~louise bourgeois (Page from 'Ode A L'Oubli', 2004)
"remember when you take on the chore of being the rouser
you'll want to have room for the rude before the awakening . . .
sage advice comes from a rumi poem "the guest house"
the dark thought, the shame, the malice meet them at the door laughing and invite them in be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent from as a guide from beyond
rise from your seat and greet those "guides." being a messenger requires enduring the discomfort of others. your ego's survival dialogue will seeke to convince you that the unconditional love business is not your business
your Angels of Doing will want to swallow your Seraphs of Being
in the face of adverse appearances, my (our) ego entices me with the promise of escape to Maui & the position of the gentleman farmer
(or insert what dream of happiness &/or completion &/or recognition &/or security you have signed up for here . . x tla)
welcome to an unreasonable life
we're the ones we have been waiting for . . . "
SACRED COMMERCE ~matthew & terces engelhardt (founders of cafe gratitude)