Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Requited Love

Our awakening has demanded a response from our new-found inner child: our faith.

We have begun to realize what faith is, and we glimpse the meaning and the demands of trust for the first time.
In some small way we have begun to have faith in our faith, and something has stirred within us.
We stand where we have not stood before.
We are where we may never have imagined we would be.

We are in a position to repossess our belief with meaning; I believe: I do believe.
With faith we are able to say, I do believe in God: one God: the only God.
We are a single step away from the personal consequence of our belief: the whispered, uttered, cried, blurted or shouted expression of this belief having become meaningful in our lives.
Hesitantly or confidently: nervously, fearfully or joyfully, we acknowledge an awareness of having thought two simple words: two words we may never have believed we could have put together: - “My God.”
We teeter at the very edge of a whole new life.
All that is needed is for us to change the focus from ourselves: to lift our eyes, our hearts, our minds to Him.
Having done so, our very next thought – “You …”– is prayer.
You are!
You are God.
You are my God.
You are my God.”
The edge has gone: we have moved beyond it.
The mists of Mystery seem to have lifted, though from here on they will never leave us, returning and dispersing repeatedly as we enter deeper into the presence of God.
We are once more on safe and solid ground, but there is a subtle difference; everything is somehow more safe and more solid than ever it was before.
We wonder if anything in our life prior to this had ever been truly safe, secure and built on firm foundations.
A new solidity is born within us.
Awareness now shadows our every move, our every thought; from now on the vague intimation of fear hints that we will not advance far, we will not begin to blossom and eventually bear fruit, without our own willing involvement.
But we have now found the lifeblood of that necessary involvement.
Our awareness has placed us and awoken us at the very edge, and there, in our solitude, we have dared to step into the mist.
We found our waiting child, Faith, and within the child the life-giving pulse of God’s love: the unstoppable flow of self-giving that gifts each one of us with life.
He has found us, and through those first words of prayer, He knows we have now found Him.
Let us rest here awhile.
Let us quietly place ourselves in His presence.
Let us become aware that we are in His presence, shedding all pains and worries for a while – however great these may be, and however difficult to push aside.
When they do return to mind, bring them into the open and place them before Him; do not struggle for words.
If words come easily let them; if they do not, do not search for them: allow yourself to feel the emotions locked within you while remaining always in His presence. Place all of it into His hands …
If only for a few moments, simply be with Him; acknowledge Him, and know Him for who He is.
Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalms 46:10)
Having done so, know also that you are now one of The Found.

About Me

Who I am should be, and should remain, of little consequence to you. Who you are is what matters; who you are meant to be is what should matter most to you. In coming closer to my own true self, I have gradually been filled with the near inexpressible: I have simply become "brim full", and my words to you are drawn from those uttered within myself, as part of an undeniable overflowing that brings a smile to my every dusk, and to my every new dawn.
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