Here grows -
A thousand-petaled lotus* budded tightly,
Immaturity, waiting for the growth-inducing
Cosmic Light to penetrate brightly
The outer sepals, stimulating its unfolding.
The clouds of adversity--character's perversity -
Scud across the experiential sky, obscu4ing
The Divine Light; the many-splendored tapestry
Of unfolding must await the morrow.
But hark -
Low on the horizon are appearing
Clouds with celestial silver linings, signaling
The sepulchral storm is breaking, clearing;
Soon now the unfoldment will be-coming.
* From antiquity, the thousand-petalled lotus has been a symbol for the human crown chakra, an energy center located at the top of our heads and through which we receive spiritual energies from The Source. When a person attains enlightenment, it is said that each of the thousand energetic "petals" of this chakra will connect him to a different dimension of reality.