life, philosophy, Spirituality

Like An Opal


My eyes landed on the opal ring.
Florescent greens, pinks, reds, yellows,
lilacs, silvers and golds

sparkled more awesome than ever before.
Each color with its own unique hue,
expressed an inexplicable beauty.

Mesmerized by the glowing stone,
an awareness came over me.

Like an Opal are We.

The stone is not whole without its colors,
and the colors cease to shine without the stone.
The stone and colors are one,
and cannot be separated.
The stone is the solid foundation,
and the colors its shining beauty.

Like an Opal are We.

We each have awesome, colorful Spirits,
shining brightly our own unique hue.
Like an Opal, we mold together as one,
in a loving Capsule of beauty.
Like an Opal, our Creator is whole
by expressing through us.
Like an Opal, our colors fade away
without our Creator.

Like an Opal, our colors are one with God,
and cannot be separated.
Like an Opal, God is our Solid Foundation,
and we are God’s shining colorful beauty.

~ L. Virelli



13 thoughts on “Like An Opal”

  1. That image are beautiful .. didn’t know that opal could shimmer like that. Not a poem reader – but I understand you really know how to use the words. .


  2. Great poem & post. I wear a quite sizeable blue/green opal ring almost every day. It’s my “might as well be” ring given to me by the G.O. I love it & often lose myself in the colours. For me it represents the magic & magic of the Universe. Opals have considerable metaphysical properties, and is said to be the writer’s stone 🙂


    1. As I told Margarita, the poem really did come to me after meditating. The ring seemed to speak to me with the answers I’d been seeking. And btw, the opal is my birthstone. I had a beautiful stone I’d worn since I was a child, then one day it just disappeared. I long for another one. Thanks for reading it and commenting, EllaDee


  3. I usually use the analogy of a multi-faceted gem: it’s the same Light that shines through the gem, and expresses differently depending on the facet it traverses. So are we, multi-faceted. We are not meant to be static. We are not meant to be uniform. Each one of us is a perfect expression of the Divine, expressing perfectly unto infinity. We forget that, and we suffer.

    I like the opal analogy, Lori. It never occurred to me! How’s your elbow? xoM


    1. Thanks Margarita. It truly came to me after meditating over the concept of ONE. I was confused, and then the opal spoke to me when I opened my eyes. It was very cool. Thanks for reading it.


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