Taking refuge in this one this evening…
that I Am..
Would you enter the desert
at the heart of yourself?
Would you allow the sandals of your senses
to fall away?
Would you, finally, recognise
the holy ground your heart
Would you behold the burning bush
afire with presence at the centre of
Then you must
enter the desert of stillness.
Would you know the call to exodus
from the slavery of self?
Would you pass through the waters
of overwhelming worry?
Would you ascend the holy mountain of prayer?
Would you behold the glory so bright that it is darkness?
Would you enter the cloud of the presence?
Would you keep the covenant of grace?
Would you reach the promised land of peace?
Then you must enter the desert of stillness.
This is how the Ultimate is revealed:
as presence through stillness,
as Being beyond being,
as emptiness without absence,
as right relationship,
we come to know
the self truly
only in the light
of Pure Being as
(where all else depends on love),
(where all else arises from previous causes),
(where all else sub-creates),
as transcending all,
imminent in all,
Would you enter the desert at the heart of yourself and see it bloom?
If you would,
and you will know.