What good beauty,
without an eye to behold?
What good song,
without an ear to hear?
What good the sweet flavor of peach
without a nose to smell?
What good a touch or caress
without a body to feel?
Beauty is the offering
Beholding is the receiving.
Song is the offering
Listening is the receiving.
Flavor is the offering
Tasting is the receiving.
Scent is the offering
Smelling is the receiving.
Touch is the offering
Feeling is the receiving.
This is the sacred pulse of All That Is.
It is the sacred pulse of your own breath
the sacred pulse of your own heartbeat
It is the sacred pulse of your inspiration and revelation.
In this embodied experience we must do our part equally:
Offer beauty and behold beauty
Offer song and listen to song
Offer nourishment and savor nourishment
Offer our full presence and receive the scent of the moment
Offer our loving touch and receive the caress of the Beloved.
In this way the Life Force Impulse continues to expand and create through us.
The Beloved is a generous benefactor
but does not waste Its energy knocking on closed doors.
~ Janie Chandler, August 2011
Original Art by L. Carlson