Holy Grail

Mary Beth Felts

How shall I hold back my soul,
so that it does not touch yours?
How shall I lift it over you toward other things?
Ah I would like to hold it safe
with what is lost in the darkness
at an unknown silent place,
which does not keep swaying
when your depths stir.
Yet everything that touches us, you and me,
brings us together like the stroke of a bow
that draws one voice from two strings.
On what instrument are we made taut?
And what fiddler has us in his hand?
Oh sweet song.
Rilke

What of the mystery of merging with another, the holy union? Seeing another and accepting them, inviting them, fully unto you? Within this cosmic inferno, it is possible to know and feel the unconditional love of one heart connecting to another.
It is perhaps the ultimate holy mystery, the search for the holy grail.
If we dare surrender, befriend vulnerability and open to love, this gift from the Creator has the capacity to allow heaven on earth to be known.
In The Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said unto them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside, and the outside like the inside, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, then you will enter the kingdom. “
I’ll take the kingdom above all else. Given the choice, why would I seek otherwise?