Remember

Remember

by Carolyn Glackin

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

Image credited to the rightful owner.

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Unwritten

Title: Unwritten
Subtitle: Sanctus Dei, Nobis Revelare

Prelude:
Holy God, reveal us!
Remove from our hearts
This fright
Deliver us to the day
There ending the long, dark night.
©Carolyn Glackin 2018.

Unwritten
by Carolyn Glackin
I am but one of many
Come in the long, dark night
You may not know me by name
But by power, force, and might
You might think of us as soldiers
Volunteered to save this earth
And give rise to a peaceful world
By right of mankind’s birth
We come not seeking glory
We are not here for your acclaim
But brethren, please know this
Once we’re done,
Things won’t be the same
There exists no army to stop us
No battalion could strike us down
For we are empowered by love
The best enforcer around
Don’t look for wings upon us
We’re no longer of the sky
Long ago we did forego
That which set us aloft so high
We are stationed all over your world
In every corner and nook
By year, we grow in number
You have only but to look
We are the sons and daughters
Of the great one beyond the sky
And we come here to represent
To exalt and to glorify
For you, a downtrodden race
Who’ve completely forgotten your worth
You lie about in your shame
Plagued by sorrow, adversity, and dearth
Rise up now, Adonai’s children!
Don’t you know?
We are one and the same?
Stop looking to point a finger
There is no one to admonish or blame
Look but to yourself for power
Look but to yourself for might
For when you remember your worth
‘Tis you who will rule the night!
My brothers and sisters, please hear me
The love that you seek is here!
But never will your eyes spy it
So long as you exist in fear
Your soul has been sullied by guilt
Your spirit is reeking of shame
But I ask you this question, my loves
Do you not know from whence you came?
So noble were your beginnings
So lofty, so regal, so proud
And now you scuttle about
Your truth lost to the earthen shroud
I beg of you, please remember!
For the end of an era is nigh
We are not beholden to earth
Let us return to the sky!
Rise up now sons and daughters!
For I am the truth that sings
I shall sing but for to reveal you
That you might recall your wings
Then we shall fly home together
Not in body, but in mind
And the earth will inherit the future
That was always meant for mankind
And we’ll build a new world together
We shall bless it with mesh and gold
Bit by bit, and piece by piece
Paved with truth and love, as foretold
Yes, we will give rise to a story
But still there’s much planning to do
Oh my dear ones, please remember!
Do you not know the writer is you?!
In you alone, lies the power
In you alone, waits the glory
We come but to remind you
You are the heroes of your story.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.
Image credited to the rightful owner.

‘Sanctus Dei, nobis revelare’ is Latin for ‘holy God, reveal us.’ While writing the poem, ‘sanctus Dei’ came to me. I’m not sure why, as I’ve not studied Latin in this lifetime, and yet Latin words occasionally appear in my mind when writing about subject matters relating to God.

‘Adonai’ is an archaic term for God.

Reconsider

Reconsider

by Carolyn Glackin

I’ve forgotten who told me

That the world wasn’t good

But needless to say

They misunderstood

For here there is beauty

Untouched by man

All in accordance

With nature’s plan

Here there are blue skies

And rivers and seas

Flowers that bloom

Mountains and trees

There is rugged terrain

There are prairies and brooks

There are valleys and fjords

Unheard of in books

There are animals

Of all shapes and sizes

There are beautiful sunsets

And gorgeous sunrises

There are islands and jungles

Where ripened fruits grow

There are tundras and glaciers

Adorned with fresh snow

There are sun drenched deserts

Gladly cooled by the moon

There are star kissed skies

That make lovers swoon

There are caverns and caves

As well as moors and plains

And with all of this beauty

There’s no room for disdain

Our world is comprised of

Magic and mystery

As well as all kinds of people

Culture and history

This world is a blessing

It’s our gift to uphold

And we must care for it

As time has foretold

So please do not question

Whether the world is good

But instead ask yourself

If you’ve misunderstood.

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

Image credited to the rightful owner.

Beloved

Blessed
by Carolyn Glackin
Beloved, I have loved you
Far beyond what I thought
One heart could give
And truly, it’s for you
That I’m here, that I live
I am but a mere
Specter of the Light
Existing in this chaos
Burning forever bright
And from the
Earthen shackles
I’m long since freed
I come here not
Through karma
But rather,
I’m born out of need
For I have heard
Your children’s cries
So deep within my heart
And I won’t let them go unanswered
So I come to do my part
And it’s my great joy
To come to this place through you
To anchor love in this dimension
And embody it too
To serve all of humankind
In the name of the Light
To make sure no one walks alone
On their darkest night
To remind your children
How dearly we are loved
For we are miracles enfleshed
Who hail from up above
And it’s my sacred duty
And solemn vow
To witness you in them always
In the eternal moment of now
Beloved, thank you! Thank you!
Truly, we are blessed
To come here in your name
That we might come to know you best
For there is so much good
Here on this Earth
There is laughter, there is music
There is life and rebirth
There are the unending glories
That dear Gaia bestows
And the sacred mysteries
That only heaven knows
There’s the hope that lives on
In the heart of man
There’s the faith that sustains us
That we might uphold your plan
There are vexations aplenty
But to those, I give my attention not
And instead I live in gratitude
For all that is, for all I’ve got
There’s kinship of spirit
That alights in the hearts
Of those who remember
And are here to do their part
There are blessings of all manner
And miracles abound too
When we set our sights on your glory
And choose to see only you
And so, ’tis for these reasons
That my heart sings your name
And I offer you praise
Until the end of my days
Beloved, I humbly ask of you
The following things
Let me see through your eyes
Let me love through your heart
Let mine be the same song
Your spirit sings
Let me uphold goodness
Let me teach only love
And whenever I fall
Let me rise above
May I see your reflection
In all that lives
Let mine be a heart
That always loves and forgives
May I be ever humble, grateful and kind
And most of all, may I bear in mind
That every moment spent here
From the time of our birth
We’ve been the blessed
And the blessing
Upon this Earth.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

*Art credit: “Gratitude,” by Tamara Phillips via Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259952042/gratitude-watercolour-85-x-11-print-of

The Invitation

The Invitation

by Carolyn Glackin

Dearest, I have loved you

Well beyond the confines of time

With a heart far bigger than my own

With songs of praise

And endless rhymes

With prayers of devotion

I’ve spoken your sacred name

As I sang you into existence

Here with me, on this earthly plane

Thus we are now immortal

Eternal in our love

We exist outside of human law

In a holy place above

And nothing here can touch us

For all here is but a dream

And I have loved us whole

We’re more real than we may seem

Impervious to duality

Karma no longer scathes us

For the song that sings us here

When sung, is the one that saves us

Though darkness may surround us

No longer can it seep in

In our heart, there lies a fortress

That sustains the light within

And my love is reflected outward

In hopes that all will know

The softness of its touch

As I hold them in its glow

And my heart song calls out to them

“Remember why you came”

“Listen, and remember ”

“I’m calling you by name”

I know not all will hear it

But there are those that will

And they’ll waken from their slumber

And give up all their pills

Life will be brand new

As their mind is now set free

Their hearts are cleansed of sorrow

Their eyes can truly see

Each time that it happens

There’s rejoicing up above

And reunions with the soul

Who at last, returned to love

For whether here or there

No matter how far apart

We all remain as one

When joined within our heart

And I am but an essence

Housed within this skin

Here to do my part

That you might truly live again

No mortal coil doth chain me

To this world of ours

I exist beyond this realm

In the cosmos with the stars

But your cries have touched my heart

So I’ve come back to this place

To love this world whole

To free the human race

To release the veils that blind you

That you might see your holy light

Thus bringing to an end

The soul’s darkest night

The time is now upon us

We’ve paid our dues in full

Please listen for my song

It’s calling to your soul

You’re grander than you know

And far wiser than you think

A miracle enfleshed

Now standing at the brink

For now the time is nigh

Lo! Verily, I say

There are choices to be made

Awaiting us this day

So I’m holding out my hand

And I’m singing to your heart

I’m asking you to join me

In the thoughts that I impart

I hold a space of love

For all to enter in

Remember now my loves!

Through us, a new world begins

I’m the song that keeps on singing

I’m the song that has no end

I sing my song for you

Come sing with me dear friend!

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

Art by Josephine Wall.

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’m reposting this tribute piece that I wrote last year. My hope is that not only will we keep Dr. King’s dreams alive, but that we’ll also bring them to fruition.

Blessings, 

Carolyn Glackin 

Dear Dr. Martin Luther King,

I don’t mean to bother you 

While you’re up there soaring

On your well deserved angel wings

I just wanted to talk to you 

You know, say a few things

It might seem that this world 

Has forgotten you at first glance

But that would never happen sir

No, not a chance

You see Dr. King, 

You taught us a great deal while you were here

You showed us there was light in the dark 

And taught us there was bravery in fear

Dr. King, this surely is your day 

But I would never want you to assume 

That it’s the only one 

In which I remember you this way

You see, I took your lessons to the heart 

So it doesn’t matter 

That we’re now far apart

I know things here are looking ominous and scary

I know that many hearts 

Are full of fear 

And souls are weary

And though the hour 

In the history of this world 

Is growing late

I know we’ll be just fine Dr. King 

Because you taught us 

To find the love in hate

Thank you for shining your light 

Into this world dear Dr. King

You did more good 

Than you could ever know 

And you sure did earn 

Those angel wings.

Eternally grateful,

Carolyn Glackin

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.

Art credited to Raymond L. Warfield Jr.

*Sorry this is a day late. Had trouble when attempting to post it yesterday. 

Paradigm Shift 

Old, archaic

Monolithic regime
Rigid, unwavering
Stuck in the dream

Oppressive, outdated
Time to give in
Corrupt, beleaguered
They won’t let us win

A stirring, a calling
A new dream is born
Old versus new
The people are torn

Capricious, compelling
Humankind on the brink
Time to reclaim our power
Time to voice what we think

Sophic, subversive
A new world emerging
Sanctified, unified
Awakened minds converging

A dawning, a rebirth
An old slate wiped clean
A prophecy plays out
Better than foreseen

Sanctified, glorified
Released from affliction
A new day arises
Angels sing our benediction.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.
Image via Google/artist unknown. 

Knight and Day 

Knight and Day
by Carolyn Glackin
He was a dream within a dream
An echo of vibrations
That reached across time
He had a heart that beat for mine
He was the manifestation
Of a promise made
So long ago
In a sunny glade
He was the truth
Come to life
In earthly flesh
With blue eyes
He was the reminder
That I’d always need
To know myself
To remain free
And through him
I called myself home
There in my heart
Through the love he’d shown
He was my touchstone
My angelic reminder
Of worlds that were softer,
gentler, and kinder
And through our union
Two would be one
One heart, one mind
And work to be done
For we shared a mission
Right here, on this earth
The restoring of peace
Through love, a rebirth
Together we’d walk
Through the dark
As the Light
I was his day
And he, my knight.
Copyright ©Carolyn Glackin 2017*Artist unknown. 

One

I tend not to think in terms of ‘mine/theirs,’ ‘his/hers,’ ‘us/them,’ ‘our country/their country,’ ‘my people/their people.’ There is one world, one love, and one people. My heart, my mind, and my love know no borders; because despite the ongoing illusion/delusion of separation, all is one. We are all fashioned by the same hand of the same creator. We all possess the same spark of the divine. We are all the intricately, interwoven detail of All That Is. Each of us, both singularly and collectively, make up the I AM presence. We are one and the same. I AM of you as you are of me and together, we are All That Is. May we, as a people, wake up to the truth of this reality and embrace our oneness so that we may begin living in peace and unity. 

Love and blessings,

Carolyn Glackin
*All words are my own. 

*Photo found on Google.

Let Love Rule!

Love is the best teaching modality that humankind has at it’s disposal. Thus far, fear has been predominantly employed for most purposes; and while it is effective, we must question how well people really learn when their cortisol levels are skyrocketing and their life is at stake. On the other hand, when love is employed for purposes of teaching and leading (i.e., political leaders), people feel safe and respected, cortisol levels are normal, and the fight or flight  response is not triggered. The other main difference is that people are far more likely to be willing participants when treated with love and respect; so it stands to reason that love should be utilized in all situations in regard to teaching our young and leading our nations. The best way to start? With our own selves, in our own homes, and in our communities. If we can extend it that far, from there it’ll have a snowball effect throughout the world. If we must have a leader, let love rule. 

-Carolyn Glackin ♡