Mellen-Thomas Benedict

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Here and Now

�Our ascension�, as I learned on the other side,
from the Gaia perspective,
Is a very natural evolution of dense being into more subtle being.

Already at the quantum level the human body is so very subtle.
No two atoms even touch.
We are more spirit than flesh, always have been,
Always will be.

The distance from the outside of an atom to the inside of an atom
Is the same distance as from here to forever.

The journey from the outside to the inside,
From the inside to the outside,
From anywhere to here is an impossible journey
that happens everyday in everything, everywhere.

There is no beginning or end to our journey.
Life did not begin here nor does it end here.
We have already been Alive Forever.

Let�s open our Eye.

The journey is not linear or time restricted.
Dive in when and where you choose.

Why wait?

The end of time/space illusion is near.
How near?
Is Now a Good Time?

The Past, Present and Future come together Now.

Lamuria is now, Atlantis is now, even the unimagined Future is now.
We are all here together, right now!

The next epoch of consciousness/history is the Knowing of Now.

Time stops in the here and now.

Maybe there never was a Past
Maybe there is no Future

Listen to your teachers
It is always now
It Always was now , it always will be now
The only time you have is now

The ever brilliantly expanding now

Is the universe expanding or is our consciousness expanding?
Who is to say, if not you, our sweet self?

There is no other self but the self
Inner, outer, you, me, them
There is no self but the self
Micro, macro, mumbo Jumbo

Let the infant intellect Split hairs to infinity
And you still end up here and now!

Be joyful for
We have never died and we are only waking up!





Invocation of Ecstasy
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We who are here now
Are the creations of the First Word.
We who are here now
Are the Rays of the First Light.
We who are here now
Are the Star Seed of the First Garden.

Let us open our hearts and look again.

Let us open our hearts and Let Love Rise
More than we ever have before.
More than we ever thought possible.

Look again !

For Deep in every Human Soul
There is a Knowing
That Life is a Gift from God
That Love,
Yes !
Love, Love, Love
Is the Heart,
The Breath and the Meaning of Life.

May there always be More Love.
May there always be More Life.

And may We All
Thrive and Live Forever,
Again and Again and Again !

Oh, Dear God





So Why See?

Why would these eyes
care to see?

Why would these ears
care to hear?

Why would I care
to know?

Why does the knowing
of things

It is a mystery I love.



0. Poem

So, here I am
Where is that?

I am here, So
That is where.


Rumi�s Worm

Having already devoured
the entire Universe,
I wrap myself
in this chrysalis
of time and space,
flesh and blood.
Every time I open my eyes
I am
Being born again
in paradise
How did I manage
to be so blessed?
What good thing did I do
to deserve all this
bliss and love?

Some folk say
that life is full of pain and sorrow.
I say, �Where have you been?�
�How have you managed to miss
all this bliss and joy?�

Come a little way with me
and see what I see.





In this Super Material Universe
where all is �God Stuff� & God is busy
being God in every way imaginable
& in every way unimaginable.

Where the Dense & Subtle Light/Darkness of God
spins & plays as worlds, spirits, realms & nuclear Karma.

Remember this, Dear One,
as you begin to ascend.

The Darkest Darkness created the Lightest Light of Creation
& Light in the Material Universe will always create shadows,
Karma, cause & effect, regeneration & degeneration,
Equal opposites in co-creation
It is the Yin & Yang of things
It is the Surrender & the Force of will.

The Balance of finite order
& infinite chaos is the Key.

Being Clear is the Way
to Master the Key.

Remember this, Dear One,

Now as Ever
& Now more than Ever!

Be Clear with all things
& the Universe surrenders to you,
the Realized Self,
the Universal Shaman.

* * *








It was like
A tap
On the right shoulder,

You turn around
No one is there !

Then another tap
On the left shoulder,

You turn around again
The smiling face
Of your very best friend
Has appeared !







Lost at Last

The Self- Initiation of God

�the Great Emptiness of being fully conscious�

Being Everything
One becomes
One�s Self !
Is lost again !

I love this part so much !







So easy to See

Indian summer in Manhattan,
Sunset, long shadows and jazz on the street,
Everyone was mellow.

Walking and singing my way uptown,
I was playing follow the leader with my shadow
as it stretched out ahead of me.
It seemed to know where it was going.
Funny thing, I thought,
My shadow is leading the way
and will arrive wherever I�m going before me.
But where am I going?

Just then a wreck of a cab pulled up
with a rastaman from outerspace in the drivers seat.
Purple incense burning on the dashboard altar
and Bob Marley wailing from a boom box

He took one look at me
jumped out, waved me over
and quickly opened the rear door.
I knew this was a sign and I knew what to do.
So I climbed in.

�Welcome aboard, Holy stranger
I be a righteous man, you know
I�m legally blind, too,
but it�s
So easy to See,�
said the blind Jamaican cab driver.

�Then my fate is in your good hands,
now can you take me to the
Cafe at the End of the World,�
I replied.

�God help us then,
I know just the place,� he laughed,
as he stepped on the gas
we cruised into the neon night of the city.



White Buffalo Woman w/ Mellen's Dogs (JuJu and Brahman)
- by Carlie Jackson


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