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Recently it was explained to me,
The healing sword, out quite logically,
Alas, pure logic, devoid of feeling,
Cannot see the truth of healing.
But so be it, if it fits, that;s nice,
So stay with that view was my advice,
But meanwhile I'll open the door to way,
Of the healing sword borne of the healing way.
So let's get inspecting, let's add some refinement,
To heal needs a quality and that is realignment,
Back to what was or even better,
The sword that does this, anew trend setter.
The sword that rehabilitates, returning what's been lost,
The sword that heals not the sword that costs,
And in this brief glimpse and minor exploration,
May you see the swords goal which is Restoration.
With it's edge so sharp it gives sight to the blindness,
The edge is made up of pure spirit of kindness,
And the heart and the soul both contained there within,
The solution that cuts through and everyone wins.
And like that sword we could go on to the jo,
What is it's purpose and what's it's true flow?
A weapon? a tool? ha, ha, spiritually a toy,
Borne of spirit once again, the spirit of joy.
The earth and the heavens, the stars and the sun,
The true nature of it all thus Aikido is fun,
So pick up your true sword and jo and join in,
Aikidos an experience felt without and within.
One out, all out, this is the spiritual shout,
Let me introduce you to what I'm taliking about,
One out, all out, All for one, one for all;
Organic, organisms, organize, oneness is natural.
One out , all out, peace is completeness,
What can defeat this? Fighters are defeatist,
Warrior spirit, at home in serenity,
Empty of emnity, no sympathy, pure empathy.
When one point is in, then so is Ki flowing,
So is weight underside, relaxing and knowing,
When one is out so are all, nothing left but a wall,
One in all in, then there is no wall at all.
So one out, all out, do you have your centre?
Because without all stays out for nothing good can enter,
Kokyu is the breath of life that leads to co-existence,
No control, no domination, Gods breath, divine consistence..
No Kokyu, no divine breath, no space below or above,
No kokyu, heaven, no universal love.
No center line, no goodness, no axis around which things turn,
Thus no neutral, no warmness, only freezing or burn.
So one in all in, that's the spiritual calling,
Aikido the art of building, not the art of falling,
And one out, all out, that's the spiritual warning,
Is it a dark day ahead for you or is a new day dawning?