Spirit tells me that the existentialist claim,
if it be one, that existence must necessarily
come before essence is based on a misconception
Nothing exists without essence and essence
exists to express itself.
Essence can be described as a spiritual
underground movement, whose roots do not develop
in the open air but beneath the surface of
Their light comes from within and they live
to nourish and support, not a transcendent form
of themselves but a life that can thrive
in the open air and learn to adapt to
a different form of light to sustain it
The underground environment protects
and nourishes roots that know they will
never see the results of their life’s work.
But they also know they are part
of something much greater
than might seem to be.
Roots are as one with the plant
they feed with their life.
Roots could teach us, if we are
willing to learn, that we have
limited control over outside forms,
but we do have an inner source
of power and light, if we will
only open to it.
Then, perhaps we are as form
unaware of our own essence?
Yes, or a plant that denies
it has roots.