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Ecstasy beyond Belief

Feb 9, 2024

Out of the ground [dirt] Adonai [YHWH, Yahweh; LORD, the Lord], God [Elohim], caused to grow every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life [lit., lives] in the middle of the garden [of Eden; lit., delight]... .

*Genesis [Bereshit] 2.9 (CJB)

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Silence, a cloudless Sky, so much brighter
Reflections of Light dancing on the water of night
leaping through the eyes of day,
"Is God here?"

A candle vanishes in the Flame
Names effaced off sacred page
One burning burns the midnight
another, still One, consumes ablaze the noon
Virgin space does confound the offspring of sound

Life by words
Pale ghosts they come to haunt or
burn down the prison of thought
make captive every faith to free the shadowy guests
Shout, "Hallelujah!" ~ now, "Hush! Tongue be still!"

Some presence slithered across the ground
I laughed ~ Without saying, I spoke, "You're not there"
Then, an angel kiss did descend upon my lips
Arms enclosed my body warmly with Delight
and with upward look, quiet and glad and free,
a whisper, "Thanks," for the shedding of the skin

And, so, was I returned to the Tree of Life
in a Garden watered by Love
in a Heaven where God and I One

Now, forget these words
and go have fun with the Sun
There are games to play
Somewhere beyond
every belief

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*(C) Brian K. Wilcox, 2024. Permission is given to use photographs and writings with credit given to the copyright owner.

*Brian's book is An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. The book is a collection of poems Brian wrote based on wisdom traditions, predominantly Christian, Buddhist, and Sufi, with extensive notes on the poetry's teachings and imagery.


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