Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gifts Within


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Gifts Within

“Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work
of art.” --Stanislaw Jerzey Lec.

Most agree
that the breath of life
is a divine spark--a gift
from some/thing/one greater
than we are, yet we’re integral to.

Since I believe in past lives, I think
my entity, during the life between
lives, meticulously gifts the next
me with knowledge, wisdom,
insights & obstacles.

For me, the most difficult thing about gifting is
to demonstrate grace & gratitude as a recipient.
Old souls are hip to the Bardoian programming
when the Higher Self gifts the newest Us with
specific obstacles, disabilities, & tragedies, then
later we are taught to own, to thank the divers
difficulties & diseases we have created. We must
be aware that during each lifetime we are still in
lesson--and must struggle to keep moving forward
and to keep learning.   

Each life provides us
more data, more pieces of the

truth--pay attention.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub  

13 comments:

Grace said...

Love that quote, and your gift of life, which is the divine spark ~

Keep on learning as this journey is still unfolding, with many experiences and insights still to be shared ~

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Oh this is wonderful! From the quotation to your words. I especially liked these: "during each lifetime we are still in
lesson." I too believe in past lives -- I really do. I'm absolutely convinced that I was some type of a dancer in my past life -- in an old western saloon? With a court jester somewhere? I just know that dancing has always been in my soul.
I love the idea that the toughest and biggest challenge is to be grateful and kind for what we are gifted. From teaching our kids to say nice things when they open gifts at their birthday parties, to gratefully working with the traits we are given...
Loved this post, Glenn!

Mark Walters said...

Life is indeed a divine spark. Each with it's own particular gifts. Well put Glenn!

brudberg said...

The journey of life is one to make the most of. The best gift is to fill it with meaning

Sumana Roy said...

each life is a chance / gift to evolve till it attains freedom from fleshy desires....well put ...

Kim Russell said...

That's a great quote, Glenn, and I love the way you've woven its message in your poem.
I agree with the lines:
'...the most difficult thing about gifting is
to demonstrate grace & gratitude as a recipient'
and
'...during each lifetime we are still in
lesson--and must struggle to keep moving forward
and to keep learning'.

indybev said...


I frequently say my karma for this lifetime is to learn patience, and I'm doing such a poor job I fear I'll have to come back and do it again! People think I'm joking ... but you "get it". Great write, Glenn!

Xenia said...

A beautiful and thoughtful poem Glenn, the quote appears too contained for me as I believe that age is a gift of nature too.

De said...

Love this:
to demonstrate grace & gratitude as a recipient.

Frank Hubeny said...

I believe in past lives as well and the greatest difficulty is for me to have the "grace & gratitude as a recipient".

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is beautifully eloquent!❤️ Especially love; "We must be aware that during each lifetime we are still in lesson--and must struggle to keep moving forward and to keep learning."❤️

Kate Mia said...

Every
dARk
LeSson
GifT
oF LiGht..:)

Jeren Nazuto said...

"For me, the most difficult thing about gifting is
to demonstrate grace & gratitude as a recipient" - so wonderful lines, not only I could relate it to myself, but also I could relate it to so many things!