The Song of the Heart

You could spend an eternity this way… floating between folds of time, no more a traveller or sage, years of searching simply washing away… nobody’s man and yet prisoner of the elements, caught up in a war between swirling waters and burgeoning skies… perhaps this is eternity? …not a destination, but a hidden place between, nearly impossible to find yet kept in plain view, like all good things. Somewhere neither fixed nor transitory, where past and present meet in a sweet embrace, and waters of Earth give way to the passage of the heavens, great chariots of the deep crusading up towards the foothills of the Great…

This is the life you gave, with trembling hands; the offering of sweat and tears, the pact you made with the ever-changing winds – the long and winding path unto the unseen gate, now returning to you once again… returning to He, the Lord of Grace.

You move about the earth, many months without a home or address, just a place to lay a hat, nowhere you could be looked-up and found, as borders and seasons seem to slip away into a great expanse, one ever-moving energy of life all around. All you have is the journey now, a pilgrimage within and without… this pilgrimage of truth, this passage of healing, this testimony of faith. You are changed, there is no denying it, as your soul moves unburdened into realms forbidden to you before… Looking back on your time seems folly now, for you are no longer there to be found. Those smiles have long since faded, being replaced by new loves, new light.

Many things begin to be revealed to you, in no short time – many truths of the human soul; revelations of the breath of life, the Created shell and crystalline domain… Your very dreams ignite in a quest for holy fire, as burning stars shoot across the night; holy men and ancient rites move forth to test the waters of the soul, with myrrh and oil. And you are reborn, in waters pure. Your true name is made you. You begin to see warnings of false prophets, hidden in the celebrity eye, as at once you fall into places where ever the darkness surrounds the heart, and yet reluctantly bows to the secret Light pulsating from within… your time is not yet come, to shine, yet the Voice is calling from afar. You have a work to complete, if now is the time to rest, and await the Illumination of Spirit to fall.

Horizons are flashing before you, each more beautiful than before. Gratitude and love unconditional abound in the beatings of your chest. Your sorrows have been shattered, removed by the very Word of Command. Many doors have been opened, with voices beyond you have never heard, faces you haven’t seen, but minds you know well. The world has many ways, and the eyes have many ways to see… to illuminate, and to blind. Without you are silent, still, observing the congregation with the eyes of your soul, yet within you are alight, alive and afire… awaiting the day your Phoenix-song to sing.

This faith is true, dancing all around you. Finally it comes, the pathway you have been seeking these many years, a pathway made not of earth as you once expected, but of flowing rivers of light. True faith is alive, lives and breathes, and leaves its mark on all it touches. It does not need to be justified or even testified; Living Faith is evidence of itself. It is more than to see, it is more than to believe. It is to know… It is not written and it cannot be seen, it is a melody, deep within, no thumping anthem or resounding triumphal score, not played at the ending or at the start, just a constant humming song, the song of the heart…

2019… what a terrible and wonderful year! I cannot give words to describe my journey within this time. It has been nothing, it has been everything. I sit here, writing this, in simple awe at all that has come, changed and awakened… there is much to be said of this season, much to be shown and tales to be told… in proper time.

I wish a Happy New Year to you all.
A year of Revelation and Truth to come.
With love, eternally.
James D.


  1. OMGOSH…
    “you are”… the smart/brilliant one….you knew exactly what to do with your precious life, and, way before so so many of us…you…. are out there, in this beautiful, magnificent world …touching it’s heart, feeling it’s pulse..fulfilling your calling, accomplishing your dream….all…while spreading God’s words and wisdom. You knew WAY before most of us, how life (small or big) is so very precious. You are doing exactly what God asked of you….to “lay down your earthly belongings and follow me” as per the words of our Saviour. You have listened all along…you clearly understood what was coming….and that dear one, is the privilege of being a “CHOSEN ONE”


    1. You see much, dear Marie… I have always had this ‘time is running out’ feeling as long as I remember. And I’ve always been so fascinated (and obsessed frankly) with the world. I have been so so privilege and blessed however to have the courage and heart to do it all, and also the health and the means, one way or another. I’m not rich, nor do I have more resources then most… but I’ve been given God-given determination and if I want to do something… I always find a way 🙂

      I am honoured, always, by your comments.


      1. Always Remember, on challenging days, that God knows that you belong to Him because He sees His seal upon your heart….you “CHOSEN ONE” are His and no one can take you away from Him! Continue on your journey and give us your daily discoveries accompanied by your new found wisdoms. I will keep you in my prayers….


  2. Your words and pictures both took a part of my heart and filled the created hollow with the desire to see all this, to float like that on water, to bask in sun and sit on cliffs, to live like a wandering soul who belongs to all places and none

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    1. A beautiful response… touched the sacred place between my mind and heart. Thank you… I am sure you will live a life far beyond anything I have done or seen. Please feel free to use any of my pictures in your own posts, which I see sing a beautiful song to the hearts of many… May the Peace be with you always. Jx


      1. Thank you so much for the beautiful prayer. Āmīn. I will be glad to use those precious pictures.

        May your journey be blessed. May Allah shower His blessings and love on you. Āmīn

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  3. Your prose includes many qualities of poetry, James: strong imagery, creative word choices, deep reflection. That last paragraph about faith especially touched my spirit. It does become a melody, a song of the heart–all the more beautiful and treasured as the years go by. P.S. Thank you very much for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit!


    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! I’m really touched that the last part reached out to you. It was a thought, a muse perhaps, that kept coming back into my mind over these months… music is a big part of my life and I see the world in melodies in a way, both good and bad… I love your blog and your celebration and trust of the Lord! Your latest post really made me smile in the heart.


  4. Blessings for a bountiful fulfilling joy filled New Year James! May this year be THE year when the dark detour is ended and Love and Light reign from now on! Time to free this planet! Time to free all life.

    Love, katelon


    1. I am humbled… and always happy to share and feel blessed to be appreciated for my ‘reporting’ of this stunning earth and my spiritual findings. A Happy New Year to you, my friend… Ad Astra, Jx


    1. You are so welcome and I assure you the pleasure is all mine, sister. I am always so happy to share a little of my deeper self and the deeper workings of how I feel, given all the wonderful things I have been privilege to experience… the inward journey, and the outward spectacle. I am sure your own journey has been far deeper and more challenging, and rewarding. Wishing you all the veery best with your voyage… to the Eternal. God bless you always, and happy New Year ❤

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  5. Hi James , great to SEE you here again. You are definitely a soul traveler, the way you embrace life is just beautiful. I don’t know if you remember our long spiritual conversation on your blog in August. I wish you a beautiful New Year, following the TRUTH in awareness and deep gratitude….. and let your heart sing all the time. If you ever feel like stopping by at my blog


    1. Hello Cornelia. Yes I do remember our conversation ! August seems a lifetime ago now. Much has happened since then, I feel blessed to say. I am very blessed indeed to have had the experiences I’ve had, teaching me so so much about this realm… through trails, tribulations, successes and failures… there have to be some bonuses to taking chances ! I have grown… sometimes painful but ALWAYS magical, rewarding and grounding experiences. You need a feel the solidness of earth in order to reach up and fly… and yet, as always, there is much much more for me to do, both within and without. I am perpetually the student, the novice…

      Wishing you all the very best for 2020 my friend – may eternal love and heavenly light shine upon you.
      Will endeavour to stop by and muse over your beautiful photography once in a while! Stay in touch.

      Love always, from me x


      1. Thank you dear James, for reconnecting, I am surprised that you remember our conversation, as you have lots of followers. It is indeed wonderful to watch your journey as you every moment with it. I feel like growing inside every day, being in awareness of my actions, reactions and my speech to others. Enjoy your inner journey. Much Love from Cornelia


      2. It’s always a pleasure Cornelia. Thank you for dropping by! I loved your recent post with the stunning shots of pomegranates ! Up close and personal… a wonderful perspective on one of Creation’s many fruits. You have awoken an old wish in me to get another macro lens before my next travels. Had an amazing one some years back… Yes, there has been lots of growth… especially the year just gone. What an amazing year it was for me… transformative… very blessed indeed. Amen to growing every day, especially concerning reactions and speech… we all should be a little more careful with what we let out of our mouths… something I am always working on 🙂

        Much love from me, always.
        In peace, Jx


      3. Your words are to the effect of Rumi’s, my favorite poet. They reveal a spirit running deep into the core of the earth as well as expanding​ high into the vastness of the skies. Words which we need to hear at the beginning of the year, words throbbing with the simple aliveness which in itself is a miracle. And your photos are beautiful, giving one the constant desire to move around and see the world. A happy new year to you, with plenty of travel and more mysticism…..

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      4. Thank you ever so much. They are from the heart, and reflect my inner journey of late, with also the hope, as I think they have, of letting the reading fly their own fate… echoing, even, their own state and journey to the One True Creator… or perhaps, just a fun blog post 🙂


  6. I do enjoy your reading these incredible blog posts you write. Yes, I also know Heavenly Father has our best interests at heart. We just need to allow him to take us on these journeys in our life times.

    Happy New Year and more happiness and creativeness in 2020 James D. !


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