James Yax


By James Yax*

  [as it appeared in the April 2011 Newsletter] 

I rest under the full moon of Easter.
I called you, nervous with the energy
Of something wanting birth.
Often the past and future draw me
to the memory of Beauty
and the expectation of Joy.
Yet Now is the only time we make sense.

Listen! The owls call under the moon
Shining the night to silver mist
Which veils the dark trees.
Do Their spirits dance
under the full moon of Easter?

There is no wind tonight.
It is Good Friday and its spell
Wraps the waiting, timeless yearning
For the dawn of Easter,
The Resurrection of Christ and our Joy.

Nature is silent, hushed now.
Wrapped close in moonlight and mist.
Not with grief like men remembering
The passion play with needless guilt,
But in innocence and light.

Knowing itself it calls to the Light in us,
and gratefully our heart answers.
Let it be, let it be,
and you and I will feel
The difference between the seeming
And the Being that is Real.

And know that there is only One,
The Being dancing in the form.
We recognize God’s only Son,
The Christ is everything and everyone.


* James Yax has been a student of A Course In Miracles since 1981. . Introduced to the Edgar Cayce Readings in 1969, he and his family moved to Virginia Beach in 1973, becoming members of Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment( ARE). For the next ten years, James worked with the ARE’s spiritual healing group, The Glad Helpers, and gave workshops in Creativity, Meditation and Spiritual Healing at the ARE and in other cities in the US and in Canada. In a dream in 1981 he was told to begin studying A Course In Miracles. James facilitated four ACIM study groups in Holland from 1988 to 1990.  From 1998 to 2009 he worked as a hospice volunteer and a licensed home health care provider.  His day job was/is art, and since 1965 he has been a freelance painter, a sometime poet, an art conservator, and a teacher of painting, drawing and art history. He is a blessed father of seven shining Beings of Light.