Committing my Life to Paper

by | Mar 15, 2021 | Philosophy

If asked,” what’s important?”
‘Would say, “Love, a vital Force”
Enhances each and every one
Energy drawn from an Infinite Source

Ions of both polarities
Positive or negative either
Represent Yin and Yang
That play out in the human theatre

The ideas of either polarity*1
As a rule, the positives good
On the other side of the equation
Negatives very misunderstood*2

In terms of ions in general
In fact, the opposites true
The negative neutralizes its counterpart
As such, a scientific rule

Given that idea in scientific terms
How does it relate to us
Joy, peace, contentment within
A magnetic force we trust

We generally call it, attraction
Thinking it’s all about sex
But four months down the rabbit hole
Most will mutter, “What’s next?” *3

Energy fields increase, as it were
Or, benefit that of the other
To BE or not to BE
To elevate or decrease another

He made me feel significant*4
But wherein is it right
To reach out to be redefined
With no courage to stand in the light

As moments grow close to returning
I ask, “What is the deal?
What in the hell do you need?
Has any of this been real?

Two worlds here-in collided
Each with needs of their own
Love can live, provide and give
Despite each living alone

9/15/20 #5


*1 We have been conditioned to think of the word ‘positive’ as referencing
something good and negative as referencing something bad.

*2 Here again lies the pre-conditioned idea that something negative is to
be avoided, the connotation is that it’s bad.

*3 The reference to the rabbit hole refers to actually having intimate
contact with the element of attraction. In terms of the poem and in this
instance, it’s referring to being with a person but as I committed thought
to paper, I realized there might be broader implications.

For simplicity’s sake, we’ll say four months of intimacy with the person
who has captured your attention, familiarity sets in and the mind and
attention wonders. This may not be true in absolute terms, it may reflect
projection, LOL. However, observation favors the perspective.

*4 If I were to be totally honest in self-reflection, my initial
willingness to engage with Bob was based on the elevation I felt in
conjunction with him. What that says about me is that I don’t have the
confidence to appreciate myself without outside confirmation.

Bob saw something in me that made him want to draw near, the outcome wasn’t
what either of us expected. For me it was an opportunity to see things in
myself that had been hidden away, possibly even denied.

What I came to discover within the events of our conjunction was the
absolute observation of my emotional reaction to him when I felt under
attack. Not physical attack; but psychological attack. When he used his
measuring stick of what’s right or wrong to measure and condemn my
behavior. None of the variables of any of that is important. It doesn’t
matter if you agree with my position or his, what I got out of it with him
was the opportunity to observe my own emotional reaction.

Why would that be important? Abraham Hicks through Ester talks about
‘calibration’ and being in the ‘vortex.’ My understanding of calibration
is the history of information that holds the judgments of right and wrong,
good and bad along with all the emotions that are stored inside the same.
All of which is stored and guarded by the ego. The ego is that which
insulates us and protects us. When it gets pinched, we react.

It was no different for me whenever we’d return to the dating site
accusation. In my heart I understood my motivation from my point of view.
He, coming from his point of view was equally correct; but regardless, it
drove up emotions.

As I swallowed the emotions while simultaneously shutting down, I continued
to write poetry. The exercise of doing so allowed me to gain clarity of
the process of altering calibration. From my perspective it was amazing.

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)