I have always tried to use this connection with you to reflect on things that are happening on the journey and to see where the sacred rests in the midst of that. Some weeks that is harder than others and there are days that I have struggled with what to write. This week is one such occasion.
It has been a difficult couple of weeks for me –
emotionally, spiritually, personally and professionally
Many things have come together to make this my reality. It is one of those times when feelings have been hard to control and finding the sacred in the midst of it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. As a result I was not going to write again this week. Then, last night I received a text from a young woman with whom I have been travelling spiritually now for 4 years. After sharing with me some of what was happening for her she wrote
“How do I pray on this when I don’t know what I am praying for? Can you send me a prayer?”
A Difficult Time – A Simple Request
While her situation and mine is very different, in many respects we are dealing with the same emotions –
anger, uncertainty, sadness, feelings of disconnectedness…
How could I write a prayer for her when I did not have the words for myself?
Then the Spirit Appeared!!!! It was like a mini Pentecost for me and I started to write. I knew, if only for a moment, a sense of peace.
What really sits with me, and never ceases to amaze me, is where the Divine appears and through whom the spirit is channelled – words on a screen sent from thousands of miles away; a connection made from one soul to another and a simple request “Please send me a prayer.”
We all have days or weeks like this. It is hard to find the good, to feel the sacred and to see the way forward. If you, by chance, are in this space
my prayer for you is…
That you can stop and breathe the breath of life
That you might feel yourself embraced in Divine love
That you might know a moment of comfort, courage and peace
And that you know that you are not alone.
May it be so
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