Lying in bed at night, waiting for sleep to envelop me, my mind instinctively reviews my day...
In my darkened bedroom, the day’s interactions and actions are evaluated, often with a heavy hand.
Climbing into bed one evening, I whispered a prayer imploring my mind to take the night off. The day had been soaked in union with the Divine, full of magic, wonder, and overflowing creativity. I longed to rest inside of the joy and aliveness I was feeling without my thoughts crashing the party.
This poem is my appeal in prose. It reflects not only the ecstasy I was experiencing, but also a bit of a warning issued to my thinking — your words are no match for Spirit.
by Victoria Lantz
your words cannot restrain my heart
nor bridle my joy
tonight i live in the earth
my cheek pressed against the dirt
my hips melting into the soil
expectancy in heavy in me tonight
your words cannot distract my fervor
nor ambush my delight
tonight I live in the heavens
my elbow resting on the moon
my eyes full of stars
spirit is expanding in me tonight
your words cannot temper my breaking
nor subdue my ecstasy
tonight i live in the infinite
my toes curled over the edge
my being wrapped in the divine
(This poem originally appeared in Victoria's newly released book Longing, found here)
|Photography by Travis Burke|
Victoria Lantz is a creative with a desperate need to bring things to life. All of her work reflects this. Whether through storytelling, art, or gatherings, she has discovered one of her connections to the Divine is found within the creative process. She is the author of God Is: An Accidental Mystic Discovers the Nature of God, Longing: Poems from a Mystic Heart, and Union: Mystic Musings and Stories. She also hosts the God Is Podcast available on iTunes and the You Have Been Invited Meditation Series available on Insight Timer. Additionally, she helps others embrace their spiritual journeys through her Let’s Get Real! gatherings and in one-on-one listening sessions. Currently living on Sanibel Island off the coast of southwest Florida, Victoria can typically be found strolling the beach or playing the ukulele. Visit her website at VictoriaLantz.com.
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