High recognitions . . . . Lean Back


Lean back.
Lean back into the embrace 
of Divine Love.
You are the visible crest of a wave travelling over a
deep ocean of love, so what have you to fear?
Lean back into the presence 
of all the holy ones gone before;
known or unknown,
of all times and places, 
they support you,
surrounding you on your way as a forest surrounds
the smallest sprouting seed.
There is not one of them 
who does not daily 
will the full flowering of life in you.
Lean back into their strength.
Lean back into their love.
Lean back into the deep river 
of the ancestors 
from whom you came.
However they lived then, 
they offer, at the very least, 
wisdom as to how to be now.
Lean back into their stories; 
the dancing entwinement 
of their lineages 
has brought you forth, 
has clothed you 
in flesh and blood and bone. 
In your body 
a thousand generations 
walk again upon the world,
In your eyes 
a unique soul gazes 
out upon the world.
Lean back into all those 
who have made you, you; 
parents, siblings, family, neighbours, 
friends, lovers, colleagues, 
the passing encounters of a moment, 
the deep connections that last a lifetime, 
they all travel with you.
Did they bring you joy, light, love?
Then give thanks,
for they have taught you how to be.
Did they bring you sadness, darkness, pain?
Then give thanks,
for they have taught you how not to be.
Lean back into the enormity 
of the vast spaciousness you are, 
a being in time meant for eternity
a being of body, mind, heart, soul
a being never alone
a being of Love’s holding in being 
a being coming from Love’s creation
a being returning to Love’s embrace
a being who in every moment may 
lean back into Divine Love.

(Pic by Brian Kershisnick)
Text image source: Richard Hendrick

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