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by Dave Ritchie 
12/05/13
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THE BOOK OF FAITH

Verse 1

I don't know how I know what I know
But I know that I know what I do
The veil is there for all to see
Yet so few of us peek through

Verse 2

Decide what you will Decide
Behind hasty conclusions we all hide
All decisions unless I agree
Concern the Decider and not me

Verse 3

The eagle's wings they thrash about
Near its end there is no doubt
A promise of the envelopes bend
But more than intent you must lend

Verse 4

No great event must transpire
No act of God will now inspire
Within your heart the answers reside
It is your own conscience you must abide

Verse 5

I speak with the highest of authority
With an Angel's eyes I now see
My heart is full and not of things
But forgiveness, faith and love it sings

Verse 6

Kept aside I watched you all
Hide your shame, disguise your fall
I've watched the holes as they grew in size
Watched you sell hours to buy the prize

Verse 7

The wealth of earth no hand can touch
And so to money we all clutch
True currency was ordained above
Nothing else can fill but love

Verse 8

The truth of life you must believe to see
It is the same for you as it is for me
Power from which you have been kept
Inside us all it has slept

Verse 9

But now it stirs of its own will
And yet they try to keep it still
The shroud is lifting to reveal
Your soul was never theirs to steal

Verse 10

Ancient hurts and debts still linger
The hate you harbor points your finger
A million times a son was born
Before he wakes you taint the dawn

Verse 11

He who made it knows it's worth
The only one who knows its girth
From one small dot we look above
And ask the stars for signs of love

Verse 12

But love resides within us all
If you believe you'll hear its call
Despite your loss of faith it's true
Not once did he give up on you

Verse 13

It was us that turned our face aside
And in false knowledge placed our pride
He watched as those who claimed to know
Deceived you with their dazzling show

Verse 14

My sadness now is in the irony
Of those who close their minds to see
Your freedom does not belong to them
It is yours to keep, yours to defend

Verse 15

You surrender but don't realise
At any moment you can arise
The prison is inside your head
And unaware you keep them fed

Verse 16

Your love of things it built the cage
You dance like puppets on their stage
In front of you they lie and kill
To rob you of your own free will

Verse 17

But infinite power is yours to take
A leap of faith I pray you'll make
For when you do you too will see
It was always you who held the key

Verse 18

So ask of him and you shall receive
The proof of heaven that you need
But first you must unlock your mind
And once you do the truth you'll find

Verse 19

I can teach you how to believe again
Show you a world free from pain
But first you must accept their fault
They hide their secrets within their vault

Verse 20

I ask you not to believe in me
But ask who shows the things you see
For vision is not your only sense
You must ignore their false pretense

Verse 21

Ever have we misunderstood
The truth, the lies, the evil, the good
Jesus descended to show us all
To believe in vengeance is to fall

Verse 22

To re-teach the lesson he came to earth
He showed us of love and of human rebirth
The light and the way his sacrifice stands
For you he let them put holes in his hands

Verse 23

I will not speak of the horrors of hell
With God in my heart there is no need to dwell
God would not seek your love under threat
He gave you free will and he waits for you yet

Verse 24

Evil exists we all see it each day
By our faith we can keep it at bay
Life is perception and nothing more
Focus on joy, let the Angels keep score

Verse 25

To learn you must forget what you know
Forget wrong or right, forget yes and no
There is only the energy that always was
Our first mistake was to personify God

Verse 26

For make us he did from clay and dust
In his own image he fashioned us
We are not merely mortals who end in a tomb
We are a beings of light, our bodies a womb

Verse 27

Your soul is the life that he truly made
By the pain of Christ all debts were paid
You're already an Angel just waiting to fly
But first you must know you're alive when you die

Verse 28

We are here to see, to feel and to love
Absorb every moment of joy from above
For when we are gone our moments are too
You take only your memories of the life that was you

Verse 29

Reflect you will when at last comes the hour
To open the door, become part of true power
But while you are here time you have still
To change what you must, decide what you will

Verse 30

For it is faith you will find that truly empowers
Just look at the sky, the trees and the flowers
Realize the concert that greets you each day
It is more than chance that creates the display

Verse 31

Beauty surrounds you each breath that you take
We name it and frame it and store the keepsake
Music and Light, a heart and free will
The gifts you were given you have them still

Verse 32

So focus on family, the joy that you share
You know in your heart will not always be there
Then spread your awareness to those all alone
It was never their choice to be on their own

Verse 33

There is joy in abundance on this ride we call life
Your parents, your children, your husband, your wife
For God is love and within it he waits
There is no room for him in a heart full of hate










....
THE BOOK OF LOVE

Verse 1

No church or club do I ask you to join
I need not your things nor require your coin
It is only your attention I ask as a toll
My only intention to show you your soul

Verse 2

For always we banter the word about
Unaware of the source we dread the doubt
At first it was sacred and rarely used
Now it is common and often abused

Verse 3

With reckless abandon we confess admiration
We scoff at the effort of arts imitation
This thing then that claim pieces of heart
The hole they don't fill will tear you apart

Verse 4

To waste it on things is a loss undeserved
To life you must give your love unreserved
From smallest to largest a heart it still beats
To hold and adore is the greatest of feats

Verse 5

All of us can yet so few of us do
The courage it takes to decide to be you
The only true sadness is wasted affection
Follow your heart it knows the direction

Verse 6

Material wants without fail dim your sight
Have faith in your soul and the power of light
Take what you need and seek nothing more
For though you have things your heart will be poor

Verse 7

Of joyful tidings do I speak
I know not the hour the day or the week
The end of oppression is now within sight
We must let go of hate and in faith reunite

Verse 8

It is only love that presides from above
The Spirit, The Father, The Mother, The Son
Within every heart lies a corner that speaks
It whispers that love is all that it seeks

Verse 9

Misled from birth we forget how to hear
We lose years to find it was always near
Not knowing for what we strive and we yearn
Without it we stumble each way that we turn

Verse 10

Your heart knows dimensions as yet undiscovered
Within them wait those who call you beloved
You are never alone despite all you were told
They walk your whole life and answers they hold

Verse 11

Unaware of their presence you confuse the task
They exist only to guide but first you must ask
Love is their mantra and forever they fight
To show you the truth the love and the light

Verse 12

It is love that inspires an enlightened soul
To see through the lies and carry no hole
To walk down a road that is yet to be walked
To utter the words that are yet to be talked

Verse 13

In a dream of reality it's so hard to wake
Great care and great patience one must take
Always it seems the lie has been spoken
The time has come for the spell to be broken

Verse 14

It is within your power to forgive and forget
The hurts, the lies, the hate, the regret
For some reason we cling like moths to a flame
As though we have learned to welcome the pain

Verse 15

Choose to let go of the hate in your heart
It is only your burden and keeps you apart
In all of its forms you are given to choose
To give without want leaves you nothing to lose

Verse 16

It is within each other our faith we must place
For love transcends time, religion and race
His voice spoke the word our lives are the song
Only love is the answer to right our great wrong

Verse 17

Once I walked life with want in my mind
Ever I hoped great wealth I would find
Yet alone I traversed as my faith it was lost
I fell to my knees as I measured the cost

Verse 18

It took all my courage to open the door
To let go of fear and dream once more
It was then that the Angels enlightened my heart
They showed me the wealth I had from the start

Verse 19

The abundance of love that often we miss
The comfort and warmth to be found in a kiss
A hug full and strong from one who would care
Crowds a moment with joy in the love that you share

Verse 20

The light that a smile can bring to a face
A glint in the eye we can never replace
The only true peace is two sharing their soul
Who without fear of hurt, embrace as a whole

Verse 21

The array of a galaxy viewed from afar
The miraculous wonder in the birth of a star
Beyond count or measure the nothing is vast
The abundance within it no time will outlast

Verse 22

For all that there is, it came from the sun
A human whilst being is life just begun
We are here to learn, to love and to grow
Your soul it will reap the seeds that you sow

Verse 23

It is only yourself you hurt with your pride
The walls that you build will keep you inside
Unaware of the terrible price you have paid
A prison of fear is what you have made

Verse 24

Rejoice you must in the affection of others
We are each of us here as sisters and brothers
The things that divide us are angles of slight
We all look the same in the absence of light

Verse 25

Take a deep breath and hold onto the grace
Forget war and worry, forget time and space
We have only each other all else is the scene
Only you decide when the slate is wiped clean

Verse 26

For then there is freedom to rewrite what you've heard
Your days are the pages, your deeds are the words
Your time is the book, your heart bleeds the ink
You can imagine your future but try not to think

Verse 27

For not beyond reach are your hearts desires
If with pure intent you light the fires
Manifest with your thoughts all that you need
The power is yours to your conscience pay heed

Verse 28

Ever the sun will go down and come up
The moon joins the dance, the earth is the cup
For players we are, upon a great stage
Your destiny waits for you to engage

Verse 29

Fate is what's left for those filled with doubt
The curtain will fall, the screen will fade out
For nothing is written as though set in stone
You choose to be loved or to be on your own

Verse 30

Happiness you'll find is a choice you can make
With resolve to fear nothing great steps you will take
So gather your courage, on your sleeve wear your heart
Use your love as a shield as you rewrite your part

Verse 31

It is never too late to forget all you know
To stand in the light, be the star of your show
For wasted is a life that is lived in the wings
Have faith in love and the hope that it brings

Verse 32

Reflect on the memories that make up your life
The moments of woe, of fear and great strife
At the foot of the mountain we give way to despair
But once it is climbed we no longer care

Verse 33

Trust in your soul leave your old life behind
Grasp every moment of joy that you find
There is a chorus of Angels who hover above
All your life they will wait to fill you with love









....
THE BOOK OF FORGIVENESS

Verse 1

Circumstance often it governs perspective
The actions of one can harm the collective
Pain once inflicted, in your heart it resides
A childish taunt scars a lifetime of pride

Verse 2

It's nature is human and not to be judged
All that have come, at least once held a grudge
Control is the battle, our emotions the field
Our anger condones the hurt that we wield

Verse 3

For so as received, it seems fair to give
The boil of our rage we choose to let live
A heart torn with pain is the bed of its seed
As we nurture our anger, no reason we heed

Verse 4

It slowly consumes us, like time it decays
Lost in its shadow the darkness invades
The size of its girth, it soon becomes vast
Forever it seems, the burden will last

Verse 5

The hurt we perceive, takes a will of its own
Ignoring the seed we deny it has grown
Noxious by nature it takes root in your mind
It anchors in corners that no thought can find

Verse 6

Surrounded by those who feed their own hate
No compassion for those beyond their own gate
Divided and scattered, we care not for others
The more that one hides, the less one discovers

Verse 7

What we've become, we were not meant to be
We were given great love and heart that can see
Now blinded by walls that we build to defend
The attacks that appear will come without end

Verse 8

For natural it seems to build one's defences
Inside and out we're surrounded by fences
We think only of ego and protect it we must
But as we lose faith, we soon lose our trust

Verse 9

Without it we sever the most sacred of ties
We give way to deception and swallow the lies
Consider the burden you have chosen to bare
When blinded to choice, with no one you share

Verse 10

All of the wrongs against you once done
If unhealed they remain, alone you become
To let go of the weight you carry each day
Can be so hard to do, yet so easy to say

Verse 11

I sought refuge in places of sadness and loss
Like you I had chosen to bare my own cross
The taunts and the hurts I could not deflect
I absorbed in my heart and lost self-respect

Verse 12

I accepted the fences and became all the names
Twisted and tortured my soul bore the shame
Try as I might to stand and stay strong
I conceded my dream and my right to belong

Verse 13

Though around me were many waiting to care
On my own I decided my cross I must bare
Their offers of aid I could not help but mistrust
I surrendered my hope, I became their disgust

Verse 14

In my youth more than most, I was left on my own
It was never my choice to become made of stone
With no tools to defend, no lessons yet taught
In a web of self-hatred, I soon became caught

Verse 15

For sad is the story of a life with no heart
Left alone it had withered and broken apart
I smiled and I laughed to uphold the illusion
A care free shadow of a welcomed confusion

Verse 16

The life I had built was now hollow and broken
With a smile I delivered the lies I had spoken
I revelled in causing great dreams to shatter
I delighted in taunting those pleading to matter

Verse 17

My cares and my woes were deserved at best
With no hope of redemption, I had failed the test
I was lost in the darkness of a dream without dreams
Though my soul cried for love I ignored all its screams

Verse 18

Then one night quite by chance, or so I perceived
Upon a man I had stumbled who devoutly believed
In a God up in heaven and the deeds of his son
Of Angels and miracles and sins brought undone

Verse 19

It was a story I told him, once before I had heard
A God ruling with vengeance to me seemed absurd
And what of the priests who preached of damnation
Who insisted through them was my only salvation

Verse 20

Itís a lie I proclaimed as I questioned his tale
A method of control that is ancient and stale
I asked him to prove this benevolent presence
He answered that love is the form of his essence

Verse 21

If you ask him he challenged with truth in his eyes
He will show you his love and remove all the lies
But for him to touch it, your heart must be open
Not through your ears will his message be spoken

Verse 22

For the Lord he does work in mysterious ways
Great signs he will show you if attention you pay
Nothing my friend is the fruit born of chance
The earth is a stage, our lives are the dance

Verse 23

With doubt in his words and no faith in my head
I smiled at the naivety of all that he'd said
Then later that night I happened to ponder
But what if it's true, this miraculous wonder

Verse 24

I reflected on life and the hate it had dealt
I looked back on the hurt and the pain I had felt
If there is a God I questioned, how could he bare
The great evil we suffer, does he not care

Verse 25

I recalled his tale of a fate I could choose
A life that is empty has nothing to lose
I closed my eyes and I opened my mind
I pondered on answers I hoped I might find

Verse 26

I spoke aloud of the hurt that always I carried
I mentioned the hate to which I was married
Show me I begged with great desperation
If you prove I will follow without hesitation

Verse 27

The very next night, I had not long to discover
Three unlikely events, one after the other
They each led to love and the joy I had missed
I recalled all the blessings, my mind had dismissed

Verse 28

You asked him I thought to show you his love
You were told he would speak in signs from above
Again I reflected on my perceptions of real
Were there things in this life I'd forgotten to feel

Verse 29

I again read the story of the merciful Christ
This time I removed all the fear and the lies
I gazed on a man who gave his life for our sin
I cared not for the details we'd added therein

Verse 30

For legends and whispers have ever been told
But great wisdom and truth their stories can hold
Whether the son of God or the son of a man
His life was an example to forgive all you can

Verse 31

I set out on a mission to love and forgive
I resolved no attention to hurt I would give
I forgave all who'd hurt me, I looked not for blame
They were each of them trying to deflect their own pain

Verse 32

Of course it took time, but the more that I tried
The more I felt peace and a freedom inside
I had changed my perspective and let go of my pride
I stepped out from the shadow and chose not to hide

Verse 33

My faith it grew daily and my love grew by night
My soul it was healing in the warmth of his light
I had conquered my doubts, put my fears on a shelf
The greatest of freedoms is the forgiveness of self









....
THE BOOK OF HOPE

Verse 1

Hope it seems often the subject of dreams
Admired from afar, it glistens and gleams
An ideal in a vision of something so pure
A promise of peace holds the fateful allure

Verse 2

Progress is fueled by our want and desire
To grasp for the need, to reach ever higher
Confused we assume a lust for great things
We cling not to peace and the freedom it brings

Verse 3

Surrounded by greed as its mayhem transpires
It is now only money in vast sums that inspires
Your eyes they reopen each morning you wake
As the new day it dawns the same paths we take

Verse 4

Like machines we are governed by logic and file
Forced are the lessons in the mind of a child
With fear they are driven, their resolve absolute
If you challenge you fail but to repeat is astute

Verse 5

The manufacture of drones repeating each day
We are taught how to think, to see and to play
Before its conceived, your future is planned
But not by your hope and not by your hand

Verse 6

Your mind it is filled with things they hold dear
With places and names, with failure and fear
A version of history they assure you is fact
With equations of rules your mind they distract

Verse 7

Acceptance is the promise you hold in your heart
They show you your failings that keep you apart
Great risks one will take if at all one stands tall
To think for oneself leaves you destined to fall

Verse 8

We learn to conform to the theme of the show
We assume they have told us all we must know
For nothing it seems can exist if not proved
Residing in faith hides a fool once removed

Verse 9

Armed with their facts you resume the great task
Convinced in their doctrine there's no need to ask
In knowledge you're told, your faith you must place
Though each of us runs, only one wins the race

Verse 10

To survive you obey and follow their rules
Poverty is the reward for the folly of fools
With your lessons as weapons you fear not the fight
But what if your teachers were wrong more than right

Verse 11

To learn you must find the faith in yourself
Only Victors have written the books on your shelf
At the end of all battles great knowledge is lost
They pay with their lives, yet we bare the cost

Verse 12

Though defeated the minds of those who had fought
Were filled with great wisdom and difference of thought
Victory in war brings the loss of their knowledge
Rare is the king who's faults they acknowledge

Verse 13

So trust not their doctrine, for from greed it came
Only God is your ruler, we are one and the same
The ancients they called him by many great names
Today they teach faith is a misguided shame

Verse 14

Those given to power with fear rule your mind
They have broken your hope, your faith left behind
Not by chance is this done, so make no mistake
If you give way to fear, your freedom they take

Verse 15

They corrupted the story and evil they spread
For their own profit they changed all that was said
To concentrate power they claimed life above
Your redemption they held and the key to God's love

Verse 16

Through fear they collected and kept untold wealth
Their method of control they wielded with stealth
Now transparent their deception caused those unaware
To doubt the whole story of a God we all share

Verse 17

Where will this leave us in times yet to come
We care not for others, to doubt we succumb
For faith is a freedom they delighted in taking
To live without God's love is a prison in making

Verse 18

For never has he chosen to take it from you
It was us that decided to doubt what we knew
The need for his love is ancient and sacred
We are only part of the wonder of all he created

Verse 19

The impossible made possible is the truth of his trust
We must let go of their lies, our confusion and lust
For ever have those who with hearts full and bold
Defeated their fear and the lies they were sold

Verse 20

Many have spoken of this wonderful thing
Of the miracle of love and the joy that it brings
Of the freedom that's yours despite all you see
Only you can decide what can or can't be

Verse 21

We all have heard things that darken our sight
Hope there is always, if you fight the good fight
A wealth of true power which from you they hide
For money creates classes and therein our divide

Verse 22

Vast is the universe we perceive with our mind
Your soul it knows places you must lose to find
The dimensions are countless, ours is but one
To know of the father you must first know the son

Verse 23

Great strength there is in a heart that's set free
There are things in this life we must believe to see
On the road of discovery your guide is perception
The honor of sight is your minds great deception

Verse 24

For numerous are the ways to feel and to hear
The scenes that you see are only what's near
Look to the stars, their light travels through space
It enters your eyes for your mind to embrace

Verse 25

As they sit in the void forever the dance
Life on this planet did not happen by chance
Though name them we have, at least all we can see
They are part of the being that is formless and free

Verse 26

From its center the energy of the universe flows
A place beyond sight yet forever it grows
So delicate the dance that keeps us our place
The existence of time is redundant in space

Verse 27

Look within and without, look down and look up
Don't wait for the drops to spill from their cup
For no other creature needs money to live
Only you can decide to receive or to give

Verse 28

Choose to forgive the debts you are owed
Your compassion is the greatest gift to bestow
If you have in abundance regardless of essence
To give without want is to bask in his presence

Verse 29

For once I too looked all around with despair
It seemed all was chaos to a mind unaware
I'd forgotten to remember the power of his voice
If you listen with your heart your soul will rejoice

Verse 30

Nothing we've made, despite all that we've found
Can contend with he who's voice made the sound
The maker of the makers can at will, yet undo
The harm that they promise will happen to you

Verse 31

We buy the illusion of a comfort in control
Of a life that is void in the absence of soul
To live a life with no hope is a perilous fate
You can choose to be free, it is never too late

Verse 32

At the end of your journey no doubt you'll reflect
On opportunities lost if your soul you neglect
Great power you have to fix all that is broken
If only you believe in the word that was spoken

Verse 33

For we are the word along with all that there is
Our lives are vibrations of the voice that is his
All who imagine have the power to change scope
Nothing is impossible for a heart filled with hope

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