I missed last week, sorry. I had a post started and just got really sad. It contained thoughts on the current state of being here in this country and it was hurting my heart. This blogging life is interesting in that lessons often freely come forward. Like today. I had no idea what I was going to write about and I felt bad for two reasons. 1) I didn’t have an idea, and 2) the creative spark seemed to be flat and that upset me.
However, the Universe spoke to me when I was quiet and listening to music by Dev Premal and Miten. (In the Light of Love) (Be The Light) And it is Sunday—-as the child of a minister I have ingrained religious memories, even though I do not go to church.
The filling of my spiritual well comes from other more personal sources these days. So, on the one hand I do not physically go to church, on the other hand, I carry many of the teachings with me all the time. If I remain open in heart I am given insights that speak to me, and have meaning.
Today I was “given” this quote from Alice Walker:
“In each of us there is a little voice
that knows exactly which way to go.”
I believe if we are internally quiet we are able to hear the Higher Source. Sometimes I receive guidance in dreams, sometimes from Nature, sometimes from synchronicity. (Synchronicity)
So, this being Sunday and all, today’s synchronistic pairing of Alice Walker and The Bible gave me this:
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you healed me, I was in prison and you came to me……
Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
Matthew 25: 35-40
You may infer that these are related to the current happenings and tone in this country. And it eats me up inside.
I work with preschoolers. At the time of 9-11 the school I worked at was near the airport. I spent the day comforting young children who ran to me in fear every time a plane came in for a landing. I was heart broken. Their fear of planes was all consuming. They were not able to separate things out. All they knew was fear and they were now living in fear.
Fear has many faces. Some we need to look right in the eye. Some fears are less substantial. How do we know which is which? As Alice Walker said: there is a little voice inside of us. If we are able to listen free from the tumult of time and fear of “others” and circumstance, we will discover which way to go.
If we take to heart the words from Matthew, we are reminded what matters most to our spiritual side.
If……..our hearts are open.
So, enough of this for today. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas.
Enjoy this early summer Sunday. Here the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming. May we all find a quiet place to rest awhile and listen to the spirit voices that speak to us.