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Deeper Still

Deeper Still

By Fawn Moran

 

 

Volume III

The Mystical Traveler Series

Sojourn Publishing
Santa Rosa, CA

Copyright 2015 by Fawn Moran

Shakespir Edition

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[Book & Cover Design by Fawn Moran
www.fawnmoranblog.com
Cover photo courtesy of morguefile.com]

[
471 West College Av #314
Santa Rosa, CA 95401]

For Crissy, Richard, Marakesh & Brandon

“[When your mind is still,
you have no name,
you have no past,
you have no relationships,
you have no country,
you have no spiritual attainment,
you have no lack of spiritual attainment.
There is just the presence of beingness
with itself.”]
~ Gangaji

 

Other Books by Fawn Moran

The Mystical Traveler Series

[Ever Deeper:
Nothing Less Will Do
Volume I]

[Only This
Volume II]

[Soul to Soul
Volume IV]

[One Sacred Moment
Volume V]

[Living Prayer
Volume VI]

[The End of Time
Volume VII]

Deeper Still

By Fawn Moran

 

 

Volume III

The Mystical Traveler Series

Sojourn Publishing
Santa Rosa, CA

Copyright 2015 by Fawn Moran

Second Ediiton

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including electronic, photocopy, and recording, without the prior written permission of the publisher. The only exception is brief quotations in printed reviews.

ISBN-13: 978-1508992219

[Book & Cover Design by Fawn Moran
www.fawnmoranblog.com
Cover photo courtesy of morguefile.com]

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[Sojourn Publishing
471 West College Av #314
Santa Rosa, CA 95401]

For Crissy, Richard, Marakesh & Brandon

“[When your mind is still,
you have no name,
you have no past,
you have no relationships,
you have no country,
you have no spiritual attainment,
you have no lack of spiritual attainment.
There is just the presence of beingness
with itself.”]
~ Gangaji

 

Other Books by Fawn Moran

The Mystical Traveler Series

[Ever Deeper:
Nothing Less Will Do
Volume I]

[Only This
Volume II]

[Soul to Soul
Volume IV]

[One Sacred Moment
Volume V]

[Living Prayer
Volume VI]

[The End of Time
Volume VII]

Table of Contents

Preface

Almost Here

The Numinous

Compassion Is Yours

What Does It Matter?

Power & Resistance

Hallowed

Good News

Iron Threads

God’s Image

One True Self

Beliefs Untold

Outside The Norm

Trees

Broad & Deep

Deserving

Right Now

Ask

Ox Cart

Undertow

The Best Pupil

The Absolute

Hand It Over

Clarity

On The Brink

Bless Life

The Supreme

Not Here, Not Now

The Soul’s View

Open

To Be

The First Story

Ablaze

Rework The Script

Holy Wisdom

The Call

Daily News

The Web

Vacancy

Vigil

Praise for The Mystical Traveler Series

Acknowledgements

About The Author

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Preface

To all seekers on the path, wisdom is your due! Don’t settle for less or assume you know anything more than your name. Forget even that. Remember that what you’re looking for has made your search possible, and it’s calling you home. Let it lead you there.

The books in The Mystical Traveler Series have grown out of this search. I’m grateful to remain in its grasp.

While I’m described as the author of these books, I wasn’t their creator as much as their receiver, and realized their greatest value lay in passing them on.

Enter here in good faith.

[Fawn Moran
www.fawnmoranblog.com]

[Your name is on the wind.
A blast of truth headed your way
Is about to take you in.]

Almost Here

A transition’s about to take place.

Yes, it’s coming,

That longed-for event,

When you no longer forget

Why you’re here

Or where you’re headed.

Don’t map the stars to pinpoint the time.

It’s a gift without reason or rhyme.

No matter what

You needn’t fret.

Gratitude’s your ally

And your best bet.

The Numinous

It’s in that deep quiet,

Those undisturbed moments

Where the numinous is born, and

The liminal welcomes insights

Aching for new form.

A gentle nudge,

An opening long overdue

Stir deep within.

Give them diligence and prayer.

Then follow what’s prescribed

By the Knower you’ve longed for,

The One deep inside.

Grab His hand.

Follow His lead

Along the path only He can see.

This is the way to galaxies and dreams,

Meant for those

Who know what they mean.

Compassion is Yours

Why dream of outcomes

That displease your very soul?

Discard burdens you hold too dear.

Stop dodging treasures as they near,

Even when they’ve awakened fear.

Disaster must be close behind!

No truth guides this belief.

Compassion is yours

No matter the cause

Or how profound your grief.

What Does It Matter?

What if the Greatest Story

Is not as it was lived?

The story that is told

Is the one people needed most.

Let it be.

Remember, too,

The best story of all

Is the one you live without conceit.

Power & Resistance

You may think that

Loving kindness is the ticket,

But your offer has become a thicket

Of want and insistence,

Meant to overcome another’s resistance -

“Maybe persistence will turn the tide.”

Respect the distance

Bound to diminish.

Honor the feelings between you.

Let them bring you both

Out of hiding and into the flow.

Hallowed

The Sacred is closer than you realize.

Your separation is an illusion,

Hallowed nonetheless,

As sacred

As much as it is hell.

Choose before your final hour

Where it is you will dwell.

Good News

The good news to which you aspire

Has become a carrot on a stick

You can’t acquire.

What a dilemma you’ve conceived

With the web you did weave.

Stop the chase.

Let go of haste.

The objects you’ve sought

Have long expired.

The One you can’t pursue,

No matter how sincere or true,

Because it can’t be located

Outside of you.

Let go of pride.

Do not strive.

Let yourself be guided in.

Iron Threads

My ego ensnares me in iron threads,

Where dreams become mangled,

Words entangled,

Where plans fail to materialize.

I strain against the ropes

And watch my hopes

Beaten against the rocks

Of devastation.

My heart turns to glass.

Don’t know if I can last.

Stop the film!

Resolve the past.

Take back your creative power.

God’s Image

Images you have of God

Are facets of your humanity,

Chosen long ago

By the soul you were then,

While the soul you are now

Has chosen yet again.

Don’t judge what you see

Or be swayed by conclusions.

The form is not the Essence.

Essence manifests the form,

As perfect a process as it must be.

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One True Self

There’s no distance

Between yourself and another,

Only permutations of God

Posing as the other.

The joke is on you

When you think you’re the better

Of the one you love

Without seeing his dilemma.

Take a chance.

Challenge happenstance.

Who you need is

Your One True Self,

Not binding ties to another.

Beliefs Untold

What fools we are,

What webs we weave

When we believe

Our misperceptions.

What’s important is what we do not see -

Beliefs untold

That keep us from Your blessed fold.

Outside The Norm

This mission’s not yours to control.

Don’t tailor it to fit to fit your life.

Leave behind all calculation.

Truth that awakens

Does not conform to expectation.

The work may not be gratifying

In ways you’ve conceived,

But it will satisfy in ways

Not believed.

Let go.

Let God bestow.

Only in this fashion

Will the mission succeed.

Trees

Become a lover of trees,

Like a bird sitting happily

Among the leaves.

Care not what happens.

Let joy be your guide.

The beauty of giving -

Your reason for living -

Puts God by your side.

Broad & Deep

The path,

Once you take it,

Is broad and deep,

But once you’re there,

You’ll both disappear.

Projections will not apply.

Deserving

Some say you’re less than good,

That you’re not goodness, beauty and truth!

But you’re living in the midst of

God’s Greatest Plan,

In plain sight wherever you stand.

Loved beyond measure -

You’re an absolute treasure -

Claim all you can.

Right Now

It’s all Now and

Everywhere at once,

A kaleidoscope of time.

The present was once your future.

The past doesn’t last.

In 1492 or 2022,

Instill truth wherever you can.

Ask

Ask without resistance.

Impedance comes from you.

Creator’s best wishes really are your due.

Give yourself a reprieve.

“How can I? I’m still deprived.”

Let the Cosmic See do its job -

End your struggle to survive.

New ventures can enter

When God’s your mentor.

Be quick. Be nimble.

Loving kindness is yours to kindle.

Ox Cart

Switch to unbridled Peace -

It’s Love’s gift of ease.

Doubt its transformative power?

Of course you do.

Doubt provides the glue.

Let go of hardship,

The yoke must go.

Unload the cart.

An Ox you’re not.

Undertow

Look beyond the material gain

You value most.

Align with your Highest Good.

Unfettered progress will follow.

Doubt this will be the case?

Ignore this leap and you will know

What’s not believed becomes undertow.

The Best Pupil

Love is blind, it’s been said,

And so are you.

Let the invisible lure you in.

Learn swiftly.

Love deeply.

Give all that you can.

But to be the best pupil,

Surrender your plans.

The Absolute

The Absolute is nameless,

Without boundary or composition.

Turn within without condition.

The Absolute will take you in.

Get ready.

Remain steady.

Sooner or later,

Your fears will disappear.

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Hand It Over

Control’s not yours to keep.

Hand it over.

End the pain.

Let go your grief,

Your need for revenge.

Don’t justify your position.

Surrender to a grander view.

Let Forgiveness transform forever

What could’ve been your fate.

Clarity

When you can’t see

Where you’re headed,

Close your eyes.

Keep quiet until clarity arrives.

Don’t try to determine

What will be or where it will lead.

Be open to change –

A fork in the road,

A new attitude.

Whatever comes

Will be what you need.

On The Brink

Put God first.

A bold move, we know,

But you asked us

How to go with the flow.

Don’t figure things out,

Argue points of view,

Or rearrange yourself endlessly

Trying to be true.

It’s oh so simple.

Try this and see.

Just let go and

In God you will be.

Bless Life

Stop disowning the world.

Remember you’re complicit

In how it appears.

Bless life wholeheartedly

And heal the world of its wounds

Beyond what most believe.

The process will heal your grief.

The Supreme

You’re about to leave

The story of you behind.

Breathe deep.

Let go.

What you seek only

The Supreme bestows.

Roll away the leaden stone.

Open the tomb.

Deny the grave.

You‘re about to give way

To the greatest story

That’s ever held sway.

Not Here, Not Now

Life’s end is always later,

Time its dreaded measure,

Yet Life delivers its greatest treasure

When Death’s no longer feared.

The door to your destiny Love ordains.

The Soul’s View

You don’t have a soul;

Your soul has you,

An earthbound vessel

Meant to enlarge its view.

Drop everything -

Your mask, your ego -

All forms of pretense.

Descend fearless into the depths.

There you’ll find

What you needed all along -

A lesson for the ages -

The art of loving what’s gone wrong.

Open

Be persistent, even daring

In your search for the One,

Who loves you without ceasing.

Pray this intention isn’t undone.

Open your heart.

A treasure lies waiting

Just beyond the mind.

Be sure. Be bold.

Gifts abound that are yours to hold.

To Be

There’s nowhere to hide,

No way to deceive,

Nothing to keep you from

Unmitigated Peace.

It’s yours for the asking.

Sincerity’s your key.

Rewrite your story.

Include the freedom to be.

The First Story

Remember the story

You rarely tell.

Your first brush with sorrow,

When heaven turned into hell.

Carefully now,

Sing this sacred song.

Don’t try to censor or redress the wrong.

Redemption will follow.

Remain humble and true.

Deliverance is meant for the likes of you.

Ablaze

The name you bear,

The self you declare

Can vanish in a moment

In the Vastness of the One.

There’s no time to lose.

Precious moments are done.

Shine like you mean it

In the Light of the Son.

Rework The Script

Feeling lost are you?

Want more love?

Tenderness that’s overdue?

In the midst of plenty,

You’re feeling blue.

Claim the lost child you once were.

Give her what you missed -

Love,

Safety,

Acceptance,

Dignity

And Peace -

Play it out.

Work the script

Until it depicts

A heart filled with peace.

Holy Wisdom

A messenger arrived

And told you a story

You didn’t expect.

Caught off guard,

You had no defense.

What you’d almost abandoned

Holy Wisdom bestowed –

The Gift that has blessed

Generations untold.

The Call

The Call is alive

In every atom of Being,

Every particle of dust,

Every gust of wind,

Every morsel you ingest.

When the Call doesn’t rest,

Your life is truly blessed.

Daily News

Every calorie you consume has God in it.

If you knew just how potent this is,

You wouldn’t eat more;

You’d eat less.

The Web

Threads in the cosmic web

Are many and vast.

They encompass generations,

Present and past.

Spanning dimensions,

They create new dreams,

While Consciousness designs

Entirely new means.

Take this to heart.

Seize the reins.

It’s time to play

Your indispensable part.

At A Loss

At a loss for words?

Don’t know where to start?

Stay the course.

Still nothing new?

Afraid you’re blue?

Filled from the start

With God’s creative spark,

Plumb the depths of your own sacred heart.

Vigil

The pain of loving someone

In great distress

Makes you feel pressed

To relieve his suffering

No matter the cost.

You’re being put to the test.

Don’t guess what is best.

Your shouts are best left behind.

Let your heart be guided.

Heal with love that’s true.

Lasting peace will come

If the bough breaks

When it’s due.

Praise for The Mystical Traveler Series

“Fawn Moran is further confirmation of the saying that the gods are not illiterate… even when they speak in an esoteric key. The poems gathered in her Mystical Traveler series were received in states of silent ecstasy, much like certain writings of the feminine mystics of the Middle Ages. Not only do they bear the marks of that heterodox strain of Christianity—they uncannily whisper of a mysterious, divine presence so close as to be within, even as it is beyond everything in this world—but they do so in a voice influenced by an eclectic, lifelong spiritual itinerary. A longtime HIV activist, Fawn founded during the height of the AIDS crisis the first publishing house producing educational literature for the clinics that were ground zero in the struggle for the lives of gay men. After watching her friends slowly die from the disease and having her own unresolved traumas rise again, she went on an inner quest to know herself that brought her face to face with death before leaving her transformed: serene, less attached, and, dare I say, a bit wise. I encountered her while doing ethnographic research on channeling, and came to trust her discerning, profound perspective, which can be heard throughout these little books. Those who know they are lost can find some light here, along with an invitation to not fear the unknown paths ahead.”

~ Peter Skafish, Anthropologist, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France

“In her preface to EVER DEEPER: NOTHING LESS WILL DO, Fawn Moran tells us that “words surfaced with a cadence…all their own,” and some “took the form of letters from an unseen friend.” In reading them, she counsels, “It’s the resonance you’re after.” Indeed.

… the best way to engage this work for most of us is likely to find a quiet space and read a phrase or more every so often, to reflect and let the words reverberate over a time frame grounded in the now.

The words in EVER DEEPER are subtle. Thus, your mind should help you create the space to read and listen, after which you’re advised to set it aside (count on the mind resisting). While EVER DEEPER will carry some across the bridge into the land of non-duality—perhaps in a blink—it will surely place those who approach it with an open heart solidly on the path AND catalyze the journey in small or great ways for those already headed in that direction…It behooves each of us, therefore, to take advantage of the light that EVER DEEPER avails.”

Robert Black, a learning specialist for middle and high school students, and adjunct creative writing professor at NYU

“‘Perhaps the primal cause…Of all That Is…Is the Awareness… Within all Creation.’ If those words interest you, this collection is for you. Fawn Moran has managed to distill so much wisdom into phrases that open doors that we thought were closed. Reading her words, or better still, reading them out loud, brings a resonance in the heart that remains. The distillation has clearly come from many hours of plumbing her own depths. This is not a collection of ideas—it’s a collection of Truth revealed. Try it. You might end up becoming what you were seeking.“

[Mary-Margaret Moore,
Spiritual teacher, workshop leader, personal counselor
and author of the Bartholomew books]

Acknowledgements

There are people who influence us so profoundly that our lives change in ways unforeseen, and for the better. Mary Margaret Moore is one of those people. If it weren’t for the time we spent in each other’s company in New Mexico, the books in The Mystical Traveler Series would not have been written. She is one of those people who ‘catalyzes’ those of us on the path, and sometimes even stops us in our tracks. How fortunate I was and still am!

Then there are those who I’ve never met – figures like Gandhi – who light the path by example, whose actions and words changed the way the world works. They attract admirers and students for decades, perhaps even centuries. That’s how transformative their work and insights are. Mother Teresa was one of those people, who has since been made a saint, and whose legacy lives on in the body of her order – Missionaries of Charity – and the example they set.

Then there are the teachers who bring us along until we get it – Gangaji, Adyashanti, Mooji – who, with tireless humor, devote themselves to the enlightenment of us all.

Thank you!

 

About The Author

I spent twenty-one years working in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. Most of that time I supplied education and prevention programs nationwide with educational materials. Later on I cared for people with HIV/AIDS in a residential care setting.

I’m now working to end homelessness, if not in the US as a whole, then in the bucolic California countryside in which I live, where several thousand people each year become homeless, many for years at a time.

In 1995, I founded the One World Peace Foundation, an online educational resource to foster progressive world change and human understanding based on an unshakeable respect for truth, peace and freedom. Do visit our website.

Warmly,

[Fawn Moran
President, One World Peace Foundation
www.oneworldpeacefoundation.org]

Dear Reader,

If you’ve enjoyed this book, please leave a review at your favorite online retailer’s website. And if you’d enjoy connecting with other book lovers worldwide, check out www.goodreads.com.

Thanking you in advance,

Fawn

 


Deeper Still

Deeper Still is the third volume in The Mystical Traveler Series, a collection of well received inspirational poetry written by Fawn Moran, independent author & poet.To all seekers on the path, wisdom is your due! Don’t settle for less or assume you know anything more than your name. Forget even that. What you’re looking for has made your search possible, and it’s calling you home. Like the book says, " Your name is on the wind. A blast of truth headed your way is about to take you in."

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