Beloved, do you have a sting in your tail?
A shadow you would not like to face?
Are you afraid to let your own power unleash
On me? On her? On him? On the world?
Let me share with you a secret…
Nothing is irreparable
The heart of Love rejects nothing
and accepts everything.
So if you need to sting, go ahead.
I cannot be hurt.
Only my story of who I am can suffer
And stinging that
is your gift to me.
Beyond the stories of who I should be
Is the open space
of who I might become.
Refrain from becoming,
and this open space I am.
Each new moment beckons
a deep mystery into being
from the depths of my soul
through this body
to touch the world.
No thought, word or breath
will not affect
this thing we call Life.
As every action vibrates
But we are not the doers
the makers or the shapers
We are the vessels of
Love’s work in the world
And sometimes, Beloved,
I wrote this poem days before the moon eclipsed the sun in scorpio. Although I don’t have a very deep understanding of Astrology, I know that the sign of scorpio can relate to those movements in life that are sudden, intense, challenging or confronting. Not the kind of experience that we would often choose for ourselves… yet such experiences can perform a powerful and potentially healing function, of bringing to light that which was hidden or unconscious within us.
This poem touched me as I wrote it. The words speak of a view that is becoming my own… Where everything and nothing is personal. From the perspective of the unified field of consciousness from which all beings arise, our deepest desires and our worst fears, our loves and our dislikes, are but momentary glimpses of experience, passing through different aspects of the same conscious presence… This unified presence is bound to itself, by itself, as itself… through love.
Far from being a fancy philosophical notion, I have discovered that this perspective has deeply personal and practical implications for how I live my life, and how I relate to those I love, those I like, those I don’t like, and those I just don’t know…
I’m curious… Do you also recognise or glimpse this unity at the heart of existence? When you breathe into that perspective and see the world that way, how do your current challenges look? What might you do or say differently?