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A prayer to light the way home…

September 14, 2014
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Adorable Goddess,
 
These practices are a nectar I share with you.
Drink from this cup whenever you are thirsty
Or crave to be refreshed in the essence of life.
 
Know that this ambrosia is available to you
Everywhere, for the universe is made out of it.
Simply go to the intersection of flesh and spirit,
Breathe the tiny sparks that fly.
 
Within this very body
Are many gateways to the infinite,
Where incarnation and immortality
Consummate their passion for each other.
 
Even when the senses are turned outward,
Your attention on the external world,
Attend also to the inner throb,
The pulsing of the creative impulse within you.
 
Friends, relatives, neighbours, people who abide 
In your village, city, country …
Be not concerned with their attitudes 
Toward these teachings.
Everyone is discovering the intimate universe 
In their own way.
 
Openings to this nectar are there 
In every breath, every desire, every transition
From waking to sleeping and sleeping to waking.
 
Once you have set out on the path of intimacy with 
The immortal essence of life,
Never turn your back on it, my shining one.
Never turn away.
 
Though every moment be surprising,
Revelatory, unrecognizable and full of wonder,
Continue to cherish each breath.
Live in gratitude for the supreme nectar we imbibe
In each turning, outbreath to inbreath into outbreath.
 
 
(the end of Lorin Roche’s Radiance Sutras)
 
 
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