“Our fulfillment is not in our isolated human grandeur, but in our intimacy with the larger earth community, for this is also the larger dimension of our being.”
“Relation is the essence of everything that exists.”
“Be still and know that I am GOD…
Be still and know that I AM…
Be still and KNOW…
– Six Line Prayer by Josh Baran based on Psalm 46
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“Dawn is bringing the light of day.
With the light may there come to us the whole Son in the Father
and the whole Father in the Son.”
– translation of Latin hymn, Splendor paternae gloriae
“In your light I learn how to love.”
“Love is the soul’s light,
the taste of morning,
no claim of being.”
“O Divine Presence, you have danced your way into my innermost being. O Mystery of Life, you have tended and nurtured me. You have enriched my spirit and watered my dryness. You have poured your abundant love into the veins of my soul. In the darkest of nights, you have surrounded me with your love. O Divine Presence, your radiant energy surges through my being. I bow to the profound mystery of your sacred life within me.”
—Joyce Rupp, “The Cup of Our Life”
focus word: place
Now is a dwelling place, a space. Wherever you go, it can be your home, a place of awareness, a place where Divine can be felt. Present moment. Eternal moment.
The heart is a space from which one can call upon Divine 24/7.
Reminds me of Jesus’ words about place: “The last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Align Divine, and all will be fine, will fall into place.
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“The sun is shining – the sun is shining. That is the magic. The flowers are growing – the roots are stirring. That is the magic. Being alive is the Magic – being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me – the Magic is in me. . . It’s in every one of us.”
– Master Colin from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
…seen on the lawn at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, a pumpkin glass art show…
in joy, enjoy, of joy
sipping the happiness of each flowering moment
attracting gazes as she dances
I made this into a greeting card, called “Every Moment Happy”, in honor of my niece.
In my last post about Our Lady of Guadalupe, I shared Our Lady’s comforting words. One day I was making a collage of Our Lady to send to someone going through a difficult time. The background lines I placed behind her, made me think of power and light. It reminded me of Sr. Macrina Wiedkerkehrs words about feminine energy in her book A Tree Full of Angels, Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary, published by Harper Collins:
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