Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Friend, you lie quiet . . ."



Friend, you lie quiet,

watching the dawn light color your heart,

dreaming of healing for your hurt body

laying there unanswerable to your will.



You breathe deep and your breath has two sides: inside and outside.

You are on both, being breathed.

The future approaches. You will heal or

you will go back to being God.

Which will you do?



Oh by all that is beautiful --

May it be that you live!

May your body heal happy and whole!

May energy fill and Delight you!

May we join the dance your presence gives!

May you live!



And if you die?

Oh dear self, by all that is beautiful,

Know you are Safe! Everything is All Right

Forever and Ever and Ever

The most wonderful, exquisite, familiar

Truth is what is True, and wecomes you.

It will be very easy.



You lie quiet now, praying.

A great healing is coming

and you want to be ready.

The colors of your heart blend

with the light of the morning

You are blessed.



Elias Amidon

Elias Amidon is a Sufi Master and Co-Director of

The Boulder Institute for Nature

and the Human Spirit





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19 comments:

  1. Oh Bonnie..that was so beautiful! Ya made me cry!! What a sweet offering today! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. hello bonnie - the quality of care and love embedded in that writing is reminding and uplifting. thanks for sharing this. steven

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  3. This is beautiful. Just what I needed this morning. Thank you!

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  4. How calming and refreshing is this writing??? I can feel myself on those steps just soaking in the words and the peace and the calmness. Thank you for the refreshment!

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  5. Beautiful words. I admire those that can convey so much emotion with so few words. Poetry is a powerful medium of communication. Thanks for sharing such love.

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  6. What a beautiful and uplifting poem! Something I could really use today...thank you, Bonnie..

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  7. That was so beautiful - thanks for sharing that Bonnie.

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  8. Thank you so much, this was just what I needed to read today.

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  9. Thank you so much, it's almost as if you had chosen it especially for me.

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  10. Sarah:
    Steven:
    Cathy:
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    Alicia:
    Katherine:
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    Abraham:

    Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I'm glad this poem touched you as it did me.

    Friko:

    I did choose it specially for you - well for you and me. Hope you are feeling better. Take care.

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  11. beautiful . . . a lament, a prayer, a song . . . lovely

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  12. This is lovely, Bonnie. Where can I read more of Elias' poetry?

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  13. Kathryn: Yes, it is a lament, yet a hopeful one I think.

    Alaine: He wrote books called Earth Prayers/Earth Songs. You could check out Elias Amidon on Amazon to see what is still in print.

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  14. I love this poem. Truly. Thank you, Bonnie.

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  15. Hi Bonnie

    I don't know how I missed this yesterday but glad I have just found it now. I have copied it to give it further thought...

    Happy days

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  16. This poem is very moving. Thank you.

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