LONGING TO BE WHO I ALREADY AM

LONGING TO BE WHO I ALREADY AM

 

I am a bird in full flight,

longing for air.

I am a fish in the depths of the sea,

longing for water.

I am a person in unknowing,

longing for the Self

I already am.

 

Seized by

a great hunger,

I prepare myself

and take my place

on my difficult journey,

longing for the Self

I already am.

 

Receiving my innocent essence,

I entered time and space,

conceived into flesh and bone,

descending from my mother’s womb.

I suckled and shit,

wept and giggled and yawned,

naked and on my way,

looking for the Self

I already am.

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SOUL AND BODY INTIMACY

SOUL AND BODY INTIMACY

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Intimacy is

as simple as

sharing last night’s dream,

sitting in Silence together,

receiving soul, mind and body

in a circle of conscious thankfulness.

Intimacy is

the release of fear

and the embrace

of trust.

Intimacy is

the capacity to receive

hither and yonder,

stretching,

embracing the whole.

Intimacy guides us

through our illusions–

out of isolation,

beyond busyness,

without understanding,

 without predictability–

into gratitude

beyond possessiveness.

Intimacy

opens new

doors of perception,

secures

Oneness with nature,

calls forth

soulfulness,

anchors us

here and now.

Intimacy connects

head and heart,

body and spirit,

welcoming

all circumstances

clothed in

chaos and order.

Intimacy

restores and

increases,

inviting us

into the

Majestic Matrix

where divine and human

incarnate

into mystical practicality.

-Hal Edwards

Wauconda, IL

August 22, 2013

BEAUTY AND BEAST

BEAUTY AND BEAST

Beauty and The Beast

“Belle is originally hesitant to interact with the Beast,
but after he develops a more civilized manner,
aided by enchanted furnishings,
a bond is formed.
The Beast falls deeply in love with her,
but is in denial that she will ever love him in return.
Belle is soon granted right to leave on behalf of her sickly father,
who tries to rescue her.
But after denying Gaston her hand in marriage again,
a mob of villagers, led by Gaston, plots against the Beast.
After a grueling tussle between Gaston and Beast,
the Beast is fatally stabbed.
Gaston falls to his death when he loses his balance.
Belle is able to lay the Beast on a balcony,
and he dies in her arms.
Belle confesses her love for the Beast
just as the last petal falls from the enchanted rose.
Belle’s love for the Beast revives him
and releases him from the curse,
and he along with his furnishings
return to being human.”

You have
Called forth
From me
A depth of honor
And presence
That I was born
Longing for,
And now receive
Unto myself.

Your inner
And outer beauty
Embrace my
Mind and spirit
And teach my
Body
And passions
To attend the
Highest good
Innately
Resident within
Both of us.

The purity
And honesty
That pursue,
Persevere
And penetrate
Into the core of
Our mutual
Sufferings and
Ecstasies
Gently
Unwrap
Tentacles of
Unnamed
Wounds
That have
Stifled and
Shaped our
Shared stories.

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