A good -- very good -- vibration, is that of physical intimacy with another person: touching, kissing, massaging, and the gifting of sacred pleasure... The deep vibrations of cooking and gathering around a common table is of a very holy order... The contemplative vibration of friends huddled together on a wintry night, reading poetry and conversing with blankets, pillows, candles, and incense, is of a very special kind... One can easily imagine Yeshua, the Poet of Nazareth, enjoying and gifting within each of these sacred and profoundly human vibrations... Indeed, the deeper that one surrenders to the Mystery of the One Love "Vibration" and penetrates to the Mystic Core of "what is really Real", she will understand that That is All there Is...
Following the little creek of our desires we will each -- finally -- approach the Cave of our Heart: many (perhaps most) folks are utterly terrified of what may lurk within that darkness: and so seek any available alternate route going anywhere else. So we fill our minds and our days with a petty politics, divisive religion, and arrogant economics: wrapped all too often in cultures of waste, distress, and folly... Perhaps what most terrifies us is our own self-loathing: which is, of course, projected upon the chosen "objects" of our derision... And yet, and yet, that which we are actually most attracted to, and most desirous of, is the True Reality described in the first paragraph above... if only, if only...
But why not? Really, why not? What are some of the ways in people self-identify? Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, believer / unbeliever, male, female, LGBT, conservative, liberal, old / young, rich, not so rich, poor, white, black, brown, red, yellow, intelligent, educated, homeless, alcoholic, addict, professional, unemployed, student, tired, gray, ill, and dying are but a few examples: now toss in our opinions and judgments... add all of our successes, failures, hurts, sufferings, prejudices, and fears... finally, add our reasons for whatever gratitude we can find, happiness, forgiveness, blessings, and love along with all of our dreams, both realized and unrealized: somewhere in that mix: we are. Or are we?
We are really -- really -- not that! Oh, I know that we seem to be: we look around, we listen, we talk, and sure enough we are utterly convinced: yep, that is "us"... But what if, instead, we are the eyes, hands, heart, and consciousness through which the One looks upon "herself" and thereby may discover "her" Being? This is a secret: a Really Big Secret! It is discovered in the longing (not in the wanting) for One Love... it is the desire to completely merge within the Being of An Other... it is the First Kiss... it is the Naked Seeing... it is the Poem, the Song, and the Movement... it is the Music, the Cry, and the Choice to Disappear Completely Within the Other... it is contemplation, meditation, and the Discovery of the Heart-Cave: within which entire Universes spin in ancient wonder and fulfillment: it is the Welcome Home of the One to Her Self Who has been creating and wandering through the wasteland of Her own Seeking: until the Finding of Everyone and Everything and the Pouring out of the Mercy of Complete Worthiness into the empty bowls of our hands, minds, and hearts...
This Earth, this precious blue Planet, makes music as it hurtles through space and time: everything that is in any way in Existence is a vibration of the One Song: minimally, at this very sacred moment in time, we are all being called to listen to: to hear within our heart consciousness, these sacred vibrations: our religions, politics, economics, and cultures are simply too small for the wonders that we are! We are the Eyes through which the One looks out upon creation: we are the Hands through which the One is building the Earth: we are the
Heart Consciousness through which the One is manifesting the Love Possibilities of "Her" Heart: we have been created to reveal to one another the mercy, the forgiveness, the kindness, the justice, the beauty, and the love which is our destiny: to know this Oneness is to hear the Voice in our heart saying, "Welcome Home... and Thank You for bringing All the Others with You!"
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.