Archive for August, 2010

The Gift of Receptivity

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The infant’s first need; stimulated by an urge.
A cry is uttered.
The mother responds.
No effort, no teaching. Life goes on.

A longing to share this love, stimulated by an urge.
A need is felt in one.
The lover responds.
No effort, no teaching. Life goes on.

A desire to bring forth new life, stimulated by an urge.
A hormone is released.
The cell receives it.
The inner cascade discharges.
The egg is released.
It opens up to receive.
No effort, no teaching. Life goes on. 

A desire to help life along arises.
The brain seizes. The chemicals halt their release.
We try to make life.
The cell closes its receptors.
We try harder.
The egg isn’t released.
We look for teachers, healers, doctors, fixers. Life stagnates. 

The mother’s cry is received.
An effortless hand is extended.
Life – it’s already within you, waiting for you not to help.
Let us return you to your receptivity.
No effort, no teaching, so life can go on.