Mar 23 2018

Dorothy Walters – After

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After
by Dorothy Walters

There is one thing certain.
Once you have stood
in the midst of that
searing flame,
been struck down
to earth
like a pilgrim
entered by light at last
and have lain there,
waiting,
not quite certain —

how can you ever know again
what it is
not to be blinded by the light,
never to have gone there
to the top of the snow hung peak
and felt that nameless something
descend onto your shoulders,
your breast,
even as you bent forward
in disbelief.

— from The Ley Lines of the Soul: Poems of Ecstasy and Ascension, by Dorothy Walters


/ Image by JazzLoving Bastard /

Hold onto your doubt, if it serves you. Keep questioning even in the moment of your most radical transformation.

Once you have stood
in the midst of that
searing flame,
been struck down
to earth
like a pilgrim
entered by light at last
and have lain there,
waiting,
not quite certain —

But don’t think your disbelief can trump the reality you now see and know.

how can you ever know again
what it is
not to be blinded by the light…

It may not fit our world view, it may not fit our religion, and we know all too well our foolish failings, yet still there is this flood of light eager to burst forth within us and overturn all our rock-solid understanding.

and felt that nameless something
descend onto your shoulders,
your breast,
even as you bent forward
in disbelief.


Recommended Books: Dorothy Walters

The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology) Marrow of Flame : Poems of the Spiritual Journey Diamond Cutters: Visionary Poets in America, Britain & Oceania The Ley Lines of the Soul: Poems of Ecstasy and Ascension Some Kiss We Want: Poems Selected and New
More Books >>


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Dorothy Walters, PHD, taught college level English and American literature as well as Women’s Studies in various Midwestern universities for most of her professional life. In 1981, at age 53, she experienced spontaneous Kundalini awakening, with little or no prior knowledge or experience in such things as yoga or meditation. This event was the beginning of a long process, which led her through many subsequent episodes of ecstasy and pain as the energies sought to balance and integrate within. This ongoing process has continued in one form or another up to the present, and thus it has been the focus of her attention, in terms of both her own continuing experience and personal research on the Kundalini phenomenon. She had no external guru or teacher to guide her on this most intimate journey, but rather relied on her own inner guru plus a few printed texts.

In 1988, she took an early retirement from teaching and moved to San Francisco, where she lived for the next twenty-one years. While there, she met Andrew Harvey, the renowned spiritual teacher, who encouraged her to write spiritual poetry. She has several volumes of mystical verse in publication, as well as a spiritual autobiography.

In 2015, Dorothy Walters celebrated her 87th birthday, and she looks forward to many more. She continues to write mystical poetry and to help those who are experiencing Kundalini awakening. A lifelong lesbian, she is especially sympathetic to spiritual seekers within the LGBT community.

Andrew Harvey has made recordings with Dorothy Walters available through his website, including a video interview and an audio recording of the two of them reading poems from Marrow of Flame.

Dorothy Walters is firmly convinced that Kundalini is the engine that will take us to the next stage of human evolution, and knows from her own experience that anything can happen to anyone anywhere at any time.

She now lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

Dorothy Walters publishes her blog, Kundalini Splendor, at www.kundalinisplendor.blogspot.com.

Her e-mail address is dorothywalters72@gmail.com.

More poetry by Dorothy Walters

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Dorothy Walters – After”

  1. Amardeep Singhon 23 Mar 2018 at 9:07 am

    Wow, Ivan. You are on a roll recently. First your own beautiful poem about the book of sins torn to shreds with messages of love written on the scraps, and now this. As we say in Punjabi, shabash (very well done!)

  2. Annaon 23 Mar 2018 at 10:03 am

    I like Dorothy Walters poetry.

    I feel her as a typical female
    archetypal energy principle-
    compassionate and tender…

    Let she be healthy and has new inspirations.

    This poem inspired me to share
    After
    a very incredible
    experience
    of this
    “nameless something”…

    One night, while I was aware
    my physical body is sleeping,
    suddenly a transparent bubble
    was started to grow
    from the middle of my chest,
    seemingly by itself…

    It was started to grow and grow,
    while becoming a big transparent sphere.

    I was observing outside of the sphere,
    as a formless thought, just a thought…

    I have noticed, that the sphere is full of water,
    but not exactly water, a but thicker,
    merely something like glowing plasma…
    or something like that.

    It was an infinite Ocean as I felt, and I observe it,
    but I am also and simultaneously this Infinite Ocean,
    not moving, stillness, calmness,
    not breathing…

    I realise I was IT,
    THIS “ nameless something”…

    and I said to myself

    “This should be the Source,
    some call it God,
    so I am Source too…and smiled”

    Then suddenly a wave arose from the Ocean
    and I felt, “Wow, I am the wave too”, said to myself.
    I really felt how I am swinging like a wave.

    Then suddenly from nowhere a dolphin
    has jumping joyfully playing and I felt
    I am this sweet dolphin too…
    “Aha, I am a dolphin too, wonderful”.

    (From that time I never ever eat fish!
    I have the sense that I would eat myself!:)

    Then the veil has dropped
    and I opened my physical eyes…

    Uffffff, very long story…sorry Ivan …

    and Thank You….as always…

  3. Annaon 23 Mar 2018 at 10:28 am

    P.S. Dear Ivan,

    it seems Dorothy’s blog address doesn’t works

    http://www.kundalinisplendor.blogspot.com.

    Anna

  4. Ivan M. Grangeron 23 Mar 2018 at 10:33 am

    Try it again, Anna. It may have just been temporarily down, but it appears to be working for me now. ~Ivan

  5. Annaon 23 Mar 2018 at 10:42 am

    As the old, good Shakespeare said

    “All’s Well That Ends Well”

    You was right…:)

    Thank you !

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