on the day they call Christmas
Team Emelle wakes up
from its culture’s insidious story
about stars and shepherds
wise men, stables and saviours.
Team Emelle is curiously deaf
to the seductive calls
of collective consciousness
to make of this date something special.
It greets the day with a deep bow,
celebrating its everyday sanctity
with gratitude and wonderment.
It tends the Great Light
known as Primordial Wisdom Awareness
(as befits its Dharma name, Yeshe)
with its own private rituals
on its unique journey
through time’s long now.
It tends creation’s original Word
in solitary, silent, stillness.
Breath is its prayer
and its practice.
It tends the manger
in the Heart’s stable
– the soul’s sanctuary –
where the ever newly-born,
dwells in comfort and safety.
Team Emelle doesn’t buy
into the marketplace mindset.
It knows of only one present sure
to give happiness and joy,
one (omni)present that can’t be bought,
wrapped, given or owned…
a l i v e . a w a r e . p r e s e n c e
Artwork by Miriam Louisa Simons – Breathscribe series: I am here, detail.
Since the Miriam Louisa composite is made up of of many characters, to say nothing of 37.2 trillion cells and a roughly equal population of bacteria, I have come to think of it as Team Emelle.
Emelle = ML
ML = Miriam Louisa
All smiling and bowing at you right now!
Primordial Wisdom Awareness is also known as The Great Perfection