“Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.”—Dan Millman
Something about the wildness of this flower really appealed to me. So free. Each hair did not have to be in place. Happy. Beautiful. Radiant. Free to be itself. Having faith.
John O’Donohue says it so eloquently in a “Blessing for a New Beginning”:
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”—1 Peter 5:7
“When you go on a trip, you carry your bags to the station; once on the train, you set them down and relax. If you have faith in the Supreme, place all your baggage at God’s feet and let God take care of it.”—Amma, “Messages from Amma in the Language of the Heart” edited by Janine Canan
“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of 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.
“Just as a star led the Magi to the Christ Child, so we are meant to be stars leading others to the Divine Love. Others are also stars for us, leading us to Divine Love. In each of us, the manifestation of Divine Love is a magnificent gift of hope and encouragement.”
—Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr from The Circle of Life, Ave Maria Press
This is a collaborative group collage I did with my friends for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters one year.
Earlier this year, a teacher, Joan, held a several week session where we learned a little about the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. Before we started the first session, we all lit a candle for our intentions. Joan read a passage from the Bible where Jesus is inviting Peter to walk across the water to him. So Peter walked out to him, but he lost faith, and began to sink. We are all a little like that. So we held Jesus’ hand as we walked on water holding his hand to keep afloat.
Each week we learned how to pronounce Jesus’ prayer in Aramaic. The power of just the sound was evident, even without our full understanding of the meaning.