this fleeting human form

Shiva, You reach out to me through everything: through the high blue sky &
through a sudden breath of ambient air, warmer than the surroundings.
You stroke my cheek & my brow with gentle caressing intimacy &
thus i know--oh, i do know!--that You are here with me now, tenderly
murmuring "I love you" in the sweet subtle language You have taught me.

You are the sky pressing softly against me & the wind is Your breath.
You whisper to me that the body is a sacred vessel & that
the personality is loved just as much as a tiny kitten
is loved by mother in spite of its silly antics & accidents.
You lift me up in ways i can't describe & You wrap me safe within
the sky of You as if i am a gift offered to the storied world.

i am a gift: a virgin, holy mother & visionary crone.
i am Yours. All the roles & parts we humans play, we ultimately
give to You, for the gift & the giver are actually one in fact,
just as the deep blue sky is both space & atmosphere. Thank You, Shiva,
for respecting who i am inclusive of this fleeting human form.

Author: swadharma9

i am 80, 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.

4 thoughts on “this fleeting human form”

  1. You ARE a gift to the storied world. Who else could portray the all pervasive, and boundless power of Shiva as expressively and completely, as you? Thanks for yet another message from Him.🙏💞

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    1. thank you for your encouragement🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼actually, even if all of us were to write of Shiva, each in our own way, there would be ever more that could be said!

      since i have been set upon this path of writing sadhana poetry, i have found that it brings alive the whole process. being mentally polarized, the bhakti approach has opened me up in ways quite subtle & surprising: residing in the realm of wordless devotion & gradually finding a way clear to point to it in words is tremendously enlivening & grounding. that it has all come upon me spontaneously is touching beyond words🕉❤️🙏🏼❤️🕉it is a conversation with Shiva, & one that asks to be shared.

      that you respond as you do is tremendously heartening, for you receive the intent with which it goes out🌺🦋🌺you get the message & i thank you for all your own sharing which comes from such a generous & kind heart🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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