a long game

You play a long game, Shiva, so i'm often looking for signs
of You, to get an idea of what You have planned for me this
time. You keep me alert, curious, & i feel lively when
You are near. Your energies make me tingle & giggle like
a shy young schoolgirl. i need more of this for the secret doors
of my heart to slowly work themselves open. that is where the
overflow of silliness dwells, pacing behind the closed doors.

now the doors fly open! & the most arcane silliness of
all comes forth, prancing & skipping & dancing through the biggest
doorway, laughing & flirting as it comes up to me. i hold
out my arms & it leaps gladly up to be cuddled & stroked
& tickled on its little soft fuzzy belly, snuggling close.

"let's play dress-up," i whisper in its eager ear. "come see all
my costumes," i say as i carry this silliness with me.
i have some long game costumes like mountain & ocean & tree.
my favorites are the stars, & that's also what my rescued
silliness wants: to fly swiftly through the sky like a star. it
won't believe me when i say that stars don't actually fly.
"you just haven't paid enough attention," my silliness snorts.
"you watch me now!" it gives a really big, mighty, mammoth jump
that totally breaks free of gravity's ties, & it goes up,
soaring across the sky with a huge grin shining on its face.
it doesn't burn up either, it just puts on a wild dance show
that leaves all the other star systems gasping in awe, & with
 the urgent desire to let their own silliness roam free &
wild. all silliness is good at finding the wells of healing.

in this way, the silliness got set free to be in our lives.
so is this Your long game, Shiva? bringing us more laughter &
ridiculousness? loosening us up to free our vision
from the hard grip of the tight & narrow patterns that we had
become entangled within? what a holy blessing! thank You,
Shiva, for holding my world together from the inside out;
for filling me with Your presence & touching me with Your love.
the rhythm of Your dance echoes in my jubilant heartbeat.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, 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.

6 thoughts on “a long game”

  1. So beautiful, Joy. Laughter and ridiculousness does indeed help us to see more clearly and letting out the silliness we keep buried deep inside,helps others to break out of restrictive moulds,too. All part of Shiva’s divine dance of joy! Loved the star analogy. Thank you for this. 😊β™₯οΈπŸŽ‡πŸ”±

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  2. Gorgeous and Glorious..The Creator is the very best at long games…Some that we who are lucky to live long full lives will see how it all makes sense…before the end. Love how silliness fits into the big picture; I always suspected it did…

    “that is where the
    overflow of silliness dwells, pacing behind the closed doors.”

    “all silliness is good at finding the wells of healing.”

    Such profound lines filled with the long game Truth.

    We are invited to shift our perspective with your wisdom and observation.
    I love when you do that…your poems are the gilded invitations to see with new eyes,
    laugh along with cosmic humor and hopefully find some great costumes to wear in each act of The Play.
    πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽˆπŸ¦‹πŸ πŸŒΉπŸŽ‰

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