The beloved is that which reveals to you the inside of your own heart. He can appear as an intimate partner, which is one of his most evocative forms, but he would never limit himself to this expression. Her body is taking shape as your longing and as the sunrise of a new spring day, as the dripping nectar in the blooming lilies, and as the lunar holding of the moon as she rises to hold this weary world.
But he is also weaved into the darkness, raging alive in your sadness, wild and dancing in the core of your loneliness, and unfolding herself in the center of your despair. The beloved will use the entirety of the phenomenal world to find you, your eternal friend, and will never, ever give up on you, even when you have done so yourself. She will equally take the form of duality, nonduality, oneness, multiplicity, separation, and union in order to awaken one of her qualities here, for she has no bias toward one realm of experience over another. All are her cells, her organs, and shards of her pure presence.