Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Deeper Experience of God

Quiet morning canoe ride
Many people are being called into a deeper experience of God in many ways. That is what a mystic is—someone who wants to engage in direct dialogue with God. That desire ignites an interior flame that burns for the rest of your life, lighting your way.…Perhaps you feel a mysterious stirring deep within you, a restlessness or anticipation that you don’t understand. Perhaps you have a sense that you need to get in harmony with an unseen order—it could be the beginnings of your mystical birth. Caroline Myss Entering the Castle Page 25
Many ordinary people find themselves drawn to a inner spiritual search. People who live well-ordered, successful, and meaningful lives find themselves drawn to something more. It is often those who live lives full of satisfaction, that recognize a need for something more—not more goods or money but more understanding of the meaning of their lives.
Perhaps they first come to this awareness because they feel the need to give thanks to someone for all that they have achieved in their lives, all that they have been given. But who is this elusive someone to whom they should give thanks? And where do they begin to search for this someone?
Once you have spoken of or thought about the desire to find a relationship with this unseen God, you are given guidance or an answer to your unspoken desire. You may be led to a book or a person that will help you. You will know that this answer is from God because it fulfills all that you were looking for. The following verse from Isaiah sums it up, I think:
I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! Isaiah 65:24
©Judith Lawrence

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