Grandfather Spirit


Many people
have searched in real life
for a guru who sits
on a mountain.

Yet what most discover
is it’s not a person,
but a spirit
that lies within:

Dr. King, April 3rd, 1968
“I just want to do God’s will.
And he’s allowed me to go up the mountain.
And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promise land.”

Black Elk, from Black Elk Speaks 1961
“I was standing on the highest mountain of them all,
and round about beneath me was the hope of the world,
and while I stood there, I saw more than I can tell
and I understood more than I saw.”

Walt Disney’s Original Vision, 1953
“One day Walt Disney had a vision.
It was a vision of a place
where children and parents could have fun together.
The more Walt dreamed of a “magical park,”
the more imaginative and elaborate it became.”

Grandfather takes us to the top of the mountain.
First to see a vision for ourselves, and then for others.

Then he takes us to the base and says,
“Go! Climb! Get your vision!
It will not be easy.
You will stumble. You will be in the dark,
but there is a light, and a promise at the top,
that no darkness can touch.”

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