“It does not pay to cherish symbols when the substance lies so close at hand.” ~ Audre Lorde
Why do we look for God out there, up there, outside of us, when all that exists is the sacred made manifest?
The substance of the sacred is so close you can touch it, so close you can breathe it, in fact closer than your breath.
I am filled with the light of the sacred.
You are filled with the light of the sacred.
All is filled with the light of the sacred.
A shadow hovers over this light. We fear seeing it.
We fear our own magnificence.
We’ve been taught we are not worthy. That is not so. We are the sacred made manifest in form.
Hide not from your own light.
Hide not from your own darkness.
Turn to look within.
See the light of the sacred shining from the very center of your being.
See the darkness of the mystery, where what is yet to be lies waiting to be known.
I can tell you one thing: I see your beauty and it is breathtaking.
I will not be silent about your beauty.
I will not be silent.