Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Call


I have heard it all my life,
A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.

Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.

But always it says:
Wake up my love. You are walking asleep.
There's no safety in that!

Remember what you are
and let this knowing take you home to the Beloved with every breath.

Hold tenderly who you are
and let a deeper knowing colour the shape of your humanness.

There is no where to go.
What you are looking for is right here.

Open the fist clenched in wanting and see what you already hold in your hand.
There is no waiting for something to happen, no point in the future to get to.

All you have ever longed for is here in this moment, right now.
You are wearing yourself out with all this searching.
Come home and rest.

How much longer can you live like this?
Your hungry spirit is gaunt, your heart stumbles.
All this trying. Give it up!

Let yourself be one of the God-mad,
faithful only to the Beauty you are.

Let the Lover pull you to your feet and hold you close, dancing even when fear urges you to sit this one out.

Remember- there is one word you are here to say with your whole being.
When it finds you, give your life to it.
Don't be tight-lipped and stingy.

Spend yourself completely on the saying.
Be one word in this great love poem we are writing together.


Oriah Mountain Dreamer, from 'The Call', Harper Collins, 2003

Something to think about on this Sunday. I never wanted to be one that was walking asleep. But I'm glad to be able to come home and rest. My heart and soul are at rest. It's a good feeling.

12 comments:

  1. Glad you're back home. Go get some rest! Hugs

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  2. What a beautiful poem. Thanks!

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  3. Perfect words for a perfectly beautiful Sunday morning, Syd. I, too, am in the process of sorting my life out - so to speak - and today is a good day to just rest and listen - meditate - and maybe hear God's word. I heard Him in this beautiful poem you presented. Thank you.
    Peace, my friend!
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  4. Very nice. I've tried to create this atmosphere in my home and I think I have. Having it in my heart has been a struggle at times. Alanon is helping me with that.

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  5. I think I two copies of this Syd.
    One for me and one for my friend Kel.

    This is fabulous Sunday share..
    Not surprising coming from you :)

    xo

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  6. My home it is a place to rest-physically & emotionally. I'm very grateful for that.

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  7. Walking asleep, I know just the feeling, and its so easy to drift into, I reckon the key is to live in the moment but even that aint as easy as it sounds.
    I am moving to a new plant one week on Monday, same wage, everything so it was a massive weight off my mind

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  8. I love the writings from that book.

    Welcome back home - be rested - and happy Monday!

    Cat

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  9. Love..."there is no waiting for something to happen.." I think that was me for a long time.

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  10. that was beautiful.. thank you :)

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