This past Thursday I enjoyed a massage (an early Christmas present from my wife) by a very gifted therapist. She is adept at moving energy in my body in a very deep way. During the session I had a transcendental and transformative experience. Immediately after the session I put down as much as I could in words. Here it is:
The Universe in Person
Stars joined in the fiery union of cosmic intercourse
Their tremendous energies intermingling and embracing each other.
Out of the immensity of this explosion of joy many new celestial bodies were born, one of them Terra.
So much churning and flexing – spouting eruptions as it grew and took shape
Vast and deep oceans, massive mighty peaks, pulsating life in jungles and streams: the stage was set.
Now the player appeared: Gaia brought forth a being conscious of itself.
This was the first baby step.
Standing then upright as an organ of the Earth, born to become the all-conscious one: the Human.
As a toddler it didn’t see beyond its own nose.
Maturing now it becomes aware: “I” am a “We”.
The Human is species, made up of all.
Most fantastically, each member is the whole AND uniquely its own.
Come! let us take this cosmic heritage, born of the stars.
Let us be the hands and feet, the eyes, ears and tongue for Gaia
To finally take possession of this physical gem.
Let us know that we are born to fulfill all the prophecies that speak of the creation of paradise on Earth.
Take your strength of body, mind, and soul united
To form the true being that you are: the Universe in Person.
I greet you this day: Welcome Home!
Today, Saturday, December 21, Winter Solstice 2013, the following two texts came into my inbox. They are so aligned with my experience that I am including them in this post:
Eckhart Tolle, Present Moment Reminder, 12/21/1013:
“You are not IN the Universe, you ARE the Universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the Universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”
Our True Heritage.
The cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.
It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
the pines chanting,
see the flowers blooming,
the blue sky,
the white clouds,
the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.
You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around begging for a living,
stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.
We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace life fully in your arms.
– Thich Nhat Hanh