The Art Of Wonderment

passing the baton

Many humans ago,

a solid-state baton passed on

to the second generation of children.

Now, our children pass on a rolled up scroll

that houses nothing less than the emptiness of Soul.

It is chock-full of science, knowledge, reason, and logic,

but totally void of meaning and a common sense of direction.

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~ Conceptualize the inconceivable thought ~

Marginalize our intangible blue dot?

NO!

Self-actualize, and teach what can’t be taught.

Don’t penalize us for believing – what is – is naught.

globular cluster

If what is is equal to what was,

then nothing was ever lost.

Once you’re in you’re

front-and-center.

Heaven is ever

within you

there

UT

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When one is overcome with a feeling of awe or stupefaction,

we know it is not a manufactured experience of the senses.

Grace comes upon one unawares, like a happy accident.

Divinity never comes with any master/slave division,

although one may feel very small in comparison.

The Spirit of Creation awaits your attention.

Attend to Her, and you may learn

the true meaning of home.

Be blessed, and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived —

centered, balanced, and sunny side up.

The Art Of Wonderment

by Uncle Tree

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125 thoughts on “The Art Of Wonderment

  1. I love your choices of images and the message of acting within; such a difficult concept to grasp yet it’s there for the rest of our lives, no matter what.

  2. I’m not even sure where to begin. Maybe at the end…maybe at the beginning…?
    I will have to read this many, many, times Keith. The first time it smacked me in my heart which made every cell in my body respond…and tears have clouded my eyes so much so that I am having a hard time seeing the screen!
    To be left a little speechless (a very rare occurrence for me) means that I may have to respond more later. So, I will just say Thank You…I believe this post is divinely written…and it speaks to my eternal soul! ❤ ❤

  3. And the best direction remains: “Know Thyself”

    Beautifully expressed, UT Thank you for sharing this beautifully constructed bit of poetic guidance 😉 I’ll come back to it again and again, just to let it all sink in… when my attention is not quite so thin…
    Did you see “Transition” posted last night? No spider photos….
    Luvz and Hugz to you, WG

  4. Hi there, Lorrie! 🙂 Start where you like, but I think you caught my drift.
    Now, let go of that. LoL And float on to the apex of your thinking cap.
    Glad to hear you were moved anyway. ❤ Thanks for the heartfelt reply!

    For my part, religion is not a noun, it is a verb.
    I religiously question everything.

  5. Hello there, lady gnome! 🙂 Always happy to impress.
    Thank you for your continued support of Uncle Tree.

    Transition, I will look up — for I had one as well yesterday. A first!
    Have a HapPy LaBoR DaY weekend, WG! ❤ Cheerz, Keith

  6. Beautifully written Keith!! I love how you captured life concepts and religion in one harmonious body of work. Many Blessings To You Keith!! 😄

  7. I’m glad you think so, Em! 🙂 Thank you for stopping in!
    Hope you had a great weekend! Tomorrow’s a holiday here.

    Take care, soul bro! Happy to see you back in the saddle again.

  8. Generally speaking, yes. But I would venture to bet that the folks I know
    and the friends I have around here do their best to fill in the blanks
    for their kids.

    Magic, mystery, and the sense of a Higher authority keeps us
    curious and humble, and that is how we cultivate the art of wonderment.
    Hopefully, our children will reap the benefits from these seeds
    which we have sown, and then they may do the same for their progeny.

    Spirituality grows naturally in the terrain of our imagination.
    Nations imagine they can do without, but we know better,
    and I think we know why. Why? Because we talk to trees. 😉

  9. What powerful and great post, dear Uncle Tree…
    You amazed me with your words. And with these lines in particular:
    “Self-actualize, and teach what can’t be taught. Don’t penalize us for believing”… Absolutely marvelous!!!.
    Thanks for sharing, best wishes, Aquileana 😀

  10. Thank you, Amalia! 🙂 Good to see you enjoyed my latest “sermon”.
    Abraham Maslow coined and defined the term: self-actualization.
    You’ve probably heard of his pyramid scheme: The Hierarchy Of Needs

    Have a great week, and best wishes to you, too.
    See you at the top. 😉 Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

  11. I’m all choked up, Uncle Tree. This post is beyond words, with so much Truth interspersed within it, One who Sees is amazed. This is brilliant, bar none, and to date, I believe the best I have yet to read by your hand. I am coming back here again and again, for Life has become choppy, with wonderment and awe seemingly so far from me. I have not been behind my camera which is one reason why, and I have been feeling so weary of late, always with one battle or another. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart for these glorious Words from ONE. You have been sitting upon that log I see, for only in Silence can one hear Words such as these, Golden Nectar of Truth. Bless you, Uncle Tree. Bless you! (((HUGS))) LadyP

  12. Dear sister Amy LadyP,

    Your compliments are treasured treats! I truly appreciate ’em.
    Yes, I’m just a log on a log — loggin’ and grinnin’ and spinnin’ within.
    Legacies! What will we leave them? What will our children believe in?

    Choose your battles wisely. Time is precious.
    Peace is hard work, but it can be hard won
    without wars and bombs and guns.

    If we believe as much, our children will take notice. Surely…

    Hang in there, girl. ❤ We are all in this together. Peace and luvz, K

  13. Ah, Bless you, Uncle Tree, for these words to me. My battles are fought with Truth, Peace and with Love with those who insist anger and fear are the way. I stop these energies right in their tracks, making sure they go nowhere while I transmute them to Love. It’s a thankless task especially when the heat has been turned up as it has been of late. This one I speak of wrestles with spirits of war who want him, body and soul. I battle with Peace around my waist, Love in my Heart, and the Shield of Truth grasped firmly in my right hand. That log sounds mightily good to me right about now, so don’t mind me, move your butt on over, Uncle Tree, and make some room for me. I need to star gaze tonight. Gulp sweet night air into my lungs to bring me Magic Dreams upon the Midnight Hour. (((HUGS))) and Sis Pink

  14. Thank you for the balance! I think it is going to be a good day if it started with reading your poetry 🙂
    I know we are looked after, and getting a lot of free will we often misuse we are still led and nurtured.
    Have a happy day!

  15. It feels good to be able to say what needs to be said,
    and then have someone like you call it “poetry”.

    I thank you kindly, Inese! ❤ Now, go have yourself a fine day.

  16. Thank you, Claire! 🙂 I’m glad it made sense to you — all in all.
    The baton/scroll metaphor was a happy accident. I think I got lucky.

    Humanity will always believe in impossibly good outcomes.
    I pray we find the wherewithal to save the planet,
    once and for all.

  17. In gratitude, a big “THANK YOU!” is due, Rachael. 🙂
    Your inspiration put me over the top, and landed me on my feet.

    Have a great day, kind lady! ❤ Luvz and hugz, Keith

  18. Brilliant post ~ words to move the soul, each stanza bringing us deeper into this great world you have created 🙂 The mystery and the wonderment of life is not to be missed, and you give inspiration to go out and find it in this post. Wonderful!

  19. “Yeah!!!” 🙂 Glad you liked this gentle nudge to put one’s self out there,
    with no expectations — just to see what happens when one is receptive.

    Don’t settle for the subtle, I say.
    Rather, seek to get your mind blown!

    The title, “The Art Of Wonderment” came to me while viewing
    your photography — superb and stupendous as it is, so I also wish
    to thank you for putting my brain in the right frame of mind at the time.
    Crucial! 😉 I look forward to seeing all that you bring to the world.
    http://dalocollis.com/2014/08/28/dont-die-wondering/

    Have a good night, Randall! Peace and luvz, Keith

  20. do you ever wonder when you go to read something
    it changes to what you need to hear or see at that one moment when it is most needed?
    when I came earlier, I read your thoughts, and then left for it made no sense to me…today as I am drawn back in it feels good, it feels clear of bars on the window so to speak…
    I wandered into the realm of organized religions a few nights ago, actually the night of the day I came by…I read and watched so many videos..and only took away sadness, for in each man’s perception of Faith one thread seemed to link them all..the female is evil, the feminine is the cause of all the evils in the world..a new one I hadn’t heard was Jezabel’s spirit is the evil that created narcissism …
    not one female from the past was shown to have been of Grace…
    merely a rib to bend and bow to her master

    Thank you…i enjoyed reading your thoughts where I felt welcomed
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  21. Magnanimously built for chivalry, The Church is knot.
    What better than a grove of trees to worship (wonder) in?
    Brothers and sisters, what has more s-o-u-l to raise one’s spirits?
    A closed stuffy container, or a star-filled sky surrounded by Grace herself?

    I can be dense, so I understand the Mars bars, maryrose.
    Organized outside the box, we hear the music of the spheres
    and beat our drums to The Piper unseen, but clearly noticed,
    and noticeably felt. In wonderment, you’re always welcome.

    Thank you for your thoughts and heartfelt comments! ❤
    Go in peace. Luvz and hugz, Uncle Tree

  22. I like your blog, and oh, those purple flowers and the words of god you married to them. Sigh of pleasure. It’s funny how you can look at many things, but you can’t always predict what stays in your mind and will not leave. 🙂 I hope to visit your treehouse again soon.

  23. The Unpredictability Of Uncle Tree

    I just love playing with big words, Brenda. They grow on me. 😉
    Putting words in God’s mouth…ahem, or rather, visa versa,
    is not something I’m likely to shy away from.

    Lightening? Maybe. 🙂 I leave nothing but the best. Cheerz, UT

  24. Please, allow me to graciously decline, Amalia.
    I certainly appreciate the kind gesture. 🙂 You rock!
    You’re a great teacher, and the above post is darlingly
    full of facts and myths and boobs and intrigue! Cheerz, UT

  25. The sage words you choose to express yourself only serves to solidify the high acclaim I have come to accord upon you and your work. Keep on writing, Keith. I really hope that someday, people will begin to understand what we are only beginning to uncover. 🙂

  26. This was really really great, extremely well written, I like how you structured the sentences intermingled with the pictures and the theme if I got it correctly……..the evolution of creativity?

  27. More like the devolution of religion, Charly. Back to our roots; back to admitting our ignorance; back to realizing we like mysteries more than answers; back to the art of wondering wtf? Glad to hear you found this impressive. 🙂 Thank you very much! Peace and luvz, UT

  28. Uncle Tree, this is so beautifully thought-provoking. My favorite part is:

    “Grace comes upon one unawares, like a happy accident.

    Divinity never comes with any master/slave division,

    although one may feel very small in comparison.”

    Divinity that calls me a friend and co-heir is my idea of loving Creator.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  29. Thank you kindly, Wendy! 🙂 Glad to see you liked this.
    “Divinity that calls me a friend and co-heir is my idea of loving Creator.”
    I like your statement. We are family as well — and Royal ones at that.

    Meister Eckhart wanted each individual and every child to understand:
    “We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.” Have a great Sunday! Peace and luvz, UT

  30. This, along with many others I have read is amazing. Your work is truly something to be very proud of, and I feel lucky to have had the fortune to read it. The messages you convey go deeper than just words. Awesome!
    On a side note, thank you for taking the time to read and like my blog, even though I am just starting.

  31. That is a super compliment, Pat. 🙂 Thank you! Very much appreciated.
    And you’re welcome. Thanks for caring!
    Best wishes to you @ WP. Cheerz, UT

  32. Let us keep our wonderment alive. Wonderful site and thank you for visiting my blog. Wishing you a prosperous and fulfilling new year. Best regards.\

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