catholic, Christian Science, Poems, Uncategorized

Paisley Abbey New Minister Appointment August 2021

A poem for the Installation of the New Minister Elspeth McKay.

The first Abess in Cloister´s grove, forcing change as Love demands

The poisoned chalice passed in sight, yet Love demands she does not drink.

A higher view where Angels dwell is upon her shoulders bright

No politics nor Kirk Board stern can stop unfolding Love.

Ancient stones do quake and fall, maternal Love doth take it´s place

Altars made of Stone fall down for Love is here.

Stones adorned by men, ancient saints bowed down to Love and it´s Man of Sorrows

The day demands woman goes forth to slay Goliath and put to rest honoured time traditions.

Love comes and rests with her own and all is still, where Love is found

Rainbows of Light as Love descends, the snake is found beneath her feet

Appoints the best.

Elspeth comes and Love draws near. Surely Divine Love is best seen in the heart of a woman

and Love is reflected in Love.

kabbalah, Uncategorized

Kabbalah Symbols: Its All Coming Back To Me by Jim Steinman´s Group – Pandora´s Box

After a very long artistic opening lasting one moment, the scene shifts to a cemetery clearly representing symbolism for death and a woman called Pandora with a very large piece of metal sticking out from her neck (or is it simply hair) with stone Angels looking down from a tombstone above her.

The scene shows a flashing police light (sphere representing the mind of the cosmos) appearing and disappearing and a white horse (representing something bad which has befallen a person). The image of the sphere is further impressed by a man creating another sphere on the head of Pandora played by Elaine Caswell – again drawing parallels between our small minds and the Great Mind. This sphere is created by a snake, another symbol for the sphere – usually we see it in other places in a circle with its head and tail meeting, and appears again towards the end of the video as a crown for Pandora.

The motorcycle rests on two pillars which represents the two pillars Jachin and Boaz found in the Temple of Solomon. They also marked the passage towards the unknown and the otherworldly. In ancient Greece there were pillars also, known as the pillars of Hercules. This fits in with the Pandora Myth and as such the white horse could indeed also represent Pegasus from Greek Mythology.

Perhaps the most exciting part of the video is when we see two men and two woman who appear to be fighting. This represents the fight we all have between our masculine and feminine side for dominance both in our outward sexuality and in the Kabbalah where we strive to bring the two together for balance and unity. Karl Jung wrote extensively on this. One woman clearly wins which shows us God and Spirituality is ultimately feminine which must be embraced.

The dance clearly is the dance of life which we all have to go through.

There is much more symbology here but I´ve covered the main parts, if anyone knows who these actors are (they are all from London´s CATS production in the 1980s) – then please let me know.

Rest in Peace Jim.

Christian Science, Poems, Uncategorized

Snow in Paisley December 2020

And comes a pure white blanket laid

around the river Cart

Across the darkened thoughts of man

a Love which does impart

And o´er the bogs and swamps there´s ice

up to the Abbey door

A voice says “Man with all your cares

be still for just an hour”

The darkened views of waning health,

exchanged for winter cheer

The snow reflects a gentle calm

upon the town so dear

And on the braes the deer are seen

walking proudly by

For no man can touch their safety now

upon their mountain high

Upon the tombs of rested men

lies layers of icy sense

Reflecting that the One great Mind

preserves their innocence

catholic, Christian Science, islam, Uncategorized

Fear Culture

We seem to be living now in a culture driven by fear:

“you have to do what we tell you or you could die”

“you have to do as we say or we will punish you”

“if you vote for the wrong person, you will suffer”

“If you don´t protest, communism, marxism or another ism will come and destroy all of us”

These are just a few choice statements heard over the last year and only one of them has anything to do with physical health. Yet we find ourselves bound up in the hands of what seems to be a person or system who doesn´t seem to know what´s happening. It changes it´s mind daily. It would be nice if there was one person we could blame for all of this but actually, even if we remove our governments and politicians these bad opinions about power over another will remain.

Lets look away from people today and see just what these things are: “opinions” – we can choose our response to this by loving. I find a random act of kindness, ordering flowers for someone a surprise phone call or text can really brighten someone´s day and also helps me to understand that in my world, there is nothing to be afraid of, in fact my life has not changed. Just one small act daily can be very empowering in the face of anxiety. As the song says “Love, isn´t Love until you give it away”

Let´s start by reversing some of the opinions fed to us daily, we can choose not to watch the media, get news once a day or better still get rid of the TV. Let´s make our own virus, one of loving kind thoughts which inspire and help others through creativity, kindness and generosity. You might be surprised how quickly other opinions vanish from our sight and how quickly, these acts of kindness can spread in what seems to be a culture of fear.

Christian Science, Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, Poems, Uncategorized

Calling Freedom – A Poem for Scottish Independence

Notice how strongly the fire begins to burn, fed by the air of Freedom
Who has ever fought against our Freedom and won?
See how it burns away bad opinions, and the water of our burns flood
For our betterment, our blood and our places, the water rises.

See the fire and water rise
Hear the winds of our mountains roar
See how they come to take their own, calling for us to stay faithful
Do not stem the water or extinguish the fire
Leave our land’s trees and its streams and it´s fires
To call Freedom, the voice carried in the wind

The courageous gun and sword laid down before our enemies
Shining and moving in museums of a time long ago
Quaking and shaking of cannons in castles
Water and fire is what defends us now, ancestral whispers, Fed by Freedom´s breath of air

See the fire and water rise
Hear the winds of our mountains roar
See how they come, to take their own, calling for us to stay faithful
Do not stem the water or extinguish the fire
Let our land’s trees and its streams and it´s fires, be,
To call Freedom, the voice carried in the wind