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Are You Limiting Your Experience By Your Own Definition?

Lately my attention has been alerted to the power we give to words and how we let our own definitions affect our experience for better or worse! I am reminded of a poem, “God & Cheese” I wrote a while ago, so thought I would repost it.

Real and meaningful conversations are based on listening not just talking, creating spaces for heartfelt debate and allowing for deeper meanings to arise than what actually presents itself on the surface of our minds. When we have solidified a word to the point that our mind believes it’s an absolute truth, there is no space to see another’s point of view, there is no listening, no innocence, no curiosity, no willingness to learn or even try to understand.

“God” is one such word that has been solidified into many different and opposing opinions, yet by trying to define “God” we take ourselves away from the exact place where we can have a direct experience of
“God/Goddess/Grace/Source Life”…
Which is here and Now.

Give yours and others words space this coming week and see if they have more to offer than meets the eye…Be innocent and curious with them, as if they were no longer a defining label…Listen with your heart, especially to those sticky words that take you away from the BEaUty of the present moment and appear to trap you in the past. Let your words become bigger and fuller than any definition you hold of them and see them magically unfold into new ways of experiencing.

To truly listen and to be truly heard is a sacred act, a dying art that needs reviving if we are to create a Peaceful world.

I don’t give a flying f*ck what you think God is…I don’t care if you believe or don’t believe…it makes no difference. What really matters is that you realise you have an important part in this play that is life, that you realise that how you show up in this world makes a difference, how you show up for your loved ones, your family, your friends and co-workers. What really matters is how you not only share your Love, but learn to embrace it.

Have you the courage this week to rise above the confining structures of your definitions that float on the surface of your mind, to dive into the ocean of infinite possibilities, to meet each person and moment in your life with innocence and to allow life to show you that there is more to life than you think?

Be playful with your words, gentle with yourselves and others, may you again find the magic in what you have labelled mundane, and as a result may all your relationships grow and blossom 🌸 xxx


I think we
Can all agree
That when it comes to cheese
Whether we know it as Fromage
Kase, Queso or Serr
It’s still cheese
No debating there

But when it
Comes to God
It’s a very different story
Each name of God representing
A different kind of Glory
As man fights over
Gods true name
It seems to me
A bit insane

For cheese is cheese
And God is God
Whether you call him
Shiva, Vishnu, Alla,
Or her Goddess Sophia,
Source or Universal Love
God really doesn’t care
He doesn’t give a sod
Because at the end of
The day God is
Still God

Why is it
So hard to see
That religion and Spirituality
Are just like different
Types of cheese and
Whether you like Roquefort,
Cheddar or Camembert
It really doesn’t matter
And God really
Doesn’t care

God knows who
She is and doesn’t
Need anyones approval
It’s your wrappers and labels
That need the removal
Then you can just enjoy your cheese
And if you’re a vegan,
Yes I know, it’s
Called “Sheeze”

Your Saviour
Will come when
You drop the “i”
Savour each moment
And realise that God is not a book
Written through one mans eyes
But is present Now any time you
Choose to see with Love
That is the essence
Of You

So please
I beg you to stop
Rubbing your cheese in my face
Eat it and enjoy it for goodness sake
I don’t like Stilton or its pong
But a nice strong cheddar (with pickle)
Makes my heart sing a song
So you enjoy your cheese
And I’ll enjoy mine
And if you really
Don’t like cheese
That too is
Just fine.

©The Bendy Witch

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