Lotus of the Heart > Path of Spirit > Prayer as Communion of Love


With Her ~ Together, In Love

Drawn by Love to Love

Apr 12, 2017


Living in LOVE beyond Beliefs

We Share One Life, We Are One Life

You and me

To analyze, "to take apart, dissect," opposite of synthesis. We two live in a culture of analysis, not wholeness. I was raised on a religion of analysis? ... How do we cherish as whole this Love, this Oneness, this Togetherness, so thought does not break It up, seek to understand It, attempt to impose a meaning on, rather than seeing and feeling what we share is the meaning of Itself? Can we embrace boldly and gladly this Love beyond loves, and rest in It, and It within us, even surrounding us intimately? This is where Spirit is leading us, is it not? If so, let us follow, be carried in the wake of this quiet, subtle Bliss, and not analyze, not even understand, but relish, appreciate, be thankful for such Love untouched by time, untouched by explanation, neither religious nor spiritual. Can we let ourselves do this? Better, can we drop all effort, and let This be what It is, keep becoming for us, together, as It gives through us a single giving, one gift? I pray, I wish, to be enwrapped in the splendor of this heavenly synthesis, enjoying Its wholeness, consoled by Its Beauty, and charmed by Its Mystery. We have become this Grace to each other, in each other, drawn by Love to Love. We have become, by Love, the priests of Grace for each other. We are the Sacrament of Love, always whole, for never broken, always free, for never bound, always aglow with life, for never in darkness. We, Beloved, are a single Solitude, we are one Prayer.

We spoke by phone. For the first time, I said, "I've been praying for you." Something about that did not feel right, and arose the words and thought "with you" into my mind, from the Heart. Reflecting, as I drove along, I saw the truth of the Connection. I was praying with her, even as I thought I was praying for her, but with connoted our praying together in spirit and Spirit, in Communion. I cannot pray other than with her, I see. I cannot pray for her as an object other, only as one in union with me, union meaning a oneness of Heart praying in a fellowship of two. I could even say our Heart is praying, our togetherness only the expression of that Heart, even as many tints manifest a singular, single Light. We are that Light, she and I, together. And so you. Spiritual prayer is always the expression of togetherness, a togetherness not grounded in feeling or thought, but prior, in Love. Union, expressing as togetherness, Itself is Prayer.

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Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, for love if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

*Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet.


©Brian Kenneth Wilcox 2017. Brian is a Hospice Chaplain, living out his vow to serve all living beings by serving those preparing to die and their friends and family. Brian lives a vowed life, alone in a quasi-hermitic life, and integrates varied religions, but most especially the contemplative paths of Buddhism and his native faith, Christianity. Brian received a 'mystical' Christ-experience at age 9, and was introduced to a peace untouched by pain and suffering. Later, in his mid-30s, after surviving a dark night of despair, Brian was vowed to a contemplative Christian way of life on St. Matthew's Feast day, 1995, by Greenbough House of Prayer, in Georgia, USA. This began many years of ardent reading, spiritual practice, and exploration of many spiritual paths, including publication of his book An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. The Journey has led Brian to the joy beyond the ache, a contentment in experiential union with Grace. Brian lives with the affirmation that Love, not as emotion but Divine Presence, transcends all paths of religion and is our Source and Destination. As St. Paul writes in the Christian Bible, "Now remain always, faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love." Peace to All!

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