Pagan

My religion is:
These birds, those trees, this sky.
The sound of trains or children in a distance
And cars en route to work.
Cool air through the window.
The distinct taste of this cup of tea, with milk.

My religion is found:
In Footnote to Howl.
In the questing of Hypatia
And the musings of Aurelius
In the clarity of Baldwin
And the rhythms of Shange.

God(s) come(s) to me:
In the intensity of a gaze,
And the quicksilver flash of understanding.
In the movement of my lips upon a lover’s,
And the strobing nighclub lights on sweaty bodies.
In the silence of this morning’s contemplation.

Grace descends and rises:
Around a dinner table with good friends.
In the waters of the Weld Valley
Or the alleyways of Paris.
On California cliffs under the cypress
Where fat earthworms dig at loam.

My hermeneutics is:
The Hubble taking galactial pictures.
The x-ray diffraction parsing DNA.
Fuller’s triangles forming mind-domes
And every evidence of the number Phi:
The nautilus and sunflower, your body meeting mine.

Salvation comes:
This moment.
Look. Listen. Taste. Touch. Sense that
You are infinite and not alone.
You are center, but not apex.
You are part of some great Whole.

Wholly! Wholly! Wholly!
Power, light, and grace.
Wholly! Wholly! Wholly!
Shadow, love, and all unfolding time.

Know Thyself.
Know the World.
Know the Cosmos.
Know that you are God/dess,
(But not the only one).

Limitlessness distills in form.
Ever reaching…

 

by T. Thorne Coyle, as shared on her blog, Know Thyself, 27 Sept2010

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About thalassa

Occasionally doting wife, damn proud momma of two adorable children, veteran of the United States Navy, semi-steampunk bohemian beach addict from middle America, Civil War reenactor and Victorian natural history aficionado, canoeing and kayaking and paddleboarding fanatic, Unitarian Universalist and pantheistic Pagan, devotee of various aquatic deities, and practitioner of bioregional witchery View all posts by thalassa

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