Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There is nothing more sacred than that

What if love never feels safe? What if it was never, ever meant to give you that? What if it comes spinning out of the stars offering something much more radical, creative, and transformative than safety?

What if it wasn't safety that you were seeking after all, but wholeness and a wild sort of aliveness?

What if no matter how many profound insights you have, how many amazingly powerful awakening experiences you collect, or how convinced you become that you have it all together, that you will always be at risk for the beloved to step in and pull the rug out from underneath the conceptual?

What if it was never going to be like you thought it would? That love would never ask you to transcend your vulnerability, to cover over your sensitivity, or to 'heal' your raw and tender heart? But to stay embodied and close to these ones as your gifts to others and to a world that has forgotten.

The beloved is sending her emissaries of deflation into your ripening body in every moment. This deflation is a holy process, the unlearning of everything you thought you knew about yourself, about others, and about this rare human realm you have someone taken birth in.

For when you are totally unclothed, of all of your spiritual concepts and certain knowing, love will show you what you are. When the known crumbles away, all that will remain is your burning heart. There is nothing more alive than that. There is nothing more sacred than that.

Art by Eilidh