Spiritual Poems About Belief and Doubt, Faith and Reason
Poems As Spiritual Guidance
Spiritual poems filled my head throughout 14 years of being bedbound with severe illness. They became a powerful and much needed form of God's guidance in my life.
My hope and my experience is that they also guide others towards a greater knowledge of God's Love.
A Book Of Spiritual Poems About Belief and Faith
It's OK to Believe is a book of narrative and poems about belief and faith. It takes you with me as I pursue the spiritual journey to quieten the chattering head and go deeper into the heart of God.
I ask questions of faith and doubt such as...
- Is faith rational?
- How can we believe in what we cannot see?
- Are we strange or mad to believe in God, the sacred, the Divine?
These questions are explored and answered in poetry.
To enrich our journey of spiritual inquiry, the spiritual poems and thought-bites in the book are accompanied by spiritual quotes from either the Bible or A Course In Miracles. The book is interfaith in nature.
Each of the spiritual poems is also accompanied by a technique for releasing judgment– "It’s OK to... ".
Read Praise For It's OK to Believe
Below is a poem about belief and faith from the book It's OK to Believe. There are also links to where other poems appear on a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com.
Spiritual poetry on the page Religion Versus Science:
On The Side of Caution
And on: Spirituality Definition, Religion Definition:
Stand Within It
A Poem About Belief and Faith
(unintentionally in the style of Kahlil Gibran)
Belief in What We Cannot See
And they say to him, “Speak to us of belief in what we cannot see.”And he answers, saying:
“Does the baby deny the existence of its mother because from his place within the womb he cannot see her?
Is not the life that flows through his forming veins proof enough of her existence?
Does he not know, without knowing, even in his scarcely forming consciousness, that his very existence testifies to her own?
Or does he, in his correct assumption that he is worthy to be nourished by such a source, take it so for granted he forgets it is even there?...
And I say to you:
Suppose there is a blind man who cannot see the face of one he loves.
Will he – deprived of one sense – deprive himself completely of the beauty of his beloved?
Will he not sense her with whatever senses are available?
Will he not reach out and touch her?
Will he not imagine how she looks?
Do you say the face of his beloved is not real because for him
it is seen only in imagination?
You are wary of believing in things you cannot see, and this is good.
But be wary also of believing only in things you can see, lest you find yourself within a dark, suffocating world.
Be wary of assuming your sight complete, only to discover it is a blinkered sight.
And do not discount that which other senses tell you to be true.
For know this: there is not one thing existent upon the earth,
whether God-made or man-made, that did not first exist in thought alone.
When we step into our dreams, we claim their reality.”
It's OK to believe in what you cannot see.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20, NIV)
© Katherine T Owen.
The spiritual poem above appears in the book It's OK to Believe, A Journey with Faith and Reason.
For an explanation of the forgiveness exercise – It’s OK to...
For a discussion on how to use quotes as part of your spiritual practice.
Click below for spiritual poetry on the page Are We Anti-Religious? Is This Our Current Default Religion?
Find out more about the book of spiritual poems, It's OK to Believe
Read more spiritual poems online on a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com
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