October 2000 - Love

Dear Friends,

This month when I sat down to do the October monthly message I had the idea that perhaps we could focus on the elements of earth, air, fire and water and the balance among them. I had been wondering about the extremes of weather we have all been experiencing (both internally and externally). What came through was quite different. I invited the presence of Awareness. What I experienced was the presence of Love, profound and tangible, not other than Awareness, and yet different in its energy. That Love spoke this what I can only describe as a poem, an ancient story, a benediction. I debated inwardly whether this was the monthly message, or whether it was meant only for me. It seemed right to share it. It is meant to be read out loud, I think, to yourself, to experience that presence of Love speaking through you to you.

Such a long time ago
The stars appeared, were born out of the dark
Into the dark.
Such a long time ago
I took breath.
Such a long time ago
The ancient light broke on the shore of the darkness,
Became wave, fleck and foam,
Rose into the dark
Became woman, mother of all other being.

From my breath arose my body
From my body arose my seeing
From my seeing arose my making
From my making
You came
I am your Mother.

Such a long time ago

From the wave arises form, life, being.
To the wave it all returns.

Ocean of light
Ocean of darkness.

From the wave arises water
From the water arises life
From life arises death
And from death arises life.
There is only becoming
Only birth
What is called death is really birth
What is called birth is really death.

What is called mystery
Is only limited perception.

Ancient, ancient oh ancient mystery,
Miracle, wonder, awe.

Oh little human being, how could you think
You are all that there is of intelligent life in the universe?

There is an intelligence in the universe
That is nothing other than Love
Nothing other than Life itself.

That which supports, affirms and nurtures the individual unique essence of every being
Is Love, is intelligence.
That which holds life on this earth tenderly
And nurtures it,
As a mother holds her child,
Is intelligence.
Such a long time ago Christ said, those who have ears, let them hear.
Those whose intelligence is awake, let them hear.

Love more.

Let your love give you the clarity to perceive and confront
That which is negative, energy -consuming and oppressive,
In yourself and in the world around you.

Look to the stars, not as a way to escape this earth
But for guidance,
For a sense of who you are,
For the experience of that great Presence of which you are a part,
in which you exist, at every moment.

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May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

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