Movement of Beauty

Connections of Condition

One Father

Three Mothers

Earth, Nature and of The Universe.

This Quaternity of Eternity

Holds and is embodied.

In my life

There are three children

From three mothers.

All were loved, are loved still.

The first born from Nature

My son,

My first daughter from Earth,

My second daughter from The Universe.

One day we shall remember

One day the mothers shall recall

Until then, the Universe bears all

And the children at least know their father,


Love – personal asides

I remember a story that was written about Christ asking God for some physical manifestation that might signify the power of the Love of God.
God, in the story, makes it clear that really Christ didn’t need to ask for that kind of physical phenomenon to appear, that even He should be careful.
Christ seemingly persists, whereupon there is a huge explosion and a huge crater is left in the ground.
Whatever the provenance of the story, I mention it here to put Love into context.
Some years ago when I was training to be a counsellor, my wife joked as I left the house to travel to London, that I should be careful of the females in the group. I protested my freedom from entangled thinking, but she said seriously, “you can’t choose who you fall in love with.”
As a man who has wrestled with the spiritual fact that The One and The Many are united by Love, I am a case history that reflects many of the futile attempts of Mankind to control Love, but whereas many still pretend to be in charge of their relationship with Love, I simply live in submission to this Highest Power.
Thankfully because Mercy and Compassion predominate as promised, then my many mistakes and misunderstandings around Love have been and are being resolved.
For people who approach God, as Love, then the animal interfaces of universal instincts are always placed into difficulty and history is full of cult disaster stories.
For those who merely seek power over others, then their animal instincts are similarly challenged, but if without a sense of serving Love then fetish is introduced to try to buffer the power of life as the thinking function attempts to control its machinations.
Rituals of politics and of religion, of academia and medicine, all with their separate languages and costumes arrive in a culture that is trying to control the lives of those within it.
Powerful people have often had chaotic private lives as the exercising of influence over other people has been seen to have amplified their instinctive appetites causing great misuse of sexual energy.
I approach Love as a poet, yearning for inspiration and in that yearning there are great unknowns and much unpredictability.
My Muse sometimes can take form seemingly and She takes my breath away. It is no longer an age to be granted wives as were granted to my spiritual heroes.
So, in any difficulty, as long as my love remains unrequited, honesty in expressing feelings can both keep me free from hypocrisy in my disclosures and my poetry, as well as Love can keep making a fool of me as I fight to stay true to myself and to maintaining my monogamy.
Worlds, eras and epochs however, are defined by requited Love, for that is the primal Cause.

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Scarab musings

I can’t create a shit rolling dung beetle
Ex nihilo
So, what right have I got to criticise
God’s loneliness
The intensity and immensity of His aloneness
To create this Universe of otherness
Of Motherness and Brotherness
Of Fartherness and Insisterness
To say to David,
“Oh David, My yearning for them
Is greater than their yearning for Me.”
This lonliness is the ‘why’, to all the hurt,
For, whose hurt is it?
Who bears all the ignorant action
That threatens to destroy the Earth
For power’s sake?
I heard the challenge of who yearns the most,
If there is any explanation for my life
To those who scratch their heads in disbelief,
It is that I said to God’s ‘yearning’ claim,
“Really …. ok, we’ll see about that then!”
And I set about beating God at His/Her own game.
Impossible of course,
For His/Her yearning makes the Universe.
But the numbers that numb yearning
For the One,
Whether numbers of pounds Sterling
Or US dollars,
Or numbers of houses
Or conquests
Or qualifications
Or clever answers,
These numbers never numbed the pain
Never made their claim upon me
Strongly enough
To dissuade me from my path of calamity.
Eventually, (S)He relented,
Granting me refuge,
As you might spare an ant on the path.
Yet, sometimes I give God a belly laugh,
I’m not saying I’m anything special.
I’m simply saying that whatever you
Think about this Tale of Two Cities,
This ‘best of times and worst of times’ time ,
I’m simply saying that there is
“More to it”.
That it’s worth the yearning,
That though my yearning that your yearning
To match God’s yearning, might be greater than your present yearning,
That it’s possible to start
Right here, with abandon.
“Abandon yourself to God, as you understand God,” (© AA)
But know this,
People only abandon ship
When they actually believe that it’s sinking.

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Heaven and Hell

William Blake wrote of “Heaven and Hell” and his work is mysterious and enigmatic.

Every generation addresses this matter.

God connects the seven levels of Hell and the seven levels of Heaven.
In the Christian Creed, Jesus Christ is described as descending into Hell, then ascending into Heaven.
Jesus Christ is met personally in the heart, the centre that is transcending, connecting the ascending and descending, holding all Love, stopping all Hell from breaking loose.
This reality is always present on Earth.
When T.S. Eliot wrote of the centre not holding in one of his poems, he was speaking of his feeling that this connection was lost. It was his personal feeling.
The sentinel fact is that, in this era, the centre holds.
The centre is now secured in the global 12 Step Fellowships wherein in this very instant, people are sharing with humour their darkest experiences of separation from The Holy Spirit, i.e. Hell, and the way in which they became conscious of their never absent connection with That Holy Spirit, i.e Heaven, the illusion therefore of that separation as a disease, and the Paradise of now improving their conscious contact with One Love.
Salaam. All power is in Love. The centre holds.

Abd al-Mu’min al-Jami’ ibn Hulli.

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