My whole life, I have followed the trail of inspiration wherever it would take me. This quest has led me to sacred chanting, divine play, Repose, and Deep Creativity, all of which have inspired me endlessly.
Today, I pay tribute to a most astonishing and delightful source of inspiration in my life. This past year, I fell deeply, passionately in love. I must confess that I never saw it coming, which makes it all the more wonderful. Now, December 12 has become one of the holiest days on my calendar. Not only is this the Day of the Virgen de Guadalupe; it is also the birthday of my beloved Maria--the woman of my dreams and the joy of life.
Through Maria, I have learned so much about the sacred power of shared love. In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to sharing some of these lessons with you. I have come to the conclusion that if you are fortunate enough to have a great love in your life, you have everything you need to experience inspiration on a daily basis. And if you cultivate that love, it will only grow more inspiring with each passing day.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, I offer the following prayer:
My love for you is holy. Let there be no doubt. I am the humble peasant climbing the Hill of Tepeyac, and you are an apparition far more resplendent than anything I could have imagined.
From the very beginning of my life, I have been searching for you. In your joy, I am born and reborn again. And in your love, I am annihilated gladly. I dissolve in your embrace until there is nothing left but you.
I am the devoted pilgrim finding redemption at your altar. Since the moment my heart started beating, it has burned with passion for you. My adoration for you is complete, Beloved, and it can never be extinguished.
In the barren desert, I gathered roses and placed them carefully in my cloak. Today, before the eyes of witnesses, all these flowers fall away, leaving only an imprint of you on the fabric of my being. Your beauty would be no less miraculous if mine were the only eyes that could see it. But many a dream has been illuminated by your radiance.
I honor and celebrate the inception of you. In your effervescent smile, I have found my calling. After eons of wandering through this dream world, at last I am lucid. In answer to your question, I say: “Yes, you are here, Beloved. And I am here in you. I live to fill you with delight.”
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