When You Know, Absolutely Know, there is a “Better” You Waiting to Emerge…

Woman Emerges

Woman Emerges

The God You Meet

The God you seek is within every face you meet.
You have been taught to think otherwise.

My God, Your God, My God, Your God
Until you understood, for your have been taught well,

Exactly who was on Your side and who
Quite frankly, would go to Hell.

They say with sincerity that the Devil,
if you are so to believe, works in dangerous ways.

Missing the irony of what they speak.
For clearly they are relating the Devil’s number one play-

Causing one to hate God so clearly
set upon another’s face.

I wrote this poem and did this image because I am tired of sometimes operating from my most base emotions. Blind hate as I describe in the poem is one such example of a gut reaction by the lowest self. I am spiritual, but not religious. I do not serve my judgments of “right” and “wrong” in the arena of religion. However, we all contain everything within us and I am guilty of a “me” vs. “them” mentality in many areas of my life- the “Devil” at work.

A “Me” vs. “Them” mentality, even when it is supposedly justified by the “word of God”, is one of the basest places from which to engage in life.

All things, if we allowed them ( and our history has shown we have allowed a many number of things this luxury) can serve to divide and in turn, justify the most base actions.

What peace and harmony may be brought by such actions? I can not say I honestly desire such things, yet choose that which will garner neither.

You can not choose base emotions and expect love, peace, and joy to follow. Believe me, I have tried. Oh, Lord, I have tried.

There is a place for strong, gut reactions in life, and there is a place to take the higher road. May I continue to grow wise and learn to tell the difference.

The art piece speaks to this. I like the woman-figure rising up from the circle/rose. She is parting the waves of chaos into a new way of being. I admire her.

3 thoughts on “When You Know, Absolutely Know, there is a “Better” You Waiting to Emerge…

  1. A “Me” vs. “Them” mentality is why i am not religious along with many facts the point in the opposite direction of religion defined, when someone or a group do terrible things in the name of God (any God) it is so ridiculously clear to me. I do however believe everyones ideology or religion or spirituality is valid and to be respected for themselves but if it is forced upon or affects others adversely i have issue with it. i have a path i follow i require no one else to follow it with me i only hope it makes me a better person. I really appreciate posts like this Kimberly you tend to post things many wouldn’t dare.

    • Amanda-
      I always feel such resonance with what you write. I feel the same that each person’s ideology and religion is valid and should be respected. It should never be used though to harm others.

      I love what you write about your own personal path- that you hope it makes you a better person. Amen! to such sentiment 🙂 Something we should all strive for.

  2. Pingback: When You Know, Absolutely Know, there is a “Better” You Waiting to Emerge… | Soul Healing Art | ~innervoiceoutloud~

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