Love Note: Begin

Dear Ones-

Rumi brightens this rainy springtime day with a lovely poem.  I imagine if I were in the woods now it would look and feel much like the depiction in this beautiful photo.  Although I will likely not be in a wooded area today, when I read his words that the green earth is my cloth my eyes go instinctively to the plush garden bursting with life in my back yard.

Greeness of spirit is interwoven into our gentle poet’s message as well. Live in the present where energy resides, strike the spark, be the spark, dance with gusto!  And also, take your place at the Beloved’s table, at the table of love.  Notice that there is no mention of any of these things taking away the challenges that appear in our lives. The invitation is to remain in a place anchored in love, come what may.

The part of the prose that most deeply touches me is the last six words…  ~ tailor your robe with dignity and grace. ~          

Come what may, dignity and grace (yes, while dancing with gusto). 



This is now.  Now is,
all there is.  Don’t wait for Then;
strike the spark, light the fire.

Sit at the Beloved’s table,
feast with gusto, drink your fill

then dance
the way branches
of jasmine and cypress
dance in a spring wind.

The green earth
is your cloth;
tailor your robe
with dignity and grace.