Our desire, our longing, is the Beloved, is the Universe, desiring in us.
Brian Swimme says: “I didn’t make up this desire: it is the Universe desiring in me.” and “Where does the Universe experience its ultimate desire?” … “within any particular.” (somewhere in Canticle to the Cosmos)
We are united in our Desire – for Water, Fire, Earth, and Air … and in any of our desires – with each other, and with all who have come before us and all who will come after us, in their Desire and their longing.
Beltaine may be a special Moment for remembering that we are the Beauty whom She Desires, and to call that Beauty forth in ourselves and in each other … to SEE that Beauty. I have had a Holy Desire to manifest more Beauty in the world … maybe you have too: is that at the root of your desire, your passion – to manifest more beauty in the world?
She is “that which is attained at the end of Desire”.
(The Charge of the Goddess, Doreen Valiente)
This is the Centre of Creativity … the Creativity of Earth, Moon and Sun, of Beloved and Lover.
It is a “Creative Potency” that each being must have.
In some languages, desire and creation are inseparable (for example, “duil” in Irish). Religions of more recent times in the human story – generally patriarchal – that emphasize a Deity “out there”, have not enabled the sight of essential ultimate cosmic beauty in the self … the Sacred innate to each being. Yet many ancient creation stories tell us that all comes forth from such perception – the desire for the cosmos within, represented in the physical form. It is an understanding that the physical form is identical with ultimate cosmic unfolding – is the Beloved present. Form itself is the Lover. Each being will do what it needs to do to ensure a sense of Potency, to find the Beloved.
(c) Glenys Livingstone 2013