“ALONE WITH THE ALONE”**
BEYOND ANY TELLING
is to know yourself as you were,
before the world was made,
before you emerged into time.
― Henry Corbin
Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi
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To all that is chaotic
let there come silence.
Let there be
of the clamoring,
of the voices that
have laid their claim
that have made their
home in you,
that go with you
even to the
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
or feel the grace
that fashioned you.
Let what divides you
Let there come and end
to what diminishes
and let depart
all that keeps you
in its cage.
into the quiet
that lies beneath
where you find
you did not think
see what shimmers
within the storm.
a place where everything comes together,
where loss will be made good, where blindness will transform
into vision, where damage will be made whole,
where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise,
where the travails of a life's journey will enjoy a homecoming.
To invoke a blessing is to call some of that wholeness upon a
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The divine manifestation is ubiquitous,
only our eyes are not open to it.
Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen,
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.
The return is seeing that the radiance is everywhere.
We are a match for the world.
The spirit is the bouquet of nature.
Sanctify the place you are in.
as the innermost possession of their own souls.
Christ only meets them from without, never from within the soul;
that is why dark paganism still reigns there,
a paganism which, now in a form so blatant
that is can no longer be denied
and now in all too threadbare disguise,
is swamping the world
of so-called Christian civilization
(1980, p. 12).
Morning Writing Prior to Whisper Arising
- Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi