Abraham’s Mountain #2

If we choose to undertake
that spiritual journey toward complete love and union
we will surely be summoned to Abraham’s Mountain,
to that place of nakedness and deep inner willingness
to surrender absolutely all to the unrelenting call
of the Divine Presence within.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

Filtered Presence

The more your presence
is rigidly filtered
through a screen
of familial and cultural
norms, standards,
expectations and demands,
the less you will be able
to be a listening,
healing presence
for the world.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

in praise of the scab

(A lighthearted take on one of the amazing
“small” manifestations of the Creative Presence
we so take for granted. First posted 6/23/14.)

i celebrate the scab big and small
sacrament accessible to one and all

reminder we are more than machines
equally helpful to beggars and queens

it stays no longer than required
with little fanfare it’s retired

a creation of promise and salubrious dreams
a little miracle built into our genes

so all hail the scab and praise to its maker
in the business of health it’s a mover and shaker

© 2005 Dennis Ference

Collecting “Likes”

If I write only
to collect “likes” and “follows”
I may unknowingly dam up
the free flow of those creative waters
meant to be turned into wine
to help the world sing
its stunning, vibrant song.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

Creation’s Garden

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May your faith
wake from its dull repose
that you may walk again
Creation’s Garden
with wonder and awe
in witness to the Spirit
spilling itself out
lavishly in every direction–
royal rose and creeping thistle,
majestic eagle and miniscule mite,
sturdy oak, delicate fern,
stars, galaxies, oceans,
deserts and domains
unseen under the ground
where you light.

Yes, let yourself be sated
with the splendor and spectacle,
praise and gratitude bubbling
up in your breast.

But finally,…come to rest
in stillness and in silence
until moved with tears
at Love’s unrestrained
excess, you recognize
again for the first time,
the miracle you are.

© 2014 Dennis Ference