Monday, January 6, 2014

Into the center of the mandala



You wondered if as you awakened, you would feel less, be more detached, rest as “the witness,” become neutral, brush it all off, let it all go, not care so much about this world and those around you, lest you get caught in “their story” or in the stories of this world.

But the beloved is coming for you, and has her own ideas about what is next. She is taking you into the mandala of the gooey, the sticky, the drippy, and the yummy. But she will also use the groundless, the yucky, the darkness, and the unwanted to unfold her reality into yours.

Care for it all, friend. Care so much it hurts. Take the risk of unbearable intimacy. Be willing to take everyone and the entire phenomenal world as your sweetest of lovers. Allow everything and everyone around you to matter. Let love have you. Gone are the days of holding back, “transcending” your feelings, your emotions, and your body. Gone are the days of spiritual safety, resting in the absolute, and standing back from the burning cauldron of love. Everything arising here is path and coming at you as a translucent portal into the center.

You are wild and alive now and longing to be naked, de-robed, and led into the bedroom of the beloved. Enter, close the door, and be astonished at what will happen next.