June 10, 2020

Pass Through the Gate

Filed under: Spirituality — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 3:35 pm

Hey Peeps,

Please disregard my shitty blog aesthetics these days, as I am in the process of migrating my website and feel lucky to even have access to my old blog content as I thought it was gone daddy gone, but thanks to my brilliant Friend Dan Reetz my blog’s beat goes on! THANK YOU DAN! <3 <3 <3

Curious and exciting times we live in… so much Truth is being revealed… can you dig it? Can you handle it? Best to pack lightly and stay nimble on your feet and in your mind is my motto and I am one stubborn self willed bastard let me tell you, but every day I work towards letting go and surrendering more and more to the Divine.

Here is a helpful poem/meditation that a spiritual teacher shared with me called; “Dear Heart, Come Home: The Path of Midlife Spirituality” by Joyce Rupp.

Preface

as I stood at the door of "Go Deeper"
I heard the ego's howl of resistance,
felt the shivers of my false security
but knew there could be no other way.
inward I traveled, down, down,
drawn further into the truth
than I ever intended to go.

as I moved far and deep and long
eerie things long lain hidden
jeered at me with shadowy voices,
while love I'd never envisioned
wrapped compassionate ribbons
'round my fearful, anxious heart.

further in I sank, to the depths,
past all my arrogance and confusion,
through all my questions and doubts,
beyond all I held to be fact.

finally I stood before a new door:
the Hall of Oneness and Freedom.
uncertain and wary, I slowly opened,
discovering a space of welcoming light.

I entered the sacred inner room
where everything sings of Mystery.
no longer could I deny or resist
the decay of clenching control
and the silent gasps of surrender.

there in that sacred place of my Self
Love of a lasting kind came forth,
embracing me like a long beloved one
come home for the first time.

much that I thought to be "me"
crept to the corners and died.
in its place a Being named Peace
slipped beside and softly spoke my name:
"Welcome home, True Self,
I've been waiting for you."


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