Take in hand, Bowl of Clay, formed from the earth
Edging God Out
Into and don’t let disperse
Dilute with pure pristine water
Swirl around with wood from forest tree
By hand of wind formed from air
Drip slowly into fire
To be engulfed by its ashes
Absorbed into the ether
In the emptiness of the bowl
And melt into the healing vibration of om
In a writing group I’m in we were given a writing assignment of pouring ourselves into a bowl that is our world. Thoughts about this assignment, as with all ideas, come in pieces to me. This particular one came about through a succession of synchronicity.
This morning while doing yoga I was listening to Explore Your Spirit With Kala, and thinking at the same time about the bowl assignment. The guest, Eldon Taylor, began to discuss ego. I thought about throwing ego into my bowl, and began thinking about something I had heard Wayne Dyer say, that ego means to edge God out. I thought I must use that. A minute later the guest used the same phrase, to which I couldn’t help by shouting out, “Whoa,” thinking, an added synchronicity.
Doing upward facing dog, I looked up to see a bowl we had bought at a mall months earlier (pictured). This is my singing bowl, made from various alloys, the other element, metal, also coming from the earth. I wasn’t really interested in shopping that day, but I remember telling my husband how thankful we stumbled upon the Tibetan singing bowl that day. Brightly woven cloth from llamas drew me into the kiosk, but discovering the lone bowl was the prize.
As I began the writing process, I was spurred along by the wind outside, another element – air. And, that’s how it came to pass.
20 thoughts on “Recipe For Success of the Spiritual Kind”
You poured yourself into the bowl tha tis your world, but you also became the bowl that received the creative energy from the world. Congratulations.
Tibetan singing bowls are so fantastic for meditation!
Fun to read the posts on your page!
yummy and witty poem,
I enjoyed the offering! Delicious thoughts 🙂
I truly enjoyed this piece. It’s right in line with my journey. OM
Her’s my rally entry http://mysticmarleei.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/341/
thanks for giving this delicious treat to us..
Very well done, these are things we have had to wrestle with from time to time and the bowl is a wonderful image to portray this in. Thanks for sharing this great piece with us!
Very well expressed!
Loved the whole writing experience you have described here.. spiritual indeed!
That bowl would always be special to you now on.. 🙂
Thank you for this beautiful recipe…
This is breath-taking. Beautiful reflection.
With all the ingredients coming together like that, there was no choice but to go with the flow. A very nice job!
Wonderful write, love the broken down explanation of your piece, it adds alot to the poetry when read again.
thats a great idea! thank you for this! my potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/nectar-from-heaven/
So glad to hear that you enjoyed the show on Explore Your Spirit. It was a pleasure to have Eldon as a guest and I found his story to be fascinating! He’d love to know how his interview inspired you, you should drop him a line on his blog. Much love and all the best, *~Kala~*
This was SUPERB !! Kudos!
wonderful & full of wisdom
felt like closing my eyes & humming
one w/ the hummingbird 🙂
may u always walk in the light
peace & love my sister
keep it up.
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Hope all is well.
Noting that you have been part of poets rally in the year of 2011,
what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!
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You describe the writing process very well – indeed what writer can resist writing when he or she receives ‘coincidences’ like that! I enjoyed reading your poem very much.