Sacredness

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SACREDNESS

There is sacredness in all living things.
In a blade of grass, in the complexity of a tree.
They just are.
In harmony within and without.

There is sacredness in the early morning song
from each bird, wherever it found a perch.
They glory in the freshness and serenity
in stillness and early morning dew.

There is sacredness in each of us if we give space,
if we donโ€™t split ourselves in two or more.
It canโ€™t be understood, just felt
when we give ourselves up to peace

to the act of listening and being.
part of tranquility, of rustling leaves
part of creation and creativity.

As we are gifted the complexity of mind,
let us use it with wisdom and calm
in harmony with the sacredness within.

What wonders we then could create, in unity
How light we would feel,
when the burden of conflict is thrown overboard.

Finally we realize, the planet and all its life
belong to each and every one.

ยฉ miriam ivarson

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52 thoughts on “Sacredness

    • A warm thank you for your comment. It isn’t easy for any of us to throw our conflicts overboard, neither is it for the whole humanity.
      What do you think about starting today? One after the other. Shouldn’t life than be lighter and more fulfilling. ๐ŸŒป.

      miriam

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    • For me, throwing away my burdens of conflict is a process, like taking rocks out of my backpack one at a time, we get better with practice….. It helps to turn them over to a power greater than myself, a loving Creator. You can start any time.

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    • Miriam, a prayer to Mother Nature. How interesting, maybe also a praise?
      I must admit I was bewildered myself. I do feel the connection between us, the university and creativity of any kind very strongly.
      Thank you for your wonderful comment.

      Miriam

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  1. I love everything about this beautiful poem, Miriam. Waking up to the silence outside in the โ€œfreshnessโ€ of this morning. The word โ€œSacrednessโ€ makes me feel good and at peace. Hopeful, serene, in โ€œharmony.โ€ I do feel โ€œlighter.โ€ Thank you for an uplifting part of my morning. Beautiful photos!

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  2. Thank you Erica for your beautiful comment. The word Sacred was what started me off so Sacredness made me feel good to. I am so very glad to
    have been part of your morning feeling uplifted. Bless you.

    The photos are again my own. The sky I took in Sweden whilst laying down by a river spotting the beauty above.
    Photo of no 2 were two birds wondering why their water pot was broken and
    unimpressed with my lateness with water.

    Miriam

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  3. Dearest Miriam, your poem creates waves of joy washing through my heart, rippling out to create more waves of joy all around me in my world.

    Thank you. It is a beautiful poem. A reflection of your inner and outer beauty, creating ripples of beauty flowing out into the world.

    How divine. โค

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    • Louise, I am humbled by your beautiful response and also feel gratitude.
      If my words could give you such feeling of joy I have been blessed indeed.

      When we speak from our hearts we can indeed send ripples out in the world.
      It is my dream that positive ripples will one day win out. โค๏ธ.

      Miriam

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    • Thank you so much, Jaqui. You are of course right, used wrongly this gift
      to us humans can be a curse. Free will is just that, we choose what we do with our gift. Used in love and peace it will give out good. ๐Ÿ’• .

      Miriam

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    • Thank you, Brad. You are so right. Both place and my inner self were in tune.

      I am glad you got a reminder to do what you really like. We all need to find
      that clarity within. ๐Ÿฆ‹.

      Miriam

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  4. I love how you have knitted every living being into the thread of sacredness…the thought of kind beings wishing for serenity and the images in sync with your reflections complement them so well Miriam. I can feel the harmony in my heart. Thank you.

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    • Balroop, thank you so much for your deeply thought comment.
      I am so very glad to spread harmony in your heart, I do know you love nature too.
      Your point though is me having knitted every living being into the thread of sacredness is so beautifully put and also what I intended.
      There would be harmony in that, a harmony we so badly crave. ๐ŸŒผ.

      Miriam

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  5. A glorious poem, Miriam. This sacredness of our nature world is a miracle and something we are hopefully learning to value more as we disengage from the frantic pace of our modern world and “stop to smell the roses.”

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    • Thank you from my heart, Robbie. Your wonderful comment tunes in with the glory around us – many of us -. How tragic if we go through life in a hectic fashion without ever know what was there all the time.
      It would be wonderful if everyone would give at least a little time to take in the wonder around. A dream for mankind.

      Miriam

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    • Jo, thank you for your lovely and thoughtful comment. Life doesn’t have to be complicated. Yet it often becomes so. I hope one day it won’t be and human
      beings can live without strife.

      Miriam

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  6. There IS sacredness in every living thing. “What wonders we then could create, in unity….” We have so much potential. I hope we learn to make room for the sacredness of the world, a world that needs your words of wisdom.

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    • JoAnna, your comment touches me and gives me faith. You say, we have so much potential, and as you know I agree. When we let go we will delight in both our strength and smallness. We might one day shine. ๐Ÿ’• .
      .

      miriam
      Miriam

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