Hawaii O’ Hawaii : Your Island Jewels Fair

Hawaii O’ Hawaii : Your Island Jewels Fair

The sun-kissed, wave-washed volcanic island chain that rises from the ocean floor of the Pacific is the backdrop for an epic poem of Hawai’i. The poem is written in five segments. This video presents the first.

Love in the Greater Reality

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Enter through the gate my friend,

you’re on a path without an end.

Oh, it has bends, a center too,

and in the center there is You.

So listen to the song of life,

away from all distress and strife

and sing the longing of your heart,

make whole yourself, and live your art.

The ‘You’ in this poem refers to the greater you.

‘In the center there is You’ is not self-centered,

but Self-centered.

I See You

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‘Avatar’ by James Cameron. Fair use.

‘Whatever shade of brown or blue,

beneath your skin my eyes see you.’

This is seeing clearly, seeing wholly.

It is looking beneath the surface of sensory input and realizing the greater existence.

Mostly people see only the surface and live there.

In the surface world, there is always wanting, always the fear of having not enough.

The ‘me’ wants. To experience the ‘Eye’ and see the greater reality, the ‘me’ must let go of all wanting, all attachments.

If you let go of the Who, where wanting originates, you feel so nourished by the What that the mechanics of the surface become a disturbance. In the What, there is the inner room.

The inner room of presence, of contentment, needs no adornments as it is complete. The inner room radiates presence and nourishes the mind and body.

So it can be said truly, where God is the whole of existence,

‘Let go and experience God.’

by Emanate Presence

Emanate Presence web site

Words from Me to You

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When words pour out from me to you,

my heart intent is that they’re true.

The words begin from a pure source

then seem to travel on a course

that winds through places where they could

pick up sticks and stones and mud.

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It’s my intent, my heart and will

to give from waters deep and still.

Yet if you find the water’s brown

I ask that you don’t throw it down,

but hand it gently back to me,

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so I can filter it and see

that pure waters nourish life

and muddy waters end in strife.

May what I say be what will heal

and may it be heartfelt and real.

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Words and photography by Gary R. Smith