Category Archives: Journal

Pulsing Moment

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea I saw you in her face, in the curtains, in the table, in everything, looking back at me like eyes; I wondered – who is this playing peek-a-boo, using these things as players to tell … Continue reading

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Unreasonable

by Nicholas Andrea Today, I will start out, darkening for I have seen the greatest of joys to suffering, portending; see, cause, to “know” is a sin for, then the cycle begins ’cause all things “known” have a beginning and … Continue reading

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A Message from God

I will never let you fall, don’t worry. When you find that warm, fuzzy piece of me inside you, then you will know happy relationship with the outside of you. That inner light is already whole, perfect, and complete, and … Continue reading

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Just the Stone

by Nicholas Andrea I woke up this morning feeling sad vulnerable forsaken, sitting in a dark place looking at the cold stone of this world; and I saw me, and the stone; Lord, this wound, oh Lord, this wound! it … Continue reading

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Fall is My Favorite Season

by Nicholas Andrea Walking in a forest still aflush with an ocean of green a cool autumn wind breathes on through making the leaves sing. “Shhhhh, shhhhhh,” goes their tune it is a mighty fine little diddy sung by oak, … Continue reading

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The Bell of Salvation Rings

by Nick Andrea A cool autumn breeze, dancing through the leaves on the trees; the air’s perfect temperature portending one not remembering where he is ending and the world, beginning; one step after one step, deeper and deeper into peace, … Continue reading

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Three Characteristics of an Ideal Spiritual Community

by Nick Andrea What are the characteristics of an ideal spiritual or religious community? I’ve been chewing on this question as the Unitarian Universalist congregation I serve visions for its next iteration in the world. I’ve identified three important characteristics. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Five Simple Ways to Change the World

by Nick Andrea All these crazy things happening in the world stage have been getting me down, lately – wars, collateral damage, unnecessary killing, and the list goes on. It reached a peek this afternoon when I had a hard time even being in my … Continue reading

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Too Simple for Words

by Nick Andrea It is That, uttering this very mantra in me, as me. It is That One, chanting now through me, as me, to Itself. It is That Very One thinking now in me, as me, the thoughts It … Continue reading

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There is No Razor’s Edge for the Sincere of Heart

by Nick Andrea There is no razor’s edge for the sincere of heart for I am already within you and as you, composing this art. I know you thought you would only find me, commune with me, and dance with … Continue reading

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