whenever we love & our hearts overflow with warmly inclusive feelings of gratitude & affection, the universe pours itself into us, for love gets noticed. love attracts & unifies, blessing sincere effort to evolve, releasing the vulgar & immature for later ripening. when love becomes personified, at that point the human adventure begins: the seeking, searching & desiring, the finding, having & losing. love doesn't mind the repetition of the endless old pattern, for love is always waiting at the end of it all. we can't go wrong. we were born out of love into love & love is silently waiting for us to fall into it after all. love is only one of Shiva's numberless names. my name & your name are His names too. there is no escaping causeless transcendental love, for it is the numinous foundation, the basic building block of matter, supporting all the little protons, neutrons & electrons. we can turn away from love, but where shall we turn? where to hide ourselves? turning our backs on love does nothing to love, but it sets us apart like steel bars & stone walls! may Shiva's blessing of loving awareness purify & cleanse our hearts through His grace. in that grace, all suffering is dissolved & the shining underlying wholeness is then revealed.
the wild god with laughing dark eyes & unruly long hair, who charms the king of the cobras, is at my door. whispered words of mantra resonate & penetrate into hidden chambers deep within my waiting heart. i quicken with an arcane awareness, open to Him. Thus are luminous new worlds born of holy matter.