HIV points us to the heart of the matter
a virus calling us to heal in body, mind and soul.
Healing is Vital, even a virus plays a role
on our human journey to becoming whole.
who are we? what do we want in our lives?
in what ways can we care for ourselves better?
hiv will make us ask these things
we might learn that our answers, our thinking affects how we feel
we might see that emotional well-being leads to physical health
we might see what is false and what is real
in our lives as we grope forwards in the darkness
not knowing if sickness lurks down the line
not knowing if we’re living on borrowed time
at the same time we’re liberated from fear of infection
bareback sex offers itself from every direction
chem fuelled party life that brings escape from the anguish
and a sense both of brotherhood and release
our unspoken truth that since we are infected and life may be short
we may as well live it to the high vibrational max
glory in our bodies, our shamanic rituals
and the joy we can give or take from each other
whether we are long term or momentary lovers.
It’s hard to be motivated to work for the system
or try to improve life on earth
when you don’t see the point any more
you’ve been told all your life your existence is abhorrent
perhaps you started to believe it?
Society would like us to take the pills and continue to feed the economic dream
but HIV wants to teach us that life is more than it seems
wants us to face our demons, heal our wounds and discover our potential
for the sake of those to come, our success is essential.
If we just take the pills and don’t take the healing journey
we are missing the light within the darkness
and the darkness will eventually swallow us up.
here’s the rub:
HIV is the middle name of GOD
SHIVA SHIVA SHIVA SHIVA
the dancer, the destroyer, the oneness sublime
calling calling to the people of earth
to find his divine presence INSIDE
All life’s crises hold an opportunity
nothing is ever only dark or light
HIV can awaken in us, our spiritual sight.
Gays don’t like religion, thanks goddess for that
we prefer to think for ourselves
and that’s where it’s at
we come out because we touch the truth inside
and that’s where we find our love and our pride
if we learn to listen to the soul, as we did as a child
all the answers we seek are there.
we are not just biology, chemistry, physics
we are mind, emotion and ecstatic spirit
we are air, water, earth and fire
HIV is not the end, it’s a stepladder to a life lived higher
drugs are a shortcut, or a signpost on the way
whether they become our master or we master them
we will have to move on from them one day
once we’ve opened our energy bodies through all that play
we come back to CONSCIOUSNESS as the only WAY.
We can break through all pain and fear
discover there’s so much more to being queer
we’re called gay because our souls were born happy
unconditional engagement with life lived from the heart
we brighten the world when we fulfil our art
of enchantment, love and play
HIV takes us to the heart of the matter
the heart of being gay.