Along the sacred journey,
The ignited universe throbs within you
Staggering numbers of galaxies
Spiral through your genes.
An avalanche of stars tumbles through your veins.
This is your moment
Surrender into the inexhaustible Creator’s appeal
To press onward, no matter what.
You are both receptacle and birther of the cosmos.
Dance wildly as you pilgrimage
Into the blazing radiance of divine love.
If you don’t jump into the fire, who will?
From Catherine Browning, Blazing Radiance (Kuwait: Al-Assryia Printing, 2004). Reprinted with permission.