the intimacy of night

Shiva, You are the purity of light that sweeps across the psyche.
You set forth that which i now need to know for dispelling the shadows
falling over the vision, darkening, distorting & deadening.

You encapsulate me, holding me in the purity of Your light
as if i am an infant clasped in the mother's arms & suckled at
her soft breast. Shiva, Your fragrance is so sweet that i am dissolving
in it, becoming sweetness, emitting light like a beacon for lost
travelers, or like a campfire kept burning through the night to hearten.

Shiva, You are the intimacy of night, smoothing all the wrinkles
  & rough edges that tell of a long arduous journey, soothing the
hungering heart with Your calm touch. the very atoms of You & i
embrace & intermingle in communion that words cannot reveal.

ah, but words can point the way & they can comfort & strengthen also,
until the silence grows so deep that it muffles & floods all else but
the purity of light & the long slow intimacy of the night.

Author: swadharma9

i am 82, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

2 thoughts on “the intimacy of night”

  1. A decade ago, early into an awakening of kundalini, I searched for writings on my condition. I came across a book on Google that was scanned. The title was The Triadic Heart Of Shiva. Since I felt this trinity in my own experience, I began scanning through the book. I landed on a random page and began to read. I began having these things happen to me that I found were described in the text, but I would experience them first and then see the words which described the state. It seemed an odd coincidence that I was anticipating what the words were about to tell me until it happened more, just like the first.

    The experience showed me two things: that my own consciousness could anticipate the content perhaps as a way to help me understand how consciousness works, and second, that somewhere in my past I have had a connection to Shiva, perhaps from another life. There was no accounting for how I felt about Shiva….what did I know about Shiv? Not too much as a Westerner, but when I followed the feeling I could see a man standing in the Ganges hands clasped in prayer to this thing we all agreed was Shiva as part of a larger drama unfolding which was the mystery of life.

    So when I read your words, I get to visit that place filled with love and devotion where Shiva resides..

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    1. ah, that glorious mystery of Shiva, endlessly reaching out to greet us again & again!🙏🏼🕉🔱🕉🙏🏼
      thank you for sharing your experience with Shiva🙏🏼i’m sure there will be more for all that you share in your blog seems to be pointing in that direction🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼what an amazing journey for us all, so nourishing to our inner depths
      🕉thank you for all that you share!🕉❤️🙏🏼

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