weaving the tapestry – of the ancient tree of life


we are as shadows of one tree*

(for mirabai)

“God see nothing in us that He has not given.”

-St. Thomas Aquinas

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all seeds grow

in the shade

of the trees

from which they fall

 

falling i am falling in love with you

 

while we grow

in the shade

of those trees

from which we fell

 

we are as shadows

 

of those trees

in the light

of the sun

to whom we pray

 

praying you are praying in love with me

 

while we grow

side by side

dark seeks light

and knows it not

 

we are as shadows

 

all trees stand

in the light

where such seeds

in such shade grew

 

growing i am growing in love you

 

as we grow

in the shade

of such trees

we are suchness

 

 

we are as shadows

 

of that seed

in the dark

that is love

such is suchness

 

growing you are growing in love with me

 

each such tree

in the light

of the sun

must grow beyond

 

we are as shadows

 

of the seeds

that we drop

in the shade

where suchness dreams

 

i am you dreaming dreaming you are me

 

all trees grow

side by side

light seed dark

unknowing it

 

we are as shadows

 

 

of what we already are tomorrow

 

i am falling falling i am in love with you

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those chakras this circle that spiral these sefirot

 

-mark emmanuel christopher valentine

(revision – june 17, 2005)

 

*Gnothi Seauton – until we see ourselves as we truly are, we cannot truly become ourselves

 

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