The Birth of Stars In this ancient magic realm In this cosmic now We are each a soul capsule Encasing something precious, something primordial At this beautiful forefront That we each recognize You gathered me to yourself like a sun taking a planet into its embrace My center is molten I’m facing you with wonder in this spinning dance Attuning myself to your generous brilliant warmth My chemistry adjusts and I burst into new being My surface transforms - a tingling photosynthesis resonant with your unique light And in those moments when I turn to contemplate infinite mystery I feel you there behind me Catching my hands in this breath-taking, joyful, rapturous whirl Anchoring me with the gravity of your love And when I’m spun to face you every time again I feel the wind-brushed, sun-filtered dancing shadows taking on a sentience of their own Everything is possible, everything’s enchanted My core is ignited, my soul’s heart is yours
Wendy Campbell is a doctoral student in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) program at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Wendy’s work is an exploration of the role of pattern recognition in participatory consciousness and evolutionary panpsychism. In the tradition of poet-scientists, such as Goethe and C.G. Jung, Wendy engages the intuition, creative imagination and direct perception, as well as the analytical capacities of the intellectual mind in her studies and writing. She is a member of the poetry slam collective Avay-i-Janaan.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2