Divine Union

Posted on September 15, 2011
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The Dance of the Day is sponsored by the song of the Night,
The Twilight times are when the courts meet and share a moment of respect
urging each other on in their chosen duties
longing for the next moment when they meet
exchanging brief pleasantries
in an exhausted daze
before resuming the festivities
that move the natural rhythm
of life.

You and I find glimpses of the divine gathering in our eyes
when we look at each other
in a moment of connection
that is both empowering and vulnerable
within you I see the secrets of the universe
revealed in a moment of ecstasy
that is less about doing
and trying to reach an outcome
and more about being
just being with you
without expectation
without need
just perfection
in that moment of union and bliss

We see the coming of the day, the departure of the night
the spirits of the air drifting lazily
over the solid sentinels of the Earth
The spirits of water splashing to touch
daringly, fleetingly the sandy toes of the Earth
The spirits of fire lighting up
a plume of creativity and destruction
promises of oblivion wrapped in promises of warmth.

In each others’ eyes we see all the spirits, the fey, demons, angels, and deities
parade before us,
promising something that is intangible
the rise of the Kundalini serpent fills us with a quiet heat
spreading through every part of us
in your eyes I see life and death, everything and nothing
all possibilities and none

This is divine union
not having, not doing
being, just being.

Book Reviews

Ghost Story (affiliate Link) by Jim Butcher

The Dresden Files is one of my favorite Occult detective series. I think its the best out there and this novel continues to show why I do. Butcher crafts a story with surprising plot twists, while exploring the afterlife in a manner that reveals that even when Dresden dies, he hasn’t left behind his triumphs or his follies. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, start with Stormfront…otherwise pick this one up and enjoy!

Power within the Land (Affiliate Link) by R.J. Stewart

In this book, R. J. Stewart explores concepts of time as well as working with the spirits of the land and how all of that fits into the underworld tradition, and how it fits into doing work to heal the land and our connection to it. The exercises are useful for demonstrating how to work with all of these elements, but what I found even more useful was his detailed explanation of working with the spirits and how it applied to his tradition.