The truth is they won’t accept you
Because you won’t accept that you’re accepted
You remind them of the lies they told
Because you reflect what they projected
The denial of your existence
Protects identities that don’t exist
And now you want to be like them
What part of the message did you miss?
Who you are before you’re born
Is more true than you can know
When you let someone tell you who you are
Who has no power to make it so
That’s why I live and keep on living
Without the dream of keeping score
Knowing absence from the body
Is Presence with the Lord
And by “Presence with the Lord”,
I mean I Am Presence too
Because the One You Are when You’re with God
Can never be taken away from You
You will ask me how I got here
In reality, I do not know
I surrendered to my brokenness
What you see now is emergent flow
It is not a part of Creation
Since it was before things are
The zero point of beingness
Collapsing distance from what seemed far
Be still and then you’ll know
Has nothing to do with stopping
Just as rising from the fall
Is not a consequence dropping
It is more like finally arriving
To the place I never left
By getting to the “other side”
Through borrowing another’s death
Now coming back to life
I choose to live like I’m twice born
Reinhabiting an incarnation
Through the veil that has been torn
Now when looking through the windows
I see what cannot be described
To those who breathe like they are living
But have yet to come alive
This is now the indescribable impetus
For everything that’s coming through
My actions coming from inaction
A human being before I do.
© Copyright 2022 Pedro S. Silva II
You can listen to this poem on Pedro’s Poetry Podcast.
Emerging from Nowhere
Participating in everything
I walk Alone
If you knew how much I love you
This world would not exist
Yes, there’d be a world and you’d be there
But it would not look like this
Where you now see separation
Everything you’d see is One
All would shine as they are meant to shine
So there’d be no need for sun
War will have never been
Every tragedy has been abated
You encounter someone who’s not like you
And that fact is celebrated
There will be no calls for justice
Or the concept of “what is fair”
Since we’d all create what it is we love
And no one else would care
Family’s only meaning
Would be loving as you love you
And lies would have no place to be
Since every spoken word is true
The most beauty you’d ever witness
Will be wherever you choose to gaze
Songs of joy would never cease
Along with never ending praise
But you choose not to know I love you
Because you’ve chosen one concern
To decide who else I’m supposed to love
Based on what you think they earned
So instead of the world I gave you
You’ve created a distortion
Invented lack in abundant life
And tried to break it up in portions
Because I love you I haven’t stopped you
I trust eventually you’ll get it
Because you’re in time and I am not
I can see where this is headed
I am Love that knows no bounds
Wherever you hide I will be Present
For the world you’ve made where I don’t exist
I have hidden it in Heaven!
© Copyright 2019 Pedro S. Silva II
For Your Consideration
How can we choose God who we cannot see and reject our brothers and sisters who we can see?
This is the choice before us.
To love who we can accept or love who God loves.
Nothing can prepare us for the full revelation of God’s love.
It is an undoing love that sets souls free.
God, undo us. Remove the chains that bind us to the false self,so that our true self can emerge.
Nothing can prepare us for the awareness that God fully loves all—even those we would not choose to love.
Choosing God is choosing all of God’s children.
It is choosing ourselves. May we choose wisely. Amen.
Out of the stillness emerges the Voice that calls us each by our true name
And every name is Beloved
Mistaken identities are replaced
Forgotten callings are restored
The darkness that hinders light is broken through
And what is revealed makes all things new
Peace has always reigned
On the surface waves are crashing, but they are held up by still waters.
© Copyright 2018 Pedro S. Silva II