here in the church of God’s Creation worshipping in the woods, dales, and lakes
doing the work of bringing light unto the self practicing Self realization, resisting the Empire and all that separates us from Creation
residing in authentic communities of healing and belonging with others who value sharing the work and doing the practice
walking in nature, creating, writing down the bones taking care of one another and those we may
here and now in our aging together releasing worldly desires, falling upward, in the cloud of unknowing
flowing with Cosmic energy connecting root to crown filling hearts with grace, love, hope, faith
beloveds, we are fine
Herb Stone here&now working poetry June 16, 2021
photo: the author and his wife at Bird Heave Hill in the Southern Hills of Nashville
Author’s note: Just a little love note from Cathey and I to all our beloveds that we are fine here on Bird Heaven Hill doing the quiet, slow practice and work of Self, mutuality, belonging together, and oneing, and we invite you all to join together in authentic communities of intentionality, purpose, and meaning.
arising, my core flame burning low, a small ember weakened and weighed down
sitting quietly, with little spark to spare, rallying a bit in the silent stillness
working on my poetry like the breath returning stoking my inner flame
prana’s flow chakra’s balancing life force energizing
my writing seeks meaning and purpose deeply connecting me to my inner core
and a lifeline of belonging united in community with Beloveds, I write as my life depends on it
Herb Stone here&now working poetry May 15, 2021
image Chakra Energy Centers unattributed
Author’s note: The Svadhisthana Chakra, our second chakra at the bodys sacrum, is represented by the color orange and the element water, and it is our energy center of creativity and self-expression. Balancing this chakra, through breathing, pranayama, visualization, and other techniques increases our appreciation and creation of poetry, art, literature, dance, theatre, music, and other forms of self-expression. It is a conduit of inner vision and outer manifestation of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Chanting the sacral chakra’s mantra ‘Vam’ properly helps balance this chakra. The mantra is chanted as a vibrational tone and not spoken as a word. Check a source such as YouTube to learn how to intone the mantra properly for optimal effect.
Dear friends of here&nowworkingpoetry.blog (which I recently changed to the author’s domain herbstonejr.com) I am pleased to announce I will be publishing my first book of poetry soon. I invite you to watch my video announcement below and to stay tuned for further updates as we approach publication. I can not thank you all enough for your support of my poetry, and I look forward to many more years of writing in hopes it is resonating with you as we continue our journeys of growing as True Selves and building communities of authenticity together.