Shine in our hearts to the glory of God O Sacred Illumination of all that is darkness within Open our inner eyes to acknowledge a saving presence So we grow in that likeness of divine resonance.
Everywhere and nowhere ~ The journey is unendingly ~ Difficult and joyful ~ Persevering through darknesses ~ Of desolation Rejoicing ~ At the blue skies of illumination. ~
~ Your death Was my initiation Into nothingness ~ The darkness That is more internal Than night ~ That dying Of the psychological self Was a preparation ~ To receive The gift Of divine illumination. ~
. Some there are Who carry lights . From one place Of darkness . To Another . May we Be . Like Them. . 'Woman with a Candlestick', Caspar David Friedrich
. The dullest moment Of every life . Is open For illumination . Where there is Grace . And Imagination. .
. The past Clings . To the present Clouding . With darkness Until . An illumination Releases . The uncrushed Spirit within. . Image by Radowan tanvir from Pixabay
. There are different Journeys . The way Without . Seen By all . Our public face And day . The way Within . Where confusion Merges with illumination . And there is the way To God . In darkness And in light . By means Of grace . Revealing Transformation. . Image by chulmin … Continue reading Different Journeys
. The transience Of the illumination . Fading Fading . The heart Now burning . With the soul’s Sensation . With the pain Of separation. .
"In my beginning is my end"T.S.Eliot Our "end" is our purpose. If we know the beginning of something - how or why something started (like an argument, or a problem) -we can gain insight into doing something about it. Discovering meaning and purpose is also part of the spiritual quest... Human life is a … Continue reading A Month of Inspirers (5) – “In my beginning is my end”
I don’t think there are only three ways in spirituality. But sometimes it’s helpful to think thematically, and so the theme of this post is “The Three Ways”, and these ways are: IlluminationPurgationMysticism I don’t think we go through these stages necessarily in this order. Sometimes we might experience more than one simultaneously. And we … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection: The Three Ways of Illumination, Purgation and Mysticism