Poem: This Is the Way the Spirit Flows Blessed Beloveds

This is the way the spirit flows
like light in  veins
like gold filling cracked bones
like hearts unfurling
like chakra energy of body and soul

This is the way the spirit flows
like exponential radical acceptance
like unconditional radical love
like dear friends, Beloved
like walking each other home

This is the way the spirit flows
like the kin-dom (instead of the empire)
like the alternative neighborly community
like as in heaven, so on earth
like nations of plowshares and pruninghooks

This is the way the spirit flows
like light flowing over the waters
like breath in the nostrils
like splitting the wood and lifting the rock
like the stars whirring in the great Cosmos

Blessed are the poor in spirit
blessed are the meek
blessed are the merciful
blessed are the peacemakers
blessed are the spirit filled

Beloveds knock and it is answered
beloveds we are lifted up in dignity
beloveds we are receivers of redemption and grace
beloveds we are reconciled to the good of all
beloveds, thou art that

Yes, this is the way the spirit flows
in, with, and through all Creation
blessing all
lifting all
beloved all

Herb Stone ©
here&now working poetry
May 2019

Photo by Herb Stone, Reflections in the Koi Pond

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