I have always felt a particular attachment to Nature in her varied expressions, especially as past cultures looked to her and engaged in her. Therefore, to me, peoples like the Celts and Native Americans—North, Central, and South—held much wisdom, wisdom that has become increasingly obscure to us today. Fortunately, many have valued that wisdom and movements like British and American Romanticism and Transcendentalism looked to the same Nature and the same Universe for instruction in personal as well as societal applications. In addition to this and truly axiomatically aligned with it are the spiritual longings that every human being possesses, longings that are fulfilled in each one’s own spiritual search, and once again various authors and philosophers have helped to guide and affirm me in my personal journey. This will be evident if you choose to read my work and engage in it.
In regards to this, I would like to mention the importance of the chakra system. I have always been spiritually minded and aware of a definite energy flow in my own body. I make no religious claims about this in terms of a belief that you must possess in order to gain peace, be happy, etc. Probably many people who are content and successful in their lives have listened to and responded to their inner energies, but for me it has been helpful to visualize the energy centers discretely in this journey of growth, a journey that begins with the base or root chakra which is associated with the color red and its associated electromagnetic frequency. I need not go through all here, but the energy centers move up from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and embrace the seven colors of the rainbow. My various poems relate to these as I experience them. I have volumes of poetry in development corresponding to these chakras, but on this page they will not be categorized. They are just here to experience and, hopefully, enjoy and perhaps they will encourage you in your search of self. Here they are!
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed and it can flow from one place to another.
From somewhere deep within,
The vibrations of life,
Spirit that energizes all things:
Newton saw it in gravity;
Vincent perceived it in stars and fields,
Cypresses and wheat,
Factories and faces;
Jefferson used it in the affairs of government;
Satchmo sounded it forth on horn;
Oh, so many yet too few have
Felt and sensed those energies of life,
Transformed and expressed them,
Creatively interpreted them--
Those centers, pulsing, vibrating, moving within bodies of flesh,
Centers that ring with the essence of life, of our lives,
So, I write them, sing them, play them, paint them in these words
As I perceive them, that you may perceive them:
Rainbows of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet,
Each color resonating with its own frequency,
Each color resonating with us, within us,
Colors of the vibrations of life
For us to know the Universe
And all its subsets,
For us to Express our unique creation.