My poem Called Forth appeared in the Creation Spirituality Communities March / April Newsletter and is based upon Exodus Chapters 3 & 4. It never fails to make me smile that Moses tried bargaining with God. Why send Moses to free the people when his brother Aaron was so much more articulate and up to the task? A strong case. One I would have tried for I have one of those brothers! Yet, I know in life I have my part to do. We all do. May this poem offer you inspiration to go forth. May you trust that you are fully equipped even if you don’t feel ready or up to the task.
Tablets, once carved in stone, cracked.
A covenant severed,
Crumbled into dust.
The God of our ancestors
still bears witness
to a growing affliction of hardened hearts.
Minds enslaved by greed, anger and fear.
Remember once, ages ago,
Moses stood on holy ground
startled by a fiery bush.
Branches on fire yet not consumed.
God’s Power revealed.
The bush blazed
with an unvanquishable Light.
Moses quaked in his sandals.
The I AM called to Moses.
Moses argued with the I AM.
Why him and not his brother?
Bargaining to no avail.
Moses was called forth to loosen the shackles,
set the captives free.
Lead the people out of darkness,
impoverished thoughts no more!
You…Vessel of Light…
do you possess the courage of Moses?
Would you, could you be that brave?
Do what is asked, what must be done.
Whether you are ready or not,
the time has come.
Darkness is upon us.
There is no time to waste.
The I AM beckons.
Calls you forth.
There is no reason to fear.
You will not be sent empty-handed.
The I AM, ever-present in our midst,
God’s Light infuses your
heart, guides your every step.
You are called forth
to create a new covenant.
Birth a new earth,
powered and sustained by God’s Light.
The I AM beckons.
Calls you forth.
—by Mary Ellen Lucas< Previous: Heart of the Matter (Winter '22) Next: Heart of the Matter (Spring '22) >
Reverend Mary Ellen is a minister, author, teacher, and activist from Cleveland, Ohio. In the year 2000, she took a leap of faith when she responded to her heart’s sacred calling and left behind a secure job with a steady income. She became self-employed at a wellness center as a full-time healing arts practitioner, and she has committed her life to be of service, not only with what breaks her heart but also what fills her heart with joy.
Her first children’s pre-chapter book, The Day the Goose Squabble Stopped, is meant to invoke laughter and deliver a timely message. She considers her book the first one in a series of goose stories. Rev. Mary Ellen can be contacted through her website www.thelovingway.me. Her books can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or direct through Sacred Stories Publishing. Ebooks are available on Amazon, Apple Books and Kobo. An audiobook is available on iTunes, Audible.com, and Amazon.
I have worked with Mary Ellen Lucas in many capacities for 15 years or more. Her spiritual direction and mentoring are wise, deep, compassionate and loving. Her astrological work is focused, accurate, practical and spiritual and always helpful; her classes and my sessions with her are high points of my year. Her Reiki and energy work have been very effective in alleviating both physical and emotional pain for me. If I could, I'd give ongoing sessions with Mary Ellen to ALL the people I care about.Neal S.