Demon Kiss

Kiss your demons
and they will turn 
into dark angels.
Drive your dark angels away
and they will return
as demons.
Lust is not a demon
but a dark angel filled
with un-created star nectar.
Anger is not a demon
but a dark angel filled 
with healing fire.
Grief is not a demon
but a dark angel who carries
an ocean of love in her jar.
Depression is not a demon
but a dark angel whose
river of wisdom runs
deep under the earth.
Addiction is not a demon
but a dark angel bearing gifts
of empathy and compassion
beneath her broken wings.
If you do not bow
to your dark angels
you have to act them out
and they possess you.
But if you bow to them
they breathe through you
and dissolve into the energy
of awakening.
You possess them.
Beware of 'enlightened' teachers
who claim to have no darkness.
They lead you into the darkness
that they hide...
A true teacher
will never estrange you
from your dark angels.
A true teacher empowers you
to taste the wine of night
and bow to your own humanity.
Then you are blessed and born
on earth.