Saturday, December 17, 2011


Galen L. Goldsmith CS

I Kings 19.11,12
Go forth and stand upon the mount before the LORD.
And the LORD passed by,
And a great and mighty wind broke the mountains
And shattered the rocks before the LORD
The LORD was not in the wind.
And after the wind, an earthquake,
The LORD was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, fire,
The LORD was not in the fire.
And after the fire, a still small voice

Long ago, a still small voice spoke to Elijah.
The Bible does not tell us whose voice it was,
But leaves us to wonder, giving us pause.
A thousand years are as one day with the LORD:
So I shall tell you today
What I heard the still small voice say.
In a precious day by heaven wrought
Came that blessed, far-off little thought,
Not heard with ears, but by the mind,
“Galen, awake.”                                                (winter, 1983)
It made me think, “Who am I?”

I settled in a mountain home, and as I worked one day,
High up in my consciousness
The still small voice spoke to say,
        ‘My name is Love.”                                  (summer, 1983)
It has no accent, no tone, no sound;
It is perfectly still and very clear.
I found it is easy to understand what it said to me
For we are akin to the Divine
By a mirrored likeness of Mind.
Yes, the still small voice is Love.

Love is good, little children; Love knows no sin.
But the LORD scourgeth every one received
And loveth those who are chastened.
A mighty river of Spirit began to purify my heart,               (winter 1985-6)
Teaching me what Love really, truly is,
One might think it harsh, but I am alive to tell it.
Presently, high in the mountains where I cared for an old friend,
I saw high above that same Presence again.                         (summer 1986)
        And I knew Love had always been with me;
        Neither had Love never erred; it is always unmistakably love.
Seeing now with the mind,
        that righteous indignant act of Christ Jesus,
        overthrowing the tables of the money changers
        in the temple of my consciousness.
        and my sins were undone:
Not by dint of sheer might, but by virtue of being right,
Love was, is, and ever shall be love.
Fathomless wisdom had proved these words,
Now written in heaven for me to see;
        I AM WHO I AM
The God of Moses! I thought,
And the still small voice politely concluded,
        ‘I am God.”

My gaze beheld no earthly sight, no mountain sky and bird in flight,
But substance became transparent and willing to reveal
The home of God called heaven, where reigns the LORD of hosts.
There I saw and knew a windless calm,
The peace which comes when all accord.
In all the realm of created life,
There is just one Mind, so there can be no strife.
No thought opposes,
        No one can be,
        Nor separated, LORD,
                 From Thee.

Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom,
And the power,
And the glory,
Forever.          Matthew 6:9c-13

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