Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Goldness

"Star": Free Image on Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain


I like the way
The feeling appears
The need to get up from bed
Shakes off the sleepiness
The title comes in glitter
A few shimmering words
A burning
In the Heart
Computer is on
Blog is found
Image searched for
And 
Then 
The Goldness felt
That glittered words
Shines in sparkling star petals
As I allow
As I honour
The poem
The expressing
To speak
To manifest
As I open
To the call of the Gold
Of the Alchemy
That
Shouts in gloriously soft whispers
That 
Beckons in sultry innocence
To
Follow the Heart
To
Follow the Truth
To Follow the Gold!
Ahhh...

In the word
Goldness
All that is indescribable
Makes itself known
In its unknowingness
The Golden Word
Reaches out
Its gilded dazzle
Pierces where no word penetrates
Into a remembrance
Into a reality
That
Only the Alchemy
The Magical Inexplicable 
Can achieve

Ohhh...
I see YOU
Goldness
And I melt into YOU
Everything makes sense
Where sense does not even exist
Nothing is needed
Gratitude zooms in
Like an opening door of light
That
Opens at full blinding clarity
Clearing the greyness
Golden
Golden
Ah...
YOU are here
YOU show YOURSELF
Ah...
So grateful
So grateful
Mmm...
Bathe I do in YOU
Golden Light of Lights
Thank you for the blessing
The Alchemy of Nurturing
YOU provide
I am birthed again
Renewed
The Goldness

Glitters
Glistens
Glazes
Glosses
Warms
Scintillates
Transforms

The Word Made Alquimia
The Word Made Gold










Monday, September 28, 2015

Sitting Here Not Knowing

From a painting in my parents' house


Wrote the title
Sitting Here Not Knowing

What I did know
Come to the blog
Feel her energy
Her Alchemy
Alquimia del Corazón

Something wants to be
Written
Humbly and Openly
Gently

Various ideas
Swirled
Sweet and True
Then
The beauty of Not Knowing

Just sit here
It'll show

Title
Photo
Let's see
Which one draws you

Ah... La Virgen
The Mother and her Son
Surrounded by angelitos
The Spanish rises up
Of course!

Madre Mía
Te quiero con todo mi corazón
Tú, que me trajíste al mundo
Que me cuidaste
Que me amaste
Pequeña era
Y tú me llevabas de la mano
Ay... Gracias Mama

Madre Mía
Madre de Madres
Tu dulce bendición
Siempre conmigo
Protegiendo
Enseñánadome el camino
Eres la Reina
La Alquimia en Espíritu
Transformándote
En muchas
En todas
Ay... Gracias Señora Mía

Too sweet
Too intimate
Joyous
A painting
That has always been
Forever caring
Protecting 
All that reside
Under her roof

Sitting here not knowing
I do know
Your Love
Mama
Mother

And gratefully
Joyously
I come to see you now
I come to love you
I come to care for you
To be patient
Mama
As you have always done

Sitting here not knowing
I know Thy love
Mother of Mothers
Forever in Thy arms
Sacred and Natural
I come to Thee now
I come to love Thee
To Honour Thee
Bow to Thee

Sitting here not knowing
I know I am here
Loving
Joyously
Ever Grateful

Mama, te quiero te quiero te quiero
Virgencita, gracias gracias gracias
Por siempre estar

Sitting here sin saber


Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Red Queen

Photo taken in London a few years ago. This flower feels very appropriately to be The Red Queen. 


She has visited regularly
A life-time of appearances
She has always been
Her ruby red warmth
Ancient 
Life itself

There used to be a begrudging 
A complaining
Not again
You are here 
Don't be here
Go away
You hurt

Then you made yourself visible

You became She
The Red Queen
The Life-Giver
Rich and Fertile
A Blood of Joy
Grounded
Grounded
Earthy Joy
So quiet
So inward

And the begrudging became a welcoming
The complaining, a bouquet of red roses
The hurt, an opportunity
For entering the inner world
For remembering the Old Ways
The True Ways
For gratitude
For honouring
For bowing unto the Royalty
Unto the Life-Nourisher
Unto She who creates
Unto She who gives birth

Forgive us for forgetting You
Oh Red Queen
Rejoice in our remembrance of You!
Celebrating the warm wisdom
That trickles and circulates
A crimson river of love

She is here
Flourishing
Flowering

A Scarlet Alchemy of Feminine Force

The Red Queen







Sunday, June 14, 2015

Message in a Mug


You came in a box of tea
A little message
On a piece of string
To give weight and pull
Its practical function
On a fragrant tea-bag
The message modestly
Hangs over
The blue-flowered mug
Forget-Me-Nots
They seem
The hot water pours
Soothingly
Into the mug with a yellow sea of blue flowers
Steam showers upwards
While two eager hands
Embrace the garden-arrayed mug
Lifting
Appreciative & Grateful
Mmmm... nice cup of hot tea
And in my favourite mug
Silent words from the heart
Only seen
In that knowingly satisfied smile
Oh, a message!
Always fun to see
The Universe writing to you
You love it!
The Universe loves it!
Its signs to see
A gift for you
Orange-rimmed glasses
Small print
Just two words
Must be a jewel
Clothed in perfumed chamomile
Waiting to be read
Knowing that reading
Necessary is not
For messages come in all directions
For you to see
For you to receive
A Gift of Gold
Two fingers excitedly hold
The humble message
Honouring & Enjoying
The Universe's mirth
Noticing miracle messages
That can come in the dozens
Gifts for you
Intimate conversations
Received by the Heart
Oh, send me a message
Universe of Universes!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Hmm... Here it is...
Ah...

Be heard

The seven letters
B

              e

         h
 e

                           a

               r
 d
 
Dance into the open heart
Laughter & Recognition
Deep deep contentment
Yes, I'm paying attention!
Ah, so apt!
Of course
Can one doubt the aptness of a sacred message?

Be heard
Be heard
Be heard

I take a sip of daisy tea
Chamomile wrapped
In a bouquet of Forget-Me-Nots
OK, OK, I get it!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Forget-Me-Not
More messages?

Be heard

Sip, sip, the hot liquid
Spirals in between the Words
Words of Alchemy
Mmm... Alquimiaaaa

Chamomile Daisy + Forget-Me-Not + Love + Gratitude + Openness
= A Message from You

Be heard

The alchemy does its golden chemistry
The Words transform
This moment
This eternity
This stillness
No time needed
To say
To hear!

Be heard

I lay down
The Messenger Mug
Close the eyes
Savouring & Relishing
The simplicity of it all
The complexity of it all
The delicious mystery of it all

And I rest
In the Sea
Of
A Never-ending Alchemical Elixir
Of 
A two-worded
Message from the Universe

Be heard

Here is the mug and the message :)







And some honouring needed:

The title "Message in a Mug" is inspired by Sting's "Message in a Bottle". 
Now I want to hear the song so I'll share it here too. :)

Oh, and the tea-bags with messages are from 
Traditional Medicinals, Organic Chamomile


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Word Made Alquimia: Inspiration

"Alchemy Comet" by JB Banks, Creative Commons CC BY-NC 2.0


The Word Made Alquimia*
Alquimia
Alquimia
Alquimia

I hear the Word
And melt do I
In its rich transformative gold

The rainbow colours
Spiral and Whirl
I cannot resist
I cannot resist

I open to Thee
Word of Words
Inspire do You
As you travel inside me
Down
Down
Down
Sensual & Ecstatic
I melt in You
Up
Up
Up
Inspiring & Opening
I fly in You

Alquimia
Alquimia
Alquimia
Take me
Transform me
I am Yours
Yours 
Yours
Yours

And I bow unto Thee
In Humility
Celebrating the Mystery
of
The Word



*"The Word Made Alquimia" is inspired by the phrase from St.John's Gospel in the New Testament, "The Word made flesh". 

This is a phrase that I have heard since childhood. It comes to me often and its meaning has spiralled and changed as I have spiralled and changed. What is clear, though, is the power of the Word. I experience it as it pours onto a blank page... I experience it when the Words spoken aloud point me back Home, to the Heart.

Here's a modern rendering of John's words from the New International Version Bible. I do love it but there is something that I feel I must add, in all honour and respect to THIS that we Are. So underneath, I have written another version that comes straight from the Heart, again with honour and respect. 

John 1:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Another version with some Words added 
(non-official, just from the Heart, right now):

"The Word became flesh and made her-his-their dwelling among us. We have seen their-his-her glory, the glory of the one and only Son-Daughter, who came from the Mother-Father, full of grace and truth."

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Goodbye "Follow the Heart, Sigue el Corazón", Welcome "The Word Made Alquimia"!

Photo taken in Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver


A blog has been present
Since the poems began
The words started playing on a page
And then appeared in a blog
It's been like a process
No doubt about that

Follow the Heart, Sigue el Corazón
Probably the first poem 
I'll find it
And post here at the end
Fun!

Other names appeared too
Living the Creative Force You Are
An experiment again
Playing and Seeing

And now
It's come to an end
To let a beginning
Flow in freedom
To let the Alchemy
Soar in Rainbow Flowers
With one mission
One intention:

May the Words Here
Celebrate the Presence 
We Are

And so
The Word Made Alquimia
Comes to life
As I say Goodbye to
Follow the Heart, Sigue el Corazón
Honour & Love
Happy & Content
Grateful!!

Thank you!
Love
Maria Del Carmen Stubbs
(Carmy)


And here's 
"Following the Heart" published on January 16th 2009
 

Sometimes have to say NO

The tummy feels sick

Such is the power of having to say NO

What does this mean?

NO: This will not please "the other"

NO: I will not be loved

NO: I am an unhelpful, non-loving person

In a phrase: A Bad Girl

The Good Girl Syndrome

Oh, YES! Very, very powerful!

"Be a good girl..."

Lots of rewards: "You're such a good girl!"

Pats on the head & smiles & hugs

What a message! YES, YES, I want to be good!

YES: This pleases "the other"

YES: I will be loved

YES: I am a helpful, loving person

In a phrase: A Good Girl

BUT this is deceptive, you find out!

This doesn't always work out

"The other" knows you're a good girl

You get manipulated. And you realise!

You realise: "I'm stupid!"

Next lesson: "I'm not going to be good!"

Being good equals being a fool

I'm going to say NO

NO: I don't care if you're pleased or not

NO: Who needs love?!

NO: I want to be unhelpful & non-loving to PROTECT myself!

In a phrase: A Bad Girl

Phew! What a life!

Lots of lessons

But am I happy with this realisation?

To protect myself from "the other", be unhelpful

"NOOOOO! Boo! Hoo!" The Love cries!!!

My heart is broken

Everything is grey!

Life can't be this fear!

HELP!!!

And one day you hear "Follow your heart"

And you hear "Be yourself"

Many other sacred words and pointers

"Follow your heart!"

Someone tells you "There are 'high-quality NOS"

High-quality NO?

YES!!!

New lessons appear

You begin to follow your heart

"The other" is seen to be part of your heart

Not someone who wants something from you

You see the Truth!

And then: The Truth can be spoken

It can be, "YES", "NO", "I DON'T KNOW"

All from the Heart!

YES, you have to be brave

OH YES!

And the sickly feeling in the tummy

YES, it might appear now and then

YES, it's been a deep-seated habit!

(Perhaps it's not really 'sickly' after all!)

Tell the Truth! Follow the Heart!

Sometimes it's a NO, but it's a loving NO!

And a loving NO is a YES!

A YES TO THE HEART!!

Carmy xx


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Owl

Picture of Owl - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com
Photo by Ian Britton CC Non commercial - Non derivative 3.0 Licence
Surprised us it did
Soaring out of a tree
Into full view

Surprised us it did
Gently landing on a branch
Right in front of us

Oh...

So silent it was
Its eyes blinking
Considering us it seemed
Those 2-legged creatures
Down there

Smile could I but not
For here was Owl
In full view
In full presence
And the Heart sang and danced in joyful glee!

It's Owl!

Oh...

Bowed my head I did
Stare not
Owl looked upon us
Unconcerned
After all, we were in full view!
These 2 -legged ones
Funny are they
The way they stand there
So still

Smile again I do
As we gently leave
Reluctantly
For who would wish to leave such silence
Such calmness
Such naturalness?

Mmmm...

Bye, Owl!
Twas an honour to meet you!







Monday, February 09, 2015

Poemless

Nothing-Nic by Jaroslaw Pocztarski, Creative Commons CC BY 2.0








Poemless

Wordless

Speechless









Formless



Impossible on this page




(A smile)







Yes





Home

Home




Home







Nothing







Nothing







Silence








Poemless

Wordless

Speechless








Deep into the Depths

Depths

Depths








Depths







Peaceful ocean of eternity in this moment

Moment

Moment
























Fleeting


Eternal














Eternal










Poemless



Thursday, January 01, 2015

2015 The Marigolds and the Sparrows

Jigsaw puzzle I did a few years ago


2015
Feeling the urge
To write
To sing
The Heart
To say thank you
For 2014
To say thank you 
For this life
For 2015
For every second
For every delight
For every challenge
Thank you

And
Feeling the urge
To express
A reaffirming
A restating
Of this simplicity 
Living this moment
This real life
Without the burdens
Of the past
Without the burdens
Of the plans
Without the burdens
Of the complaining
Without the burdens
Of victimhood

Ahh...

The Warm Golden Oranges
Of the Marigolds

Ahh...

The Warm Joyousness
Of the Innocent Sparrow

One 
With
YOU

The Marigolds and the Sparrows
Declare the easiness
The simplicity
The "back to basics"!!

The orange warmness penetrates
Roots the body into the deliciousness
Of the inner soil
The sweet sparrow sings its song
Opens the heart into the blueness
Of the inner skies

2015
May the Peace and Love and Joy and Beauty of this Very Moment
Simple & Basic
Be So

As is the marigold
As is the sparrow

Thank you

:)