Now there was a great wind… but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of deep silence. —1 Kings 19.11-12
Beneath the earthquake, wind and fire that are always here I listen for your silence that is always here, your deep, luscious silence speaking to me, singing.
I listen to your deep silence breathing in me. I listen for the sound of it, its great sea moving, its stars whirling. I listen into the deep that welcomes me.
Beneath the noise and rush and flame your silence unfolds in me, the great rose of you opening to my own silence and I become your silence unfolding into the world.
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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