The Golden Key
From my teacher’s open hand
I lifted a golden ring
From it dangled a transcendent key
Reflecting the end of my reign.
The key sparkled a lucid light
Shimmering in a crystalline glow
I marveled at the magnificent sight.
I wondered at its door.
“Crafted out of my divine love
It contains a glorious power
Not found in any other.”
“It’s the key to my heart
And I give it to you.
I am you and you are me
You are all and all is you.”
“I know your heart well
Its love for the weak and the small
For through our journey
My heart I sowed in you for all.”
“A heart to hold my key
In tenderness and harmony
To treat it with care and delight
To never shun its brilliant light.”
I slid it around my finger
That I might not lose it forever.
The key quaked in my hand
Then melted into my skin
Its power surged down my spine
Then I knew his heart was mine.
“A single key for a single door
To unlock the bound to be free
Once the door is open it can’t be shut
It will loose all above and below
Into a state which their souls did not sow.”
“It ends the past and releases the present.
It turns back time to the beginning.
It melts its chains and removes its pains.
It’s the substance of love again and again.”
“Dissolving scars, tears and stains
It sends eternal love pulsing through every vein.
It ends all strife
And brings new life.”
“It frees the soul from the past
Where all that is untrue is vast
Encroaching upon a tender mind
Enslaving it in endless binds.”
“Is this your desire?
To release all?
Justice isn’t found if one should fall.
“Justice is unearthed in divine love.
It protects, delivers, heals, and renews
And brings the vilest into the true.”
“Free one, free all
Bind one, bind all.
This key I place into your heart
And I know what you will do
Thus my gift to you.”
I raised the key to the light
To see a marking on its side
Engraved in pearly white
A word of life, forgiveness, showed bright.
I ran to the inner chamber
I slipped the key inside
I flung the door wide open
And fell upon my side.
A gentle breeze danced across my skin
My tattered garments became as nothing
A flash of light filled my eyes
I felt a change inside.
Many rainbows flooded my soul
of unparalleled delight
All was changed; all became bright.
Time stood still as if no more
Then my eyes fell upon the open door.
The wind travelled into the human soul.
Touching every creature great and small.
Though unknown from where it came
Hearts melted enraptured by its call.
Life began to bloom.
Exalted in joy I feel to my knees
And from deep within whispered,
All is one and one is all and we are all free.
November 6, 2015