Inversion

If

In this life-time

Ones soul-path appears to gravitate

Towards a ‘path of service’

Or even of personal-sacrifice

Then perhaps it is because in a previous life

One had already fulfilled ones creative principal

And actualised ‘The Self’

Perched high and dry at the top of Maslow’s pyramidal hierarchy of needs

Yet this time around the pyramid is standing on its head

Inverted, ‘The Self’ is at the bottom

Supporting the needs of the ‘Whole’

For once one has gratified and appeased the ego

Where else is there left for it to go?

What more is there to achieve?

Except to reintegrate back into the whole

To realign, transcend ones isolated pinnacle

Of I’m the King/Queen of the castle

To rejoin the rest of the motley rascals

In a more enlightened way

To actualise ones elevated consciousness

For what has been separated seeks unity

That which has been united seeks individuation

Purged from delusions of grandeur and self-gratification

The soul seeks to evolve

Further than ever before

In new ways that one cannot possibly anticipate or foresee

Or intellectualise from the perspective of the ‘I’

The journey of the soul supported by experiential understanding

Is how one can one truly ‘Know and Be’

Co-joined in harmony, a balanced dovetailing duality, a self-perpetuating reality

Which exists already, irrespective of you and me

And is futile to resist, lest one creates dis-ease of the mind or the body

And so, the only available option is to Surrender

When in deep water, become a diver…