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OM by Jessica Mokrzycki

 Sometimes the waves of life seem to pick us up in their fury and heave us upon the jagged rocks that line the shore...

 Breaking us into an infinite number of pieces so that we come to a place where we don't even recognize ourselves anymore. 

The mystics throughout the world's religions
 all echo the same sentiment; 
that in our brokenness -if we turn within- we can be made whole. 

That it is when we come to a spiritual state of emptiness and intense longing for truth and God that our hearts are ripe to receive fresh revelation.

I had come to a place of brokenness and longed for some light to seep into my heart which felt only the bitter sharpness of a darkness so unforgiving and relentless that it was as if my soul was trying to breathe underwater. 

In these moments of intense longing, like a supernova, a truth so precious and transforming crested the dark mountains adorning the spiritual landscape of my soul. My consciousness was flooded with joy and light. 

In that moment I realized that what I sought, God, was always with me. In fact, He was closer to me than my very self. 

A thousand sighs cannot express
This helpless feeling of brokenness.
Oh Love that stings but no less equips
Give me strength to draw back anger's ships.
Hold these thoughts so very fierce,
Stay the arrow that threatens to pierce
This heart so heavy, sluggish, tired,
This soul needing to be God-inspired.
Flood my bones with joy's true flight.
Employ a thousand waves of light,
Until my parched throat no longer aches,
Until my soul no longer breaks.
Whole again as I've always stood
Now realizing what I always should.
That which is behind sorrow, behind pain,
When all dissipates even the shame,
Left naked and bare at center's core,
Is God; I am no more.
Peace is found when we are zero-
Illusions slain by love's eternal arrow.
I know then that I was never truly broken
For I am one with the first syllable ever spoken.

Jessica Mokrzyckl: "I am a mother of two beautiful children and have been married for almost ten years now. I seek the truth into my own nature and that of God's and explore my experiences and reflections on a regular basis on my blog Ascending The Hills. I have found a lot of inspiration and direction from the Bhagavad Gita and other Vedic scriptures and have found that chanting has been an invaluable spiritual practice that I engage in daily."You may contact me via my facebook page here. 

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  1. Jessica, this absolutely floored me - simply exquisite, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Martha! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. I am speechless! Beautiful Jessica.

    1. Thank you for stopping by to read it Janu! So glad that you liked it. :) <3

  3. every one some time try to think about every thing and try for answers and some are already founds in different books you come across. when we come to look for some deity name different in different faith, I speaks for word Allah, the creator and he reveals him self through his passengers telling their ways to that he/she looking as Rightly said the Allah Said i am near to you more then your life line, and lives in your heart if you come to know your self then you will come to know him, we hardly look over self and that is one gate we seldom opens, nice peace of writing.

    1. Thank you so much Sarfraz...:)

      I believe that God has many names and speaks to hearts in unique ways to impart His truths and love. Thank you for sharing the way God speaks to you. :) I am very glad you enjoyed this poem!

      ~ namaste~

    2. This is beautiful Jessica, so poignant and real. I love this, your pain and hope so wonderfully worded. Thanks you for sharing this poem, I am better for having read it. <3

    3. Thank you so much for your kind words towards my poem Jan! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading it! <3

    4. So beautiful Jessica. Thanks so much for sharing your heart with all of us!

    5. It was my pleasure to share Vrndavana! Thank you so much for stopping by and foryour kind words.

  4. Wow, Jessica! This is really beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You're welcome Nelieta! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for leaving your thoughts. :)

  5. Reflecting on this poetry again Jessica...I paused on each line. I pondered on 'love stings,' 'on brokenness,' 'Om.'

    Thank you so much for this deeply inspired poetry.


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