Friday, November 4, 2011

Such is this love



I went out into the rain; my arms and shoulders bare, no shoes on my feet. It poured down hard and cold, immediately my skin responded; a thousand shocked and tiny hairs bristled protectively.

Crouching on the lawn, I imagined I was a tiny creature; folded in upon myself, hunkered down on the forest floor patiently waiting for the downpour to ease.

Every natural instinct within me wanted to contract against the cold; constrict my body to its smallest form, shielding myself from the relentless rain.

Then slowly I began to focus on my breath; inhaling submission and exhaling acceptance. Relaxing each muscle; unclenching my hands, my belly, softening my jaw, I unfolded and my body blossomed into the wet and the cold.

I prayed, “Thank you for this rain. Thank you for this Earth. Thank you for this life.” over and over, water dripping from my eyelashes and trailing down my neck. I was filled with ecstasy; drunk with love for all Creation. And the activity of my ecstasy was still but for my swelling heart.

Succumbing to the rain I lifted my face in adoration, threw open my arms, exposed my naked soul to the tears running from my Divine Lovers eyes. Sacred vulnerability demands no rational thought. I heard my Lover laugh with joy that I should abandon all measure of sanity to receive this passion, and eagerly offer my body in return.

Such is this love.

8 comments:

vireviews said...

beautiful :)

Deborah said...

Thank you, I appreciate your comment. :)

Joleen Eide-Johansen said...

when we relax into our surroundings we appreciate the beauty of life in all its shapes and forms. I could feel the love coming from your words. Amazing...

Deborah said...

I agree Joleen...accepting what is brings us to expansiveness and peace.

Liz said...

This is beautifully poetic and profound. Thank you for inviting me to come here to receive this gift.

Deborah said...

Thank you Liz...that is so kind.

Donna Yates said...

It's perfect; so well said. Your friend from She Writes Bloggers

Deborah said...

Nice to have you here, Donna!