TWO GYROSCOPES

TWO GYROSCOPES

Two Gyros a poem by Hal

It seems we are all
born with
two
essential
gyroscopes—

one for our Outer Life,
which we call Ego,
and one for our
Inner Life,
which we call
Naphsha.*

Both are
necessary,
And
each needs
the other.
Either one
without the other
leaves us
desperate,
estranged,
split
and grasping
for the
Other
Side of
our
full potential
and
wholeness.

Our earthly pilgrimage
offers every
liberating and
synchronistic opportunity
to create and
maintain a
conscious conversation
between these two
gyroscopes.

Before we were born
our unconscious,

innocent
and all-knowing,
Naphsha
chose the courageous
journey
into
the crucible
of space and time,
culture and tradition,
energy and matter.

Here,
In the land of opposites,
we engage in
our
human-divine
mission
to
recognize and
integrate
every
inner and outer
tension
involving
Ego and Naphsha.

Here,
We experience
within
Ourselves
The unrelenting,
painfully
promising
paradoxes
embracing
Mary and Martha,
he and she,
being and doing,
increase and decrease,
fear and love,
hurts and healings,
darkness and light,
instinct and logic,
good and evil,
consciousness and unconsciousness,
science and mysticism,
rationality and imagination
normal and paranormal,
daytime busyness
and
night time dreams.

It is here,
in this
vortex of opposites
we quest and find ourselves.
A Saving Grace
conquers,
and
light emerges
from darkness;
healing happens
when a deeper
wisdom,
hidden
in our woundedness,
finally
welcomes us home
into Naphsha.

“Can anything good
come out of Nazareth?”
Yes, indeed.
The rejected and despised
Risen Christ
within each of us
embraces
all of
heaven and hell
into
our
Naphsha and Ego.

And
with wise Joseph
of Egypt
we say it quite clearly:
“What humans meant for evil,
God has transformed into good.”
Fairytales,
for good reason,
conclude with salvation.

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*Naphsha, in Aramaic,
the cultural language of Jesus of Nazareth,
means: True Identity, Life Force,
True Self, Soul. Naphsha means both
who and Whose I am.
(The word Naphsha appears 18 times
in the New Testament)

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-Hal Edwards
Wauconda, IL
November 15, 2012

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