My ardor for you

I crave you in all
as a lover craves the taste of the beloved

© Meisaan Chan

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The four elements as spiritual mentors

The four elements, clearly, are older than prayer.
Learn from them, your mentors

Aligning your prayer to the elements is knowing your place
and the beginning of your relationship to them

© Meisaan Chan

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Embodied reminders of infinity

I used to despise the action of praying hands,
fingers stretched heavenward, the image of thin and fake piety, of thoughtlessness.
I used to refuse to do it.
Then Spirit showed me how to reclaim it.
Now, I feel the base of my thumbs resting upon the skin of my heart
Now, I feel my heartbeat through this body connection of the thumbs to chest
Now, I feel the vertical meridian stretching upward to infinity,
downward to infinity, the horizontal meridian of the
base of my thumbs stretching inward to infinity
my pinkies stretching outward to infinity,
so many embodied reminders of infinity
in praying hands

© Meisaan Chan

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Tender washing over me

Tender washing over me
all the ways that you abound
all the ways that you wash
endless sea

© Meisaan Chan

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The everything

Cross the desert, says the Lord
I am too weak, I say
I am your strength, the Lord replies

Cross the desert, says the Lord
I have no supplies, I say
I am your supplies, the Lord replies

Cross the desert, says the Lord
I do not know the direction, I say
I am your direction, the Lord replies

Cross the desert, says the Lord
It is too hot, I say
I am your refuge, the Lord replies

Cross the desert, says the Lord
I have nothing, I say
I am your everything, the Lord replies

© Meisaan Chan

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The advice

What you see is not what you need to deal with.
Go deeper

© Meisaan Chan

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On thoughts

Beloved horse wanders
without training

With some training,
reins slow down its desire to gallop
pulling hard, any moment it could break

Sometimes inattentiveness, full gallop
and pulling on reins doesn’t stop
hopelessly carried along,
too much, too little

Beloved horse can still be beloved
and still need more training

© Meisaan Chan

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Safety reminder: Power, age, and position

Age and position do not confer wisdom.
Power does not confer right view or right action.
You will unnecessarily suffer if you expect these things.
What is supposed to happen often does not.
Ignorance takes many forms.
Weakness takes many forms.
Everyone has their shadow:
Even them
Even you
Even me
Nobody holds perfection
Expect imperfection

© Meisaan Chan

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Holy recognition

I’m so full of holes, I say to God.
Holes are the roots of the holy, God says to me.
That makes no sense, I say to God.
More room for me, God says to me

© Meisaan Chan

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Path of transformations

Do not think that you need to be transformed only once:
The path demands your countless transformations

© Meisaan Chan

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