Happy Monday morning everyone! I am watching the sun rise and I am so glad to be here with you! Truly, I have been teetering on the edge for a while now. It is so fucking nice to be back!!!!!
And so I write with my brother Rumi and Mother Maryam this morning. My first poetry in a very long time, so be kind! I love you!
“There Is No One Else”
There came a space that lent no mercy, over a sea of salty tears. A ledge that ran out in a tsunami of my fears.
To and fro and past my limit, before crashing down into the great abyss that knew no bounds. I have come to let you that I met my end and my maker. And I have returned to you now.
My heart is pure. The darkness fades to light and I am in gratitude and thanksgiving. My love told me a million times that life is for the living.
The balance has returned and I have found my center once again. My walk through my own personal hell was made tolerable with the love of you, my friends.
For all that caused me to feel so lost, I gave it all to find myself. I was reminded once again that there is no one else.
We come in alone and we leave alone when our time comes. This walk is only ever been, to remind us that we are one.
My fears and my transgressions and my unknowing of myself; only to learn once again that there was never anyone else.
The reminder of loves mercy, when I finally set it all down. I couldn’t see clearly to save my own life, what I see so clearly now.
The oneness that felt more like aloneness had been a Segway to myself. I stand here to remind you that there is no one else. There has never been anyone else.
Our choices are but two, as they have always been. You choose love or you choose fear. Either way, you win.
For fear teaches us the lessons that blessings alone cannot reveal. Fear brings us back to love, and it always will.
As long as we are open and as long as we stay true, fear will bring us back to the greatest love we never; always, only ever really knew.
As we flail in competition and as we fight to stay afloat, I simply came to remind us all that we are rowing our own boat.
We compete, only ever with ourselves. The battles and the demons, they were never those of someone else.
The darkness and the light; the shadows and the cracks that rage inside. We must remember that these are only ever, the turbulence of our own tides.
I forgot in all of my self-inflicted fury, that I could simply set it down. I flailed and suffered horribly, until exhaustion finally threw me facedown to the ground.
So, I came here this morning to remind us once again, there are truly no others. We may begin again.
Set it down. Turn it over. Lift it up and set it free. Give yourself your glory, for God you are indeed.
If it serves you, keep it and if it doesn’t, let it go. If it sets your soul on fire, then I don’t need to tell you what you already know.
If it poisons you and makes you sick inside and you think the outside world can’t see; I am here to remind you, that you, simply reflect me.
Your demons are my own and I love you just the same. You and I are kindred spirits. We hover as moths over the very same flame.
Dial it down and breathe it out. Take a moment and give thanks. Remember once again that it’s all in what you think.
You are divine. You are radiant and glowing. Whether you know it yet or not, your cup is overflowing.
There is only ever you to blame and only ever you to thank. For, how you perceive your world and your surroundings is the gas you put in your own tank.
I love you. Have a beautiful day!