soul sacrifice finding rhythm with our God nature


‘If you work with a different rhythm, you will come home to yourself. Your soul knows the geography of your destination. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. It is far more creative to work with the idea of mindfulness rather than with the idea of will. If you attend to yourself and seek to come into your presence, you will find exactly the right rhythm for your own life’…..John O’Donahue

being with our own nature as a subtle beginning, always beginning as Rilke says, seats us in alignment with the flow of our lives as they are meant to be lived….a perfect rhythm within the imperfect answers and a sweet curiosity with our pleading with God…..grace is being at home with our wild places……

The bold conjectures and myths that the human mind produces in its quest for knowledge ultimately come from something far deeper than a purely human source. They come from the wellspring of nature itself, from the universal unconscious that is bringing forth through the human mind and human imagination its own gradually unfolding reality. In this view, the theory of a Copernicus, a Newton, an Einstein is not simply due to the luck of a stranger; rather, it reflects the human mind’s radical kinship with the cosmos. This is a beautiful way to describe the experience of God, called enlightenment, or unity, or cosmic consciousness. When we escape from the confines of the echo chamber, we come into kinship with the cosmos. Kinship is more satisfying than knowledge. It is a deep drink. It enchants even as it nurtures. Some resist using the word God because they feel it limits their perception of the vast creative energy of the cosmos. Thomas Aquinas said that ‘mistakes about creatures contribute to mistakes about God.’ The Sufis call God ‘the Friend,’ bypassing the family or class issues one may have with ‘God the Father’ or the ‘Lord God.’ Find what works for you. Hildegard of Bingen described her God like this, ‘I am the rain coming from the dew that causes the grasses to laugh with the joy of life. I call forth tears, the aroma of holy work. I am the yearning for good.’ And Martin Buber described his God like this, ‘The Thou meets me through grace- it is not found by seeking- The Thou meets me. But I step into direct relation with – All real living is meeting.’ Mark Epstein says, ‘A mystical experience is a sense of your not being what you thought you were, an experience of your heart and soul’s true nature. It is a startlingly clear and moving feeling.’ You will know you have found your own God by the startling and moving nature of your experience….Elizabeth Lesser

on the wings of your own soul…..

Sometimes I think it is a falcon

Sometimes I think it is a song

Sometimes I think it is God


2 thoughts on “soul sacrifice finding rhythm with our God nature

  1. The stillness of the night, the gasping for breath on the mountaintop, the hush of new blown snow, bubbles rising up from the deep. The vastness of a diamond sky. A newborn babies hand to hold … Do we live within the heart of God, or does the heart of God live within us – YES !

    • we meet grace in that stillness….in that moment in the middle of the night, waking, seeing the moon, and ‘knowing’……yes, that twinkling vastness…..within…yes indeed, g.f.s…..

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