The passionate broth within
That bubbles and broils and rises through sin
That steams and boils through the anger, the din
Of a wretched mind choked to the brim with itself
And its pain
Brought to death on its knees through its dishevelled health
All the flesh that is sickened and creeping insanely
Denying its beauty and wealth.
Feeling the rise of dutiful fire
That cannot but burn with the force of desire,
That rages, transforms all its path will bestow
It is raging in me, melts my body like snow.
And the crown it is opening, top of my head
Like a big fluffy hat is expanding through dread
And through anguish and grief and my wild thrashing rain
Till I let it transform to conversion again.
And it lifts me, awareness is taking me Home –
To a beautiful life, unencumbered soul
A dream of awakening, everything changed
Into peace, yes these wild rushing fires are the same.
For the peace of the infinite isn’t your death,
The rest that you crave in this house of the flesh,
The wish that they’d all bloody leave you alone
To be free, that your freedom could lie in these bones.
It’s a lie! All your longing to be here and free
Is your longing for death of the wretched body
But its death will not free you, for you are a mind
And you’ll choose in this moment which truth you would find.
You will find yourself here in this bodily form
Till your mind is transformed into Heaven’s sweet lawns
Till you offer a real alternative to
All the figures you’re dreaming are outside of you.
You cannot be free in a mindless state!
Your awareness reformed is the Mind that creates
In the glorious extension of Love as Itself
The body surrendered is its perfect health.
And its purpose so changed, from believing in pain
The desire to die yet again and again
To a freedom that gives its surrendered and whole
Implacable generous mind to the world.
Communicates wholly its gentle release,
And loves all it sees as its fire is unleashed
From its heart as it gently relaxes and knows
That from this sacred passion its gentleness grows.