In the beginning was One.
And One was complete
And One was whole.
And when One could no longer contain its own ripe fullness
One let go, bursting forth into waves of pure energy
That moved across the vast expanse of time and space
Like streams of living water.
And as One flowed in every direction, swirling and redoubling
The waves began to intersect and interact,
Creating new vibrational fields that coalesced as particles of matter.
And over the aeons these particles of matter, longing to know and be known,
Were drawn together in attraction.
Giving and receiving energy one to another, they began to take shape,
Forming new bonds, new structures, new relationships,
Growing worlds within worlds within worlds
The likes of which had never been known.
One gazed in delight and wonder at the multiplicity it contained,
And the rapturous flow of energy in relationship that allowed these parts to dance as a whole.
And One knew that it was Love.
As it swung in orbit round the massive burning orb,
clouds and oceans roiling in turbulent motion,
keeping time with its sister planets;
As its flames flared and flickered,
flinging white hot rays to farthest galaxies
the brightest star in a distant southern sky;
And as it sailed in multitude through an ocean of heavenly bodies
colliding and exploding with one here and one there
bringing news of distant lands.
As its thin filaments quivered with excitement,
unzipping, duplicating, in intricate choreography,
readying the birth of a new twin cell;
As it unfurled magenta petals to greet the sun,
swaying in rhythm with the hum of the bees
who were drawn to its intoxicating scent;
And as it blew across the face of the earth,
carrying seeds of life to new territory
like a messenger of hope.
As he ran through the jungle
feeling the joy of raw energy
powering his haunches, his jaws, and his roar;
As she trilled a new song
in gratitude for the gift of flight
and benediction to all the creatures of the meadow;
And as it rushed in ripples and rivulets
over sticks and stones, carrying new-spawned fish
to the wide and waiting arms of the mother sea.
As his heart pounded with anticipation,
flesh ablaze, drawn to deeper union,
leaning in in for that first kiss;
As she turned her head, having felt
the supple firmness of her mother’s breast,
to draw the willing nourishment forth;
And as it flowed through the hearts and heads of all the people
in exultant ingenuity, astounded and amazed
at all the words of their mouths and works of their hands.
As he sat in perfect stillness under the tree,
chest and shoulders aching with compassion for the suffering
of all asleep to the knowledge of One;
As she trembled in shock at the voice
of the angel of truth deep within, saying, Fear not.
For in your womb will grow a Revolution;
And as they marched the long weary road to justice,
stones and slurs hurling toward their bodies
as they demanded repentance for the ancient blasphemy,
violation of original Oneness.
One knew even
As he fell to forest floor with a thundering crash,
having stood witness some two thousand years
to the turning of the ages, of birth and death and rebirth;
As she drove across the burning desert
aching with the loss of the life she had known
yet knowing that it no longer fed her;
And as he gasped in slow, ragged breaths,
watching tears running down his daughter’s cheek
as she clasped his hand, keeping vigil to the end.
One knew, pondering these things in the warm and steady thrum of the One Heart,
That all were movements in the dance of giving and receiving, emptying and filling, discovering and letting go.
All were movements in the dance called Love.
And there was only the dance.
And there was only Love.
AND ONE SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD.