Awe

 

As this fall slowly begins to wind down, I am amazed at how beautiful it still is and how lucky I am to live in the Hudson Valley.  The color of the leaves, the clarity of the air, the brilliant sky make me feel alive and vibrant. I am reminded of the dialogue between God and Goddess in The Radiance Sutras………….

What is this delight-filled universe
into which we find ourselves born?

What is this mysterious awareness shimmering
everywhere within it?

What are these instinctive energies
that undulate through our bodies,
moving us into action?

And this “matter” out of which our forms are made -
What are these dancing particles of condensed radiance,
Are they an illusionist’s projection?

What is this power we call Life,
appearing as the play of flesh and breath?
How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply?

Beloved, my attention is ensnared by a myriad of forms,
the innumerable individual entities everywhere.

Lead me into the wholeness beyond all these parts.

You, who hold the mysteries in your hand -
of will, knowledge and action,
Reveal to me the path of illumined knowing.

Lead me into joyous union
with the life of the universe.

Teach me that I may know it fully,
realize it deeply,
and breathe in the truth of it.

This is his response……….

The One Who is Intimate to All Beings said,
Beloved, your questions require the answers that come
through direct living experience.

The way of experience begins with a breath
such as the breath you are breathing now.
Awakening into the luminous reality
may dawn in the momentary throb
between any two breaths.

The breath flows in and just before it turns
to flow out,
there is a flash of pure joy -
life is renewed.
Awaken into that.

As the breath is released and flows out,
there is a pulse as it turns to flow in.
In that turn, you are empty.
Enter that emptiness as the source of all life.

All we have to do is breathe to experience wonder! Every breath is divine prana entering our bodies keeping us alive and with that breath, we can do, be, create, practice yoga, anything we want to partake in is given with a simple breath. How great is that?

If you have some time, practice the meditation on the breath and enjoy!

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