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This Love Beyond

Lost in Your Arms

Jun 23, 2017


LOTUS OF THE HEART

We Share One Life, We Are One Life

Living in LOVE beyond Beliefs

Beyond

There is a Love before loving anyone. You cannot find this Love, only be found by It. Simply make of yourself a space to receive, and you will receive.

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This sweet stillness of the quiet rim, form
that you, My Love, place your mouth upon
to imbibe the Wine;
you, the Chalice, my intoxicating fullness contains,
your tongue's delight am I, those eyes my Light supply.
Eucharistic depths mystify, wash on shore
questions never sating longing
or answers to satisfy. Finally, falling, surrendered,
helpless demise to thirst and hunger:

No more bread, no more wine, only
This Love beyond altar and steeple,
gods and goddesses and religion,
right and wrong
does quiet this lover's restless seeking
that led me here to you: One isle of Calm,
the gift of life received, for lost the self
in your arms.

I never know what
this Sun
will say.

I know I did not learn this
from anyone
anywhere.

Do not think I have lost anything
I have been given all
in this fortunate fall
by Grace to Grace.

*Brian K. Wilcox. "Love Beyond."

Lotus

©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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