Holy Water

I once believed that water deemed Holy was water that had been blessed by a priest, minister, or other holy person; that it was contained in a vessel and would be used as a sacred symbol in services such as christening or baptism. Now, having shed at least part of my ignornance, I also know it as follows:

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Holy Water

This,

Container and contained,

Is–All–Holy Water. It permeates,

And is.

Everything perceptible

And conceivable,

From the most beautiful sunrise,

To a garbage-filled gutter. Holy Water, pervading,

Pours through, and is,

Every plant, rock, and animal. It glistens as Life Itself,

Through every human. No thing and no one,

Is left untouched. Ant, bear, and eagle,

And, yes, your body-mind and mine,

Are made of a drop divine.

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Dare to Dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell

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Falling From Truth

Here, an offering of one of my poems:

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Falling From Truth

Damn it

All the way to hell

And back! Sometimes, I

Still slip—forgetting Truth—

And slide down the muddy slope of ignorance. At the bottom,

In a big puddle of conceptual identity,

There is suffering and delusion.

For ten imagined minutes

Or half an illusory day,

I once again believe, without question,

That I am the historical person of my story; thus, caught,

In the web of Maya, I

Grieve the loss of past family and friends who

I assume real, as name and form. How foolish

And painful, it seems  

To mourn the passing contents of a mirage.

When such appears to occur,

The real issue, of course,

Is that I’ve forgotten “What,” not who, 

I really Am; I’ve lost my footing, so to speak.

In Truth,

I just Am, as are You and They,

Omnipresence going nowhere,

Creating everything while

Doing nothing.

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Dare to Dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. Please share this article if you enjoyed it. If you’d like to view my latest book (This Taste of Flesh and Bones–released September 8, 2020), press here. My YouTube videos may be found through this link. May the content of either or both help you along your spiritual journey. 🙏🧡

Thank You” & “Note to Publishers