Hands – Dorothy Walters

Hands My hands are turning to light as I listen to these strains from an unknown guitar, though I do not know how I got…

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Hidden Saints – Dorothy Walters

Hidden Saints I think they are walking among us, these hidden saints. Far from the eyes of the world, they are moving ever deeper into…

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These Beings – Dorothy Walters

These Beings Who are these beings coming to earth from places unknown? Each culture has met them, from Greece to India and Japan, the deserts…

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Swirling Particles – Dorothy Walters

Swirling Particles Now I have reached the age where everything around speaks to me. I see with Einstein’s eye, hear notes crashing in Mozart’s ears,…

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Hidden Saints By Dorothy Walters

I think they are walking among us, these hidden saints. Far from the eyes of the world, they are moving ever deeper into the realms…

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The Transition By Dorothy Walters

The Transition Even as the world around crumbles, the gates of heaven are opening. Angels good and bad are flowing down mingling among the crowds….

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Confessional By Dorothy Walters

Confessional I am a shuttle weaving a tapestry of words. I am a fountain pouring forth verses that are seeking beauty. I am a flower…

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The Awakening By Dorothy Walters

The Awakening No one can explain to me how this happened. One day a jewel opened in my head. Its rays went forth, turning my…

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Angels By Dorothy Walters

Angels Some looked up, saw an angel riding earthward on a cloud, and gasped. Others saw nothing, proclaimed the whole thing a fraud, mumbled that…

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The Human Connection By Dorothy Walters

The Human Connection There are times when what we need is comforting. We long for someone to hold our hand or even take us in…

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Transfiguration By Dorothy Walters

Transfiguration And now we approach The keyhole, The gap in the canyon of fate Where we go over the falls, Tumbling and thrashing Into the…

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The One Kiss By Dorothy Walters

The One Kiss We claim to know things but what we know can be written on a fingernail. Sages and savants issue their proclamations, but…

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Some Modern Poets By Dorothy Walters

Some Modern Poets Most of them kept their heads down, looked only at what was close and nurturing or perhaps at society’s ills or personal…

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Sensitive Ears By Dorothy Walters

Sensitive Ears The elderly and the infirm–– they have to be careful or the traffic will run over them. Often they are the ones who…

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Mystics By Dorothy Walters

Mystics Some people want answers, find them in preestablished molds, shape themselves to conform to preexisting patterns, ancient myths and legends, and thus become prefabricated…

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Dancers By Dorothy Walters

Dancers All around we are seeing a world in ruins. I do not need to tell you all the things going wrong. Yet there is…

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Iris By Dorothy Walters

Iris No matter how many times I tell myself That things will be all right, That everything happens for the best, And that all is…

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Singers By Dorothy Walters

Singers Give all you have to the kingdom. The kingdom will reward you greatly. Spread your skirts to catch the jewels showering down from heaven….

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The Entitled

They are all walking around us as if they were dead or in trance. They crave new and shiny things with wheels or wings, bigger…

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Teresa’s Enigma By Dorothy Walters

Teresa’s Enigma How can I explain this? Yesterday, pain cleaving a path over shoulder and arm, eyes stunned by arrows of light, back a maze…

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Don’t Make Lists By Dorothy Walters

Don’t Make Lists Every day a new flower rises from your body’s fresh soil. Don’t go around looking for fallen petals in a fairy tale,…

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Where We Are Going By Dorothy Walters

Where We Are Going “I live my life in widening circles.” Rilke No one knows where we are going. Is it into magnificence or into…

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Sacred Emissaries By Dorothy Walters

Sacred Emissaries Some of us have been priests and priestesses since time began. In Egypt we served in the pyramids, we caste the spells mixed…

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The Skeptics By Dorothy Walters

The Skeptics We were the skeptics, the ones who knew that nothing exists beyond our knowing, our certitude that what we saw was what there…

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My Life Moves Forward By Dorothy Walters

My Life Moves Forward “My Live Moves Forward in Ever Widening Circles” Rilke My life moves forward in a spiral, now ascending seeking its star,…

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The Blossoming By Dorothy Walters

The Blossoming “If I could step out of my body, I would break into blossom.” James Wright Yes, you and I have done this, remember…

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Each Day By Dorothy Walters

Each Day Each day you think you know something. Each day you stumble into new truth. One truth ever contradicts another. Yet you keep on…

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Whoever Went In By Dorothy Walters

Whoever Went In Whoever went in naked to the core. Whoever cast aside all the armor, all the fastenings. Who could breathe air thin as…

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Questions for Kabir By Dorothy Walters

Questions for Kabir How is it that I write these poems all morning, then find these stunning verses from the Master with the same themes…

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The Winemakers By Dorothy Walters

The Winemakers The winemakers claim that only they know how to brew, that age itself is the key to the celestial drink. But some of…

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Kundalini By Dorothy Walters

Kundalini What you must know is this: it will not come as a thought or a concept or an experiment in a laboratory. It will…

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The Agnostic’s Prayer By Dorothy Walters

The Agnostic’s Prayer They talk of miracles. Of stables and hay and virgins giving birth. A world savior arriving. A star. I sit here thinking…

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Buddha’s Pronouncement By Dorothy Walters

Buddha’s Pronouncement Buddha, I don’t understand your message. Old age, sickness and death indeed they come to us all and many of my friends have…

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When I Was Looking By Dorothy Walters

When I Was Looking How is it that when I was looking for You, You were seeking me also. Silently You watched and waited. Sometimes…

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Second Coming By Dorothy Walters

Second Coming When You first arrived you were a tornado that tore my mind to shreds. All of the edifice that I had made to…

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The Secret By Dorothy Walters

The Secret A hundred scholars could search the texts and never find the meanings. Yogis can turn themselves into pretzels, become limber as serpents and…

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If You Want By Dorothy Walters

If You Want If you want to feel the sweet light flow over your body, then give yourself to light. If you want to taste…

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The Abundance of Brightness By Dorothy Walters

The Abundance of Brightness God is not unknown on account of obscurity but on account of the abundance of brightness. — St. Thomas Aquinas 1….

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After the Awakening By Dorothy Walters

After the Awakening After the event, you will not be the same. You will feel like a ghost returning from another realm with a message…

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Who I Was By Dorothy Walters

Who I Was Frankly, it is a bit frightening. To think that everything each moment, each intensity, was merely a phantom passing before a mirror,…

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Preparing to Greet the Goddess By Dorothy Walters

Preparing to Greet the Goddess Do not think of her unless you are prepared to be driven to your limits, to rush forth from yourself…

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The Sibyl By Dorothy Walters

The Sibyl Everything on this journey is destined, though unplanned. What you call my madness is the food of my life. The silvered mesh between…

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I am the New Human By Dorothy Walters

I am the New Human I am the New Human. Does this sound like a boast? Well, doubtless it is, but it is also a…

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Taken By Dorothy Walters

Taken First, you must let your heart be broken open in a way you have never felt before, cannot imagine. You will not know if…

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Buddha’s Flower By Dorothy Walters

Buddha’s Flower I know about Buddha’s flower, emblem of truth. But then there was that man hanging from a tree, the one who cried aloud…

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Where the Beauty Resides By Dorothy Walters

Where the Beauty Resides Will someone please tell me what day it is, what time? More and more I keep on living in that place…

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One of the Ways By Dorothy Walters

One of the Ways It is one of the many ways to enter fire. ~ Mary Oliver And, yes, we enter, either by our own…

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The Saints By Dorothy Walters

The Saints These were not like us, these ancient ones. They lived in caves, ate grass, lashed themselves to poles and stood one legged in…

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Hymn to the Nameless One By Dorothy Walters

Hymn to the Nameless One Now as the year swings down, and the darkness encloses even the smallest bird, the largest animal, and we too…

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Still Life By Dorothy Walters

Still Life The rose that no longer blooms in the garden, blooms inside her whole body, among the veins and organs and the skeleton. —…

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After Enlightenment By Dorothy Walters

After Enlightenment After you are enlightened it is hard to hold steady. Blinded by light so strong that the mind is stunned and the world…

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Who I Am By Dorothy Walters

Who I Am I am neither Moslem nor Jew. Buddha does not tie my feet. I gave up being Christian long ago. Too wild for…

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Oh, Seeker By Dorothy Walters

Oh, Seeker Oh, seeker, do not follow the trodden ways that the elders have created. Too often these are deceptive, have lost their luster. Find…

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The Road to Success By Dorothy Walters

The Road to Success I cannot tell you how to make a million dollars or find a perfect mate. I cannot set you on the…

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Gifts By Dorothy Walters

Gifts The Divine Lover, says Hafiz, will smash your windows out to throw in holy gifts. Did you realize that the windows would be all…

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Something Inside By Dorothy Walters

Something Inside Now that I have grown older, it is time to think about things that really matter. Did I ever learn anything from all…

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After By Dorothy Walters

After There is one thing certain. Once you have stood in the midst of that searing flame, been struck down to earth like a pilgrim…

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Waiting By Dorothy Walters

Waiting The jeweled cloud sways overhead, waiting. Meanwhile, our cells are turning to air, finer and finer arrangements of light.

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Nomads By Dorothy Walters

Nomads Beyond this flame-desert, other, even wilder deserts. ~ Rumi Here, where we have traced sand circles by day, danced ourselves to lostness beneath the…

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The Lost Seeker By Dorothy Walters

The Lost Seeker Oh, where is my robe? I have looked everywhere and I cannot find it. When I meet others wearing their robes and…

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