FEAR AND LOVE

 

FEAR AND LOVE

 

Sometimes

it takes

ten thousand years

to come into Love.

 

Sometimes

it takes

milliseconds

to come into Love.

 

Something deep

and eternal

in the soul of us

seeks and knows

Love.

 

Love brought us here

and Love

welcomes us

into Itself.

 

While Fear merely thinks,

Love always knows.

 

Will and

readiness

to trust

through and beyond

Fear

opens this Door.

 

Without fear

we would not come to trust;

without trust

we would not know Love,

because we cannot think Love,

we can only

receive and give Love.

We can only know Love.

 

Fear is the

chasm of control,

the traumatic fog

where rational ego

is tricked

by an invisible Force.

 

Fear is a ravenous river

capable of drowning all

desires and attachments

of a lifetime.

 

Fear exposes

the Other Side

of our preferred identity,

our dark and denied,

our lost and orphaned,

awaiting Love’s Perfection.

 

Without Fear’s mentorship

we could not know Love—

nor our true Self.

 

Facing and embracing

Brother Fear,

we realize

our total Union

in Sister Love;

for Love awaits us

within

each wounded treasure,

now finally restored,

made safe and

humbled

by gentleness.

 

Hal Edwards

May 28, 2015

Wauconda

THANK YOU, BROTHER FEAR

THANK YOU, BROTHER FEAR

Oh dear, Brother Fear!
What would I ever
become
without you?

Without You,
There would be
no trust,
no risk,
no friction,
no opposites,
no opportunities
to break through
the barriers
and obstacles
that thrust and trust
my journey
into
Conscious Compassion!

Thank you,
devouring fearful One;
Thank you
for paving my Way
through
not-yet-refined
capacities
awaiting me
on the other side
of your thin curtain.

Through your obscure doors
I do prefer to
crawl and stumble,
walk and dance
my Way
into myriads
of inexpressible echelons
of awareness and delight.

I too choose to
taste the fruit
from
Eden’s magical
tree.

Wauconda
May 31, 2014
Hal Edwards