Aware of the possibilities within gratitude and passion, I am determined to be expansive and delightful as I serve others and share in the mutual liberation of our dreams and visions for everyone on this precious blue Planet.
Awareness ripens, as fruit on a tree, slowly readying itself to drop into your open hands... even the molecules within the fruit take on the characteristics of lusciousness... when the fruit falls, you hold it, turn it this way and that, perhaps you hold it to your face and breathe deep its wild and natural scent... perhaps, too, you lift it slowly to your parted lips and kiss it, even touching its skin with a swirl of your tongue... smiling, you place it gently in your pack, to carry home to share with your lover...
The Universe is as that fruit you have hidden in your pack to later share with your lover... the Universe lives, moves, and has Being within you and without you... the Universe is alive and hungry for your lips, for your attention, for your devotion, and for your beautiful, beautiful, love... awareness is the utter simplicity of opening your eyes to That Which Is... and the smile with which you greet your day and your love...
The "What if? before the Big Bang" anticipated Her own delight in your touch, in your embrace, in your sighs, in your laughter, in your sweat, in your enthusiasm, in your passions -- in the sum total of your essence... as a New Mother on her birthing bed, the Divine Mother exists in the total concentration of Her energy in loving every "you", and every "thing"... awareness is appreciation for this everlasting Wonder...
Finally, awareness is the everyday choice to live in this Sacred Circle of Holy Remembrance... and to liberate every relationship into the mysticism of Only One, of One Love... this luscious fruit is yours: for the giving...
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.