Sunday, August 2, 2015

The invitation of the beloved

The invitation of the beloved, in each of his or her forms, is to meet in the sacred crucible of relationship where you renew a vow you made long ago, to no longer limit the mystery of love’s expression, insisting that love conform to your hopes, fears, and unlived dreams.

While his or her activity may confuse and trigger all that remains unresolved within you, the purpose of intimacy is not to provide continuous, surging feelings of safety, certainty, connection, and validation. Rather, it is to bring you alive with pure longing and presence, seeding a field within you where a holy metabolization may occur.

While the beloved will remain fully by your side, wildly attuned to somatic revelation as it unfolds within, she will not enact the drama of postponement with you any longer. He will no longer be your co-conspirator in the dream that you are not the embodiment of love itself, dismantling the trance of unworthiness, piece by piece by tender piece.

The beloved has not come to confirm what you already think you know about love, but to remove the veil and reveal the naked territory of the illuminated pathways inside you. He or she will walk with you into the darkness and into the secret caverns of your ripening essence, but will never keep you safe from the wildness of your own heart.

Art by Lyubov Toscheva