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Knowing God as Opposed to Knowing About God

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, religion, spirituality

The Varied Degrees or Psychic Circle Levels of Experiencing God

Niann Emerson Chase

Often I dance with abandon and joy when at a live performance, especially if the music has a beat that just will not allow you to be still, which includes many genres of music from many cultures—traditional and new. During those times of abandonment to joy, I feel such love for the musicians as well for those who are also dancing and swaying to the music. Even more, I feel love for life and for my First Lover, my First Beloved—God, the First Source and Center, the Infinite Creator and Upholder, the Universal Father. (more…)

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The Deep Stillness

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

The deep stillness has returned.
Like a gentle wave making its way to shore;
Arriving on the early morning tide
With a sweet sea breeze
As traveling companion. (more…)

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Waiting for the Beloved

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

I have come to the end of the road;
Having climbed many a hill
And walked across many a valley.
Always there was a burning,
Yearning in my soul to continue,
Climb and experience.

At the end of this trail
I have learned that only 2 things
Really matter: those I loved and the Beloved.
Everything else was part of the journey;
Keeping me going until I reached this point.

What lies on the other side of this hill?
Who can say: it is unchartered
And I am exhausted by the climb.
When tomorrow dawns
Perhaps there will be another adventure
And more things to go and do?

Or perhaps I will just sit here
In the sun and rain-
Waiting for the Beloved
To lead me by my hand?

-SB

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Multi-level Being

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Each traveler is a one of a kind, original, expression of the Source.
There never has been
Nor will there ever be someone exactly like you.
You are a multi-level being
Traveling through the worlds
Expressing and creating who you are.

O traveler, learn about yourself.
In this activity there is greatness.

-SB

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Soul's Journey

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Many people think they come back
To this world over and over.
It is not like that.
The soul is on an upward spiral toward God/Truth
And with each journey,
Sheds the clothes of its former existence.
Electing to travel from world to world;
Making it perfect:
One day to join God/Truth
As Pure Radiant Light.

Transmigration of souls
Is on many levels:
Not just in the earth phase.
-SB

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Raising a Candle

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, wise words

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

From time to time
I have to remember
Why I came here.
So often, the passing days
Cause me to forget.
You see, I hold in my hand
A candle, with a brilliant flame,
To fight the growing darkness.

Yet, when aglow
I raise my candle high
So others might see,
And the Light blinds them.
They run away, holding their eyes,
Shaking their head, confused.

So what am I to do?

Still, I raise my candle
Waiting for the weary traveler
Who needs a Light
To find their Way.
Then, as indicated,
I touch my candle to theirs
And together we travel
Illuminating the dark night.
-SB

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A Better World

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

by Dr Stewart Bitkoff

People wonder how to create a better world?
In theory, it’s fairly simple, but O so difficult to accomplish.
In each moment, try to rise higher.
In every situation, out of love,
Do your best to create the highest possible outcome.
The highest possible outcome:
Is that which helps others, self,
And the emerging higher destiny of the Universe.

And if you make a ‘mistake,’ try again.
Unintentionally, if you hurt another:  ask for their forgiveness.
And if you don’t know
What the highest possible outcome might be?
Ask for guidance from the Unseen Forces;
Then take a chance- doing the best that you can.
Then leave the outcome up to the Universe.

In some respect, you are but a player in a Game.
A very serious, joyous and multi-leveled Game:
Yet filled with endless opportunity,
Watered by Grace,
And where all ‘mistakes’ are absolved through Love.

-SB

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A Higher Call

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

by Dr Stewart Bitkoff

Make no mistake about it life is hard;
Filled with pain, illness, struggle
And eventual death.

Yet, the remedy to this circumstance
Is love and passion;
Passion for what you wish to be or do,
Love for another person,
Or love of a Higher Call.

When the night is dark
And you are lost in haze,
Suddenly the sun rises
And shows you the way back Home, again.

For most, this is the journey of the flesh;
Both glorious and frightening.
Remember, this duality exists
So that you might rise Higher.
You are a Child of both worlds
And are set free through love;
Embrace your destiny.
You cannot escape it.

-SB

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Moth to a Flame

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

If I could give you one thing
It would be the burning, yearning
In my soul to fly higher.

Like an eagle
That follows an up-draft
Over and beyond the cliffs;
I seek to go higher and higher.
Like a moth
That circles the candle’s flame;
Waiting, to build up courage
To dive into the fire,
I seek to loose myself
Again, in something Greater.

O where will this restless, endless burning
Lead me?

Suddenly, I am overwhelmed
By a bolt that shatters my brain;
Then another door opens and I hear:
“Accept the wisdom of the heart;
It is only here that you can rest
And become One, again.”

What is this Path
That lies before me?
So many times
I have trodden this Way-
Only to be left
At the door, again.
What difference does it make:
If I go or I stay?
I know not who I am?
All that I see before me
Is the fire of Love.

Now, I am tired and must rest.
O spiritual traveler, have pity on me
For I have pity on you.
This is the only Way Home.
-SB

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Child of the Universe

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Each of us
Is an eternal Child of the Universe.
Traveling from world to world
Living on
As Beings of conscious energy;
Creating one adventure after another.

In our present form
We are bound by physical laws.
When sickness and death enter
We forget for a time
Our individual greatness and invincibility.
Caught-up in the moment
Of pain and suffering.
Wondering why
It has to be this way?

O Child of Light
Remember this is but one port of call.
One stop of endless possibility
Along the glorious voyage Home.
Here we explore
The many aspects of Creation;
Learning, partners in the Divine Plan.

-SB

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