When you finally submit,
when you finally consent to be intimate with the Beloved
and enter into His bedchamber
you share everything that is yours with Him.
You empty from your satchel
all that you have been carrying around:
All of your hurt, your joy,
your anger, your contentments,
your confusion, your loves,
your fears, your hopes.
You lay it all before Him,
discussing each thing,
laughing over the shiny items
crying together over those that are broken.
When you are finished and the silence has quieted your soul
the Beloved takes his turn
and shares everything that is His with you.
He gives to you salvation and strength,
wisdom and comfort
discernment and love
…and that’s just for starters.
When two people become one,
their possessions are united as well.
In this union with the Beloved,
Najat knows who got the better end of the deal.