This great love that comes upon you,
that wraps you, envelops you,
melts you so tenderly
in the indescribable embrace;
That breaks you open with a soft “Oh!”
of surprised loving;
That enters you utterly
with the most exquisite gentleness
you have ever perceived;
It is not yours –
neither of your own doing,
nor of your own effort:
It is a gift from beyond,
it is grace flowing –
it is the support of light itself.
Don’t take it for granted!
There’s a tiny voice, far too loud:
“I have been searching everywhere
whilst you were here always,
I will take you when I am ready –
You are all that I long for – please stay
whilst I step aside
to continue my dream
for just a little longer:
Your touch is – unspeakably divine
but you want me far too much,
or is it I who is wanting?
Either way, I will drown myself in you,
but first, let me forget again –
so I may behave like one who has not
been kissed by the source of G-d –
for just another day, or week,
or perhaps a life or two:
I’m not yet ready to exchange
for the infinity of unbound loving,
My shadows still need
a little space, to play.”
When this Love comes
and say “yes, yes, YES!”
You must be ready
to throw yourself in completely –
to give up every thing you have
in an unstoppable flow of gratitude;
Be unspeakable –
really you have nothing to give,
all you can offer is so incredibly modest
in the ultimate face of this – Love.
It is the greatest mystery
why any being,
any small, lost, suffering being
(which is all that we are)
would reject the beloved;
Would reject truth, and life itself,
for a few more stolen moments
destructively engaged with the senses.
Oh, we hurt ourselves so
much, whilst G-d weeps.
Don’t take love for granted!
When grace comes,
the time is right –
the time is now.
Let it set your heart on fire
and don’t turn back.
When you recognise how small you are
as you try to ignore G-d –
When you see how long, how patiently
your own Soul has been waiting;
When you realise how relentlessly
this love has been poured upon you –
and know how much
you have been forgiven,
You will weep oceans of tears.
Bow down to this light, this love,
this absolute tenderness – in which
you have been so completely permeated –
accept the Soul’s embrace;
From this moment,
surrender to the infinite holding,
in every breath of spirit
be moved by Grace.
Whisper into the fullness,
“Here is my heart:
Take it, Enter,