Wake Up – September 2 2019

Wake Up – September 2 2019

The Lightest Touch

Good poetry begins with

the lightest touch,

a breeze arriving from nowhere,

a whispered healing arrival,

a word in your ear,

a settling into things,

then like a hand in the dark

it arrests the whole body,

steeling you for revelation.

In the silence that follows

a great line

you can feel Lazarus

deep inside

even the laziest, most deathly afraid

part of you,

lift up his hands and walk toward the light.

David Whyte,

     from Everything is Waiting for You 

     ©2003 Many Rivers Press 

We are not humans seeking a spiritual experience, but rather we are Spirit having a human experience. It is the nature of this human we are to be alive to the world and, to one degree or another, asleep to the Spirit. Some say that the whole of life is simply to awaken to Spirit. If you are reading this writing, or any other like it, then already you are well-begun.

‘Wake up,’ says the poetry. ‘Wake up,’ says your inner Lazarus. ‘Wake up,’ says the deepest part of you. Wake up.

Enjoy the day.

Today I will enjoy the day as a process of awakening, rather than as a series of problems to be solved.

Happy holiday to you.

Ashley, tintype