"When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is half awake."
We must surrender in the midst of everything- real or imagined.
It is then that our life's fate does
an about face and the dance into
awareness beyond our self begins.
These precious pristine seconds
when pure awareness takes hold,
and we feel our own self move far
to the background is the beginning-
of finding freedom once lost, now
forever with us in this adventure
of awakening at once.
You and I have a miraculous
choice: to see our life as a rich
garden resplendent in beauty-
or to perceive the illusory moments as fraught with peril,
heartache and trembling.
What a grand design we have
set ourselves into. For at any
second, our minds can drift back
to this perennial garden of pure
unbridled love. Into this we fall,
over and over again, in love
with everything and especially,
the soul of our self...
Deep Within Us All
Beyond appearance, beyond skin,
farther still beyond all of that,
beneath our oft chaotic facade,
lies at cellular depth the truth of our being, colliding, dancing, robustly ricocheting off one
another- are the molecules that define our place in this space,
in this logistical time continuum
that we find ourselves immersed in. "Make everything as simple as possible,
So, let the peace summits unite but no simpler."
below the artificial surface and see if
any one human can spot difference
in this dance sublime, happening
now beneath the world's faulty radar.
~~© Paul Goldman August 21, 2014
Earlier this year, prior to experiencing fully open-heart surgery, I had more than a few moments to contemplate whether and if I might have an NDE, near-death experience, while under the anesthetic for four to five hours.
I clearly did not have an NDE. And I surely had what I will now describe as an NLE, a near-life experience. Once the initial shock of receiving the news from my cardiovascular surgeon that I would be undergoing at least a single bypass and quite possibly an aortic valve replacement as well, I turned to what I knew best.
The moments prior to surgery were filled with the sweetness of going within.
I found myself offering prayers to all of those Divine Beings on what I call my personal Divine team. What happened next was most certainly a deeply life affirming experience or what I am calling an NLE by far comparable in every way imaginable to an NDE. As my fervent silent prayers were released, I clearly saw a small conference room with round leather back chairs. One after another Divine Being took a seat until the entire room was filled and expanding with these amazing Divine ones. Can you imagine the love and support I consciously took with me into the operating room?
Know that this NLE is here for you now. Go and experience your own Near Life Experience and watch how each day hence unfolds with such gratitude that all you can do is repeat your new mantra of thank you thank you thank you...
Of you I am filled,
your essence surrounds
all that I cannot see.
The whispers of intolerance
speak only about eyes
looking into a mirror.
Upon reflection, in time,
all will see that which
they do not wish to see-
Change will come,
marching to a new drummer,
beating, ever beating, within.
(c)Paul Goldman August 9, 2014
As an Ecstatic Poet, my aim is to awaken in you, the part of you that knows the truth of your being, the beauty of your soul.