There is an unbroken thread From seed to seed Generation to generation So we are all connected Despite Our souls’ night By that first creation Of light. Image by Luminas Art from Pixabay
A secular world Suffocated ~ The spiritual longings Of generations ~ Who felt tanscendence Who knew beauty ~ But how could they connect Without a God ~ And a community Of others who believed ~ Governed by Grace? ~
All connected All responding ~ And acting On all being ~ At all times The responsibility ~ Therefore Is mine. ~ Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
~ I am grateful For my first cry ~ Of pain That connects me ~ To a world of joy And suffering. ~
I had already started to look beyond scepticism (see Looking Beyond - 6) through my own experiences. Having discovered the poetry of Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson, I discovered a feeling for nature. Whilst struggling with scepticism at university, I used to cycle out to the fields to find some peace, and I … Continue reading Looking Beyond (7) – Connecting with Nature
Richard Rohr writes about “Disconnection from God…from ourselves … from each other, and from our world.”The Divine Dance I discovered a connectedness with nature early in life: We see this connectedness in great spiritual texts, too: 'Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness ... So God created humankind in … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection: Connections and connnectedness
In his book "Immortal Diamond", Richard Rohr says that "We are made for transcendence". I can still vividly remember reading these lines for the first time as a teenager in my bedroom in Wandsworth, London. They took me out and away from suburban life and into this very sens of the transcendent : . “These beauteous … Continue reading Inspiring Poems: “Tintern Abbey”
. God is In all things . God was In darkness . And in Mystery . The silent voices Speaking to me . In bleak and blank Experience . To leave The solitary soul . Connect with all That links . To infinities Of consolation . The blessing Of the spirit's life . And long … Continue reading Connect With All That Links The Soul
Find a way To the inner life . A connection With the unseen . The source of being A point of silence . Find a way To the centre . Of all things And when . You have found Your way there . Journey on In prayer.
The cord is cut At birth . Our connection With the earth . Some there are Who then receive . The heavenly hold Called love. .