TEACH ME HOW TO MOVE BEYOND THE SHADOWS OF THE WEST

Teach me how to move
beyond the shadows of the West
to that place, as innocent as a cow’s teat,
as warm milk squirting,
where the sweet spirit of Life spurts
into every bodily cell as is naturally intended.
Teach me how to move with laughing freedom in my limbs,
like a silky willow hovering over a silvery stream
swirls in a natural ecstasy of breeze.
Teach me how to open so completely
that fear’s last lingering shadows melt
in the natural luminescence of the soul’s
paint splashed day.
Teach me how to leap over that final wall,
as was prophesied long ago:
a wild man bounding naked
into the hidden garden of the wise —
where Infinite Innocence laughs in every tree
and plays.

These ages of severance are done:
their dual-faced, conflicted lessons suffered.
The same Light that smiles on a trillion galaxies
is intimately here, waiting for us to relax down low and open
our secret shy chamber so we can fall naked into Love’s brighter bed
where shame and fear’s last stains are soothed away.

Teach me to be truly natural in my body at last,
as simple and celebrant as flowers,
where every sensual rumpus attains its pure song
in a magical movement of Love’s whole —
like a cloud of birds that fly singing,
as if they were one living mass
of musical flight.

TEACH ME HOW TO MOVE BEYOND THE SHADOWS OF THE WEST

Blake Steele

Molkom, Sweden

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I just wrote this, feeling my deep passion to fully embody the utterly pure naturalness of being human, of all my bodily energies being just what they are, without the shadows my wounded heart has projected upon them, without the residues of old traumas born of the failure of the actual radiant nature of Love, without the dirty colorations of the twisted, turned upside down collective unconscious of humanity. This joyous innocence and freedom!

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