the limelight of grace


You are every image,
and yet
I am homesick for You.

finding the sacred within can become a trite measure of our spiritual bypassing, but keeping our life simple and divine really means to come from wisdom, from being who we really are without apology, regret or shame……this is a measure of grace…..

The seed of the Blessed One is planted in us but we have trouble accepting this reality. ‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,’ writes Marianne Williamson. ‘Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. You are a child of God. Tap into that courage and unspool that wisdom.’ ‘We have a thrifty God,’ observes art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, ‘who lets nothing that is good within us ever go to waste.’ Master Eckhart repeats the point: ‘Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it.’ You do not need to try to become special. The Godseed inside makes you already special. ‘The Greek Orthodox have a spiritual injunction that implores a person to ‘become what you are,’ explains Holly Bridges Elliott. ‘This means by virtue of your creation in the image of God and by your baptism, remember your true humanity, remember that your authentic self is inhabited by God and is a holy creation.’ ‘The world needs all of our power and love and energy, and each of us has something to give,’ Merle Shain reflects. ‘The trick is to find it and use it, to find it and give it away, so there will always be more. We can be lights for each other, and through each other’s illumination we will see the way. Each of us is a seed, a silent promise, and it is always spring.’…..Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat

let it shine

Guiding your way, wisdom will lead you
through knowledge to understanding.
May you hear its soft voice.
…..Charlene Costanzo

2 thoughts on “the limelight of grace

  1. My favorite line ~ “to come from wisdom, from being who we really are without apology, regret or shame……this is a measure of grace”. As women, culture often attempts to confine us, so that (perhaps) we aren’t as powerful, wise, or as scary. But in allowing this limitation, we deny our truth – that which sees because it sees, feels because it feels, knows because it knows. If we ever hope to reach the wholeness for which we were intended, we must resist attempts to make us less, bringing forth our wonder (our mystery) into a world who is starving for that which we carry. Might I also add to your note that those who practice the allowing of others (even those not understood) ~ there too, a measure of grace. Thank you for this…… ~ Love ever, Bobbie

    • I was just reading an excerpt from a book about ‘wild woman’……the book, ‘A Whistling Woman is Up to No Good’….by Laurel King….about the gift of her coming up and giving us the space to be….thanks for your reminder… hold space for me Bobbie and I hold space for you…..

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