Why

Why We Had To Leave Pharaoh

Begin with the locusts,
brought by an east wind
carried away by a west wind.

East wind — the silent heart of wisdom
unreflective, the seamless embrace before language
Aha * the heart’s deep wisdom.

West wind self conscious, inquisitive, conceptual.
East wind intuitive, lateral, mystical.
West wind conscious, linear, rational.

Both winds blow through our camp —
Through western branches
from eastern roots.

Now the integrating dream, every blessing
a prayer of cosmic union.
Set against this is Par’oh.

Par’oh — to rend to split
the separator, dis-integrator.

Every blessing a union, integration,
we separate from the Other Side

and that’s why we had to leave Pharaoh
— to become one with ourselves.

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