Cleansing the earth scape renewing the air

When sunshine’s intensity is too much to bear

Fostering reflection looking deep within

Nurturing essence when you’re feeling thin


Cooling a bubbling intellect fostering quiet inside

Slowing down the body when you’ve been on a ride

Without it crops lie dormant the earth cracks and peels

This liquid life elixir is sweet wet and it heals


When parched and dehydrated dry down to the bone

We drink its moist nectar quieting existential moan

Collecting in our cisterns reservoirs filling up

Preserving it and hoarding so we can fill our cup


It’s manna from heaven sent by our gods

It fattens our sweet peas in their little pods

We can’t live without it for more than a few days

When it disappears we dance and our shamans pray


Next time you are upset when the wet rain falls

When it soaks your hairdo and puts things on pause

Remember the flowers sweet smells vibrant colors

Know the sun will come out drying all your druthers


Are you experiencing rain in your life?

What purpose is it serving?

How might the current rain teach you something?

What longer term benefit will you experience?

How will things be better in the long term because of the rain?
- Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

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