Sunday, May 10, 2009

Opening Our Minds

I just read a reflection by Joan Chittister http://www.benetvision.org_In_Passing/05_04_09.html
The last paragraph relates very much to where my mind is at these days. "Once we empty ourselves to our certainties, we open ourselves to the mystery. We expose ourselves to the God in whom 'we live and move and have our being.' We bare ourselves to the possibility that God is seeking us in places and people and things we thought were outside the pale of the God of our spiritual childhood. Then life changes color, changes tone, changes purpose. We begin to live more fully, not just in touch with the earth, but with the eternal sound of the universe as well."
Life is safe when we keep it in the little box we have constructed to help us understand what life is all about. Once that box breaks, wears out, etc. life can be very scary. We question God. I am not sure that He wants to protect us from those questions. But I am sure that He wants to shepherd us to the answers that are right for us. Peace, Clelia


  1. reading your writing gives me such inspiration, I lost my mom 2 years ago from cancer, I gave up all my material things and just had my books and pen and paper and wrote and I decided to give up all my esoteric books as I had seen god in so many signs so now I have such deep respect and know that the sacred is here and now the ancient tradition of pilgrimage that travails us is ever present,I was once drawn by shadow now seduced by light and the many illuminations of thoughts that beckon uno me, I sit still and listen and and say Thank you God for giving me such beuty in in life, this wonderful communion with nature fealt in everthing, How great to have respect and appreciation in life isnt this what its all about? no theres more I have to give love back and tell God every day Thank You.
    also Thank you for giving such great writing and inspiration to me.You are a role model for me
    God Bless

  2. Wow, such a great story. I am so glad to have you as a member of my blog. Keep up the good work. Peace, Clelia