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Lest You Forget Who You Are

April 13, 2021

Lest You Forget Who You Are

By Amba Gale

Lest
you forget
who you are,
let
a mighty flame
surround you
with its sweet incense smell,

carry you back
through your heart’s eye
and all that you hold dear, to that place
in the ashram of your body
you pray
and remember who you are.

Let yourself
be found
by the pure soil of your soul,
the ground where all seeds flourish.

Be bound
by the marriage
of your breath with spirit.

Don’t so
get caught up
in the world
in ways you don’t want to be remembered.

Let the earth
the air
water and fire
spirit you
to your elemental home place
where you can live
and breathe,
Inspired.

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