MYSTICAL POEMS: “Body Revelations”

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Body Revelations

Today I woke seeing

not with my eyes,

but seeing the world

through the heart.

The location of things

seemed to drop

from my brain

and was peering

out from my chest.

My forehead unwrinkled

its long years of worry;

my throat released

all of its grip;

and now there’s a breath

that fills my whole being,

a breath so open and free

that instead of stopping

at the top of my lungs,

it pirouettes in the heavens above

and swirls inside middle earth.

And here in this body,

this small human body,

that’s always and only 

belonged to God,

the secret of deep

abidance in peace seems

to be to live from the heart;

for the mind of the brain

seems to want some gain,

but the mind of the heart stays clear.

Who would ever believe 

that this very body,

the one I spent years to transcend,

would turn out to be

Truth’s continual key

to abide as the One I am?

And who could imagine

it’s possible to see,

not through eyes,

but the heart’s pure intimacy?

by Dorothy Hunt

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