Awakening the Infinite Sun

Days creep by, one after another, slipping and sliding into the future without any effort or thought on our part.  It simply is, a lovely cascade of sunshine and rain and wind and action and repose moving unstoppably forward into tomorrow.

But we stop and look and see what today is.  Today nears the height of the sun, the pinnacle of His power.  The Sun comes into the fullness of His time and He is stretching between the poles of sunrise and sunset with all the lithe, long grace of a lion getting ready for his day.

How glorious is He, how wondrous the heat on our skins, the light dancing over the trees and plants and buildings.

He will not stretch this long into time for another year, He will wane and appear to diminish, but His strength remains eternal, it is only our perception of it that must, by necessity, change.  And that is good too.

But now that He has filled the edges of His being, we will feel even more His power raining down on us.  The strength of summer will now come to us, full and ripe, filling out the way a man comes into his form and his soul after he has reached adulthood.

I revel in Your beauty.  I rejoice in Your presence.  I wear sunscreen to keep my skin safe from Your strength which is, alas, too much for me.

Giver of life, bringer of death.  All hail the Sun King!!

Do you feel the Sun within yourself?

Do you?

You have felt Him upon your skin, tasted Him in the plants that you eat, watched him with every sight that daylight brought to your eyes.

But He is more than that.  He is part of more.  He is the Sun and the Sun is greater than that.  It reaches far across the Universe and through all time and space.  It is the Infinite Sun, that is beyond gender, beyond knowing, beyond all ken, but yet still reachable, still touchable, still experienceable, if we but reach out, gently, and with care.

Do not let yourself be burned by it, but instead, let it enfold you within the rapture that is at the very heart of It.  We are one with the Infinite Sun and have only to awaken to the possibilities it holds within us.

~Abysmal Witch

What lies in the now.

The Now is only now, here, precisely in this instant of being that your mind, soul, body are centered within.

The Now is not then.  Neither is it Then.  Not the Then of the past, not the then of the future.  Not the Was, the Will Be, nor the moment before nor the one that follows.

The now is only Now, one and the same and no other experience but that.  Seeded by the multitude of previous Nows into its own existence; pass into the past and become Seed in the space of the passing of Now and of now.

Having dealt with what the Now and now is and is not, let us address the joy that the Now contains.

And its utter Sorrow.

The Now is all that there is.  Each Now, each moment, is birthed into existence and as with any birth it is due all the joy of the universe.  Even within the adversity and the horror the child may be, it is still celebration.  It is still birth.  Every moment is a birth.  Every Now is the instant of becoming.  All Joy to the birth of NOW!!!

The now is so very, very ephemeral.  We breathe and it has already passed.  It can stretch itself out in time with a familiarity of previous and future Nows, but it passes even as you notice it.  It spirals ever into death, into Was, into being No More and never to be again.  No individual Now shall ever come again.

Each passing Now is a death, a loss, the finalness of its entire being, gone as the eye blinked and the bird flew by.  Weep in every now for the Now that shall be no more.  Endless sorrow, endless loss, that is the now.

Weep in sorrow, leap in joy, every moment that is breathed.  Breathe into it.

It is who we are.  We are now and only need to make the smallest of leaps to be of the Now.

May you find it within your own soul.

~The Abysmal Witch