Updated: Nov 1, 2021
༺༻ by Hazrat Inayat Khan ༺༻
"I now have learn'd Love right, and learn'd even so,
As who by being poisoned doth poison know."
- Philip Sidney
Photo || JJ Jordan
I have loved in life and I have been loved.
I have drunk the bowl of poison
from the hands of love as nectar,
and have been raised above life's joy and sorrow.
My heart, aflame in love,
set afire every heart that came in touch with it.
My heart has been rent and joined again;
My heart has been broken and again made whole;
My heart has been wounded and healed again;
A thousand deaths my heart has died,
and thanks be to love, it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there love's raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.
I wept in love and made all weep with me;
I mourned in love and pierced the hearts of men;
And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks,
the rocks burst forth as volcanoes.
The whole world sank in the flood caused by my one tear;
With my deep sigh the earth trembled,
and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved,
I shook the throne of God in heaven.
I bowed my head low in humility,
and on my knees I begged of love,
"Disclose to me, I pray thee,
O love, thy secret."
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth,
and spoke softly in my ear,
"My dear one, thou thyself art love, art lover,
and thyself art the beloved whom thou hast adored."
pia mater tender mother || artist kimberly webber
Above all, be true to you
and even more, if you can,
༺༻༺༻༺༻ LOVE. YOU. ༺༻༺༻༺༻
NOTE: Please be aware that when I use the words 'Love' or 'Life', these words are not referring to any skanky ho's from France, Arizona, Utah or south Queensland, who are currently spruiking themselves online as such. This love is from behind the veils and is the mysterious, the mystical and the magnificent. In my own life, my beloved one is not in incarnation at this time, but still we are forever connected. For many here now, this is so, that their beloved is not here this time but watching over them as a protector and guardian - a kind of heavenly advisor. And yet others have had many soulmates turn up in this one lifetime and been spoiled for choice, confused with too many options! Which would you prefer?