Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I MARRY MYSELF



my
dearly
b.
loved

take my hand




I arrive at this altar 
apprehensive

Terrified 
to say the things 
I'm about to say:





   




Please love me, 

             hold me, 
     
                             Never let 

            me 

                         go




I'll 
be 
leaving 
my 
tears 
with 
you






Promise to remind 
me of beauty 
my soul




Should ever I lose sight of 
my deep significance

 I'll be letting my dreams 
                               on you;
rouse you





 Promise to laugh
at my conviction
Only when I pass
under shadow
of doubt




I share my 
Passion/



 fruit









Stay





Even when it feels 
too precious; 
too breakable

Please stay - in the believing land




    I trust you
I pray you trust me too
Trust
Willingness. Laughter. Invention. Enthusiasm. Intelligence. Humanness. Holiness. Half-baked. Full-baked. Unripened still. 





my
dearly
b.
loved
gathered in me today
hold my hand, love my heart, say you will...





love yourSelf.

i love mySelf.

marry yourSelf.

i marry mySelf.

promise

i promise.


i do.

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Photos by Raksha Boiteau

32 comments:

  1. Best marriage I've ever witnessed. Congratulations - where are you going on honeymoon?

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  2. So very beautiful Akka!
    Here my promise:
    I will also build my dream house
    ...and marry mySelf
    So AkkaB. let´s join me
    ...and I promise. we will have a great party
    ...and our soules will dance and dance
    ....and our angels and the gods in us will be smiling
    ...and dancing
    Greetings and love from Germany,
    Klaus Ostendorf

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  3. a match made in heaven!!! :)....fabulous ceremony of deep soulful love! <3

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  4. To me, this is kind of like creating a mythology for yourself - very powerful! Linking the moment to the mythology seems the challenge; one really has to BELIEVE and, as you say, stay in the believing land. This inspires me for it's vast positivity! thank you.

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  5. I'm in attendance... a beautiful and uplifting way to start the day. I feel like dancing too :)

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  6. It is hard to make a comment, when you have said it all. This is the key to it all, isn't it Akka? I think I will renew my vows along with you.

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  7. Congratulations! Beautiful vows! I'm in a wedding mood myself--my husband and I will recommit ourselves at Burning Man this year: 10 years ago we traveled to the desert together and it transformed our friendship into something more...

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  8. Felicidades!, Inspiring, and beautiful photos too. AKKA, Where do we send the gifts? Do you have a Gift list at any book store?
    Con amor,

    -Dionisio

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  9. Congratulations with your marriage to non-duality Akka

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  10. Beautiful! I love it. Many blessing to the newly wed. You know, I actually proposed to myself a few weeks ago with a beautiful antique/vintage ring I bought at an art-party. Now I am shopping for my dress.
    Love to you!
    Mukta

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  11. Dear Akka and Akka Self, May the You of strength,unconditional love, fearlessness and compassion always guide you through your marriage of union, holding you close. "I am with God and God is with me." Baba

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  12. Beautiful, just like you! Wow, what an amazing woman you've grown into.
    I always thought you were beautiful but even more so NOW!

    Love-
    Lauri

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  13. Gorgeous. Such a beautiful poem that nurtures one of the most important relationships we will ever be in - that relationship to self.

    Beautiful. :)

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  14. I love you so much and love that you did this for yourself and everybody else.

    I don't know where you come up with your crazy untamed beauty but it sure is somethin!

    I don't know who took those pictures either but they are divinely gorgeous.

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  15. I wish I could press the "LOVE" button on every single one of these comments. Thank you all for coming to my wedding and signing THIS guest book!!

    @strawberry blondie - my 12-year-old daughter Raksha took these shots!!

    PS>>> EVERYONE WHO LEAVES A COMMENT ON THIS POST WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN A CUSTOM ART PIECE MADE BY AKKA B. (DRAWING WILL HAPPEN SUNDAY NIGHT).

    A wedding souvenir! ;-)

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  16. b.-trothed! Are you going to take your name?

    thank you & thank yourself,
    -dylan

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  17. I insert my heart to this drunk love fest --definitely dizzy, sometimes dancing, and otherwise? I am thrilled at this expression of your love. So pure, so sweet, so you! Thank you. Love, Raja

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  18. This is so beautiful. Beautiful like you. When showing such dedication to loving yourself, others don't have a choice but to love you as well... it's just natural. I love you!

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  19. Gorgeous, thank you....and wishing you many happy eternities

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  20. The beauty expressed here makes me lightheaded. Wow! Bravo!!!

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  21. Thank you EVERYONE!! So glad this post reached inside you all - the way writing the 'vows' reached inside me.

    I just pulled a name out of the hat of everyone here who posted and the lucky winner is.... ADRIANA!!!

    I'll be in touch about where to send the artwork. Congratulations!!

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  22. Sweet B ... very, very, sweet... <3

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  23. I couldn't say more when I first looked at the pictures. I was rendered speechless. I wrote my sigh before the contest was announced, just to express the profound impact the whole concept and its beautifull realization had on me. Raksha is also a true artist in her own right, isn't she!
    Thank you and congratulations again! A

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  24. This is beautiful Akka! Thank you for sharing your gift and beauty!

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  25. I found this quite beautiful, and it echos my own sentiments, exactly.

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