“Seldom has a book touched me so deeply in its mix of compassion, authenticity, and forward-looking while fully honoring the world’s wisdom traditions. It lays out how the darkness of suffering has a way of pushing humanity into the light of new beginnings if we so choose.”
The emergence of COVID-19 turned the world upside down causing mass causalities and sickness, economic ruin, and social unrest in the streets. However, despite the pandemic’s tragic and chaotic nature, the virus has also been a catalyst for the spiritual awakening of humanity on a scale not seen at any time since possibly World War II.
In COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening, Forrest Rivers walks the reader through the myriad of ways in which the virus has served to awaken the inborn seeds of truth, wisdom, and the acknowledgment of our common roots as one human family.
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“Awaken” Still mind Calm breath Buddha is realized Open heart Pure soul Brahman is attained Simple life Quiet home The Self will be recognized Humble speech Illumined eyes Peace will be achieved. Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and … Continue reading Mindful Musings: Mar 1
“The Great Self” By: Forrest Rivers When the wind whispers When the birds cry When the thunder rumbles And when the Earth shakes Who is there to report The glorious news Of THIS moment’s promise? When the wind whispers to your heart When the birds cry in the trees When the thunder rumbles overhead And … Continue reading Mindful Musings: Feb 28
“The Great Mantra” By: Forrest Rivers ——————————— THE GREAT MANTRA Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare THE GREAT MANTRA ———————————- More than a mantra More than a phrase of faith More than the Soul’s initiation Into a universe of grace…. This mantra beyond all mantras … Continue reading Mindful Musings: Feb 27
“A Sacred Union” By: Forrest Rivers A sacred flash Of the eternal A sport of love Like no other My divine mother Flows through me Her thoughts Become my thoughts And her actions Become my actions When I breathe The air enters And exits Through my lungs As her rarefied spirit Moves me I am … Continue reading Mindful Musings: Feb 25
“The Network” By: Forrest Rivers Like the connected roots of trees Like the cells within our bodies Like the cycle of the seasons And like the movement of the Cosmos We are part of a vast and mysterious network Where all seeming parts And polarities Merge back into One again….. Seen through an untrained mind … Continue reading Mindful Musings: Feb 23