Haiku is Important for Spiritual Development
Haiku is a Magical form of poetry that captures the moment
These poems contain a dominant impression to invoke emotional clearing and empathy to connect the reader and poet. Haiku have the ability to appeal to the five senses and allow the reader and writer to be in the moment. Haiku are used to convey an experience or feeling to capture a singular moment of clarity within the life of the individual. They link such concepts of the human condition, philosophy, and experience to the seasons and nature, aiming to find balance and homeostasis with all forms of life, love, and being. One of the most important things is to focus on the experience you are trying to convey. Haiku is a very adaptive form of poetry that is used as a creative form of expression. Haiku are used to adapt to reality and provide catharsis, or emotional clearing and heart opening, to all that read and write it. One of the things that we gain from reading haiku–or any form poetry–is a recognition of the universality of human experience. This in itself has emotional, physical, and spiritual healing properties. This self recognition and realization enables us to accept our common humanity – one of the steps on the road to transcendence and spiritual awakening.
The art of writing haiku is an expression of egolessness in which the poet turns to outward expression to fully experience and capture the essence of being in a particular moment, at a particular place, at that point in time.
Historical and early haiku are often used to tell stories and influences of the natural world. In this way, haiku contained a strict subject matter to an objective description of nature suggestive to one of the seasons, evoking a definite, though unstated, emotional response from both the composer and reciter. There are many transformations of haiku from other forms of poetry and prose such as hokku, haikai, haibun, tanka and renga. Forms and structures have be redefined over time, across many countries and poets providing their own interpretation of the art. One of the most famous Japanese Haiku Poets, Matsuo Bashō, is known for his many haiku compositions that focused on the elevation of consciousness and the universal understanding of expression through the simplest of words. He transformed the understanding of haiku composition to encompass all aspects of life, not just the natural surroundings. Other famous haiku composers are Kobayahsi Issa, Yosa Buson, Kato Shuson, Murakami Kijo, and Natsume Soseki.
A monk sips morning tea,
the chrysanthemum’s flowering.
If we are busy worrying about problems or thinking about tomorrow, we might not take the time to even notice the things that are happening now.
Olivia Tatara: Author and Artist of Love Haiku
A word from the creator about Awakened Haiku and Love Haiku:
From my studies of meditation, martial arts, and various levels of schooling, I have realized that in the beginning, everyone was trying to explain what I needed in life. They led me down paths of darkness and conformity and I didn’t know better but to feel what they were feeling and experience as they did. This was the depths of depression, anxiety, instability, heartache, and lust. Once my heart opened, I learned to do everything for myself and my life unfolded without thinking or planning. My world became the most beautiful place with experiences flowing into my life with great opportunity and joy. I discovered a great love of haiku and my own unique style of expression through my paintings and digital art.
Poetry and art have helped me express myself in magical ways and to learn to let go of the past trauma to make space for the beauty this world has to offer. I don’t know how I got here, but it has been a great journey. I want everyone to experience the amazing bliss of discovering the love inside your own heart. I want whoever reads the content on this website to really open themselves up and find what people would call the burning bush of love and forgiveness. I am not here to speak about religion because this concept is a universal term. The burning bush represents your heart of fire and compassion that sparks alive when truth is presented to open the heart and mind. From there, miracles, gifts, skills, ideas, and opportunity find their way into your life with ease. Its amazing and the Universe has so much to offer those who listen to their spirit. This website and community is all about truth – the truth you get from understanding that we are here on this Earth to serve humanity through our individual and unique forms of expression. This opens the heart so people can feel unconditional love and attain their higher self and greater good. We are all masters and teachers of love and truth. Tune into your passion and develop your skills, creativity, love, life, business and achieve anything you desire in life.
When the heart opens, the inner flame starts to ignite everything in the life of the individual and miracles happen on a daily. From my heart opening through expression and love, I know that other individuals are awakened by just reading my work and observing the images. Awakening is a funny word. It can happen at any time to anyone who is fully ready to let go of what they have known to be true and experience pure Source energy. I am here to reveal the truth inside my heart, so you can experience the truth inside your heart. May everyone be free of suffering, anxiety, stress, heartache, anything, and everything that prevents you from living up to your true potential. Let my expression allow you to find your own soul form of expression. Many Blessings!
Do you want to experience Love? Energy? Happiness?
Are you searching for love and acceptance? Have you ever had your heart broken? Have you been through relationships that broke your ambition in life? Are you ready to let go and love yourself?
Come to a space to make stillness in your life to hear the voice of your soul. You are love. You are enough. Allow my art to speak to your heart to open and feel unconditional love and compassion. I have compiled various photo haiku in this book “Love Haiku” to allow the energy to flow from my heart to yours. This book is meant to encourage proper transmutation of pure heart energy to your soul. Awakened into who you are meant to be. Once the heart is open, inspiration and opportunity find their way into your life in beautiful ways.
Awakened Haiku: https://awakenedhaiku.guru/
Experience Love with Poetry and Art: https://youtu.be/8zEGEm3M8O4
A Collection of photo Haiku on Love and self-discovery