Monthly Archives: June 2014

Real Faith…

Any faith whose source is not LOVE, is not real faith, but fear based, guilt ridden lie of religious dogma that leads not to the truth of soul’s eternal happiness, our infinite connection, but to the illusion of separation and spiritual dead ends…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. No one was there.” ~ Old English ProverbImage

The Sweat…

Dark beautiful darkness embraces, steaming heat, the mother’s womb recreated, the most sacred place; sweat flows, warm salty streams offerings to the earth, prayers to the Great Spirit rise in plumes of sage and tobacco infused smoke; stories of loss and healing shared, cancer, suicide, addiction; steaming heat hotter, sweat poring, hot saline rivers run, hallowed songs, sacramental, to mother give thanks, to father give grace, to all the ancestors blessings; the Great Spirit smiles on her children, prayers answered, ritual eternal, timeless, ancient honored; sacred pipe passed, inhaled the soul’s purest intention, exhaled miracles; gifts from the Great Spirit, corn, nuts, cool sweet blackberries passed, to nourish the flesh; clockwise we crawl, females, White Buffalo Woman each on hands and knees move first to light, we emerge from the womb, purified, spirit filled, reborn to the world of man; the lesson carried LOVE, each moment cherish, divine, holy; soaked, exhausted to the core, eager to be cleansed once more; praise be, praise be, the Good Red Road ahead, clear for this second in time…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender’s inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.” ~ C.S. LewisImage

Ride Phoenix Rise…

LOVE is always here, always near, begging silently; listen, feel me, let me be your courage, let me heal your fear ravaged heart and give back spark of life to the dying embers of your unremembered spirit. Rise Phoenix rise, from the ashes of your imminent demise, I am your wings; without words LOVE sings…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” ~ Hubert H. HumphreyImage

Kissing Each to Bloom…

My greatest happiness is helping you find your greatest happiness.

My greatest LOVE is helping you to remember that you are greatest LOVE.

I am selfishly emphatic, for like the bee buzzing, flitting, fluttering flower to flower kissing each one to bloom, I too make my life’s honey from the fruit of your prosper, but so too I wilt and wither with you, as your petals fall.

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.’ ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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The Muse of Creation…

The painter paints, the poet proses, the maestro composes not out of fear, but out of need, driven by LOVE and all space and time as well was created out of not fear, but need driven by LOVE; LOVE is the muse of that drives both man to manifest his never ending illusions and God to mold infinite formless nothing, into countless stars…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you” ~ Saint BartholomewImage

Real Beauty…

LOVE gives sight beyond fear distorted flesh that disguises the spirit in ego; all I see is the ever present beauty that is our eternal soul, our true divine angelic splendor, not our mask of vane demonic creature.

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ ConfuciusImage

Collecting Grains of Sand…

In my hand I hold a perfect grain of sand and before me rising to the heavens is a glorious mountain, whose peak I cannot see; the pebble is what I now know of LOVE’s truth, the mountain is the infinite truth of LOVE I will climb joyously ever to discover, but whose summit I shall never reach; I forgive, I give thanks, I raise my soul’s voice singing silent praise; before the mountain’s eternal magnificence I stand in rapt awe and once more I am humbled. My prayers of LOVE now answered; my heart is filled with gentle breath of life, as I climb up and up and up humbly collecting grains of sand…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” ~ Rabindranath TagoreImage

LOVE’s Lessons; Tough as Well as Kind…

A true master of LOVE, a teacher of life’s truths, loves all her students; the broken and troubled ones most, and for them her lessons must be often both tough, as well as kind…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur WardImage

Of LOVE and Resurrection…

In LOVE we experience resurrection, ascension and in fear we conjure perpetual damnation.

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” ~ Deepak ChopraImage