“Take a deep breath, and as you let the breath go, follow it down to the Space before your next breath. Imagine this Space, this Emptiness, as the Sea of Generosity … from which All springs forth. Feel the Urge of Creation springing forth – as the Urge to Breathe arises. Imagine this breath as a Ripple upon the Sea of Generosity. Feel it rippling out of this Sea as your breath expands. Imagine your-Self as this Ripple. We are ripples stirring upon the Original Sea of Generosity now.” (PaGaian Cosmology Imbolc ceremonial breath meditation).
I take this expression “the Sea of Generosity”, as a name for the source of being, from Iraqi’s poem Divine Flashes where he says:
The Morning of Manifestation sighed,
the breeze of Grace breathed gently,
upon the sea of Generosity.
The clouds of Abundance poured down the rain
upon the soil of preparedness;
so much rain that the earth shone with Light.
At Imbolc we may contemplate the seamless relationship with our Origins, the Virgin Native-Self whom each one is. We may contemplate this Originating Power always present within each being, even as we venture forth and become uniquely ourselves, and wax into fullness of being: the rich Sea of Generosity lies within, remains at the base of being, felt at the bottom of each breath. This awareness may be encouraging and strengthening: that rich and generous Originating Power is present within, and rippling out.
(c) Glenys Livingstone 2018
For more poetry: PaGaian Imbolc 2009 on YouTube
 Glenys Livingstone, PaGaian Cosmology, p.202-203.
 William C Chittick and Peter Lamborn Wilson, (trans). Fakhruddin ‘Iraqi: Divine Flashes.
Chittick, William C. and Wilson, Peter Lamborn (trans). Fakhruddin ‘Iraqi: Divine Flashes. London: SPCK, 1982.
Livingstone, Glenys. PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. NE:iUniverse, 2005.