I am here
on a winter morning in the northeastern United States
and ice is covering all the frozen branches of the trees outside
but it doesn’t matter anymore where I am or where you are
when we listen together we are in one place
in the place of holy silence where we, together, dream.
And in silence we receive the light, the darkness
the waters, the dry desert air … the wind …
the sorrows and the joys….
We receive all things and we are still
We are waiting for living waterto fill us
with the warmth of the beloved —
the great I Am… Àllah… Yahweh… the Mother…
Gaia… the Mystery… God… the highest consciousness…
It doesn’t matter what name we give it
for no name can contain or describe
the bliss at the center of everything
I ask you to be with me now
Please invite me to be with you
Let us be here together — male and female, young and old
black white brown yellow …
Let us be here now in the place of bliss in silence together.
I will hold your sorrows and you will hold mine
dear friends whom I cannot see
In our shared sorrows we will be taken to this place of bliss,
My sorrows will be sweet in your grasp my friend
and I will hold yours with such tenderness, such tenderness….
Your sorrows will be precious to me, borne on divine wings
as they have come into my heart
how beautiful they will be …
jewels within my heart.
You are not my enemy,
your heart is not too dark for me to bear
I hold it in the place where eternity has made my waters
deep and wide and welcoming
the place where the bodhisattva and the angels
arise and descend…
glad messengers of transformation and careful devotion.
I’m here with you now as I sit in my space of silence
impregnated by divine presence…
For so many years I have longed to be with you like this
because I have heard of your sufferings
and my mind has told me you are far away and I cannot help
but just now, just this moment,
I realized that I could invite you…
we could be together…
that we were always meant to be together.
It is my dearest calling to be with you in union
right here right now
in this present eternal moment.
And look! It’s happening! You feel me or you begin to feel me
and together we create a piece of bliss that grows and
grows and grows and pretty soon it will shine so bright
its light will be so exciting
that everybody will want to join us
everybody will want to be in this place of light
with you and me together.
Oh yes I believe that moment is at hand … in fact,
in fact my precious friend
I believe this is that moment