Cultivating Light, pt.1

 

I am beautiful and yummy again.  I am myself.

The hollow feeling is gone now.  It was only the mind playing tricks on me, chasing me down tunnels and challenging me to remember truth, remember love.

Love will do that.  It will remove obstacles as well as place obstacles in your path to bring you remembrance, to bring you back back back to knowing yourself as the sacred temple for life.

The body is gifted to teach us what we’re made of.

Joy, pleasure and peacefulness are the birthrights of every soul.

And your liberation is mine, don’t you see?

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Free yourself

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Walk with me in the field beyond right and wrong.

Our talking will cease when we open our senses to this place.

Here, every story becomes a love story.

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I am bowing to you

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The love that is gifted heals every cell of my being.

I am a sponge for the water of love as it pours down heavily, washing every jagged note within the music of my body-mind.

Out in the world, I carry this love like a tiny lantern inside my heart.

I am human, imperfect.  Outside, the wind is howling and the sky breaks open.

The fire of love burns inside the temple of this body.

I am the shelter, dancing in the storm.

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I bow to you

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We move in the body.

We feed in the body.

We grieve, rejoice, make love, make war, make mistakes and find balance in the body.

The entire spectrum of pain and pleasure exists within the body.

We are given constant opportunities to accept, to forgive and to love in the body.

And whenever we can, our hands will caress the face of our beloved and our quiet heart will whisper:

“Oh sweet one, your temple is a work of art.

The deathless One resides in you so perfectly.”

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I bow to you

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Your light moves me and I am speechless.

Dear pilgrim, I see eternity when I look at you.

Traveling pilgrim, what a gift to hold you again in this lifetime.

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5 thoughts on “Cultivating Light, pt.1

  1. Your words move me which make me want to quote some greats.

    ”It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
    Pema Chodron

    “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”
    Buddha

    Perhaps one of the hardest and most healing things we can do for both for ourselves and for the world is to cultivate love and compassion for ourselves. In the Buddhist practice of Metta, or loving-kindness meditation, it is taught that in order to have love and compassion for others and the world, we must begin with offering those energies to ourselves. In the practice, we begin by generating the feelings and qualities of love and compassion and then repeating phrases like these:

    May I be happy. May I be peaceful. May I be free of suffering. May I have ease of well-being.

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    • Yes! Namaste, Billy.
      Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
      (May all beings in all realms be happy and free. May all beings everywhere experience freedom from suffering)
      Your freedom is mine. We lead each other in this slow dance of waking up to the truth of our being.
      Love and compassion and the birthrights of every soul.
      I love you! ❤

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  2. Another great-
    Awe at the intricate wonders of
    creation and celebration of the
    cosmic unfolding are the roots
    of worship.

    CHARLENE SPRETNAK

    Radiant Rena

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