Dancing with the Longing

A beautiful soul friend and I talked recently about the continual presence and cycle of the ‘longing.’ It takes many forms, love, let me assure you of that. It can be a ‘hunger’ for food that delights and satisfies. Often it arrives as an intimate desire of the most heated sexual kind. There are moments it’s simply an ache to FEEL the sensation of being loved, of being seen, known, adored, witnessed, cherished. Any of these can be the language of love and Her counterpart, of longing.

What I feel in myself is the truth of this Sacred Call from deep within our Souls is we are Made to Love. By our very design, we have been formed with receptors continually seeking and feeling their way to that love sensation. They carry the knowing of what it is to feel alive and awake, to become stimulated with the ancient mysteries of life, to dance, become drunk and make love with the most sensual lovers. These lovers are many. They are the desires of our hearts, our souls and YES our bodies. The longing lives in every pore of our existence.

Goddess Life Force

We have been taught ‘spiritually’ that we as human beings are falsely seeking fulfillment for that longing through earthly pleasures – for some, the beauty of being a woman and even a man who loves the aesthetics of this body. Sitting down to savor a most delicious meal. Soaking in the warmth and softness of a hot tub. Being deeply kissed and held by our lovers. Wearing something that makes you feel more fully the beauty of who you are.

I say these are not ‘shallow’ substitutes for that longing. While the deep desire to connect, to feel alive, experiencing the blood pulsing hot with life and desire for MORE is absolutely a beckoning of our souls, there are many ways in which we respond. Listening to music that moves us. Or even music that allows for the tears we long to weep to become free and flowing, dripping into a puddle on our own laps or falling sweetly on the shoulder of one who loves and holds us.

This longing is part of who we are, of who we have come here to be. Your heart and soul know from whence you come and will forever be calling you back to that beautiful, love-filled place that is your own Sacred HOME. We take on the form of a body to remind us of that longing, to allow us to feel the sensation of DESIRE, yes, even of lust, aching, pleasure, hunger…this so that we can then soak in the satiated ecstasy of what it is to fully FEEL all of our selves.

This, loves, this is the longing. This is why and how it ebbs and flows. We feel ourselves become filled, only to empty and await the surge of our lovers, of our selves as our own lover, once again. It is a mystical, holy dance in which we become engaged, and through which we find more and more of the pure, glowing Light that Is HER.

I believe we each experience this through the grace that is our own soul, and am curious how it feels for each of us. For me, so very sensual, and at times, fiery. Others, it’s the the soothe I long to feel.

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One thought on “Dancing with the Longing

  1. Sandra

    OMG, Yes, Yes, Yes! We are here to feel, to be, to fully inhabit our body, our space, our place in this sacred universe. How is it that we have come to think that feeling is wrong, unproductive? Our senses are how we connect to the very essence of who we are; all of them, not just the five we are told are enough…. ALL of them.

    I am alive, my heart beats…. it beats with the deep knowing that my mind cannot fully understand. Visceral living; whether sensual lovemaking in the bedroom, at the beach, dancing on a dance floor, witnessing a lover take a photo, eating a juicy peach as the fluid runs down an arm, hot coffee with a hint of cinnamon beckoning me to awaken from a night’s rest, a hint of pain warning me of injury, walking in the rain, wind blowing through mussed up hair while I struggle against the force of nature to take a breath… Then when I lean IN, I realize that breathing in tune with the very heart of nature is an effortless experience…… No strain, no force but simply a deep sense of longing satiated in the moment. Every moment if allowed. That includes those quiet moments when stimulation is not required, but a sinking into the quiet of what is fulfills a level of longing often forgotten.

    That’s what my heart whispers, dear Jacqueline…… ALL ways…. always…. Love is given and received in the longing, held in the knowing that grace is infinite and so….. I AM.

I always love to hear your thoughts....xx

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