Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The transmutation of pure presence

The beloved is alive
and is weaving essences
of separation and union
inside you.

With no bias for dark or light
she is working with
the entire phenomenal world
to ripen you as a carrier
of the fragrances of both
oneness and multiplicity.

She is sending sadness,
tenderness, rawness,
and sorrow. Joy,
beauty, and profound vulnerability -
each to unlock a secret
place of opening within.

While you may be tempted
to mend your broken open heart, will you first
enter inside it?
For the beloved is there,
dancing with her envoys -
the moon and the tides -
weaving a sanctuary
for the transmutation
of pure presence.

Yes, you will burn
until you are translucent,
but it is only by way
of your burning
that love
will find safe passage
into this world.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

From here... only revelation

When will the burning end? You have gone through so much. So many dreams have fallen away, so much of what you thought you knew and needed has dissolved in front of you. You've surrendered, you've let go, you've accepted, you've witnessed, you've rested as the Self, you've inquired, you've forgiven, and even stayed in the now. You've given everything to know the mysteries of love.

But somehow you are still being asked ... to ... burn ... more. No. Not that. Where has the grace gone? All that is left now is a raging, unrequited longing, a surging achiness in your body, and an unbearable rawness in your heart. Oh, friend, you are right on track.

And then in the next moment, when all hope has vanished into an unbearable surging of hopelessness, the beloved arrives as an explosion in the mandala of your somatic majesty, with something important to show you. You see so clearly that this longing, this burning, and this agonizing tenderness is the return message. Love has not abandoned you, but is pouring through the cracks in your armor, destroying everything that is false and less than whole within you. It is re-wiring your body, re-calibrating the cells of your heart, dropping seeds of vulnerability, and laying new pathways of blessing through your nervous system.

Stay still. Do not move from this moment. Dare to see that no mistake has been made. See that grace could never leave you, even for an instant. For she is not a destination or a goal, but a lover. From here, only revelation. It is all revelation now.