You shake me like a garment in the wind & the vasanas fly away like dust. i shiver, stripped down to my bare essence, yet rejoice when i see You at the heart of each unsettling disturbance & change. You hold me in my rawness, respectful & close & wrap Your light full around me. the world fades into moving shadows, brushed aside by the swift sweep of Your hand, & still You hold me close to You, Shiva. You strip the ancient karmic mask from me that conceals my true effulgent nature. You face me in Your solar radiance & all-pervading positive regard. You tell me i am Yours, marked with Your sign. this harsh human life is no loss, Shiva, not in the face of such noble blessing. the temporal moving shadows recede, flickering at the edge of awareness like distant darkness melting into dawn. & still You hold me close to You, Shiva.
the pandemic is shaking out the hidden scorpions in the global drama of this divine culling event. it brings to view the cloaked & veiled shadow influences that disrupt cooperation & sincere tolerance, that negate inspiration, inclusiveness & kindness. they drain the joyousness from the rising innocent day. Shiva, You reveal to me how this great cosmic drama of maya creates a stage & a playbill, a menu, a compelling urge to act in the world as we are called. our cosmic dharma as jiva is to cling to the light. we have seen the dark. the cycles are turning, shifting now by cosmic rhythmic decree & we are the advancing edge. nature's cadences prevail throughout the galaxies. dear Shiva, carry us forward in this dharma of change. the darkness has exhausted the days of its dominance. the wheel of evolution turns & the dawning of light is now globally drawing near. the kali yuga wanes. dear Shiva, carry us forward in this dharma of change. hold us in Your heart & show us what is real, true & good.
when these poems are written, it is as if we are conversing & You are revealing luminous & precious inner treasure. it forges a connection & creates a continuing flow from You to me, cascading out to all the people who see this. thus it is a conduit of blessing that moves through me & out into the world like an outpouring deep into cloistered chambers, opening the closed doors & windows, lighting lamps & making tea, settling into human life with no prejudice or reluctance. it is as if we are conversing when these poems are written, Shiva, & sharing our communion just as the lamp shares its light.
You come into my life like sudden lightning, a flashing crash that shifts earth on her axis, a meteor, a vast dancing aurora, sunrise over a new continent rising from the ocean beneath a flaming comet. the old ways are gone in this bright burning dawn. here a new realm awaits, mystery invites. mist rises up from a rushing waterfall, surrounding me in cool starlight sprinkled fog, soaking my innermost hidden dark places, urging new green sprouts to push up into the irresistibly enfolding light of You. now i understand why flowers must blossom.
we are born of the earth & quickened by sun. humanity is the planet's sadhana, embodying its divine evolution. we blunder our way toward kindness & light as the systemic cycles of growth circle & turn through vast cosmic dance steps, moving & spinning out inexplicably strange blessings. humanity is the planet's sadhana. we blunder our way toward kindness & light, irresistibly on the upward spiral.