The first (...) supernatural prayer that I noticed in myself (...) is an inward concentration (...). No sense is lost here, no faculty, everything remains intact, but only for the purpose of conversing with God. (...) This concentration often produces a calmness and inner peace, in which the soul finds that there is nothing left for her to do; even speech is burdensome to her. (...) she wants nothing but love. Buber, Ecstatic Confessions, P.112-113.
The will loves more than it understands; but it does not even understand whether it loves, nor what it does, so as to be able to say it. (...) The breath is so shortened that one cannot speak, nor open one's eyes (...). Ibid., P.113.
(...) the soul with her readiness for God resembles a fire: it ignites swiftly, throws out a flame, and blazes up (...). Ibid., P.114.
It seems to me that I must call out loud and let everyone know how necessary it is for them not to be content with little, and how great is the good that God will give us if we prepare ourselves to receive it. Ibid., P.117.
I found completeness
when each breath began to silently say the name
of my Lord.
I have no seams, no walls, no laws.
My frontiers and God’s are the same.
I said to my Lord,
“this Holy place I have entered-
is Your name the only key
And my Lord responded,
“How old do you think is existence?
For eons of time, souls have been entering Me;
every prophet’s name is a key,
as is every heart full of
He desired me so I came close.
No one can near God unless He has
prepared a bed for
When I first heard His courting song, I too
looked at all I had done in my life
“How can I gaze into His omnipresent eys?”
but then He sang again, a song even sweeter, (…)
“I made you, dear, and all I make is perfect.
Please come close, for I
When my mouth touched His I became invisible,
the way the earth would if the sun
took it into
The ecstatic death I know. (…)
How do we make love to God;
how does the soul make love
The heart has divine instincts;
it just needs to be turned loose in the sky.
Does not every angel know where
He lives, (…)
Just these two words He spoke
changed my life,
What a burden I thought I was to carry-
a crucifix, as did He.
Love once said to me, “I know a song,
would you like to hear it?”
And laughter came from every brick in the street
and from every pore
in the sky.
After a night of prayer, He
changed my life when
How did those priests ever get so serious
and preach all that
I don’t think God
(…) Anxious to see you, our souls became your glory,
our eyes became your fire.
All concepts of God are like a jar
because only the infinite can
contain our perfect
When your soul was born,
it was like a still ocean that had yet to experience
its infinite life.
God then came to the shores of our souls and gazed upon the
immaculate splendor that His divine heart created.
He took off His clothes and dove into us.
Light baptizes life wherever it falls,
and every religion and all upn this earth
is a shadow.
A shadow may move but it has no real power of its own,
though it can affect the weak and frighten them, and men can use
that darkness to exploit others. (…)
Most men in power have not the strength or wisdom
to be satisfied with the way
The sane know contentment, for beauty is their lover,
and beauty is never absent from this world.
The child blames the external and focuses his energies there;
the warrior conquers the realms within
Only the inspired should make decisions
that affect the lives of many,
never a man who has not held God in his arms
and become the servant of
They are like shy, young school kids-time and space,
before the woman and the man who are
intimate with God.
The realized soul can play with this universe
the way a child can a ball.
A chalice-the Grail-my body became, for it held the Christ
and He drank
Sanctified are our limbs,
for every heart has touched God, though most with closed eyes.
We fear dying till we know the truth of ourselves.
There is a divine world of light
with many suns in
I slept with my Lord
now all that is luminous
I know we
God stood at the shore of Himself and dove in.
How can he do things like that?
Anything goes with
the Big Guy, I
A divine splash happenened,
billions of drops were propelled into space.
God, like a medic on a field, is tending our souls.
Our horns get locked with desires, but don’t hold yourself
too accountable; for all desires are
really innocent. That is what
the compassion in His
eyes tells me.
What are all these insane borders we protect?
What are all these different names for the same church of love
we kneel in together? For it is true, together we live; and only
at that shrine where all are welcome will God sing
loud enough to be heard.
Any real ecstasy is a sign
you are moving
in the right
don’t let any prude tell
my mind-my separation.
I cannot describe now my intimacy with Him.
How dependent is your body’s life on water and food and air?
I said to God, “I will always be unless you cease to Be,”
and my Beloved replied, “And I
would cease to Be
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