– in and out
to the sound of the waves arriving on
then retreating from
“Breathe”, I hear my inner calling and find the world slipping away.
“Breathe” and effortlessly I access peace within.
The hooks of life detach and my body settles deeper into the sand.
Under the anger there is peace, under the peace there is…..
It is as though I sit atop the axis of the earth,
centred, as all of life spins around me.
I envision the many good and gentle acts occurring in the world,
in my own life.
The sun comes out from behind a cloud and I welcome the heat into my skin.
Although the world tells me every day I am wrong,
I know I am a great beauty.
It matters not what I do, who I am, what I think.
All that matters is this listening.
“I need you” I hear and see the beautiful girl in me.
I smile as I gather her up in my arms.
All that matters is this peace
and listening to the breath of Goddess
as She whispers in my ear.
Words I cannot hear.
But my heart receives and my soul embraces
and somewhere within me
All that has happened in my life;
was as it should have been.
The best I could receive at the time.
Even the brutality and deep sorrow was only as it could be.
I sense the rolling fire of Goddess beneath me and I imagine
an Elephant meeting a Whale.
How impossible would that be?
One the memory keeper of the Earth,
the other of the Sea.
I am meeting my entirety in this peace.
My truth rises up and just knowing is enough.
No one else need ever believe.
I am roused from this peace by a cold nose sniffing at my ear.
A large and gentle dog too quick for its’ human companion
has made its’ way to me before a leash could stop it.
Even though I neither heard nor saw its’ coming,
I am not startled.
Tenderly I welcome the beast
cup its’ face in my hands,
scratch behind its’ ears
and tell it, over and over again,
how beautiful it is.
This is how truth is shared.