Rain lashes, wind whips,
Trees uproot, rivers burst their banks,
A torrent of chaos floods our world,
Roads closed, electrics down, homes battered.
I batten down our hatches,
Light the fire in the hearth,
Drink tea, play games with heart aglow,
In appreciation of the refuge of home.
In tandem, a deadly virus swarms the globe,
Spreading fear, panic and terror.
A surge of turmoil assaults the senses,
Jobs lost, isolation forced, mortality faced.
Within this havoc, I have a choice,
Of where I place my attention.
In the tumult of the tempest,
The everchanging mayhem of the outer.
Or in the eye of the storm,
Where fear, apathy, and misplaced loyalties,
Dissolve. All must be let go,
For the sanctity of His refuge within.
The urgency to support friends, neighbours,
The dread of risking lives, the noise of media,
All rise in a frenzy, an intense inner storm,
Until I soften and open in to Love.
The deeper this surrender,
The greater the fire of His Love.
Until it eclipses all,
And my candle becomes His flame.
And this mountain of Love within,
Becomes the axis of my being.
All thoughts, words, actions,
A divine co-creation.
In the storm’s wake, a trail of blessings unfolds.
Debris shifts, new channels open.
Seeds spread by high winds sprout,
Flood plains become verdant pastures.
In the aftermath of the Now,
Exquisite blessings emerge.
For I choose surrender,
The rest is divine alchemy.
The sun rises.
Clouds part to reveal a rainbow.
A veil lifts for the whole of humanity,
A new light on an evolving world.