how to be human? If she is wise
she will spend the rest of her life
trying to forget.
She will want to be G-d.
The purity I know,
the place where we come from,
does not go away. It’s here.
But i’m sometimes afraid to look
into the eyes of a child,
lest she should see doubt in me –
all the horror written there;
Lest she be infected with shame,
with the thoughts that come after
life happens. When we forget G-d.
Oh we become so disturbed.
Don’t change little one, keep your truth;
Fall into your love. Be as you are.
If you haven’t come to speak about love
then i don’t want to hear.
There is enough talk of shame,
of lost ones, fallen.
The G-d I know
never turned a soul away
who said one word: please.
I am through with courage
through with wisdom
through with strength and skill.
If there isn’t a place for everyone
I have already gone.
Forget about everything
No flower needs to make an effort
to be beautiful.
There is a simple truth.
It isn’t learnt.
I’ve lost interest in everything
Say nothing. Don’t speak it.
Words make shadows.
Don’t even touch the path to G-d
It’s far too dangerous for lovers.
You don’t need to do anything
to be here.
Tell me about the Love
that is happening now.
Light is not a secret
I want to feel it inside you:
How there is no distance
between us at all.
We long to send our spirits up – To soar above the sky
Yet our tiny hearts will tremble – All the faster when we try
We would be steadfast warriors – With intentions made of gold
Yet our human ways will stumble – On the same mistakes of old
Invisible threads connect us – In ways we don’t perceive
Yet we imagine we are separate – And alone the ‘I’ must grieve
In darkness we find lightness – As healing grows through pain
Then we see in one another – The beauty and the shame
We carry deep within us – The source of all that is
Yet we struggle in confusion – Imperfect incomplete
Intelligence misleads us – It feeds the ego mind
In the search for truth and wisdom – We can’t know the things we find
Our questions lead us higher – Then throw us to the ground
It isn’t ‘till the asker fades – That nothing can be found
In the stillness of the night time – By the language of the wild
We pass through the fear that bound us – To reclaim the dreaming child
In dancing and in music – And In the simple joy to be
In the quiet understanding – That we share we can be free
We breathe light toward the centre – As we ride upon the wave
To cry and laugh as love transforms us – Humble gentle brave