Friday, November 22, 2013
Will you take these ones as your lovers?
Where? Where is the friend? Where oh where is the beloved? There is a longing within you for deep intimacy with another. I want to share my burning, you call out! You are ready to unlock the sacred vessel of your body and swim into eternity into the dripping ocean of your heart, and another’s, entering that place where they become one in union.
In response to this raging longing, sadness rushes onto the scene: but when will you become intimate with me? Loneliness is next; yes, me, too! Anger, despair, grief, confusion, and shame – they all line up for just one moment of your radiant presence. These ones are also seeking union and the light of your care and awareness.
To the degree you are intimate with the unwanted within, it is to this degree that you are able to be intimate with another. If you have not provided shelter for the darkness inside you, how will you ever hold the darkness of the beloved?
There is so much surging within you now – the deepest grief, the most disorienting confusion, the most unexplainable joy, unbearable sorrow, and devastating heartbreak. But you are so alive. You are seeing that your burning is a bridge, and that your longing is a portal to the unseen worlds.
Friend, will you take these ones as your lovers? Will you undress and lay naked with your sadness, your grief, your shame, and your burning? Will you stay close?
The revelation has been delivered, and things will never be the same again: *all* your experience is valid. It is *all* path. It is *all* grace now, everywhere you look. You need not turn from any part of you any longer, and your commitment is to kindness. You will touch and hold whatever arises in your immediate embodied reality, for you are seeing that it is only ever the beloved, come to enter all the way inside you. And even deeper inside than that.
The beloved and her sweet fragrances are emerging from the ground underneath you. They are hidden in the movement of the wind and pouring out of the sky. They are taking shape as your entire somatic-emotional world. You are seeing now how precious and how rare it is here, to have taken birth with the opportunity to dance within the particles of love.