ALL THAT REMAINS
Until all that remains is the breath
as it ebbs and flows on the tide of consciousness.
Dreams and thoughts pass and go
until all that remains is the stillness.
A minute passes, an aeon passes.
I feel every cell in my body,
each one is familiar and present.
My roots are grounded in the russet earth,
and I know what it means to belong.
Betwixt the roots lies the nest of twin serpents
I feel them beginning to stir,
Slowly awakening from their long sleep.
Little by little they raise up their heads,
and tentatively initiate their timeless courtly dance.
Winding and twining round the column of my spine
in perfectly mirrored movements,
writhing upwards in the haze of a ruby.
Higher and higher they rise
in the light of a sweet amber moon.
I know how to share with another.
Onward and upward, curling and twirling
and into the light of the sun.
Into the fire that burns in the City of Jewels,
fanned by the breath of forever.
I know what it is to have will.
Slither and slide in the grass of the garden
where compassion springs flowers on every tree,
where emeralds shine in the heart of forgiveness.
I know what it is to have mercy.
Ride on the thermals, and soar with the condor,
high above the peaks of Volcan.
Glide . into azure ..
purified, rarified, sanctified,
my voice gives meaning to chaos
Across the last bridge and the serpents
lie quiet in the Wheel of Becoming.
Amethyst mist is lifted
and my eyes raise the Veil of Illusion.
I see how to know without thinking.
Smooth in the groove into violet velvet
a lotus grows forth from my crown,
a thousand petals open into glory
and the sun meets the moon in fulfilment.
The might of their union
sears through each layer of my being
until I am one with creation
and shine like the birth of a star.
All at once I am all that I have been
and all that I am yet to become
This mortal shell is shattered
and scatters its atoms across space,
blasted by the force of the sublime,
it reaches the place in the universe
where the end and the beginning are one.
All that remains is peace,
and I find eternity
in a moment.