Cathedral Satellite Beacon no. 22 Launching from a Bed of Nails.

Acrylic on wood and metal, 5x8x16”, 2020

I stand on 67 sharp nails and meditate.

I feel pain at the pressure points on my feet.

As I relax into these sensations,
I focus on my breathing.
Rapid pranayama breath 108 times followed
by holding my breath until I no longer can.
I exhale imagining my mind-self
entranced by the next Cathedral Space Beacon
into a transformation of shapes and colors.
I discover more revelation
with each subsequent breath.
There is no more feeling of pain.
Only rolling waves of deep well-being.
Mela M4