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

Inspiration for The Word Made Alquimia

"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

The first blog: Follow the Heart, Sigue el Corazón

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
Was the name of the first blog
Named because of the first poem
In English & Spanish the Words appeared
I'll find the poem
And post it 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
Taking you on an Inner Journey


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)



Here is the poem Following the Heart in English and Spanish, 
published on January 16th 2009. 
There are many other poems from the original blog 
that I may share again some day. 
We'll see. Much Love.


Following the Heart
 
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!!



Siguiendo el Corazón

A veces hay que decir que NO



La barriga siente angustia



Tal es el poder de tener que decir que NO



¿Qué significa esto?



NO: Esto no complacerá al “otro”



NO: No seré amado



NO: No soy una persona amable ni cariñosa



En una frase: Una Niña Mala



El Síndrome de la Niña Buena



¡Oh, SÍ! ¡Muy, muy poderoso!



"Sé una niña buena..."



Muchas recompensas: "¡Eres una niña tan buena!"



Caricias en la cabeza & sonrisas & abrazos



¡Qué mensaje! SÍ, SÍ, ¡Quiero ser buena!



SÍ: Esto complace al “otro”



SÍ: Seré amada



SÍ: Soy una persona amable y cariñosa



En una frase: Una Niña Buena



PERO esto es engañoso, ¡es lo que averiguas!



Esto no siempre funciona



"El otro" sabe que eres una niña buena



Te manipulan. ¡Y te das cuenta!



Te das cuenta: "¡Soy tonta!"



Siguiente lección: "¡No voy a ser buena!"



Ser buena es igual a ser tonta



Voy a decir que NO



NO: Me da igual que estés complacido o no



NO: ¡¿Quién necesita el amor?!



NO: No quiero ser ni amable ni cariñosa para ¡PROTEGERME!



En una frase: Una Niña Mala



¡Uf! ¡Qué vida!



Muchas lecciones



¿Pero soy feliz con esta comprensión?



Protegerme del “otro”, no ser amable



"¡NOOOOO! ¡Buaaa!" ¡¡¡El Amor grita!!!



Mi corazón está roto



¡Todo está gris!



¡La Vida no puede ser este temor!



¡¡¡SOCORRO!!!



Y un día oyes "Sigue tu corazón"



Y oyes "Sé tú misma"



Otras muchas palabras y señaladores sagrados



"¡Sigue tu corazón!"



Alguien te dice "Hay NOES de ‘alta calidad’”



¿Un NO de alta calidad?



¡¡¡SÍ!!!



Aparecen nuevas lecciones



Empiezas a seguir tu corazón



Al "otro" se le ve como parte de tu corazón



No como alguien que quiere algo de ti



¡Ves la Verdad!



Y entonces: Se puede hablar la Verdad



Puede ser, "SÍ", "NO", "NO LO SÉ"



¡Todos desde el Corazón!



SÍ, tienes que ser valiente



¡OH SÍ!



Y la sensación angustiosa en la barriga



SÍ, puede aparecer de vez en cuando



SÍ, ¡ha sido un hábito profundamente arraigado!



(¡Quizás realmente no es ‘angustioso’ después de todo!)



¡Di la Verdad! ¡Sigue el Corazón!



A veces es un NO, pero es un NO desde el amor!



Y un NO desde el amor es un ¡SÍ!



¡¡UN SÍ AL CORAZÓN!!