Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wake up!!!

Genesis 2:21

So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man....

And nowhere does is say he ever woke the man up. That is what we are in the process of today...awakening.  Awakening to our true nature.  Awakening and realizing... as Eckhart says that we are not (just) the voice in our head that never shuts up. We are not just these earthen vessels.  There is divinity at our core...albeit immature and dormant in many (most) but it is there.

The tendency, as we begin to awaken, is to pull the covers back up over our shoulders, nestle back into our beds and go back to nappyland..  I found the following poem on the blog I featured in yesterday's post. It is by Rumi.  I think I have posted bits and pieces of his poems here before.  If not here, then on EU. 

The first few lines of this poems especially speaks to me.  The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you...don't go back to sleep.  I am a very early riser.  Sometimes as early as 4 am...yes...sometimes even on the weekends.  Sitting here at the same end of the sofa..watching the dawn break....with a breeze actually blowing in through the patio doors. 

I love morning.  The day is fresh and new.  Filled with promise and potential.  A new day!!! Spiritually, I think we are entering a new day.  Time to wake up!!!

Don't go back to sleep

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.
- Rumi

In scripture speak....

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light" (Eph. 5:14).

And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11

Don't go back to sleep....

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