The step is different, it starts a different moment, a different day.
A step outside of story, history or time.
Now. The little step that embraces freedom, free because I experience just this, the place that dreams of this, but I am more.
God can be anything, paramashiva is not fettered in any way. He/she takes Her pleasure by becoming everything. I am one version of so very many that can be.
My story includes shedding my story, at just the pace and delight of my Beloved, finding Him just so, in just this way. It is a beautiful, delicate dance that includes the liberating fire of karma to purify me, to render me as essence, intention and love.
I finally understand why the story doesn't end as soon as I know who I am. What happens after I know who I am is part of the story, the best part.
I honor my Beloved's delight in me, taking me back at last. I am finding my way back to Him. In this and every moment, we are already One.