Hey gorgeous you,
Long time no see, huh?
Since leaving Holland 2 months ago, and arriving on this island of Koh Phangan – famous for Fullmoon Parties, Tantra and Yoga – I’ve been finding it more and more difficult to withdraw from nature for long enough to create something through keyboard and screen…
After having led workshops or retreats nearly every weekend from May to December last year, I came here with an un-ignorable need to recharge and JUST have a break. From everything.
Much. Needed. Unplugging.
The intensity of the first weeks’ rain washed me clean. The gentleness of the temperature that followed soothed and softened me.
And the subsequent sunshine that gets hotter every day, is warming me up and re-lighting my fire.
Life here is beautiful. Intense in both pleasurable and painful ways. There’s so much beauty and a lot happening here all the time.
Dance, yoga, tantra, massage… jungle, waterfalls, ocean and sky…
7 January Toby and I got married. The biggest and most amazing day of my life without any question.
Next week I will share photos from our wedding, as well as the vows that we spoke to each other before saying “I do”.
But today I want to share something that I wrote a couple of weeks before the big day.
I wrote this one evening when I was nearly exploding with emotion. I shared it on facebook not so much to teach anything but because it felt so big that I just couldn’t not share it.
I felt quite shy at first, thinking that people would find it “too much” or “over the top”.
To my great surprise people expressed feeling immensely touched and inspired.
And so, after more than 275 likes and 83 comments I’m sharing it here with you today. Perhaps this touches you too in some way…
Here is what I wrote…
(Also see the comments I added December 17 12:25 am and December 18 6:12 pm)
I think that we are all longing for this kind of “nothing-held-back-love” whether we’re brave enough to admit it or not.
And so lastly, as an inspiration, I share with you one of my favorite poems by Rumi:
“There are love stories, and there is obliteration into love.
You’ve been walking the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry.
You must dive naked under and deeper under, a thousand times deeper!
Love flows down…
The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes.
Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that?
Don’t put blankets over the drum
Open – completely.
Let your spirit-ear listen to the green dome’s passionate murmur.
Let the cords of your robe be untied. Shiver in this new love beyond all above and below.
The sun rises, but which way does night go?
I have no more words.”
Feel free to share any comments below…