The Mountain extends to Heaven,
Where the Wind flows like Water…
The Thunder sparks the Fire,
That fills the Valley and renews the Earth.
(then all things are One)
Copyright Cory Williams 2018
In a place apart from time and space
the valley spirit lives
a daughter of compassion, a smile upon her face
from her heart she gives
with dignity and grace
Dark as the earth
cool as a mountain stream
refreshing as a summer breeze
and delicate as lace
Amidst a sea of mundanity
the lotus flower blooms
an omen of compassionate love, a gift to humanity
will the people realize
and accept it with humility?
Floating like a cloud
enigmatic as smoke
profound as life itself
no one knows of its frailty
Not here nor there but everywhere
the valley spirit roams
spreading peace and joy without a care
will you welcome her into your home
and cherish her as something rare?
She is love
she is grace
and she is yours,
if you treat her fair
Alone and yet not alone, contained within the mother, within which is the primordial soup of life. Life starts as the egg and sperm come together, Yin and Yang merge into Taiji. This life is fragile and has no self-awareness. Over time the cells connect, energy pathways are formed and soon consciousness becomes manifest. Cells divide, forming organs and bones all the while adrift in a sea of Qi carried within the mother. The mother nurtures without “doing” anything, she asks nothing in return for the energy she shares; the developing human within knows nothing of her and yet it grows and receives life also without effort or desire.
Alone in the world…Adrift in a sea of Qi that flows everywhere in the universe, Alone and yet not alone, contained with in the Great Mother Tao, filled with universal energy. The two energies build us and strengthen us as we learn to survive in the world. This new life is fragile and has little self-awareness. Hopefully, overtime, we learn the ways of the world as the lessons of life accumulate. As we grow we learn to nurture ourselves, always getting what we need from the energy that is around us. We receive most of the life-sustaining energy we need without effort. The developing human knows nothing of how or why things are the way they are, and yet they start to strive after desires, taking and grabbing all they can.
I walk the Way alone…Adrift in time upon an endless sea…
Alone and yet never alone, I am always accompanied by the Great Mother. Embracing Yin and Yang as Yin/Yang, always filled with Qi that flows from Tao, no longer a fragile human wandering along without self-awareness. Having gained a sense of self I let go of that attachment and discover the bliss that comes from realizing “non-self awareness.” Aware of my non-self I follow the Way of the Great Mother, to nurture without doing, to give without expectations, having faith that I am sustained by nature. To find my way, doing by non-doing with my non-self self…..
Forgetting excess desire, letting go of all I can, always growing and receiving life, becoming one with Tao, learning to live without effort, forever contented.
Safe within the womb again…