above right photo is to my right-south end of beach)
You come to us from another world;
From beyond the stars and a void of space
Transcendent, pure – of unimaginable beauty.
Bringing with You the essence of Love.
You transform all who are touched by You -
Mundane concerns, troubles and sorrows dissolve in Your presence
Bringing joy to ruler & ruled, to peasants and kings.
You bewilder us with Your grace;
All evil is transformed into goodness.
You are the Master Alchemist!
You light the fire of Love in earth & sky,
In heart & soul of every being.
Through Your loving, existence & non-existence merge -
All opposites unite -
All that is profane becomes sacred again.
“The secrets of alchemy exist to transform mortals from a state of suffering and ignorance
to a state of enlightenment and bliss.”
― Deepak Chopra,
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
"So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it,
and then want to be better than he was in his former life.
Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead;
and then lead will have to turn itself into gold.
That's what alchemists do.
They show that,
when we strive to become better than we are,
everything around us becomes better, too.”
― Paulo Coelho
and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists,
who labour continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy,
bodies into souls, the darkness into God;
and at their perfect labour my mortality grew heavy, and I cried out,
as so many dreamers and men of letters in our age have cried,
for the birth of that elaborate spiritual beauty
which could alone uplift souls weighted with so many dreams.”
― W.B. Yeats
― Jake Ducey,
Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life�s Purpose
our whole lives, the touch of
spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At
night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language- door and
open the love window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.
From Soul of Rumi
"There is Some Kiss We Want"
by Coleman Barks
absentminded. Someone sober
will worry about things going badly.
Let the lover be.
From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks