gratitude for the artwork by Alex Grey
I place my faith in seven billion Kings and Queens,
seven billion whole and sovereign.
Seven billion who bow to strangers
and say, “there am I.”
Seven billion who look at the moon
and say, “there I shine.”
Seven billion who look at the mountain
and say, “there I sit,”
who look at the forest
and say, “there I grow.”
Wake up kings and Queens.
Rescue yourselves from the hungry ghosts of history.
Discover the deeper throne.
Dwell deeper home
where the notion of ruling another is laughable,
where mastery knows itself through humility
and absolute trust in inner authority.
Dwell deeper home,
where the need to be seen is dissolved by willingness to
see the essential in yourself and in another,
where wealth is defined by what you share.
When you have found that me never was who you are
and the center you thought you were becomes infinite space,
It all becomes possible,
and you’ll see what you’re made of everywhere,
in every seeming thing.
Be kind to us all, and allow yourself this greatness.