In our reading for truth, know that we are not seeking "the answer" that will explain the world to us, nor provide us with a patent for bliss. Instead, let us seek those things that bring meaning into our lives, making our own stay on this earth more interesting.
Our reading for today comes from the musical group Zingaia, a trance dance world music group whose sound is a blend of techno tribal beats, electronica, and sensuous female vocals. The result is exotic and hypnotic.
This piece is called "Beneath The Veil." Click here to listen. Click on track number 6. It's a nine-and-a-half minute journey; the music can be used while meditating. The lyrics come in at approximately the four-minute mark.
So get comfortable and follow along (it's better with headphones).
My body arches in ecstasy around the secret center of the Sun.
Through the circling of the spheres shall you come to know me.
For I set the star of truth upon thy brow.
I am a paradise of deep wilderness,
The soul of Nature and Mother of the Earth.
Fragrant and fertile is my body,
Touch me in the petals of every sweet blossom.
Through abundance shall you come to know me.
For I am thy oasis, pouring forth the waters of life.
I am in the heart that rejoices,
And in the body dancing forth the essence of immortality.
Mine are the sighs of passion and also the cries of birth.
Feel my presence in the pulse of thy center
Through desire shall you come to know me, my Beloved,
For I ignite the Sacred Fire..."
Who is the "I am" in the opening line and repeated throughout? What do you notice about the language used? How does the language and imagery make you feel?
We start with an air of mystery. Someone is addressing us in an unusual fashion. Normally, when we meet someone, that person introduces him- or herself by giving us a name so that we know who it is. Here, we are not given specifics, only the strange metaphor "I am the first breath in crystalline space." And so I respond with "I am intrigued." There is something very alluring about this person, something attractive.
The celestial language tells us that this "person" is otherworldly; it has given life by being this "first breath." This is the Source of All Life. Just as the heavenly bodies circle the sun, this Source knows with certitude that we, too, shall come to know it, for it has "set the star of truth upon [our] brow." This star, this light, is what will navigate us. We have a divinely designed built-in homing device.
Not only is this Source ethereal; it is earthly as a "paradise of deep wilderness," something that is everywhere but can never be contained or tamed. It goes even deeper than the surface of the physical and the natural; it is "soul" and "mother." Source gives life; it is Creator, it is "fertile" and ripe, ready to create and creating at all times. All we need to do is to follow it's imperative when it tells us, "Touch me in the petals of every sweet blossom." Source wants, even commands, our attention. One touch and a whole new world is explodes into being.
Source moves on to establish a second time that we will come to know it "through abundance" for it is our "oasis, pouring forth the waters of life." Source, as an oasis, is our refuge; it gives us rest and sustenance, where we may grow strong. Here, we find that Source is within us, "in the heart that rejoices, and in the body dancing forth the essence of immortality." The heart is a place of love; Source is the eternal state of love, dynamic and ever-flowing, moving fully in us in grace and joy.
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Through these lyrics we see the progression or the evolution of our relationship with Source. What starts enshrouded in Mystery as something seemingly far away, unknown, and disconnected blossoms into a deeply personal, intimate, passionate love affair with Spirit.