Love Has Never Abandoned You (audio 4:17)

Neapolitan boy and dog c.1839, Wilhelm Marstrand

Do you see that this moment
has been created for you?
Every needle has been lovingly placed
into every waiting groove,
In intricate precision, an evolutionary procession
wends its way to the threshold of your soul

While you slumbered, while you slept,
While you jitterbugged about
in a fragmented search for the sacred,
She gingerly prepared for your imminent arrival,
With not one iota of doubt that you were on your way

She placed silks on pillows braided
with the frequency of your birthsong,
Filled vessels of oils scented rose and frankincense
Gathered fruits succulent and bursting with life,
Gently blew the breath of awakening
into your unfurled mouth
And held you in an embrace so tender
that it may have escaped your hardened senses. 

Love has never abandoned you
though you may have felt it so,
You have never taken one step alone
though you may have imagined it thus

You only felt yourself in the darkness
because you had not yet chosen to see 
You only surmised yourself sheathed in disarray
because you had not yet chosen to hear

Who are you, really?
This radiant starburst of consciousness
for whom the infinite unfolding of existence
has waited so patiently?

This moment, this ever-reverberating Now
has been created just for you,
You! this precious and adored child of All-That-Is,
This shimmering golden constellation of experience

Fresh paint awaits for you to take brush in hand 
Amorphous clay aches for
the defining touch of your fingers,
Innumerable seeds are ready
to be planted in a plaintive earth 
And nurtured by your unfathomable
commitment to a better way

The struggle is over!
Allow yourself to be carried
by a rollicking momentum

Love has never abandoned you,
though the reality you have inhabited
may have told you otherwise
She is so close beside you,
as she has been for eternity
What you ask from your heart
will always be answered,

Take care in posing your questions.

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