The flame is yourSelf

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Garrison, NY retreat 10/15/16

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for

may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, pardon me,
but this is what I need to say.
May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,
these deepening tides moving out, returning,
I will sing you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels
into the open sea.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

—from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, by Rainer Maria Rilke / Translated by Joanna Macy

The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make. 
                                         -Rupert Spira, from The Ashes of Love
My experience this week on retreat has been a deep unfolding of who I am.  The nature of Awareness shimmering.  Moments of stillness, tears, laughter, intimacy,  peace. A knowing of Love as the heart of my Being.  So grateful for this time of rest and revelation.
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