I want to travel as far as I can go,
I want to reach the joy that’s in my soul,
And change the limitations that I know,
And feel my mind and spirit grow;
I want to live, exist ‘to be’,
And hear the truths inside of me.
I was huddled in my hiding place under an overhanging cliff. I was tired; I was weak; I was naked. I felt helpless and I was full of fear, for the Devil stood laughing at me.
He was as tall as a tree,full of strength and energy,With a powerful voice and his great muscles rippled in the sunlight. He was black and he was beautiful. In a great voice he said: Why do you try to hide from me, little one?I am here to fight you. Why donít you come out and fight?
But I could not, for I was afraid. He continued to taunt me, saying that I must come out and fight him, and he would go away.
Finally, I went out and fought him, and he smote me a thousand blows
and cut me a thousand cuts, and I lay dead. But I arose and fought him a thousand times, And each time he smote me a thousand blows and cut me a thousand cuts, and I again lay dead.
But each time I arose, I had a new body and each new body was bigger, stronger, and more beautiful than the old. Until at last, I was as big as he, as strong as he, and as beautiful as he. Then he took me into his arms and said: I love you!
And he bore me into the sky, around the Earth, and under the Moon, and into the Sun, And I had come home.
- Maryann Miller - Beyond Good and Evil