Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Frustration on the Journey
This morning I came across an old journey entry written in 2004 that reflects my experience of coming down the mountain of "ecstatic experiences and bliss" into everyday life. Of course, I loved the mountain top experiences, but I needed to come down, integrate them and live them in the world. I had soooo much to learn (still do!)! As the experiences receded, I felt abandoned, as if I did something wrong and was being rejected (which shows how much I did not understand!). I felt hurt, angry and confused...
June 28, 04
Like a tightly closed Daisy bud, my spirit feels trapped - suffocated by the incessant word games in my mind. Forever analyzing and defining, my thoughts distance me from heart felt experience and understanding. Why do I trust the compulsively constructed word buildings in my head over the effortless and natural flow of joining? I can hear the delicate flower petals buried deep within me crying out, “Come sun and warm me, burn away all resistance and open me so that I might receive your glory!”
Oh great tripper of locks, greaser of hinges rusted shut, free me! Come, Holy Spirit, come, and break down the barriers of my self imposed prison. Lead me into the unbounded playground that You created for knowing You! I long for Your joy and tire of watching from a distance, safe within my puny definitions. Melt the plated windows of my small experience where I gaze out to see the wind blow, but never feel its caress.
Please wake me - right here, right now, in this spot, among these lovely earth forms that are You and I. Dissolve the tenacles of doubt and distrust that keep me enslaved to rigid rules born of a fearful mind - and free me! Teach my senses, once again, to become paths of holy communion with You - that I might remember who I am and sing my soul song once again...