"You're Already Woven-In"

"When you bow deeply to the universe,

it bows back.

The divine is not something high above us.

It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us."

Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), Founder of Aikido

In these heavy times,

your Flowing-Cloud-Self

asks you to remember:


There is no weight

that can weigh you down.


In these times

of cutting and scarring,

slicing and scoring,

your Great-Ocean-of-Being-Self

asks you to remember:


There is no blemish or mark

being held against you.


In this time of chaos and upheaval,

uncertainty and change,

your luminous, light-as-a-feather

Heron-of-New-Horizons-Self says:


Rest assured

in your new

flight path coordinates.


The vast sky swelled larger tonight

and willingly holds

all that you are and will be.


Forget the ‘love-naysayers’;

they’re just afraid

somehow

they won’t "make it

to Heaven."


They don’t realize

they’re already woven-in

already woven-in

by their own star-marked cells

simply from Being Here.


They don’t realize

they’re already woven-in

already woven-in

by an invisible love

they simply haven’t

come to know yet.


Love who and what you love,

says the Great Radiant Sun above,

just as her beams of love-light

permeate us all,

her children,

unreservedly.


Love who and what you love

like brave young girls

declaring their crushes

to other young girls.


Love who and what you love

like prayers of long-gone ancestors;

long-gone

but ever-watchful,

ever-hopeful

for those coming along.


Love who and what you love

like the glorious dance

of mountains, rivers, stardust,

trees in the wind;

like hummingbirds, penguins, whales — all on pilgrimage.


Love is a way-within-The Way.

Love is a gate.

Love is a Great Sun Gate

waiting for every

star-flung traveler

to step through.


Love who and what you love,...

but start with yourself.


You’re already woven-in.

You’re already woven-in.