this is no time for timid hearts

Hubble Image, Oddball Galaxy
This is no time for timid hearts
For holding back your most precious gifts in the face of fear of retribution
For wedging yourself into a doorway while you wonder
if you are worthy of entrance
For sitting interminably on a fence whose only purpose is
to separate you from your very self
This is no time

This is no time to utter whatever from a place of rarefied observation
To be carried along buoyed by neither aim nor intention
To let life live you blithely while you relinquish your birthright of free will
To sanction guilt and obligation as they hold sway
over your most fervent desires,
This is no time

This is no time for equivocation, for hedging and backsliding
For whimpering and decrying all that you have created
For playing victim to predators of any stripe, be they real or illusory
For abdicating personal responsibility in the face of a
preponderance of evidence,
If ever there was a time, it is not now

For forthright declaration of your deepest truths
This is the time
For standing your ground for causes that bear the mantle of justice
This is the time
For fostering unadulterated freedom that rings out
above the screech of politics and posturing,
For inaugurating new byways of sustainable evolution
by lifting one hand after another
For redeeming without hesitation the wonderful
that you believed was gone forever
This, right now, is the time

This is not the time to take the bait of vulturous fearmongers
To withhold the emanations of your frangible heart
To stockpile the succulent flowerings of your soul
To hurl at others the boomerang of judgment or culpability
(lest it return to its rightful owner)
This is not the time

If you have ever yearned to unleash your passions
Ached to be exponentially more than you have dared to be
Hungered for a greater humanity within and without
Longed for connection that defies the so-called bounds
of time and space
And have known for eternity that you were born to be Love,

Today
Right here
Right now
This is the time.

6 comments

  1. This is, indeed, the time….I know it deep in my heart. This sentence:

    To let life live you blithely while you relinquish your birthright of free will

    crys out to me to take action, just do it! I cannot find my way, I cannot fathom any action whatsoever. It is so easy for my friends to tell me – so just do anything…well . ok. what does that mean? I don’t have fears that keep me from it, I have a giant question about the thing itself. I call out to God, “I am here, I am ready, I am available”. I have not heard back.

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    • Arlene,

      Everything you say resonates with me so powerfully: I know of what you speak. I always go back to “Inspired Action Only.” I have been spending weeks sorting and boxing donations for a Giant Giveaway in my tiny rural town of less than 80 people. As I sift out the stained, ripped, and dusty castoffs hour after hour, it doesn’t always feel like my “Big Work” or my “Grand Purpose,” — and it’s hard for me to fathom that this is how I will meet the Divine Partner I so desire — but the work keeps me grounded and focused, and as I sweat in the blazing sun, I know I am fully in my body (which is the only place to be these days, in my opinion). If I were to encourage you anything, it would be to stop asking, stop calling, stop wondering. As mundane as this may sound, call or visit someone who will be brightened by your presence. Walk or sit or lie down in nature. Bring all your energy down from your crown and your head, let it come to rest in your belly and your core, and become more settled. God knows where you are, and knows that you are ready and available. Is it possible that, while waiting for “The Big Answer,” you may be missing opportunities to spread your light in a seemingly inconsequential manner? Sometimes I am guided to sleep. Sometimes I am guided to visit with my elder friends. Sometimes, Yes!, I am guided to visit a store or park that I do not feel attracted to visit. Whether it looks like play or work or boredom or action, I follow any scrap of guidance that bubbles up within me, and, invariably, something lovely takes place and I come home refreshed and renewed. You are such a beautiful spirit, Arlene. Your Creator wants you to know that you ARE the prayer AND the prayed for, AND the response to the prayer. Perhaps you are being asked to listen in a new and unfamiliar way? Much love surrounds you…

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  2. My greatest action every day, is to come home to myself.
    I take time and celebrate all those inner feelings evoked while doing everyday things. Everything else just falls into place,
    and then, I’m at home with ambrosia to offer, when the visitor calls.

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  3. I had similar thoughts as ‘spirit2go’ and got the same non-response (or at least none that I could sense). But I go on, mainly cheerfully, understanding that there is a grand plan and all is well.

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  4. ram0singhal,
    Lovely thoughts, as always.

    Buddihermit,
    How beautifully said! “…at home with ambrosia to offer, when the visitor calls.” Pardon me while I release a deep, punctuated sigh.

    Earthianne,
    Many who are “on the path” are perceiving similar non-responses. Seems that the days/years/millenia of receiving guidance from anywhere other than our own deepest recesses, are over. The magnificence support is still there, however. Always. We are still honored and loved as we bushwhack our way through this human experience.

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