Psalm 4

i
know
she will never open to a half hearted man
but (perhaps) may consider an earthy fool –

a
man
whose
word becomes his word –
who
knocks at the door of her shrine
led
by heart’s dark beatitudes –

a
man
forever alone
in the service of his Christ –

a
man
so entranced by her passionate nature
(fiery… forever without end)
that he descends
rung by precarious rung
the
bottomless ladder
to
knock at her door –

perhaps
to
such a fool
on
such a night
in
such a storm
a
door may open

&
he will limp
proud into her presence –

passionate
fiery

forever without end

 

Kevin Moran 15/11/08

Whakapapa: An important part of my journey is my quest to connect with the Sacred Feminine. The poem describes a descent to her presence. The psalm also speaks of ‘a man forever alone, in the service of his Christ’. By ‘his Christ’ I mean the eternal Self: the inner personal Christ. Karfried Graf Durckeim has written a helpful book on spiritual guidance: ‘The Call for the Master: The Meaning of Spiritual Guidance on the Way to the Self.’ He describes: a) the eternal master, b) the inner master & c) the here-and-now master. The eternal master i.e. the Christ (& the Buddha) lives out the archetype of the eternal spiritual master. The inner master (b) is the Self who emerges into consciousness & guides the ego toward the realisation of the Self. The here-and-now Master is a person who has themselves realised the Self & is capable of leading others toward this experience. I do not have a here-and-now master. I am guided by my inner master. My heart bows to the eternal master.

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