Touched by the Essence of Spirit

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I’m sitting among trees, it’s as if I’m in the presence of the Divine. Even more than that, I feel as though I’m sitting WITH God.  And it’s as if the trees are speaking truth to my heart.  Yesterday, the message for me was:

“Just feed the Spirit within you by meditation, kindness and compassion, on which the Spirit thrives. Then go out and live your life to the full, engaging in heart-led pursuits and passions.”

It was as if my heart leapt within me, as it recognised the voice of its Beloved.  

GOD is not complicated, but rather He is pure simplicity.  Just look at the trees and see the Divine there. Sit in Silence among them.  LISTEN to them.  Maybe they will speak to your heart too.

“If what I say resonates with you,

it’s merely because we are both branches of the same tree.”

William Butler Yeats

Reflections of My Life

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Yesterday was a good day. It seemed different somehow, one of those days when everything goes right. The traffic lights were all on green, other drivers gave way to me, and people in general were helpful and friendly. One particular moment stands out in my memory: as I came out of a shop in the precinct, a kind man in workman’s clothes held the door open for me. He smiled the most beautiful smile, so warm, and his eyes spoke volumes. I smiled back as I thanked him. “My pleasure” he replied. In that moment I felt touched by the Divine, as if it was God smiling at me.  I felt as though I was walking on air for the rest of the day.

This morning it struck me anew that changing the world begins on a personal level, with us as individuals.  All creation exists within the Web of Life. Each single thread of this web has an interconnectedness, within which we are all bound to each other. Everything that we do on a personal level affects others within this Living Web. It can be compared to the ‘ripple effect’, where one small pebble produces many ripples.  

We must all play our parts in changing the destiny of our world. It will not happen without us.  

“The life I touch…will touch another life, and that in turn another,

until who knows…in what far place my touch will be felt.”

Frederick Buechner