Do not sit alone in the dark.
The Beloved is full of rapture,
dancing worlds and stars into being,
drunk with the wine of passion
and filling the heavens with song.
Do not sit alone in the dark
while creation sings three-part harmony.
Dance, my friends.
fill your heart with the beauty of the Beloved
as the Beloved turns your soul to light.
This article appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of UU World (page 17). Excerpted from Voices from the Margins: An Anthology of Meditations, ed. by Jacqui James and Mark D. Morrison-Reed (Skinner House, 2012).
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Om Prakash (the Rev. John Gilmore), a life coach and wellness consultant, comes from a multicultural family of Cree, Cherokee, and African-American roots. He is a contributor to Voices from the Margins: An Anthology of Meditations, edited by Jacqui James and Mark D. Morrison-Reed (Skinner House, 2012).
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