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.
from the hungry ghosts of history.
Discover the deeper throne.
Dwell deeper home
where the notion of ruling another
where mastery knows itself
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
in every seeming thing.
Be kind to us all,
and allow yourself this greatness.