Thursday, March 26, 2009


new promise mandalaNew Promise Mandala - (Mandalas for Peace Project) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image - succulent

Love is the New Religion

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark
But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light
It is a silent revolution
From the inside out
From the ground up

It is time for me to reveal myself
I am an embedded agent of a secret, undercover
Clandestine Global operation
A spiritual conspiracy
We have sleeper cells in every nation on the planet

You won't see us on the T.V.
You won't read about us in the newspaper
You won't hear about us on the radio

We don't seek any glory
We don't wear any uniform
We come in all shapes and sizes
Colors and styles

Most of us work anonymously
We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country and culture of the world
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands

You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice
We go undercover
We remain behind the scenes
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done

Occasionally we spot each other in the street
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way so no one will notice

During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs
But behind the false storefront at night is where the real work takes a place

Some call us the 'Conscious Army'
We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and hearts
We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders from the Central Command
The Spiritual Intelligence Agency

We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no ones is looking
Kind words
Meditation and prayer
Social activism
Random acts of kindness

We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique gifts and talents

'Be the change you want to see in the world'
That is the motto that fills our hearts
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place
We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans combined

Our work is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains
It is not even visible at first glance
And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to come

Love is the new religion of the 21st century

You don't have to be a highly educated person
Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it

It comes from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings

Be the change you want to see in the world
Nobody else can do it for you

We are now recruiting
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have....
All are welcome...
The door is open

~Brian Piergrossi
(From the book The Big Glow)


Tammy Vitale said...

the work and the poem take my breath away! thanks!

Nicci said...

Wow, this is beautiful and inspiring.

healingmagichands said...

What Tammy said, only more so. As I read this poem I realized that I DO have an organization that I belong to, I just never knew it. I felt like I was coming home. And your mandala positively glows with beautiful light. I just love succulents, that is probably why I have so many of them in the new rock garden.

Thanks for your continual presence on the web, you definitely add to the peace and beauty of the world.

Holly Friesen said...

Beautiful Mandala, very spring like in colour and feel and a lovely piece of writing, thank-you for posting it, I feel connected, loved and loving.

Sybil Archibald said...

beautiful piece!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

lovely and powerful - miss ya...npr is having a neko concert soon...


The Artful Eye said...

I believe in love. I'm in.

Beautiful post.


Ann Christine Dennison said...

Thank you for posting this, the words and the mandala touched me deeply!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Thank you for posting this, the words and the mandala touched me deeply!

Crowbard said...

We have always been here, since before time began, quietly loving all that is. Quietly being all that is. Quietly knowing all shall be exceeding well!

Bless you for this sweet reminder.

Om Shanti!

kerin rose said...

beautiful artwork, incredible poem....I am signed up!