thus spake the heart-whisperer

Dear One –

– you will never be more at home
than in the ceaseless energy
of your body’s wild word

– you will never know purer peace
than in your blessed breathtide

– you will never find more happiness
than in this miracle-moment

– you will never find truer love
than in your own forgiving embrace

– you will never be more creative
than when you disappear

– you will never know life’s purpose
outside of simply living it

– you will never be more free
than before you contemplated freedom

– you will never be more awake
than within the quiet murmur
of your soft, animal, secret senses

– you will never find your self
apart from your changeless
inescapable
light of being

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~ miriam louisa

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miriam louisa

miriam louisa’s writing and poetry

 

Because this blog features writing, poetry and videos from various contributors, I’m adding this page of links to my own writing and poetry so that anyone interested can easily access them without having to scroll and search. Please also visit echoes from emptiness blog, which features my own writing and poetry exclusively. Thank you for your interest.

 

2016/11/29 – thinking like a mountain

2016/04/03 – grief is a shower of grace

2015/10/15 – on saving your own life

2015/09/18 – the primary fact

2015/05/30 – renounce

2015/03/11 – when you know yourself

2015/01/27 – please take these offerings

2014/12/25 – may life have its way with you

2014/10/10 – this shines on regardless

2014/08/06 – who is this moment?

2014/07/06 – once your cruci-fiction is over

2014/05/10 – this lucid light of livingness

2014/02/07 – hold them to your heart

2014/01/08 – what is this?

2013/12/02 – emptiness blossomed as bliss

2013/11/12 – taking it all to heart

2013/08/28 – how could you not love something like that?

2013/08/05 – I watch me appear; I watch me disappear

2013/06/30 – on labyrinths, grace and the via creativa

2013/06/21 – a little prayer for the solstice

2013/05/30 – a letter from home

2013/05/19 – the unnameable is the eternally real

2013/05/07 – a light with no source

2013/04/08 – coming out : ‘fessing up

2013/03/30 – it never ends!

2013/03/14 – what once felt like grief

2013/02/23 – an innocent, dry-eyed, whole-hearted presence

2013/01/27 – I’m out of my mind

2012/12/18 – memo from a madonna

2012/12/12 – this free-falling foolishness

2012/11/11 – this awareness is not aware that it is aware

2012/10/02 – wounded, weary, and wideawake

2012/08/24 – this sacred intimacy

2012/08/15 – unimaginable: unfurling unlit light

2012/07/20 – the cathedral of emptiness

2012/06/29 – in praise of the wayfaring life

2012/06/01 – calling in the all

2012/04/20 – when I talk to you

2012/04/04 – nothing ever dies but a dream

2012/04/01 – your original luminous presence

2012/03/18 – wideawakeness 101

2012/02/18 – why you don’t really want to awaken

2012/01/27 – birthday poem

2012/01/01 – a fool’s prayer

2011/12/24 – be secluded and silent

2011/12/17 – wideawakeness is … too easy

2011/11/03 – today I light candles

2011/10/15 – love’s the ultimate sly squatter

2011/09/28 – think on this, whispered the candlelight

2011/09/02 – these words are clumsy feet

2011/08/28 – goneness, grief and grace

2011/08/20 – an invitation to extreme creativity

2011/08/07 – this morning I watched my toes

2011/07/20 – for as long as wanting wants

2011/07/06 – do I want to bow down before a vaporous thought?

2011/06/28 – awareness is an unassailable fortress

2011/06/23 – the fallacy of finding oneself

2011/06/16 – beloved Beloved

2011/06/08 – yes, but can you live it?

2011/05/28 – emptiness, smiling

2011/05/20 – a b i d e … r e s t … m e l t

2011/05/09 – thank you for the hairy ones

2011/04/29 – once you know

2011/04/22 – my niche is the unknowable

2011/04/11 – you might wonder why you ever hungered for Truth

2011/04/07 – the world will not be troubled by you

2011/04/02 – the call from the heart

2011/03/31 – staying sane in safe mode

2011/03/24 – worlds and gods will disappear, but this will not

2011/03/11 – the happy marriage of heart and mind

2011/03/07 – another one bites the dust

2011/03/04 – sometimes compassion is a big stick

2011/02/26 – you know what love is?

2011/02/23 – no act of kindness is too small

2011/02/08 – luxury: and it’s free

2011/02/02 – thy queendom come

2011/01/15 – we give thanks for ancient aunties

2011/01/07 – the biggest mistake

2010/12/31 – on freedom, suffering and intimacy

2010/12/25 – thank you, Beloved, for loving me

2010/12/19 – here is what I am

2010/12/13 – from longing to belonging

2010/12/05 – melted by Mahler

2010/12/02 – the niggle in the gut

2010/11/24 – please join me in this embrace

2010/11/22 – it’s totally beyond me

2010/11/18 – we give thanks for tiny prickly perfections

2010/11/10 – ‘I’ – liberated from the ‘am’

2010/11/08 – echoes from emptiness

2010/11/02 – then Beingness becomes Beloved

2010/10/26 – listen!

2010/10/24 – there’s no escaping total fulfillment 

2010/10/18 – to surrender to the truth of yourself, is to surrender to love

2010/10/07 – you can’t have your cake and eat it too!

2010/10/03 – looking at life without looking for a way out

2010/09/26/ – getting ready to be 99

2010/09/18 – this is awesome, this is wondrous

2010/09/04 – thus spake the heart-whisperer

2010/08/28 – Truth: it’s got us by the short curlies

2010/08/22 – don’t look for me in my story

2010/08/18 – strewth and crikey

2010/08/14 – the song of the sacred is your own heart’s song

2010/08/10 – the Presence of the absence of ‘me’

2010/08/07 – bombs and birthdays and ashes

2010/08/04 – gobbled by the gap

2010/08/02 – looking for the perfect lover?

2010/07/29 – mind the gap!

2010/07/25 – I love you, Lover

2010/07/23 – ‘I’ is the only player

2010/07/16 – free will and hash browns

2010/07/13 – it’s closer than a heart-beat

2010/07/06 – what is it with steps and falling?

2010/07/01 – and the default demon turns out to be …

2010/06/28 – one holy wholeness

2010/06/22 – sunyata or story? – a reality check

2010/06/16 – a mind-shift of great subtlety

2010/06/09 – the illusion isn’t a problem

2010/05/31 – bright naked beingness

2010/05/28 – the breath-tide of silence

2010/05/24 – silver singing silence

2010/03/18 – this is how it is

2010/03/13 – come sit with me

2010/02/24 – the crystal mountain of awareing

2010/02/19 – we are but shadows!

2010/02/05 – this unborn I

2010/01/25 – nothing could be easier

2010/01/12 – where could loneliness be found?

2010/01/09 – may all beings be happiness

2010/01/01 – the shock of shining recognition

2009/12/24 – glad tidings of great joy

2009/12/22 – have you noticed?

2009/12/18 – silver singing silence

2009/12/11 – I drink this divine deliciousness

2009/12/06 – this crazy love

2009/12/04 – I, sitting, sees

2009/11/29 – what a joke!

2009/11/23 – earthbreath

2009/11/19 – on saving your own life

2009/11/15 – everything one needs to know

2009/11/10 – little did I know

2009/11/05 – no safety net … no suitcases

2009/10/29 – this unspeakable unchanging light

2009/10/23 –the gift of grief

2009/10/21 – who is asking?

2009/10/19 – in my place – on my face

2009/10/06 – stalking the seeker-self

2009/10/03 – make no apology

2009/09/30 – wideawake – to the nth

2009/09/25 – the universe arises in your light

2009/09/18 – free-falling through the fantasy factory

2009/09/14 – self portrait

2009/09/05 – suffering doesn’t get a look-in

2009/08/23 – what gets your attention creates you

2009/08/19 – a nothing that is utter plenitude

2009/08/16 – memo to exhausted spiritual practitioners

2009/08/13 – meltdown is immanent

2009/08/09 – this is for beautiful, brilliant, You

2009/08/03 – freedom is not an experience

2009/08/02 – it’s about a eureka

2009/07/27 – shortcut to heaven

2009/07/25 – be glad

2009/07/23 – incandescent eye candy

2009/07/20 – God is the ultimate sticky-beak

2009/07/17 – just another little story

2009/07/12 – shadowlight & shadowplay

2009/07/10 – knee-capped at Chenrezig

2009/07/08 – ‘I don’t mind’ mind

2009/07/02 – find out what thyself is not

2009/06/29 – not one iota of change, ever

2009/06/24 – Simone Weil was onto it…

2009/06/23 – ditching the death-grip

2009/06/19 – freedom is at the beginning

2009/06/17 – archaeology of an ‘I’

2009/06/12 – the wideawake aliveness one can never escape

2009/06/04 – being all-that-is

2009/05/31 – silence has found me

2009/05/27 – wild wide-awakeness

2009/05/24 – an impossible question

2009/05/22 – a gift from the present

2009/05/19 – surrender?

2009/05/15 – no personal purpose

2009/05/14 – an uninvited koan

2009/05/09 – a naked lie

 


 

expressing the inexpressible

Posts in the ‘expressing the inexpressible’ category to date:

 

2018/10/13 – out here

2017/07/20 – I see you

2016/02/18 – the cosmic chirp

2015/12/31 – 2016 : what I wish for you

2015/12/03 – the glory and the terror of it

2015/11/01 – silence is our real nature

2015/10/02 – a duet of paradox and praise

2015/04/12 – the altar of this moment

2015/04/01 – you are the sun in drag

2015/01/13 – the sight of Thy light

2014/08/02 – when God comes in your house

2014/06/16 – we are all waiting for you

2014/01/13 – kitchen sink epiphany

2014/01/08 – what is this?

2013/11/22 – words from my treasured teacher 1

2013/08/28 – how could you not love something like that?

2013/06/30 – on labyrinths, grace and the via creativa

2013/04/08 – coming out : ‘fessing up

2013/03/14 – what once felt like grief

2013/03/07 – the eye-kissing light

2012/12/12 – this free-falling foolishness

2012/11/11 – this awareness is not aware that it is aware

2012/09/06 – I never knew

2012/08/24 – this sacred intimacy

2012/08/15 – unimaginable: unfurling unlit light

2012/07/20 – the cathedral of emptiness

2012/04/20 – when I talk to you

2012/02/26 – having loved enough and lost enough

2012/01/27 – birthday poem

2011/10/07 – light will someday split you open

2011/09/28 – think on this, whispered the candlelight

2011/09/20 – divine dazzlement

2011/07/12 – oh joy!

2011/06/16 – beloved Beloved

2011/06/10 – I am the life of life

2011/05/28 – emptiness, smiling

2011/04/29 – once you know

2011/02/06 – I awaken everything to life

2010/12/19 – here is what I am

2010/12/05 – melted by Mahler

2010/11/22 – it’s totally beyond me…

2010/11/10 – ‘I’ – liberated from the ‘am’

2010/10/26 – listen!

2010/10/10 – the Buddha’s last instruction

2010/10/07 – you can’t have your cake and eat it too!

2010/09/04 – thus spake the heart-whisperer

2010/08/04 – gobbled by the gap

2010/05/31 – bright naked beingness

2010/05/28 – the breath-tide of silence

2010/05/24 – silver singing silence

2010/03/13 – come sit with me

2010/02/19 – we are but shadows!

2010/01/01 – the shock of shining recognition

2009/12/24 – glad tidings of great joy

2009/12/11 – I drink this divine deliciousness

2009/11/25 – song of the gilded dawn

2009/11/10 – little did I know

2009/10/29 – this unspeakable unchanging Light

2009/10/12 – so what is the reality, itself?

2009/09/28 – ‘I’ am the ‘I’

2009/07/06 – the shining

2009/07/04 – Cézanne’s static and timeless light

2009/06/05 – the awakened eye

2009/05/31 – silence has found me

2009/05/12 – my brilliant image

2009/05/09 – a naked lie

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the shock of shining recognition

 

you had become used to it,
the exiled state

it kept you in the company of
your countrymen
it kept you contained and
secure within shared values

but one bright moment
was all it took
and you were exiled from exile

you landed in that longed-for
Light-land
home
alone and all-One

and the shock of shining recognition
cracked open the voice you never knew
was your own

the voice that calls itself
“heart whisperer”

 

– miriam louisa


Image: Morris Graves, Bird seeing the Light