Dawn’s Mercy

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Dawn spills midnight blue across the Oneness of sky as sunlight again creates the shadows of Earth in hues of gold, now red. I, from the sweet dullness of forgetting, am beckoned by the tides of light to awake and continue along my path: to again resolve the frictions of hardship, ambition, and relation; to solve in myself the same scene a hundred, perhaps a thousand times, realizing the free will to corrupt, stabilize, and finally purify who I am, by reading in the world the reflections of myself. Indeed, to change in a place of Change through the expression of each precious moment of living.

Life does not often demand that a lesson be learnt in a single moment with force or violence, but gently, with mercy, in the procession of days, weeks, or even years; almost imperceptibly in the small choices placed within the turn of each day, in an elegant cycle of light and dark, work and rest, trial and reflection.

Thus, conflict becomes the coin of human life, but occasionally, unexpectedly, there comes that moment of magic. An aperture allows pure insight to shine upon the Soul’s method: the mind flies into the sky, high above the world, far past the orbit of the moon, and sees the Earth to its left and the Sun to its right and grasps that there would be neither day nor night but for the turnings of our world. 

Night and day is a point of view, for the Sun shines all the while. The spinning Earth has given me my experiment, allowing the troubles of life to pull this way and that, but released, I may rise above and know my Self. And having risen beyond the circle of time, I settle as the witness, the observer, calm in an understanding that life happens for me, not to me.

28 replies

  1. Thanks again James….

    ” by reading in the world the reflections of myself. Indeed, to change in a place of Change through the expression of each precious moment of living”

    This speaks to me…

    Man I’m going to have to write a journey on these powerful points

    “Life does not often demand that a lesson be learnt in a single moment with force or violence, but gently, with mercy, in the procession of days, weeks, or even years; almost imperceptibly in the small choices placed within the turn of each day, in an elegant cycle of light and dark, work and rest, trial and reflection”

    God bless you James

  2. This sounds like what happens during meditation. when the mind is released from the illusions of the mind. James, you must never give up writing it is your precious gift.

  3. …….the illusion that is life can be filtered as to light, our becoming but a moment – one sweet sigh. I love this, James. I’m with Linda – this will take more than a day to digest……….. ~ Love, Bobbie

  4. Thank you James for this very inspiring piece. While reading this I escaped from my hectic day at work. It gave me a few moments of peace and an awareness that my soul/spirit was sparked. I just listened to you reading it and again I felt transported to peace and to that place of unity within the Divine. Thank you, mary

  5. To change in the light of insight – yes, I suppose that is what “insight” is. If we don’t change, it is possibly because we haven’t gained the full enlightenment of insight.

  6. Beautiful! :-)

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  7. James,
    The immensity of thought and depth of perfection of this piece should be left precisely as it is. All one needs to do with this work is just to sit here in silence for a very long time after the words have been read. Sharon

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