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VxPoem ID: 10723


Posted: March 20th. 2005 1:37:40 AM

Views: 3027

Leaving the Body and Coming Back - a Poem

by Friendly Spirit

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Age Group: Adult

One day in my room
In spiritual play
While sitting alone in my chair
Something happened to me
That changed my life
The subject I now want to share:

I left my body
I left the room
Nothing seemed to matter anymore
Saw my old neighborhood
On the other side of Earth
Remembered something I’d forgotten before.

The school, the house,
The entire neighborhood,
The whole world was transparent to see
It seemed solid before
Like I agreed before
When I was being human, not me.

You could be anywhere
Without traveling
Just decide and there you are
In the middle of the sun
On the tail of a comet
Or just be around any star

Suddenly I knew
Space was a lie
Existing ‘cause once I thought small
But now I knew
The entire universe
Was really no distance at all

You could be any thing
Human, faery or cat
Or a swirling galaxy
Be the mist on a hill
The sunset on a beach
Just make the decision TO BE.

There was no pain,
There was no hate
There was nothing at all to fear
You were what you were
Simple and good
An Immortal that would really care.

You didn’t reason
You didn’t plan
In fact there was no “think” at all
No problems to solve
No mysteries to awe
The fact is you simply knew all.

And all this was done
In no time at all
Time exists when we think small
But when being free
Time is a lie
It truly exists not at all.

Then somehow I knew
That freedom’s path
When walked by one was no fun
There’s more to be done
Knowing somehow
My existing life had not run.

Now back again
In my body again
Where no time ago I was not
Space seemed real again
Time seemed real again
Things solid even though they were not.

In that body again
I had to recall
That of which I once agreed
I was being a man
And lived in a land
Where others and I had a need.

I tell you all this
Only to share
Something you already know
The real you is free
You are beautiful
And spiritually we all will grow.

We’re not our bodies
We’re not our minds
It’s the spirit that we really are
You are truth,
And you are good
And you take love with you afar.

The more we love
The stronger we get
Hurt others and we won’t go far
Disagree on the lies
Of time, solids, space
And you can be any star.

Author's Notes: It is my belief that all of us have experienced at least something like this. But I believe most people forget it. I don't know how many that remember it have tried to commit it to writing for others. This is my attempt to do so. I consider the above is what we experience in a more native state then we usually experience with bodies. It's not mysterious, it's simple.

For me, I call that place "home" and I sometimes refer to it as "the Fae".

While I believe this to be an example of the state we spiritual beings are at when we are most ourselves, I believe it is different for everyone.

But this is mine and I share it in the poem.

Author's Location: Penacook, New Hampshire
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