“DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WHOLE?”

“DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WHOLE?”

Wholeness isn’t

A rational accomplishment

Or a linear goal reached

or perfected

Or possessed

Or held on to,

Like some

hard earned

graduation

Certificate.

Wholeness is a

life-long process

Of receiving

all that is already given to us,

hope hidden away

inside the subtle folds

of our sufferings,

A humbling journey

that

Continually evolves,

from humiliation and humility

into gratitude

and honor,

 Into forever.

Wholeness,

already perfected by Spirit,

 resides

available, waiting

from eternity

in our cells and psyche,

 in our time and space,

Within every sloppy over-lap

of all order and chaos,

Dying, rising, transforming,

all ways and in all seasons,

Creating a Greater Good.

“Do you want

to be made whole?”

the man of God asks.

“Then open your eyes,

welcome and release, 

 in the blink of an eye,

each sticky and

enshrined fear,

and

take the next solid small step 

of naked faith

forward—- 

now.”

Roll up that pallet

of cushioned familiarity;

Release those tiresome illusions

one by one,

Stand on your feet and

listen ever so restfully

 into your

Quiet Still Voice.

 

Choose

to trust again

And

Shape your own destiny;

receive

Your God-given birthright;

Allow every

resistance and obstacle

to

mysteriously

restore

Unlikely stepping stones

Into priceless gems of wisdom.

Do you want

to be made whole?

 

It’s not waiting for you

out there 

somewhere;

Everything you hope for

already and always

 resides within.

 

The Kingdom

of heaven

remains

within 

each of us.

 

-Hal Edwards

March 22, 2014

TWO GYROSCOPES

TWO GYROSCOPES

Two Gyros a poem by Hal

It seems we are all
born with
two
essential
gyroscopes—

one for our Outer Life,
which we call Ego,
and one for our
Inner Life,
which we call
Naphsha.*

Both are
necessary,
And
each needs
the other.
Either one
without the other
leaves us
desperate,
estranged,
split
and grasping
for the
Other
Side of
our
full potential
and
wholeness.

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