clouds, light, grace

Pouring Grace

 

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

—Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

 

“You make the clouds your chariot.
You travel on the wings of the wind.
You make the winds your messengers…”

—Psalm 104

 
From the litany of the 1000 Names of Divine Mother:

942. OM VYOMA-KEŚYAI NAMAHA
Salutations to Divine Mother who has the sky as Her hair.

943. OM VIMĀNASTHĀYAI NAMHA
Salutations to Divine Mother who is seated in Her celestial chariot.
 

“The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
Illusion fled from all my ecstasy.
Now like a radiant sky creature
God keeps opening.
God keeps opening
Inside of Me. ”

—Hafiz

sky clouds grace“Respected Mother, you have children who are proud of themselves as brilliant mathematicians, skilled artisans, gifted architects, but few are able to see that you are the greatest mathematician, the most accomplished artisan, and the most talented architect. We only need to look at a branch of cherry blossoms, the shell of a snail, or the wing of a bat to see this truth. We have talented artists, but how can our paintings be compared to the works of art that you reveal to us in the four seasons? How can we paint such compelling dawns or create such radiant dusks? Our musicians are geniuses but how can our songs measure up to your wondrous orchestra of earth and sky, or the magnificent sound of the rising tide? We have brave soldiers–knights and heroes who have endured extreme heat and cold, and traversed mountains and rivers–but how many of us have your patience and capacity to embrace? We have great love stories, but who among us has your immense love that includes all beings without discrimination? “

—Thich Nhat Hanh, excerpt From – Intimate Conversation with Mother Earth

 

 




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