Monday, April 7, 2014

Here in this body are the sun and moon

There is a body within the body that is a field of pure creativity. The aliveness within you is astonishing and will never betray you, if you will trust in the intelligence of your own direct experience. Just underneath the narrative woven around your thoughts, feelings, emotions, hopes, and fears is the unknown revelation of the somatic world, a fiery expression of pure heart-wisdom. 

All healing emerges out of the body. Whether sadness is there—or grief, anxiety, loneliness, joy, contentment, or bliss—the body is without bias. The beloved will send whatever emissaries she must in order to awaken one of her fragrances within you, by way of her transmission of crystal luminosity. It is through your vow of meeting whatever arises with unconditional kindness—and to no longer abandon your experience—that the great metabolization through love will occur. 

As the great tantric sage Saraha reminds us, “Here in this body are the sacred rivers: here are the sun and moon as well as all the pilgrimage places... I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.”

Photo by Professor Jay Pasachoff/ Williams College – the union of sun and moon