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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Abode of Awareness...


Sitting in the effulgence of
Silent Awareness…

Returning
to the welcoming abode
of
“The Beloved”

The deep space of
A w a r e n e s s
keeps pulling me in

Enticing me
to be aware of Awareness:
to acknowledge Its Presence…

To
listen
d
e
e
p
l
y
.
.
.



I give it a capital “A” – Awareness
because it is the Aware Consciousness
out of which this “I” thought came;
that “I” has taken form from -
that “we” all have…

I sometimes call it “The Beloved”…
It has many names – this Awareness
that we are,
that we emerged from
as Life ItSelf;
and is no-name as well…


The Unknown…




Sitting in the abode of Awareness
I remember the feel of
ITs Presence;
feeling the transparency of
the boundaryless ”connection;”
the endless s p a c i o u s n e s s
that awares Life living;
that experiences everything
as its own
unlit light...


Life living ItSelf
in
the vast
and
rhythmic
sound of Living…

Sounding every aspect of Itself,
as if getting a feel for its
own depth,
and its own surface landscape;
aware of it all as ItSelf…




I had forgotten – once again -
this inner Alive Awareness
that knows us intimately
as ItSelf…

Our pain, sorrow, grief;
our laughter and joy,
are inexplicably
ITs own


Inseparable


It knows our shadow
as ITs Light,
and embraces
all darkness
as ITs own -
because
IT is -
ITs own…

Light…

that knows
no darkness…


The grief, the loss,
the sadness, the suffering…
All ITs own;
feeling what we feel,
experiencing what we experience
as ItSelf…


Ever-present
Ever-aware
Ever-open
to all experience…


Not an empty, cold, conceptual
hollow barrel of nothingness…


But the Vastness of Life intimately living ItSelf…
OMing Existence into existence…
Breathing ItSelf into Life -
into the beauty that IT is…
Breathing ItSelf
into every wound of pain
and suffering
with ITs soft caress of
L o v e…

Loving Present Awareness
that knows our Hearts
as its own,
and dances with
Joy
in
the
delight
of
knowing
it
all
.
.
.





I had forgotten THIS…
The feel of this deep intimacy
in ITs complete and utter Embrace;
ITs total enfoldment;
ITs inclusiveness
of all that we are.
Forgotten the once known
innocence of
being
touched
by such a Vastness
of
Loving Awareness…



Opening to ITs touch…

“I” step back into the
awareness of
the
living, breathing
abode
of
A w a r e n e s s


Life


Mystic Meandering
April 4, 2012




14 comments:

  1. Reading this FELT very much like how I have sometimes experienced sitting in meditation (slight dizziness, heightened presence), though the words and typography are uniquely yours.

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    1. Well, maybe because it is a universal experience of Awareness. Or, maybe because its wordiness was too dizzying :)

      I know it was a long one, but it emerged from meditation. And sometimes what one "receives" in meditation is hard to put into words - to give it an authentic expression... And I tend to be wordy. With this one it appears it needs to be digested slowly over time, in small portions... :)

      Thanks for your comment :)

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    2. I didn't mean it as a criticism, only as a comment on my own reaction; I didn't state it very well. I meant that the typography and spacing mimic the feeling.

      I admire your ability to recreate such nebulous states-of-being (a talent that many others have also praised you for!).

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    3. Chris, I didn't hear it as a criticism at all :) You stated it just fine! :) No problem! I was thinking to myself when I posted it that this was rather wordy :) I appreciate all your comments and feedback. With gratitude...

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    4. PS - My comment back to you was my attempt at being self-effacing and humorous :) Oh well... Humbly...

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    5. I'm feeling a little obtuse! Thanks, Christine.

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  2. "I give it a capital “A”"-- me too!!! Anything that can BE such an Awesome, AMAZING ('thing' as) Awareness is an Apple in my book:) Love This...thank you Dear Christine ♥

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  3. I just love the beautiful of this expression, Christine... "Returning to the welcoming abode
    of “The Beloved”... And we DO need these gentle reminders, don't we...to tune in more and more to the natural self, to dwell more naturally in be-ing. My visits with you always refresh the spirit... thank you, my friend. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

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  4. Wonderful post and beautiful picture.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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    1. Thank you D and R :) BTW - I tried to get on your blog several times this week but was blocked due to some concern about malware that might be on your blog... ?Hopefully that has been cleared up :)
      Looks like our trees are in bloom the same time yours are - which is unusual. We are early this year due to warmer than usual weather...

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  5. i also must be reminded of the power and beauty of awareness. lovely piece.

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    1. Thank you dear Ed for the lovely comment... It is appreciated...

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