This morning, I asked, “Is there a way to pray the shallow into being more deep? Is there a way to pray the transformation of others?”
I’m finishing up The Wisdom Way of Knowing by Cynthia Bourgeault. Re-reading the paragraph I finished with last night, I read just now
…once your being has become inwardly gentled and peaceable, those qualities of aliveness will flow out to others as a spontaneous healing and delight.
Bingo: Divine Compassion. (As always, thank You.)
The rate at which I have matured in my faith and knowing over the past year is a bit scary. Does it signal the end times of my life…or the end times, in general? Regardless, I am blessed…deeply and profoundly blessed. I am not done, however, but being open to this divine education is such a different place. All of my life, I have been guided along this path with bread crumbs of wisdom. I can look back now and see where I drifted (or bolted) off of the path…and why. But I am here, now…intentionally present…and available.
In order for the cosmos to function properly, human beings need to grow into their own hearts. An inner yes is all it takes. Once the willingness to begin takes over in you, whatever you need will come to you. And you’ll be able to recognize it.
There is no bad place to begin. Simply open your heart and ask, trusting that the gift will come. Do what you can where you are. And be alert for the next step. However it leads you, your heart will know the way home.