Nearer

You who seek love
have breathed love
since the earth
first kissed the sky.
When you repose
in your Self
the Master is full
like the moon.

God calls you
'My Beloved'
and the Goddess

calls you
'Dear'
just like newlyweds
whispering
,
since You and the Divine
are equals.
Everything has
three meanings:
outer, inner, and even
nearer than that.
What happens there
in the world
also happens
here inside.
But what happens
inside doesn't really
happen at all,
because the Witness
of the Dream
never fell asleep.

All that remains
to learn now, friend,
is to be more playful.